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Posted by MadaboutDana
Dec 21, 2021 at 07:14 PM


Hm, this is inspired and precisely true.

I strongly feel that this precept should be added to the definition of CRIMPing!


Andy Brice wrote:
>A true CRIMPer should always have more than 1 piece of software for any
>given task. ;0)


Posted by JDS
Dec 21, 2021 at 09:13 PM


And a true CRIMPER will come back to softtware that didn’t work for them time and again, “just in case it has changed”


Posted by MadaboutDana
Dec 23, 2021 at 09:03 AM


YES! Another fundamental precept… ;-)

JDS wrote:
And a true CRIMPER will come back to softtware that didn’t work for them
>time and again, “just in case it has changed”


Posted by Amontillado
Dec 23, 2021 at 01:24 PM


Another reason to be interested in Winterfest - Mellel is just about out of beta with version 5.1.

When you buy Mellel, you get a year or two of free updates, so anyone buying now will get 5.1 when it’s released.

I haven’t been in their beta program (bad customer! bad!) so I don’t know exactly what’s coming. One thing that I know is changing is the way auto-titles work, or at least what features they support.

I think writers either love or hate Mellel for a few things like auto-titles. Mellel’s goal is for everything to be predictable.

You can set up styles called headings, but they are just styles. They don’t affect the table of contents.

The table of contents is built from something called an auto-title, which is sort of like a template. It has text you enter when you use it, you can have automatic numbering, and each auto-title has multiple definitions.

You get to separately define how the auto-title looks in the document, in the table of contents, how it appears as a reference, and a couple of other things.

The worst thing about Mellel is it doesn’t feature mail merge, which turned out to be a non-problem. Mellel’s document format is so transparent, I wrote my own Mellel mail merge in Python in a couple of hours.

Then I discovered Affinity Publisher has a data merge feature. That’s what I use these days.

Mellel’s developer is friendly and responsive, too. Much to like about the product. Mellel isn’t Word, but I think that’s a good thing. :-)


Posted by Andy Brice
Jan 10, 2022 at 11:48 AM


Just a reminder that the 25% off Winterfest sales ends on the 11th Jan:

Andy Brice


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