Mellel
Mellel 3.3.2
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Powerful word processor with multilingual support.   Demo ($39.00)
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Mellel is the leading word processor for OS X and has been widely considered the industry standard since its inception. Mellel focuses on writers and scholars for technical writing and multilingual word processing. It offers special tools to help you write and organize long documents easily. If you need multilingual support or are writing bi-directional text, Mellel is just the thing for you: Arabic, Persian, Hebrew, and Syriac never looked better on a Mac. Even if you don't need all the bells and whistles, Mellel is still the right choice for you: clean, stable, and easy to use.
What's New
Version 3.3.2:
  • Fixed a bug that caused Mellel to produce inoperable documents when importing RTF documents containing track-changes insertions/deletions inside comments.
  • (13161) PICT and PDF images are converted to 600DPI bitmaps when exporting to RTF. Correctly exporting the image vertical positioning. This improves rtf export of documents with MathType/MathMagic equations.
  • (13131) Fixed a bug that caused the "lookup in dictionary" item to be missing from the context menu when right-clicking a word inside a footnote/endnote.
  • (13250) Fixed a bug that prevented making selections with the mouse to inlines (citations, hyperlinks) inside tables.
  • (13129) Fixed some issues that could have caused Mellel to crash sometimes while saving (or auto-saving).
  • (13160) Correctly removing pipe delimiter in inserted citations.
  • (13209) Fixed a bug that sometimes prevented showing a context menu when right clicking text in a comment.
  • (13208) Fixed a bug that prevented context menu from being displayed when right-clicking a floating image.
  • (13210) Fixed a bug that caused Mellel to crash when inspecting an IAP info in the store window (Lite version).
  • (13200) Fixed a bug that caused Mellel to crash when right clicking a hyperlink in certain circumstances.
  • (13192) Find pane expanded by default.
  • Handling of no open library in bookends
  • (13108) Fixed a bug that caused Mellel fail to open RTF files produced by Ulysses.
  • (13124) Fixed an issue that caused the text of the RegEx editor field to disappear temporarily after deleting parts of it.
  • (13084) Changed default value for "Go To Page" dialog. When showing for the first time, the current page is used as the value, for subsequent times, the last value (if valid) is used.
Version 3.3.2:
  • Fixed a bug that caused Mellel to produce inoperable documents when importing RTF documents containing track-changes insertions/deletions inside comments.
  • (13161) PICT and PDF images are converted to 600DPI bitmaps when exporting to RTF. Correctly exporting the image vertical positioning. This improves rtf export of documents with MathType/MathMagic equations.
  • more...
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.5.8 or later





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Mellel User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 3.x:
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Xco commented on 02 Apr 2014
Gosh, as I recall, it is about time for Mellel to fundamentally improve how tables are created and managed. Please tell me this once planned overhaul iOS finally on course for completion.

Poor table management caused me to ditch Mellel long ago, despite its many other good features. Creating and managing 30-tables in a 150 page document is a real pain. Not for long, I hope.
[Version 3.3.2]

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+170
Xco replied on 02 Apr 2014
Those automated spell checkers are a pain. "iOS" should read "is".

One has to run manual spell checking on the automatic spell checking. Ah, the age of automation.
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spacejockey reviewed on 11 Feb 2014
Good:
- One of the best word processors available for OS X. Mellel is rock solid (it seems to never crash) and it has great features for writing long documents (like TOCs, change tracking, comments, cross references) but some features also need impovements (tables...) or still need to be implemented (captions...).
- The new comments feature works very well.
- Support is fast when bugs are discovered and reported.

Not so good:
- Support is sometimes slow when asking questions or making feature requests.
- Version 3.3 introduces an usage tracking feature which is on by default. That means that the first chunk of data is sent before you can disable this „feature“. The „anonymised“ usage data is sent to „Google Analytics“. To disable the tracking: Select the „Privacy“ entry from the „Help“-menu and deselect the checkbox there. Because the text of the privacy information is located on the internet it could change any time.
[Version 3.3.0]


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+215
lemon-kun commented on 16 Nov 2013
The only thing I dislike with Mellel, is that the typography is so ugly. In justified alignment you get the same white spots between words like you would get with MS Word. And characters are stamp-like, not adjusting their position to their neighbours… This is really sad, as we have actually system wide beautiful typography on the Mac (even with TextEdit). Or can this be somehow adjusted? Nisus uses the standard Mac text engine, so the output looks much better than with Mellel…
[Version 3.2.7]

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Jan_rybar replied on 06 Feb 2014
That is why I lef this app. It looks like an app for OS X 10.3. But listen, developers, everything move forwards. Every single writing app for iOS or OS X offers better typography.
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+2

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Fariborz reviewed on 14 Nov 2013
I've been using Mellel for its right-to-left script capabilities since its first release. Although there are now many word processors that handle correctly unicode but I still prefer Mellel because of its indomitable stability. I once wrote a 600 page book in Persian and didn't face a single issue for months on end. Opening such a hefty document was very fast and saving new modifications was a snap. If you like me need to entrust your documents to a reliable word processor then look no further. Fariborz AMIRSHAHI - Verona (Italy)
[Version 3.2.7]


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+442

Anon-Bud reviewed on 14 Oct 2013
Been using Mellel for years as my backup word processor and it is great. Style sets are really nice to have and exist throughout the program. Character sets are the same way. Integration with footnote apps is smooth, so this makes it good app for scientific research papers and the like.
[Version 3.2.5]


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+88
Iliketrash commented on 09 Sep 2013
Why oh why can't _somebody_ on this planet make a word processor that intelligently place graphics instead of treating them like giant characters? There is exactly one program for the Mac that can do this, and it it LyX, a front end for LaTeX. How hard can this be? A person can do this manually but then must do it over and over again whenever text is added or removed. If a person can do this, then a program can be made to do it too. FullWrite Professional did this in 1988-1998, but that is ancient history. Not Microsoft, Not Redlers, not Nisus, not Apple—no one (but LyX). This is just madening and inscrutable.
[Version 3.2.4]

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Okuyukashī replied on 09 Sep 2013
Melle is ok. But not $40 ok. AND it handles unicode well. . .but a little FYI: A quote, if you will, from the LaTeX project website, "LaTeX is not a word processor! Instead, LaTeX encourages authors not to worry too much about the appearance of their documents but to concentrate on getting the right content."

As mentioned before, unless BOTH parties have LyX installed you would go through "hell" collaborating documents. Better to take the time and just learn to use La TeX.
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+5
Osos10 replied on 09 Sep 2013
LyX (LaTeX really) was originally built for incorporating mathematical formulae into text files. If you write a lot and needs to incorporate graphics and plots into your text its worth learning how to use this powerful tool (remember that you need to install the entire LaTeX engine - LyX is only the front end). Since LyX requires a source file (where you type), an output document (the end result file - commonly pdf) and frequently quite a few other files that hangs around for the compilation, I'm not sure that for an everyday usage this is the right tool. For this purpose Mellel can be useful.
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Ckueny reviewed on 19 Aug 2013
I recently started using Mellel for those times when I need to use a word processor as opposed to a pure writing tool such as Scrivener. When I open it, it starts up, unlike Word which churns for seconds trying to figure out how to get open. That saved time alone makes it worth some money. I found the customer support dismal, however. When I couldn't find the reason for a difference in behavior (missing "Save As" menu option) between my Lion machine and my Mountain Lion machine, I emailed support and got a confused reply from someone who clearly hadn't read my question. Writing to ask again yielded nothing, and two more attempts to get any response were futile. I googled and it found the answer. Expect no help from the developers.
[Version 3.2.3]

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JCH2 replied on 15 Oct 2013
A collaborator of mine had similar problems. I had her switch over to using LibreOffice for free... which helped with cross platform problems as well, though it is a bit daunting for most mac users.
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Cgc reviewed on 13 Aug 2013
Mellel is really good but the reason I stick with Nisus Writer Pro is the GUIs. They are nearly equal in terms of capabilities but Mellel's non-standard UI pushes me away. I want to like Mellel as I think it's slightly better but until they update the UI I will stay with NWP.
[Version 3.2.3]


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+2

-55

Leonledragon reviewed on 05 Jul 2013
Waiting for EPub export...
[Version 3.2.2]


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Kihoalu reviewed on 04 Jul 2013
Note that it handles OPML.

Nice when working with simple mindmappers, Circus Ponies Notebook & OmniOutliner!

No exorbitant upgrade cost.
[Version 3.2.2]


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Vinceleers had trouble on 14 Oct 2013
still crashes upon launch in mavericks
[Version 3.2.5]


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Macvdr had trouble on 31 Jul 2012
Hi guys,

I still have a problem with Mellel 3.0 and iCloud. I have my iCloud activated and other tools (including iCal, etc.) are using it successfully. However, from the beginning, the iCloud option is greyed out in Mellel. Yesterday, I tried the following:

1.) I deactivated the iCloud, made a reboot
2.) started Mellel, quit Mellel, made a reboot
3.) after this second reboot I re-activated the iCloud
4.) I restarted Mellel and I got ONCE the iCloud dialogue.

I created a document and I tried to save it/move it into the iCloud, but somehow the iCloud option was greyed out again.

Can you help me with this issue?

Kind regards,
Claus
[Version 3.0.1]

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MacUpdate---Ryan replied on 31 Jul 2012
Hi Claus,

It's my understanding that iCloud integration is only supported for applications in the App Store. Did you purchase it through there or directly from the developer? If you did buy through the MAS try reaching out to the developer here http://www.mellel.com/support.html for support.
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Macvdr replied on 01 Aug 2012
Hi Ryan,

thank you very much for your answer. Originally, I've bought a license for Mellel 2.9. However, since I wanted to use the iCloud functionality, I've deleted my "old" Mellel and re-bought it from the MAS. So it should work.

Kind regards,
Claus
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Macvdr replied on 20 Aug 2012
Still no 3.0.1 from MAS :-(

The communication policy of the developers is really sad. They didn't reply to none of my mails. I'm a customer who paid twice! (one standard license and one from MAS)
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Vangocambo had trouble on 17 Oct 2009
I've been using this program for over 2 years now. It never let me down until I wrote my thesis, the requirement is to have underline under first header, i always set the under for the autotile and style. however everything i print, the underline become double underline. It is really frustrating. i ended up changing to word to edit manually there. Please take a look at the issue maybe if it already address, please show us how.
[Version 2.7.1]

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Redlex (developer) replied on 25 Nov 2009
Could you write to us about this? We'll do our best to find out why this is happening and fix it.
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Astrobruce had trouble on 21 Sep 2009
previous version crashed on launch with snow leopard. downloaded 2.7. Also crashes on launch. anybody else experiencing this?
[Version 2.7]

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Redlex (developer) replied on 21 Sep 2009
The problems you report are solved with Mellel 2.6.2 and Mellel 2.7. The problems continue to occur when you have Mellel installed beforehand (with the "bad" version) and still have the old Mellel preference and the Mellel folder in your Application support. This is what you need to do:
A. Write down your registration details (from Mellel, choose Mellel (menu) > Registration code). Quit Mellel.Ê
B. Go to ~/Library/Preferences/ and remove the fileÊcom.redlex.mellel.plist
C. Go to ~/Library/Application support/ and remove the Mellel folder there.Ê
D. Run Mellel again.Ê

The problems should cease and will not occur with new files or files that you did not save with the "bad" version.Ê

Regards,Ê

Ori Redler
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Astrobruce commented on 23 Sep 2009
thanks - although you can't get the reg number from Mellel if Mellel crashes on launch... However I had the reg number elsewhere, and the rest worked fine and I'm now up and running. thanks!
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Osos10 had trouble on 19 Mar 2007
I just paid for the 2.1.2 update, is this update to 2.2 is included or not. In the 2.1.2 update the file types was chanced and my 2.1 version couldn't open the new files. I certainly don't want to make the same mistake again ....
[Version 2.2]

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MacUpdate-Lon commented on 19 Mar 2007
The 'More Information' link on the MacUpdate product page for Mellel takes you to the developer's website. At the developer's website there is info on this update, in that info is it clearly stated, in boldface type:

"Mellel 2.2 is free to all registered users of Mellel. The update is a for-pay upgrade for user who purchased Mellel more than 3 years ago. A free trial version is also available."

At the developer's page, under the "News" category on the right hand side of the page near the top of the page there is a link to this information.
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Osos10 replied on 20 Mar 2007
Thanks, this is a bit different from what is written in the download link in the developer site. In any event its not to easy to follow.

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lemon-kun rated on 11 Dec 2013

[Version 3.2.7]



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Exegete77 rated on 09 Sep 2013

[Version 3.2.4]



Andy_M rated on 21 Jun 2013

[Version 3.2.1]



Andy_M rated on 16 Jun 2013

[Version 3.2.0]



j_st rated on 18 Mar 2013

[Version 3.1.3]



-7

Exegete77 rated on 29 Jan 2013

[Version 3.1.0]



pr16vs3 rated on 18 Dec 2012

[Version 3.0.2]



Meg2020 rated on 25 Nov 2012

[Version 3.0.2]



Pmu8158 rated on 04 Nov 2012

[Version 3.0.2]



Showells rated on 22 Oct 2012

[Version 3.0.2]


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Date:01 Apr 2014
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