updated 11:30 am EDT, Fri September 18, 2009
Mellel 2.7 update adds Snow Leopard support
Redlex has launched a major update to its word processor for the Mac, Mellel 2.7. The app provides tools for creating and organizing documents, including support for endnotes, footnotes, and a special citations palette. The latest version delivers over 20 new features and enhancements, including support for Snow Leopard, floating images and wrapping text, as well as a variety of but fixes. Several added functions provide users with an object palette for controlling image attributes, and the ability to insert various features before a text heading, such as a page break or column break.
With the new floating images capability users also receive an arrange menu, which can be used to change the order of images that are one-on-top of the other. The added wrap text feature makes it possible to place text around inline images, and control the either direction it flows or the spacing.
Additional features offer customization with listing images, charts or figures either in the table of contents or outside it, improvements to the headings that provide over six-lines of space from anywhere within a line, and a new background function for placing images in a page range. Lastly, the keyboard can now be used to navigate within a table, and other improvements such as an enhanced page palette and dialogue are included.
Mellel 2.7 is available as a free upgrade to all current users who purchased the software after August 2007, or priced at $20 for people running older versions. For new users a single license is priced at $50, while an educational license costs $35 and the five-pack goes for $100.