The leading word processor for Mac OS and iPad, Mellel 4.2, now includes a completely re-written and innovative tables feature. Using styles, tables in Mellel now offer advanced features alongside the ability to maintain consistency in table design throughout the manuscript and from one document to the other.
The new table feature was completely re-written to suit the changing needs of users. Mellel, a long time favorite among writers of long-documents, who need to maintain consistency throughout the document and across documents, now offers an innovative Table Styles feature. This feature allows users to set every table option within a style, changes to which will be applied to every table using this style. Furthermore, templates within the style allow for adding text, and setting the size and positioning of variants to the basic style.
Tables now support table headers and footers (and leading and trailing columns), repeating headers, color alternation, outer padding, corner radius, smart vertical alignment, and much more.
Formulas can be entered to any cell, calculating sum, average, standard deviation, and more, and can mix within the same cell with text and other formulas – which is the complete opposite of the “spreadsheet as a table” concept.
Positioning and resizing options allow users to resize a table easily, with the columns and rows being resized proportionally. Users can also set the table width proportionally, so it can change dynamically when the width available to it changes. You can also position a table anyway you like (at centre, right or plainly 15% from the left).
Finally, there are numerous but-of-course features, allowing users to add columns and rows easily, set the width of columns and rows in exact measurements, equalise width with a click, and much more.