Vellum 2.2.3

Vellum 2.2.3 improves compatibility with the upcoming macOS Mojave.

This update also includes these improvements:

  • Social icons have better visibility in iBooks night mode
  • Fixed a rare problem with unexpected whitespace after spread balancing
  • Addressed potential issues with image captions when on a Separate Page
  • Print headers are again visible when switching back from Android Preview

This release is a free update, available now.

Announcing Easier Import from Scrivener

Scrivener and Vellum Icons

We know many Vellum users love using Scrivener to develop their story. We’re excited to share that bringing that story into Vellum just got a lot easier.

In Scrivener 3.0.3, you’ll find a new Compile format that, with one click, sets everything up for Vellum:

Compile Options in Scrivener, with Vellum Export Selected

Select the new Vellum Export option in the Compile sheet and Scrivener will produce a docx file especially for Vellum. And with Vellum 2.2.2, links and formatting options like block quotations and sans-serif will import perfectly.

All this makes it even easier to format your book with Vellum, and it’s available today!

Vellum 2.2.2

New in Vellum 2.2.2:

  • Import links in files from Scrivener or Pages
  • Apply Monospace and Sans Serif formatting to text using these Word Styles
  • Detect chapter titles that use inherited Word styles

Also in this update:

  • Fix for a crash when generating after using Revert
  • Fix for a crash that could occur when downloading Kindlegen

This release is a free update, available now.

Vellum 2.2.1

Vellum 2.2.1 includes these improvements:

  • Higher-quality ornamental breaks in Nook and Generic EPUB ebooks
  • A fix for potentially cut-off glyphs on page edges in print
  • New preferences for checking for updates and providing anonymous analytics
  • Better baseline-matching when using ornamental breaks and block quotes
  • Improvements to spread balancing and final page lengthening in print editions

This release is a free update, available now.

Vellum 2.2

Announcing Custom Ornamental Breaks!
Here’s what’s new in this latest update:

Custom Ornamental Breaks

With Vellum 2.2, you can use any image as an Ornamental Break.

Provide your own image in just one step. Vellum will include your ornament everywhere you indicate, in a compatible format for each platform.

Set the mood with a themed illustration, or personalize with your favorite fleuron. Your options are unlimited!

Message Formatting

In Vellum 2.2, you’ll find new options to set text in Sans Serif or Monospace.

There’s also a new Inset switch on Alignment Blocks.

Use these two features together to format text messages, emails, or transcripts from a steamy chat room.

What Else?

You’ll find new hotkeys for adding Ornamental Breaks and other Text Features, as well as many small improvements to generated books and ebooks.

Get it Now

Vellum 2.2 is a free update. To get it, use Check for Updates in the Vellum menu. Or download and install Vellum from vellum.pub.

Vellum 2.1.4

Vellum 2.1.4 includes the following improvements:

  • Quotation marks are again included before drop caps in ebooks. We’ve found an alternative solution for avoiding problems with Amazon’s Enhanced Typesetting.
  • The size of heading images in ebooks is more consistent, especially for very wide images and for ebooks converted to Enhanced Typesetting
  • The Table of Contents now excludes any pages that come before it
  • Improved spread balancing for books that include images
  • Dictation no longer adjusts insert position after a pause
  • Improved responsiveness when a network-mounted disk is no longer available

This release is a free update, available now.

Vellum 2.1.3

Vellum 2.1.3 adds a new Begin On switch for elements in your print edition:

The Begin On menu item that is available in front and back matter
Use it to control whether an element begins on the right or left side of a page spread.

This update also addresses these issues:

  • Leading quotes are now removed from drop caps in ebooks. These quotation marks have long caused issues with Amazon’s Enhanced Typesetting.
  • Fixed potential problems numbering pages of a print edition with a Table of Contents.
  • Fixed a generation problem for books with similarly-named images.

This release is a free update, available now.

Vellum 2.1.2

Vellum 2.1.2 addresses these issues:

  • Corrected the size of the Kindred flourish in Generic EPUB
  • Fixed problems opening some files saved with Vellum 2.0

This release is a free update, available now.

Vellum 2.1

Creating beautiful books just got better: Vellum 2.1 is here!

Social Media Icons in Vellum

More Social Profiles

Your About the Author page can now include buttons for Instagram, Pinterest, Goodreads, and more. Want your paperback readers to find you too? In your print edition, you can show the web address next to each icon.

Title Page element in Vellum

More Title Page Options

You now have complete control over the position of your book’s Title Page. Have a custom image you’d rather use instead? Use the new Full Page Image element to replace Vellum’s Title Page.

What Else?

There’s a lot more in Vellum 2.1:

  • Add a Half Title to the front of your book
  • Choose style options for Verse
  • Keep lines of a Block Quotation on the same page
  • Change the location of your Table of Contents
  • Use the Kindred style without any ornament
  • Quickly discover an element’s type
  • Generate EPUB files twice as fast
  • And much more!

Get it Now

Vellum 2.1 is a free update. To get it, use Check for Updates in the Vellum menu. Or download and install Vellum from vellum.pub.