Vellum 2.3

Vellum 2.3 is now available and includes a brand new Text Feature: Endnotes! You can use endnotes to annotate the books you create with Vellum.1

In ebooks, readers can use a popup to access each note without losing their place:2

In print, readers will find endnotes in a dedicated section at the back:3

Use endnotes to include citations in your academic work, to add translations of foreign phrases, or to create a parallel narrative in your postmodern opus.4

Also in this Release:

  • Use bold, italics, and web links in image captions
  • Scene breaks at the top or bottom of the page are now clarified
  • The iBooks platform has been renamed to Apple Books
  • Show in Preview now highlights the selected paragraph
  • And more!

Get it Now

Vellum 2.3 is a free update. To get it, use Check for Updates in the Vellum menu. Or download and install Vellum from vellum.pub.

  1. Endnotes and footnotes in a Word file are automatically converted when you import
  2. Supported on Kindle, in Apple Books, and on most devices for Google Play and Kobo
  3. An Endnotes element is automatically created whenever you import a manuscript containing endnotes
  4. Untitled. Unfinished. UNRELEASED

Mojave Now Available

Today, Apple released Mojave, a new update to macOS.

Vellum works well with Mojave. Just make sure you’ve updated to the latest version of Vellum (2.2.3), which includes many small fixes to improve compatibility.

Mojave introduces a new “Dark Mode,” which applies a darker color scheme to your applications. Vellum does not yet support Dark Mode, but we’re excited about this feature and plan to support it in a future version of Vellum.

If you experience any issues that seem related to this new version of macOS, please let us know!

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.