Vellum 1.3.8

Today we released Vellum 1.3.8, a minor update with the following improvements:

Reuse Style
Style choices you make in one book now serve as the starting point for your next

Import Heading Images
Vellum will now detect and import heading images in your manuscript

Assign Heading Images to Multiple Chapters
You can now assign Heading Images to multiple chapters at once

Preview On
Vellum files now open with the Preview showing

Also in this release:

  • Fixed an issue where chapter titles using the Sudo style could be displayed in the Preview as gibberish
  • Improved reliability of the Revert To command, available from the File menu
  • Short URLs are now considered when detecting Store Links
  • The Store Link editor now checks Kobo identifiers to ensure that an ISBN hasn’t been entered instead
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when entering an unexpected URL into the Web Link or Store Link editors
  • Fixed problems importing Store Links from the middle of a paragraph
  • Images included in eBooks for Kobo now have a greater amount of compression
  • Descriptions for heading images are now optional and can be excluded for decorative images
  • Changed TOC styling to work around an issue of eInk Kindles showing blank pages
  • Fixed intersecting drop caps for certain font size and line spacing combinations in the Kindle app for iPhone

Note: To be sure it is using a current version of KindleGen, Vellum no longer looks in your Applications folder for KindleGen, and will instead only look in its managed folder. If you previously used the Mac App Store version of Vellum, you may have to download KindleGen again. It will be much easier this time.

Vellum 1.3.8 is a free update, available now.

Since Vellum is no longer available through the Mac App Store, any remaining users of the Mac App Store version of Vellum should migrate to Direct to receive this update.