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MacOS Ventura Now Available

Today, Apple has officially released Ventura, the newest version of macOS. 

If you upgrade your Mac to Ventura, make sure you’re running the latest version of Vellum (3.3.6). You can do that using Check for Updates.

We’ve been testing Ventura since its beta release in the summer, and haven’t encountered any problems. If you experience an issue, though, please let us know.

Update 11/2/22: We’ve uncovered a problem importing manuscripts with images on macOS Ventura. We’ve reported this issue to Apple and are developing a workaround for the next update to Vellum.

Update 11/4/22: We’ve just released Vellum 3.3.7, which contains a fix for importing Word files with images on Ventura.

Vellum 3.3.5

Vellum 3.3.5 improves the appearance of a Generic EPUB file when it is side-loaded into the Kindle app for iOS.

Note: When possible, it is still best to use a Kindle-specific file for Kindle.

This release is a free update, available now.

Vellum 3.3.4

Vellum 3.3.4 is a minor release that includes the following improvements:

  • Fixed Subhead page numbers for books with Heading Backgrounds
  • Shifted Hawthorn footers to avoid KDP errors with mass market trim sizes
  • Fixed page counting for some books with very long chapter titles
  • Restored size of Publisher Logo when using some Parcel heading styles
  • Prevented issue with auto-layout that could add an extra blank page

This release is a free update, available now.

Vellum 3.3.3

Vellum 3.3.3 is a minor release that includes the following improvements:

  • The Special Characters menu works for book and chapter titles
  • When exporting to RTF, chapter titles now include the chapter number
  • Custom footers can be hidden on the last page in more layouts

This release is a free update, available now.

Vellum 3.3.2

Vellum 3.3.2 is a minor release that includes the following improvements:

  • You can now use fractional values (like 2.5) for Series Book Number
  • Fixed display of Bibliography heading in the Parcel Style
  • Fixed issue saving some files converted from Vellum’s older file format
  • Apply Smart Quotes is now available from Edit ▸ Transformations
  • Updated EPUB 3 output for current accessibility guidelines

This release is a free update, available now.

Vellum 3.2.2

Vellum 3.2.2 updates the Kindle.epub format for Send to Kindle. For more information about Amazon’s transition from MOBI, see: Send to Kindle Now Accepts EPUB Files.

It also includes the following improvements:

  • Corrected indentation when a section begins with an image
  • Fixed images in PDFs when Invert Colors is enabled in System Preferences
  • Improved ebook output for Scribd

This release is a free update, available now.