Vellum 3.0.2

Vellum 3.0.2 is a minor update that includes these improvements:

  • Fixed an issue that could cause a blank Preview or missing file errors
  • Replace All functionality has been restored
  • Files saved prior to Vellum 3.0 display their custom Ornamental Breaks

This release is a free update, available now.

Monterey 12.1 Now Available

Apple has released macOS 12.1, which fixes a bug that could cause Vellum (and other applications) to crash on Intel-based Macs using Monterey.

If you’ve had problems with Monterey, we recommend installing this update immediately by going to  > System Preferences and choosing Software Update. There, you should be prompted to update to macOS 12.1.

If you still experience issues with Monterey after performing this update, please let us know.

Vellum 3.0.1

Vellum 3.0.1 is a minor update that includes these improvements:

  • Box Sets now use full-spread heading backgrounds for first Chapter in every Volume
  • Fixed rare issue that caused a blank Preview on Monterey
  • Improved rendering of some transparent images in print
  • Adjusted output to avoid KDP conversion failures for certain style options

This release is a free update, available now.

Vellum 3.0 is Here!

It’s here! Vellum 3.0 is out now with exciting new options for styling your books. Here’s everything that’s in this free update:

All-New Styles

Vellum 3.0 features twenty-four Styles, with sixteen all-new designs. Every Style allows for multiple configurations, giving you a world of new options for your books.

You’ll also find a brand new browser for Styles, with new categories that can help you find the perfect match for your story.

Full-Bleed Heading Backgrounds

Add a rich background behind the beginning of each chapter in your print edition. Use a single-page background, or fill the entire page spread and wow your readers. You can even set the mood with white text on a dark background.

Vellum comes with six illustrated backgrounds that are ready to use in your book, as well as a Custom option where you can provide your own.

Saved Styles

Configured the perfect setup for your book? Create a Saved Style and easily reuse it for every book in the series.

Also in Vellum 3.0

All of this comes in a revamped interface designed for the latest versions of macOS.

Version 3.0 is a free update. Get it using Check for Updates, or download Vellum from vellum.pub.

Your Mac will need macOS Catalina or newer for this version.

Coming Soon: Vellum 3.0

We’re excited to share that Vellum 3.0 is coming soon! Get ready for:

All-New Styles
Vellum 3.0 features twenty-four Styles, with sixteen all-new designs. Every Style allows for multiple configurations, giving you a world of new options for your books.

Full-Bleed Heading Backgrounds
Add a rich background behind the beginning of each chapter in your print edition. Use a single-page background, or fill the entire page spread and wow your readers.

Saved Styles
Customized the perfect setup for your book? Create a Saved Style and easily reuse it for every book in the series.

All of these additions come together to give you exciting new ways to style your books, in a revamped interface designed for the latest versions of macOS.

Coming Soon

Vellum 3.0 will be available on November 29. This will be a free update, and will require macOS Catalina or newer.

It’ll be here before you know it. Stay tuned!

Monterey and Vellum 2.8.9 Now Available

Apple has released Monterey, the newest version of macOS. 

If you upgrade your Mac to Monterey, make sure you’re running the latest version of Vellum (2.8.9). You can do that using Check for Updates.

Vellum 2.8.9 includes fixes for issues with print generation that could occur in Monterey. If you experience any other issues with Monterey, please let us know.

Update 11/5/21: A low-level bug in Monterey can sometimes cause Vellum (and other applications) to crash on Macs with Intel chips. Apple believes they have a fix for this issue, but we don’t have any information for when it will be released. As a result, we do not currently recommend updating to macOS Monterey.

Update 12/14/21: Apple has just released macOS 12.1, which fixes this low-level bug.

Vellum 2.8.8

Vellum 2.8.8 fixes a hang that could occur when a Page Break text feature appears at the end of a chapter.

Also in this update:

  • Addressed case where Flow for an Inline Image would not work on Kindle
  • Fixed issue where specific font/trim size combinations could cause inconsistent print layout
  • Improved accessibility validation of EPUB files

This release is a free update, available now.

Vellum 2.8.7

Vellum 2.8.7 improves Import to account for a Google Docs change that caused paragraphs to import as chapters. 

Also in this update:

  • Fix for incorrect selection when checking spelling
  • Fix for cut-off chapters on macOS Monterey Public Beta

This release is a free update, available now.