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 2.0.6

Vellum 2.0.6 is a minor update with several improvements, including:

  • When using macOS High Sierra, cover images are no longer cut off in Vellum’s Preview
  • Fixed cases where italics or font choices could cause unbalanced spreads in print
  • Improved inaccurate Paragraph After Break previews in Vellum’s Style Carousel
  • Replaced problematic style declarations for inline images in Kindle ebooks
  • To avoid warnings from KDP, removed all uses of line-height from Kindle ebooks

Vellum 2.0.6 is a free update, available now.

High Sierra Now Available

Today, Apple released High Sierra, the latest update to macOS. Most of High Sierra’s enhancements are “under the hood,” so you won’t see many differences in Vellum. High Sierra did, however, introduce some compatibility issues that we’ve addressed with recent updates.

Before you update to High Sierra, then, make sure you first update to the latest version of Vellum (2.0.5).

And if you experience any issues that seem like they’re related to High Sierra, please let us know!

Vellum 2.0.5

Creating a book with photographs or illustrations? With Vellum 2.0.5, your print edition can now include images in color. Use Print Settings to control their appearance.

This update also includes a fix for potential problems with drop caps and short, quoted paragraphs. Paragraphs like these could render incorrectly on Nook and on Kindle with Amazon’s Enhanced Typesetting applied.

Vellum 2.0.5 is a free update, available now.

Vellum 2.0.4

Vellum 2.0.4 is a minor update with several improvements, including:

  • The Navigator is again functional in the latest betas of macOS High Sierra
  • Generic EPUB has been altered to avoid layout issues with Scribd
  • Files imported from a server no longer affect responsiveness of Vellum’s File menu
  • Improvements to Automatic Layout for Print:
    • Fixed issue where a small font size could result in an unbalanced spread
    • Fixed cases where a chapter with images could have a missing last page
    • Altered runt prevention to avoid creating excessive spacing within a line of text
    • In books without indentation, fixed issue where a paragraph could have extra spacing

Vellum 2.0.4 is a free update, available now.