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by robertb
2015-03-21 04:50:09
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Terrific Mountain Lion feature
Replies: 4
Views: 3885

Re: Terrific Mountain Lion feature

Thanks so much, Martin. I've been using 2.1 for four or five days now; it's impressive. By the way, the list of changes—both enhancements and bug fixes—is downright amazing. Great job.
by robertb
2014-07-12 07:26:44
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Em spaces, en spaces, etc.
Replies: 11
Views: 5322

Re: Em spaces, en spaces, etc.

Great information and cite; thanks very much. I wasn't aware of the use of the spaces in CSS/HTML coding. And I hadn't come across them in contemporary desktop publishing. Come to think of it, though, way, way back in the day, those thin spaces were used to help justify lines in Linotype machines. I...
by robertb
2014-07-11 13:27:07
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Em spaces, en spaces, etc.
Replies: 11
Views: 5322

Re: Em spaces, en spaces, etc.

Idle curiosity: I'm familiar with most of the typesetting vocabulary, but this is the first time I've come across "em spaces" and "en spaces" as opposed to the more common em-dash and n-dash. What are the spaces used for?
by robertb
2014-05-14 10:48:13
Forum: The Blank Page
Topic: Michelangelo back home
Replies: 2
Views: 5521

Re: Michelangelo back home

This is great!

My guess is that, in addition to the gut, David returned to Italy with prescriptions for lower-your-blood-pressure pills and lower-your-cholesterol pills.
by robertb
2013-10-27 11:24:48
Forum: The Blank Page
Topic: Apple and RTF
Replies: 8
Views: 10213

Apple and RTF

It may be of interest to know that in the new Mavericks version of the Pages app, Apple dropped its support for rtf. I occasionally used the earlier version of Pages to open .doc and .docx files that NWP had trouble with, then exported them as rtf for Nisus. No more. The new version won't open rtf f...
by robertb
2012-08-11 12:57:15
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Terrific Mountain Lion feature
Replies: 4
Views: 3885

Re: Terrific Mountain Lion feature

Martin:
Thanks so much for your trouble. I assigned the macro a keystroke, and it all works perfectly.
Robert
by robertb
2012-08-09 06:49:30
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Terrific Mountain Lion feature
Replies: 4
Views: 3885

Terrific Mountain Lion feature

A super cool feature of Mountain Lion is the ability to rename a file and to move it to a new location while file is open in an application. In TextEdit, for example, you go to the file menu, choose Rename..., and the file name in the title bar is ready to rename. Same thing for Move To... Choose it...
by robertb
2012-05-25 04:31:50
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: gray tint
Replies: 2
Views: 1715

Re: gray tint

Thanks so much. Worked perfectly. I thought I knew Nisus well, but that part of the appearance preference is an entirely new area for me.
by robertb
2012-05-24 12:26:37
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: gray tint
Replies: 2
Views: 1715

gray tint

Is there a way to eliminate the gray tint block that appears with list and outline numbers, letters and their indents? It's distracting: I tend to stare at the gray stuff instead of what I'm working on.

Robert
by robertb
2012-04-26 11:26:30
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Writing a book
Replies: 5
Views: 3443

Re: Writing a book

For my first book, a 140,000-word biography that will be published this fall, I wrote the rough draft in Scrivener. It uses index cards on a cork board for chapter titles and an outline of what the chapter contains. It's easy to rearrange the cards and to switch from the index card view to the writi...
by robertb
2012-03-29 12:30:58
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Seeing all footnotes at once: possible?
Replies: 5
Views: 3872

Re: Seeing all footnotes at once: possible?

The easiest way I've found is to look at them all as endnotes, then switch back to footnotes. To do that, look at the bottom of the Nisus page: foot-end notes.png Click the green tab and it automatically changes footnotes to endnotes. When you're finished, click again and it changes back to footnote...
by robertb
2012-02-27 14:40:22
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Autosave & versions
Replies: 5
Views: 3258

Re: Autosave & versions

In my own non-Nisus work, I've gotten used to the Lion approach and think it's much more effective than the old save and save-as (in Numbers, for example, it didn't take long to forget about constantly pressing cmd-s, although I still occasionally fall back on cmd-shift-s for save as). It's far bett...
by robertb
2012-01-28 08:11:07
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: track changes display
Replies: 2
Views: 2013

Re: track changes display

Thanks. I hadn't noticed the review changes panel; it looks useful.

Robert
by robertb
2012-01-27 06:38:17
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: track changes display
Replies: 2
Views: 2013

track changes display

Is there a way to switch the track changes display from the balloon to an in-text system: double-underlined insertions and strike-through deletions? Right now, this is mostly curiosity on my part. The copy editor who handled the manuscript for my book (I had sent him a Nisus Writer Pro 2.02 rtf file...
by robertb
2011-11-09 14:01:13
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Legal Pleading Paper Help
Replies: 14
Views: 9614

Re: Legal Pleading Paper Help

I'm not a lawyer, but this topic was addressed earlier; it included a template, linenumbers.zrtf, that seems to be what you need.

Here's the link: http://nisus.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f= ... inenumbers