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by martin
2020-02-21 10:03:58
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Numbering style queries
Replies: 4
Views: 100

Re: Numbering style queries

The short answer is that Nisus Writer has no built-in way to do exactly what you want. There's no mechanism in place for indent commands to change the paragraph style. I'll consider your question a feature request– thanks! However, here are two list indent/outdent macros that can do what you want. E...
by martin
2020-02-18 10:13:10
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Add a color from the color palette to menu item?
Replies: 2
Views: 122

Re: Add a color from the color palette to menu item?

Þorvarður had some great suggestions, but I'll offer another one: use a character style. If you create a new character style with the desired tangerine coloring, then you can assign it a customized keyboard shortcut. Using a style has many other benefits, eg: it's only one step to update the colorin...
by martin
2020-02-10 12:16:46
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: removing page break mid-paragraph
Replies: 18
Views: 398

Re: removing page break mid-paragraph

Wonderful, thank you Iain! I replied to you via email directly, but this looks like a temporary layout issue with Page View, due to the global changes you were making. If you save the file, close it, and then reopen it, you should see it display correctly– the unwanted spacing will be removed. This ...
by martin
2020-02-10 11:55:37
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: removing page break mid-paragraph
Replies: 18
Views: 398

Re: removing page break mid-paragraph

No, not the footnotes, they're only one line long, and in any case removing them altogether makes no difference. Baffling. That's strange! Can you please post an example file, or share one with us privately? Using the menu Help > Send Feedback is always the best way to do that. With a file in hand ...
by martin
2020-02-10 11:36:22
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: removing page break mid-paragraph
Replies: 18
Views: 398

Re: removing page break mid-paragraph

Based on the posted screenshots, the relevant factors are the document's footnotes and note styles. The large whitespace occurs because the footnote cannot fully fit at the bottom of the page. For example, in the first screenshot you can see footnote reference #7 was pushed from the bottom of page 2...
by martin
2020-02-10 11:27:37
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: catalina and Nisus Pro
Replies: 10
Views: 521

Re: catalina and Nisus Pro

Here's a Nisus Writer Pro macro that scans your documents for PICT images and converts them all to a modern image format, eg: JPEG. However, this is a quick fix which will almost certainly result in a loss of image quality. PICT is a vector image format. To convert these old images the macro rasteri...
by martin
2020-02-10 09:02:12
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: 'Sum column'
Replies: 2
Views: 118

Re: 'Sum column'

I'm sorry but the Sum Column macro is only available in Nisus Writer Pro. There are a small number of macros available in Nisus Writer Express, but they are quite limited (eg: Quote Selection). All our advanced macro capabilities are only in Nisus Writer Pro. A person might be able to write a summat...
by martin
2020-02-04 16:46:37
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Unexpected modifications from/to Microsoft Word
Replies: 1
Views: 138

Re: Unexpected modifications from/to Microsoft Word

Hi Charles: thanks for trying Nisus Writer! Unfortunately the short answer is that it's unlikely you can influence this behavior. There are no "fat-fingers" you can more nimbly maneuver to prevent this. These formatting irregularities are likely being introduced as you pass the file back and forth b...
by martin
2020-02-04 16:20:21
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Save panel slow to appear
Replies: 1
Views: 117

Re: Save panel slow to appear

In general the save panel is under the control of the system. Nisus Writer is allowed to add some options to the panel, but ultimately the display and behavior of the panel is up to macOS and Apple. What version of macOS are you using? Did you recently upgrade your system?
by martin
2020-02-03 11:25:28
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: catalina and Nisus Pro
Replies: 10
Views: 521

Re: catalina and Nisus Pro

Here's another tip that can help you identify which images are using the old PICT format: 1. Open your document. 2. Use the menu File > Image Analysis 3. In the dialog that appears, click the arrow icon under the Document column: analysis.png You'll see a list of all images in your document. You can...
by martin
2020-02-03 11:15:15
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: catalina and Nisus Pro
Replies: 10
Views: 521

Re: catalina and Nisus Pro

Thanks for sharing a sample document. It confirms the problem is exactly as expected: your document is using old Mac PICT images. Please see our FAQ on PICT images on how you can identify that you are using PICT images. You'll need to replace your PICT image equations with a modern data format, like...
by martin
2020-01-31 12:06:36
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro (FAQ)
Topic: What are ligatures and what problems do they cause?
Replies: 0
Views: 150

What are ligatures and what problems do they cause?

What is a ligature? All text in your word processing documents is a sequence of characters, one character after the other. Each character could be a letter, number, punctuation mark, or anything else defined by Unicode . As text is displayed on screen, the relevant font chooses how to draw the char...
by martin
2020-01-31 08:45:45
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro Macros
Topic: Join files macro - headers and footers
Replies: 4
Views: 222

Re: Join files macro - headers and footers

I'm sorry but I think that isn't currently possible. The desired macro would need to join your files using section breaks, so that each section can have distinct headers/footers. That is currently possible. What isn't possible is for the macro to copy the header/footer content from your source files...
by martin
2020-01-31 08:38:45
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro Macros
Topic: Noob Needs Help
Replies: 3
Views: 168

Re: Noob Needs Help

Styles are definitely the way to go, if they suit your needs. That's going to be much better than a macro. I'm glad you found a solution for your workflow.
by martin
2020-01-29 09:02:21
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro Macros
Topic: Noob Needs Help
Replies: 3
Views: 168

Re: Noob Needs Help

That's a great question, and a good way to introduce the difference between regular menu commands and other macro language features. As you've already discovered, macros can easily make use of regular menus via a menu title or path. That's how "Select Paragraph" works, and it's how other simple form...