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by Nick Sloan
2020-04-28 04:58:27
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Links between documents
Replies: 7
Views: 2509

Re: Links between documents

No need for apology philip: glad of any advice and corrections. I unaccountably missed the ? delimiter. But if I add it as part of the URL used for Link destination in a Nisus link, I still get a dialogue asking me to confirm the location of the file, and when I do that it still does not take me to ...
by Nick Sloan
2020-04-27 23:14:09
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Links between documents
Replies: 7
Views: 2509

Re: Links between documents

Thanks very much for responding Martin. If I understand you correctly, the format of the URL should be file://[Unix file path including leading slash]#[Bookmark Name] or 
file://[Unix file path including leading slash]page=[page number] In both cases, if I invoke this in a Nisus URL link, I get an a...
by Nick Sloan
2020-04-24 01:32:18
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Links between documents
Replies: 7
Views: 2509

Re: Links between documents

Thanks for opening up a new perspective Þorvarður. Despite being an intensive Nisus user for countless years, I have never explored macros, and I now see how much I have been missing. It has taken me a while to find the time to experiment with your macros, which accounts for the delay in replying. I...
by Nick Sloan
2020-04-20 02:36:52
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Links between documents
Replies: 7
Views: 2509

Links between documents

Am I right or wrong in believing that bookmarks in one Nisus document cannot be referenced by cross-references in another? If this is not currently supported, is it already a feature request? And another: Nisus Writer Pro works very nicely with Hook —on the document level, i.e. Hook can establish li...
by Nick Sloan
2018-12-22 07:44:31
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Help needed: palette out of reach
Replies: 5
Views: 6104

Re: Help needed: palette out of reach

I had an issue with palettes when I first ran version 3: my floating palettes (same selection, same arrangement as V2) were greyed and it was impossible to interact with them. This problem persisted through restarts of the app (and Mac). The solution was to choose Window > Palettes > Show Floating P...
by Nick Sloan
2014-02-19 14:50:50
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Left hand margin in Draft View
Replies: 4
Views: 3437

Re: Left hand margin in Draft View

Thanks for the creative thinking Martin; that makes three workarounds, including mine, but none of them is really a substitute for a touch of polish to the interface. I don't think it even needs to be a preference—I would be almost as happy if the existing draft view margin was doubled; that would s...
by Nick Sloan
2014-02-03 01:39:33
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Left hand margin in Draft View
Replies: 4
Views: 3437

Left hand margin in Draft View

Is there any way to increase the left hand margin in Draft View? It appears that irrespective of the margin set in Page View, Draft View will display text about 17 pixels from the left hand edge. I find that this makes for uncomfortable reading, and detracts from the purpose of Draft View. It is pos...
by Nick Sloan
2014-01-30 05:18:16
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Scrolling in full-screen mode
Replies: 3
Views: 4827

Re: Scrolling in full-screen mode

I'd like to add a vote for optional typewriter scrolling, in draft view as well as full screen. Let me explain. I have been running one of my periodic looking-through-Mac-writing-software stints, and as always I have come to the conclusion that there is far more excellent software than any one perso...
by Nick Sloan
2008-01-24 01:30:19
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Customizable Background Color in Page View?
Replies: 10
Views: 10227

Thanks Martin. I see the logic of this position, but I’d be grateful if you would bring it up again, because I believe that there are cogent counter-arguments: • The same reasons for the desirability of colour options in draft view (relieving eye strain, obscure psychological preferences) apply just...
by Nick Sloan
2008-01-23 04:42:26
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Customizable Background Color in Page View?
Replies: 10
Views: 10227

Sorry, but there is no way to change the background color in Page view. Only the Draft and Full Screen views allow for this. The question as I understand it was not can you do it now, but is it likely to be possible in the future? Myself I would cheerfully swap half of the existing color customizab...
by Nick Sloan
2004-11-15 11:42:58
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: Keyboard shortcuts to change text color
Replies: 17
Views: 13791

therev -- that's brilliant! The simple and complete solution after a three-page thread, much of which was a misunderstanding of the original question. I tried using AppleScript, but for one reason or another, I couldn't get it to work. I thought that it was not understanding "selection", and indeed ...
by Nick Sloan
2004-09-11 23:40:48
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: Keyboard shortcuts to change text color
Replies: 17
Views: 13791

This thread is getting a bit surreal. The original question was quite simple: I was asking for a way to apply color to selected text via the keyboard. The simplest solution would have been a color submenu in the Format menu but since that didn’t (and doesn’t) exist, the only potential workarounds se...
by Nick Sloan
2004-08-11 00:01:43
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: Keyboard shortcuts to change text color
Replies: 17
Views: 13791

Thanks Mark. In case people are puzzled by your phrase "To answer the second part of his first question", this appeared in an email to Nisus, and was: "If there is no class or attribute in the NWE AS library to cover this, is this something that could be incorporated into future versions, or is it a...
by Nick Sloan
2004-08-03 13:42:21
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: Keyboard shortcuts to change text color
Replies: 17
Views: 13791

Sorry, can I narrow the question slightly?

It is easy to write an applescript to set the color for a specific range of characters within a document ("words 1 though 4…" etc.), but is it possible to specify *selected* text within a script?
by Nick Sloan
2004-08-01 09:54:22
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: Keyboard shortcuts to change text color
Replies: 17
Views: 13791

Thank you for the reply. I'm not sure where the idea of linking color with languages came from; I am really only interested in being able to make color changes at whim within any text. Styles (and associated shortcuts) would only work if I could make a style that would assign a color, but be font-ne...