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by adryan
2020-07-04 06:30:03
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: converting Pages documents?
Replies: 3
Views: 84

Re: converting Pages documents?

G’day, Philip, Myron et al I have both NWP and Pages on my MBP, but my experience is the same as yours, Myron. Pages will not export what it considers to be a “layout” document to RTF. If you Convert to Word Processing (via Page’s File menu) and then export to RTF, you end up wth a blank document. I...
by adryan
2020-07-03 02:26:29
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: How to create a solid line?
Replies: 6
Views: 53633

Re: How to create a solid line?

G’day, ameddo et al I confess to doing that too sometimes, but it is as well to be aware that with that technique solidity is a function of the font. Compare, for example, Lucida Grande and Palatino. Other peculiarities of this technique are that it admits of shadows and that the baseline can be cha...
by adryan
2020-05-30 17:23:29
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Copy/Paste Disabled in Table
Replies: 2
Views: 242

Re: Copy/Paste Disabled in Table

G’day, Al et al This will happen if you don’t actually have something selected. It’s not enough just to position the cursor in a Table Cell: you have to select its contents as well. Then the Copy commands in the Edit menu should no longer be grayed out. If this isn’t the solution, I’m not sure what ...
by adryan
2020-05-28 00:07:19
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: one to two columns
Replies: 2
Views: 232

Re: one to two columns

G’day, Ulrich et al

I would put the whole thing in two Sections. “HEADLINE” would be centrally aligned in one single-column Section. The list would appear in a separate two-column Section.

Hope this helps.

Cheers,
Adrian
by adryan
2020-05-27 21:10:36
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Space around lists, quotations, etc.
Replies: 26
Views: 9209

Re: Space around lists, quotations, etc.

G’day, ToddO, Mark et al As far as I can determine, setting spacing with Lists by using Paragraph Styles can come unstuck when you need to alter the sequence of List Items. If Items are inserted, deleted or moved such that the erstwhile last Item is no longer the last one, you have to change the Sty...
by adryan
2020-05-11 23:16:38
Forum: The Blank Page
Topic: Calculator in Mojave
Replies: 1
Views: 1025

Calculator in Mojave

G’day, all Something to be aware of if you use the Calculator application in Mojave in RPN mode. When you enter them with the specially labelled keys, e and π are treated as functions when they should be treated as constants. Instead of first lifting the stack and then writing into the X register, t...
by adryan
2020-05-05 13:59:36
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Tip: how to keep adjacent text together on the same line
Replies: 4
Views: 955

Re: Tip: how to keep adjacent text together on the same line

G’day, Martin et al Yes, such a special-purpose command would be better. The attached file shows the joiner with a clearly non-zero width. In fact, by inserting or deleting characters in a subsequent word in that line, you can see the joiner width expanding or contracting before your very eyes! %22Z...
by adryan
2020-05-04 23:12:08
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Tip: how to keep adjacent text together on the same line
Replies: 4
Views: 955

Re: Tip: how to keep adjacent text together on the same line

G’day, Martin et al Yeah, but…. It’s not actually zero width, as Align Justify will (usually) demonstrate. As Martin says, you can position the insertion point immediately after the slash, but this has to be done directly with the cursor in that position. You can’t position the cursor immediately be...
by adryan
2020-03-16 02:00:08
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Diacritics in Greek
Replies: 5
Views: 658

Re: Diacritics in Greek

G'day, paieye et al First up, I don't know much about Greek typography. Next, the keyboard shortcuts you quote do not give me the same results using the System's Greek keyboard, so you may be using something else. However, the System also offers a Greek — Polytonic keyboard which allows you to hit o...
by adryan
2020-03-03 23:53:25
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: How to Find All Non-ASCII Characters
Replies: 15
Views: 2790

Re: How to Find All Non-ASCII Characters

G'day, ScottinPollock et al

I suspect that, in the font you are using, those character pairs are ligatures and not distinct ASCII characters.

Cheers,
Adrian
by adryan
2020-03-03 20:44:07
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: How to Find All Non-ASCII Characters
Replies: 15
Views: 2790

Re: How to Find All Non-ASCII Characters

G'day, raybythelake et al A few comments that may be helpful here. For a large range of technical Find/Replace expressions, see (in the Help menu) the Nisus Writer User Guide, P. 470–477. In a situation such as this, the Find expression could be quite complicated. It may be prudent to Find and Repla...
by adryan
2020-01-13 23:53:47
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Active Selection: Text Color
Replies: 5
Views: 1379

Re: Active Selection: Text Color

G’day, salv0 et al

Have you looked here?

Preferences > Appearance > Colors > Selection > Active Selection, then set the color.

Cheers,
Adrian
by adryan
2020-01-13 20:04:49
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Weird Text Analysis Bug: possessive+.
Replies: 3
Views: 1090

Re: Weird Text Analysis Bug: possessive+.

G’day, wF et al

It appears to be fixed in NWP 3.0.4. Text Analysis returns the same set of results for each of those paragraphs, correctly stating there are two sentences in each.

Cheers,
Adrian
by adryan
2019-12-28 00:47:20
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: How to prevent text to be modified
Replies: 14
Views: 3229

Re: How to prevent text to be modified

G'day, Philip et al Huge thanks, Philip, for these goodies. Ah, the power of exclamation marks! Reminds me of my favorite programming language (Forth). So, with your first one-line Macro as a guide, it's easy to create (and store!) a Macro for restoring one's favorite Find & Replace parameters, whic...
by adryan
2019-12-27 14:30:09
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: How to prevent text to be modified
Replies: 14
Views: 3229

Re: How to prevent text to be modified

G’day, lellius et al I’m very pleased it works for you. I will now offer some comments on the Find & Replace system in Nisus Writer because they are particularly pertinent in the current context. The problem with Find & Replace settings is a recurring one. The parameters remain the same until you ch...