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by hatchmo
2005-09-09 06:18:10
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: Rulers ala Nisus Writer Classic?
Replies: 5
Views: 5895

Rulers ala Nisus Writer Classic?

Many people are still attached to the way NW Classic does this. I have to admit that it's nice to have a tiny icon attached to every parargraph. That icon represents the styles attached to that paragraph, and you can cut and paste the styles by cutting and pasting the ruler. You can do that in NWX, ...
by hatchmo
2005-08-29 08:19:43
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: Express 2.5 Beta Feedback Thread
Replies: 101
Views: 91029

Hyperlinks in Documents

I cannot say enough for the hyperlink feature. I can now drag-and-drop a selection from a Web page, and all the links are preserved. I can then change the size and style of the text, and... the links are preserved. I can cut and paste a link. Say Hallelujah! (You may now take your hand off the radio.)
by hatchmo
2005-07-30 07:11:41
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: Express 2.5 Beta Feedback Thread
Replies: 101
Views: 91029

Format as Web Link

A new feature in 2.5, that I cannot find in the documentation or in the release notes, is HTML formatting. If I copy a link from a Web page in Safari and paste it into a Nisus Writer 2.5 document, it appears as a proper link. In other words, it's colored and underlined -- but the "http://www....etc....
by hatchmo
2005-07-30 06:32:44
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: Format as Web Link
Replies: 10
Views: 6679

Format as Web Link

A new feature in 2.5, that I cannot find in the documentation or in the release notes, is HTML formatting. If I copy a link from a Web page in Safari and paste it into a Nisus Writer 2.5 document, it appears as a proper link. In other words, it's colored and underlined -- but the "http://www....etc....
by hatchmo
2005-05-15 08:39:51
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: Check spelling as you type bug?
Replies: 6
Views: 5074

Check Spelling Design bug

To prevent red underlines from appearing in documents (old or new, makes no difference), you must still turn off spell checking in TWO places: (1) In Edit->Spelling>Check Spelling as You Type (2) Preferences>New Document>View Unless you uncheck in both places, OLD documents keep returning with red u...
by hatchmo
2005-04-09 13:52:46
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: Intelligent spacing?
Replies: 9
Views: 8082

In addition to the other problems noted with phantom space characters being inserted into the clipboard by Nisus Writer, I've noted a new one. Copy any message in this thread or from any Web page. Paste it into NWX 2.1.1 and into TextEdit (or any other word processor). Nisus Writer is the only one t...
by hatchmo
2005-04-09 13:42:59
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: Text cut off
Replies: 5
Views: 4132

Re: Text cut off

My bottom margin is cutting off the bottom half of a line of text. Courier 12-pt, 2-line spacing, NWE 2.1.1, MacOS 10.2.8. That's an issue that's appeared in NWX 2.1. I haven't nailed down exactly the conditions, but it happens for me with any text 10-pt and smaller. Sometimes, it resolves itself i...
by hatchmo
2005-03-15 08:39:20
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: Intelligent spacing?
Replies: 9
Views: 8082

when you drag and drop, it does not work Nor does it work when you cut and paste. A paste always adds an extra space to the end of the text pasted. Nor does it work with scripts. A perl or Applescript that manipulates text always adds a space to the end of whatever it inserts. For instance, it is i...
by hatchmo
2005-03-11 21:00:46
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: RTF file turns into Unix executable overnight
Replies: 4
Views: 3914

The file is a text file, not RTF, and it is not a Unix executable. The reason OS X displays it with the Unix icon is because the file is missing its .txt extension. That is Apple's fault. Add .txt to the filename, and its Nisus Writer icon will reappear, and it'll open in NWX. This happens sometimes...
by hatchmo
2004-11-16 16:46:00
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: inserting date/time
Replies: 9
Views: 7985

I should have done this in the first place, instead of posting the text of the code:

Here it is: http://homepage.mac.com/animationmaster ... ing15.html
by hatchmo
2004-11-15 12:13:24
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: inserting date/time
Replies: 9
Views: 7985

I found two problems. I'm sorry. (1) You must get rid of any spaces at the start and end of all lines. When you copy the script from your browser, NWX pads every line with spaces before and after. Then Nisus complains that it does not recognize the menu commands in the script, because there are spac...
by hatchmo
2004-11-15 11:21:16
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: inserting date/time
Replies: 9
Views: 7985

Did I do something wrong? No, I did. Here’s the procedure: (1) Copy the macro (2) In NWX, select Macro->New Perl Script. ___This will open a new document. (3) Select All (Cmd-a) and paste the script. Make sure ___that the very first character on the page is a “#“. (4) Select Macro->Save as Macro......
by hatchmo
2004-11-14 18:50:06
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: Macro for e-mail style quotes
Replies: 9
Views: 6608

This removes quotes but I want to add them. Am I missing something? Yes, you are. It doesn't just remove quotes, it reformats whatever you've selected any way you want. The preferences enable you to specify something to place at the beginning of every line after it has been wrapped. That might be a...
by hatchmo
2004-11-14 11:08:40
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: Explanations for Macros?
Replies: 2
Views: 2822

Here's an unformatted list I saved from a previous version: <common_header Pastes a mini-version of the Nisus Macro Block. <destination_clipboard A single line. <destination_front A single line. <source_clipboard A single line. <source_front A single line. <start_macro_block A single line. <text_rep...
by hatchmo
2004-11-14 11:00:27
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: Macro for e-mail style quotes
Replies: 9
Views: 6608

Just download SmartWrap http://www.selznick.com/products/smartwrap/mac/index.htm . I tried to write my own Perl macro, but this little program is so good and so flexible, it made more sense to spend the $18 on it. What the company's website doesn't tell you is that, once you've installed SmartWrap, ...