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by hatchmo
2004-11-15 11:21:16
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: inserting date/time
Replies: 9
Views: 9876

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: 8315

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: 3539

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: 8315

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, ...
by hatchmo
2004-11-14 10:42:46
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: inserting date/time
Replies: 9
Views: 9876

The Nisus-supplied macro pastes an ugly, unformatted date/time. Here's a little Perl script I wrote that formats it better. Modify to your heart's content: #Nisus Macro Block #destination clipboard #source none #Before Execution #Clipboard 1 #After Execution #Paste #Clipboard 0 #End Nisus Macro Bloc...
by hatchmo
2004-11-14 09:18:52
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: Questions from a newbie
Replies: 7
Views: 7916

rmark wrote: In the new, ...free update (2.1): applying a paragraph style no longer removes character formatting.
Yes, but, unfortunately, applying a character style still removes all formatting from the selected text. This makes it impossible to apply a color as a style.
by hatchmo
2004-11-14 08:48:02
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: Import WordPerfect lines
Replies: 16
Views: 13332

All I wanted to do was turn --- into -------------------------------------------- or ___ into __________________________________, but neither worked. That's the problem. Every time you type Return, QuickFix interprets the characters just to the left, and expands them. If you expand multiple dashes ...
by hatchmo
2004-09-26 15:51:17
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: Zapf and Other DingBats
Replies: 4
Views: 5545

I think I like this system better. If I am writing something and I need a greek letter but there are no greek letters in the font I am currently using do I really want those greek letters to be labeled as being in a different style? If I change my document from Geneva to Times, do I really want to ...
by hatchmo
2004-09-24 19:25:56
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: Zapf and Other DingBats
Replies: 4
Views: 5545

Zapf and Other DingBats

Nisus Writer’s handling of dingbat fonts (for example, Zapf Dingbats) is frustrating and inconsistent. Some OS X applications display dingbats, others don’t. According to Apple KnowledgeIndex Articles 106731 and 151626: “In a Unicode system, the special characters in the Symbol and Zapf Dingbats fon...
by hatchmo
2004-09-24 19:22:44
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: Anomalies regarding spaces
Replies: 3
Views: 4326

Also, every operation involving Paste (or drag-and-drop or a macro script) adds a space to the end of the text--even if the text stands alone, with no surrounding text. This throws off alignment and requires the user to do a lot of annoying deleting. This is not an imposition of OS X, because other ...
by hatchmo
2004-09-21 19:52:17
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: Style Sheets very buggy
Replies: 0
Views: 3136

Style Sheets very buggy

(1) Type a few paragraphs in any document. Apply List style to some paragraphs. Switch to Style Sheet view and add a tab stop to List style. Switch back to Page View, and click in any paragraph with List style. --The tab stops have not changed! Now apply List style to a paragraph that did not alread...
by hatchmo
2004-04-27 22:50:24
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: RTF text to real RTF
Replies: 5
Views: 7079

charles wrote: >that you even HAD raw RTF to show like that! Where did it come from? I've written an OS X Applescript to take scraps of text (written in NWX or dragged and dropped or clipped or whatever) and concatenate them into a single NWX document. All the text appears fine after import, but RTF...
by hatchmo
2004-04-27 10:07:04
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: RTF text to real RTF
Replies: 5
Views: 7079

This is truly weird. I never would have figured it out myself. Thanks, Charles.
by hatchmo
2004-04-26 11:49:30
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: RTF text to real RTF
Replies: 5
Views: 7079

RTF text to real RTF

I have a text document displaying RTF codes. How do I force Nisus Writer Express to display it as RTF (interpreting all the code)? For example, paste the text below into a new NWX document. Save it as an RTF document, complete with .RTF extension. Close it and double-click on it. It still opens as t...
by hatchmo
2004-03-07 21:15:16
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: Nisus Macro vs Applescript
Replies: 1
Views: 4487

Nisus Macro vs Applescript

I'm seeking an example of something that can be accomplished with a Nisus Menu Macro that cannot be accomplished with an Applescript. AppleScript can set the point size of text, tell Nisus Writer Express to open a new document, paste, etc. So what can AppleScript NOT do that requires a Nisus Menu Ma...