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disfasia
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help--urgent

Post by disfasia » 2006-02-18 12:38:45

i had nisus for os9 and was happy with it. i wrote everything on it. now i am publishing my dissertation and i open up the docs. in nwe and oh my god! what a mess.

i cannot even see half the pages. they gone. no way to edit the footnotes with the tool bar and i have to go through physically and do everything. and the missing text is still missing except in rough version view ("brouuillon" in french..i don't know what that ruler is in english)

help me please!

thanks

disfasia

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Re: help--urgent

Post by midwinter » 2006-02-18 12:49:35

disfasia wrote:i had nisus for os9 and was happy with it. i wrote everything on it. now i am publishing my dissertation and i open up the docs. in nwe and oh my god! what a mess.

i cannot even see half the pages. they gone. no way to edit the footnotes with the tool bar and i have to go through physically and do everything. and the missing text is still missing except in rough version view ("brouuillon" in french..i don't know what that ruler is in english)

help me please!

thanks

disfasia
Which versino of NW are you using in OS 9 and OS X? Did you save as an RTF when exporting from NW classic? If not, try that.

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Converting NW Classic Documents to NWX

Post by dshan » 2006-02-18 13:15:08

Also, how did you transfer your OS 9 NW Classic files to your OS X NWX environment? There have been other cases of NW Classic files failing to convert to NWX properly that turned out to be due to the Classic files having been corrupted. See this thread for example.

P.S. I think the "rough version view" you mention is probably "Draft View" in English (nightmarish visions of high school French lessons flash before my eyes... :-( )
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Post by disfasia » 2006-02-18 13:22:00

i did save as rtf. and i can see it in "brouillon" but not in the page layout.

i can only see 44 pages in page layout.

any other ideas? thanks

disfasia

disfasia
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a fix?

Post by disfasia » 2006-02-18 13:35:06

so, when i went through all the pages of my doc and reformatted every paragraph according to rulers i have in nwe, such as citation, footnote,etc, the document slowly appeared. this is weird, i just went through and clicked on each parag. and then each preformatted ruler on the right.

why is this?

and now, all my footnotes are in a 12pt font. i need to reduce this. is there a way i can select only my footnotes to format so i can change the font size?

thanks again

disfasia

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Re: a fix?

Post by cchapin » 2006-02-18 15:32:08

disfasia wrote:and now, all my footnotes are in a 12pt font. i need to reduce this. is there a way i can select only my footnotes to format so i can change the font size?
I would recommend editing the Footnote style (using the Style Sheet). If that doesn't fix the problem, then click any footnote. Select All (Edit > Select All). Then use the Character palette or the Format menu to reduce the size of the font. (Sorry. I'm too lazy to switch system languages to check the French terminology for these things.)

I have never used Nisus Writer (Classic), so the advice might need to be different for documents brought over from that. Still, I hope it helps.

--Craig

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Post by cgc » 2006-02-18 18:33:50

Open it back up in OS 9 and publish it from there...

disfasia
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thanks

Post by disfasia » 2006-02-18 19:08:00

thanks to everyone. so what do you mean by "publish it from there?"

i actually took off os9 from my g4 notebook for lack of space and many videos to edit. but once i get my new system i will have the space...

best

disfasia

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Re: thanks

Post by cgc » 2006-02-21 20:10:46

disfasia wrote:thanks to everyone. so what do you mean by "publish it from there?"
You obviously used Nisus Classic for a reason and were capable of being published (e.g. save and email or export and email). Why can't you just open your document in Nisus and go from there?

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