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by maurerc
2008-02-11 14:24:26
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: NWP vs. Leopard
Replies: 8
Views: 5588

Not fixed in 10.5.2

This is not fixed in 10.5.2.
by maurerc
2007-11-30 15:05:32
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: NWP vs. Leopard
Replies: 8
Views: 5588

I hope that you are right but note that I have not been doing anything extraordinary. I have been working on a one-column text with only two fonts, ordinary Roman fonts that Apple supply (Hoefler Text and a little Optima).
by maurerc
2007-11-30 06:31:30
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: NWP vs. Leopard
Replies: 8
Views: 5588

For a long while the crashes appeared to be random but eventually I was able to find a way to repeat it: in a certain file click in the middle of a particular sentence then hold down the shift key and click just before the end. If I do this in TextEdit, the application does not crash but the selecti...
by maurerc
2007-11-29 19:33:53
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: NWP vs. Leopard
Replies: 8
Views: 5588

We can reproduce the crash but not describe its cause. I mentioned it to warn anyone who depends on Nisus to be chary about moving to Leopard.
by maurerc
2007-11-29 08:17:23
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: NWP vs. Leopard
Replies: 8
Views: 5588

NWP vs. Leopard

A document I am working on will crash NWP repeatably when selecting text in a certain way, while running under 10.5.1. Nisus have replicated this behaviour and informed me that the bug is Apple's to fix, that they will be unable to program a workaround.
by maurerc
2005-10-28 20:33:52
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: menu-fonts not available as wysiwyg?
Replies: 7
Views: 5306

You might take a look at FontSight from www.stone.com. It adds a WYSIWYG item to every the font menu or the menubar of just about every Cocoa application.
by maurerc
2005-09-14 19:21:39
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: Remapping home to insertion point
Replies: 0
Views: 1934

Remapping home to insertion point

Is there any command that I have been blind to, or any combination of macros and magic, that will re-map the Home key to go to the insertion point?
by maurerc
2005-06-05 19:33:10
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: NWE Freezing leading to ForceQuit
Replies: 4
Views: 3773

I played with this some more and found the common element: Nisus Writer Express[9209] .scriptSuite warning for attribute 'selectedText' of class 'NWDocument' in suite 'NisusWriter': 'NSTextStorage' is not a valid type name. I tried throwing away all of the macros and it worked. Alpha 4 now works too...
by maurerc
2005-06-04 21:08:20
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: NWE Freezing leading to ForceQuit
Replies: 4
Views: 3773

I am having exactly this problem, both with 2.1.3 and alpha 4, and deleting NWE's preferences and default new file have not fixed it. I just deleted the preferences, opened NWE again, and saw a new file in front of me on the screen. At that point, the Console & System logs showed the following. Typi...
by maurerc
2004-12-18 20:35:42
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: Questions from a newbie
Replies: 7
Views: 4307

Zapf Dingbats is now a unicode font. You'll need to use the character palette to find symbols.
by maurerc
2004-12-14 19:48:44
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: fixed line spacing
Replies: 9
Views: 5463

I would state it rather more strongly: variable line-spacing is unacceptable for any purpose other than drafts. This is not a matter of fancy typesetting. Even a typewriter will allow you to insert a superscript without changing the spacing between lines.
by maurerc
2004-12-08 18:48:53
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: Question about a keyboard shortcut symbol
Replies: 8
Views: 5143

If that is your intent, then you seem to have another bug to fix. On my Powerbook, command/enter opens a new file, it doesn't create a new page. Command/option/enter does nothing. Adding fn and/or control to either of the above sees nothing happen at all.
by maurerc
2004-12-08 08:43:52
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: Question about a keyboard shortcut symbol
Replies: 8
Views: 5143

On my PowerBook it's the fn key: Command, fn and Return. New sections are the same plus Option. What is this on a standard keyboard that lacks an fn key? A lexicon explaining such hieroglyphics ought to be in the manual but if it is, I can't find it.
by maurerc
2004-11-23 12:22:07
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: Styles and Bolding
Replies: 9
Views: 4786

If you require the option key, it will be accessible only to folks who want the feature enough to look for it, find it, and memorize where you have hidden it. However, if the pop-up menu changes when you hold down the option key, at least the command will be locatable by braille.
by maurerc
2004-11-20 16:45:42
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: Style Issue
Replies: 16
Views: 9859

I agree about Lotus, Mesa and Mariner Write, but after a bout of frustration I looked at the new Mariner Calc more closely and ended up buying. I changed the preferences to suit OS X and thereafter found it distinctly preferable to the others. Mind you, I use spreadsheets for very little.