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by rcgordon
2007-08-27 23:46:34
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro Macros
Topic: Documentation!
Replies: 4
Views: 5884

What is somewhat doable and very useful is to create macros that will massage NWC Find/Replace macros into analogous NWP macros. I've been working on building this up as I have time. As far as that goes, I can also suggest that NWP Find/Replace macros are a lot less crazymaking if they are built in ...
by rcgordon
2007-07-26 13:11:54
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro Macros
Topic: Emoticon (Smiley) Substitution in Macros Driving Me Nuts!
Replies: 5
Views: 6334

I agree that the inability to ignore the Normal paragraph style is a problem. The Nisus Classic approach made so much sense. Every attribute had a "Use any…" variant that could be used in searches and macros. It also allowed true attribute-sensitive searches where every character and/wildcard could ...
by rcgordon
2007-07-26 12:24:50
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro Macros
Topic: Emoticon (Smiley) Substitution in Macros Driving Me Nuts!
Replies: 5
Views: 6334

A significant limitation with that approach, though, is that it gets in the way of attribute-sensitive searches.

Well, I don't need no stinkin' smileys anyway, so they're gone from my QuickFix.

:D
by rcgordon
2007-07-26 00:26:31
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro Macros
Topic: Emoticon (Smiley) Substitution in Macros Driving Me Nuts!
Replies: 5
Views: 6334

Emoticon (Smiley) Substitution in Macros Driving Me Nuts!

I had commonly been finding that typing certain strings in macros cause emoticons to be substituted for the strings I'm trying to type. Sometimes typing something new in the replace string of a Find and Replace macro will even cause a substitution to occur back in the find string. It's like walking ...
by rcgordon
2007-07-24 13:48:34
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Incompatibilities with Clipboard Managers
Replies: 8
Views: 7706

It appears as though it may have been a font-related issue after all. My font manager had launched a duplicate set, and so far, things seem more stable now.

Thanks for the suggestion/reminder, Hamid.
by rcgordon
2007-07-24 10:45:40
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Incompatibilities with Clipboard Managers
Replies: 8
Views: 7706

English, with some character styles set to Tech (Web), and Tech (Web) really just tells the spell checker to ignore those words.
by rcgordon
2007-07-24 09:28:00
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Incompatibilities with Clipboard Managers
Replies: 8
Views: 7706

I just spent some time trying out iClip. and had the same problems: sluggish copies and pastes, and a crash (usually within a few minutes) that is always triggered by either a copy or paste. As soon as I disable them, there's no crashing/stall problem with Nisus. CopyPaste and iClip both operate as ...
by rcgordon
2007-07-24 01:04:21
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Incompatibilities with Clipboard Managers
Replies: 8
Views: 7706

Incompatibilities with Clipboard Managers

NW Pro gets very prone to stalling and eventually crashing when a clipboard manager application (CopyPaste) or preference pane (PTHPasteboard). Those are the two that I've tried, and can't get any stability with either one. NW Pro seems to be the only program I use (and I use many) that does not pla...
by rcgordon
2007-07-24 00:40:47
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro Macros
Topic: Distinguishing Between Undefined and Default Attributes
Replies: 1
Views: 4108

Distinguishing Between Undefined and Default Attributes

One of the problems that I am finding with NW Pro macros is that there does not seem to be a clear delineation between undefined attributes (Any Font, Any, Size, Any Text Color, Any Font Style, etc.) and the attributes of the default text style. NW Classic was very clear in this respect. I'd appreci...
by rcgordon
2007-07-22 09:06:18
Forum: Other Nisus Products
Topic: Nisus Writer Classic compatibility with Intel-based Macs?
Replies: 7
Views: 16314

WordPerfect 6 is the only other one I've tried. (And that only because it was part of the initial configuration). SheepShaver can be a real bear to get running at first. But at this point, Nisus Writer is the only Classic application I still need. I'm hoping that Nisus Writer Pro can finish that, bu...
by rcgordon
2007-07-19 13:58:06
Forum: Other Nisus Products
Topic: Nisus Writer Classic compatibility with Intel-based Macs?
Replies: 7
Views: 16314

I have a working version of NW 6.5 running SheepShaver on my MacBook Pro. One hint: SheepShaver's redraw is very slow, and you can greatly improve your experience by setting the number of colors to 256 in the emulated System's Monitors & Sound Control Panel.
by rcgordon
2007-07-18 00:21:17
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro Macros
Topic: Perl Header: Send Text as RTF
Replies: 1
Views: 4213

Perl Header: Send Text as RTF

Can you pass on any references or guidance in terms of how the #Send Text as RTF header might be used as a means of manipulating attributed text within a Perl block. I'm wondering if I could build some commands around these to make up for the aspects of attribute-sensitive PowerFind Pro that are not...
by rcgordon
2007-07-18 00:12:52
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro Macros
Topic: getting partial find expressions into variables
Replies: 3
Views: 5078

Yes. And in addition to the value, a pointer to the selection would be great. Or to expand on that idea further, the ability to return found objects as a list of selection offsets (or object references, as I would think of them) would open up great possibilities.
by rcgordon
2007-07-16 13:22:01
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Drawer Focus Problems: Navigator & Styles
Replies: 8
Views: 7331

Hamid, there's really no problem with the format. It's a text file generated by a custom Word macro with the extension .xtg. NWP questions the ,xtg extension, but opens it fine as text. I can really do all that I need to do by hand. I'm just trying to complete a Nisus macro to handle it automaticall...
by rcgordon
2007-07-16 12:52:50
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Drawer Focus Problems: Navigator & Styles
Replies: 8
Views: 7331

Hamid,

I just tried the script you referenced, but my test showed that that no defined colors survive the import -- they all come in as black.