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by Todd
2004-12-20 00:13:05
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: Small Request: New Icon
Replies: 12
Views: 5358

pen = ?

gemboy27 wrote: are you put off by the blue manliness or the pen

My inner Freudian wonders if one symbolizes the other.


:shock:
by Todd
2004-12-09 20:47:55
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: Help! Weird underlining on deadline
Replies: 11
Views: 5680

If I understand the problem correctly, I have either the same bug or a very similar one. Italics will, on a rare occasion, turn into underlines. The underlines are unusual, too, a bit raised like noteon said. I've seen it using Big Caslon font. I haven't printed it out to see what would happen. Sele...
by Todd
2004-12-08 14:49:37
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: Feed Back Two Way Street
Replies: 13
Views: 7240

Whether or not Nisus posts that information publicly, is not my call. I would gratefully provide my serial number, special password or a secret handshake if needed. Between you and me, irev, no secret handshake is needed to get the information you seek. While the bugs in NWX remain hidden from the ...
by Todd
2004-12-05 15:04:47
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: Poll: Icons vs Text in toolbar
Replies: 9
Views: 5287

Double ditto over here. In most applications the toolbar is helpful, but in NWX the tool drawer is a superior invention that renders the toolbar obsolete. The drawer does much more than the bar, and by staying to the side, it takes no viewing space away from the body of the text. (By contrast, the t...
by Todd
2004-12-02 22:21:30
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: To ‘b’ or not to ‘b’ ?
Replies: 9
Views: 15127

Many literary scholars believe that Dostoyevski’s epic novel, “Crime and Punishment” would have reached 3,500 pages – shattering the record length for novels at the time – if only he hadn’t written it with ClarisWorks 1.1.3beta, which was prone to crashing during the long Russian winters of 1864.
by Todd
2004-11-23 18:21:44
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: Early Adopter Blues
Replies: 11
Views: 6727

At this point, the merely kludgy is a great relief. TextEdit got the job done, and I can't complain for fear of waking the crash demons once again. Even if I hadn't trashed it, NWX 1 would be more trouble than it's worth, precisely because of the paragraph formatting problem you mentioned, as well a...
by Todd
2004-11-23 13:57:37
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: Early Adopter Blues
Replies: 11
Views: 6727

Look at all you good people coming to my rescue in a time of word-crunching crisis. In the twenty-four hours since I posted my problem, I got support and commiseration from Seattle, Washington to Sydney, Australia. Now that I’m tearing out my hair over this thing, I should ask you guys for some Roga...
by Todd
2004-11-22 17:22:44
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: Early Adopter Blues
Replies: 11
Views: 6727

Maybe it does come down to that elusive thing called ‘elegance’. I spend so much time processing words, so many hours burning my eyes in front of this LCD, that I want more than just a tool – I want an enjoyable tool. I want a tool that thinks like I do. Elegance is no small thing to me– it is the m...
by Todd
2004-11-22 15:17:40
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: Early Adopter Blues
Replies: 11
Views: 6727

And what sweet-tasting Kool-Aid it has been. To this point, my patience and loyalty have been predicated on the outstanding potential of the product. NWX still feels like a glimpse into the future of word processing. That it remains mostly usable in the present has been like icing on the cake. One f...
by Todd
2004-11-22 13:21:16
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: Early Adopter Blues
Replies: 11
Views: 6727

Early Adopter Blues

It remains a long and winding road. But for now, I am back to Mellel. What happened? That’s what I’d like to know. For the first week of its release, NWX 2.1 was a model citizen, the most powerful writing tool I’d ever used. The next week, all of a sudden, I wasn’t able to write three sentences with...
by Todd
2004-11-17 13:03:56
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: Interaction with other applications
Replies: 1
Views: 1834

This is a compelling idea, Peter. It's reminiscent of one of the better features in iPhoto, in which double-clicking on any photo in your library opens up the photo in an application of your choice (Photoshop, OmniGraffle, GraphicConverter, you name it). No plug-ins are necessary. All you have to do...
by Todd
2004-11-12 19:14:23
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: Kudos and a Quirk
Replies: 3
Views: 2433

Extreme strangeness. But in a good way. While working on the very same document with all the last-line paragraph indents, NWX crashed. I reopened the document – only to find that it had magically fixed itself! All 1,855 last-line indents were gone. No more unwanted page breaks. The entire document w...
by Todd
2004-11-12 17:16:55
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: Kudos and a Quirk
Replies: 3
Views: 2433

Kudos and a Quirk

Hey Nisus people: you’ve done a teriffic job with 2.1. My 200 page document does everything much faster – scrolling, zooming, autosaving, opening, you name it. Looking at the total experience, I think NWX has really turned a corner. With all the features, refinements, and conveniences, it isn’t just...
by Todd
2004-10-12 10:02:29
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: Struggling with booklet
Replies: 15
Views: 9583

Re: Struggling with booklet

If making booklets was easy to implement (in Nisus Writer Express), we would have done it already. "Rome wasn’t built in a day." "Patience is a virtue." (Does anyone have another platitude to add?) "Good things come to those who wait." -Lamentations 3:25 "Patience, n. A minor form of dispair, disgu...
by Todd
2004-10-11 12:04:40
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: Struggling with booklet
Replies: 15
Views: 9583

Re: I tried it. It didn't work.

I didn't spend days researching the product, I just bought what I thought was the OS X version of Nisus. I'm tempted to say 'caveat emptor', because only a few weeks ago this information was easily accessible throughout the Nisus website. I recall reading elaborate statements from both Charles and ...