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by cchapin
2011-03-26 18:58:18
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Odd interaction with Knox
Replies: 1
Views: 1115

Odd interaction with Knox

I'm experiencing a peculiar interaction between Knox and Nisus Writer Pro. (Knox is a secure desk image utility from Agile Web Solutions.) I keep a number of confidential documents in several Knox vaults. Sometimes when I launch Nisus Writer Pro, a vault will open without any intervention on my faul...
by cchapin
2007-03-11 18:42:41
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: Spacing after section break
Replies: 6
Views: 6342

Actually I like the behavior as it is. For instance, I have 12 points before paragraphs in my basic Paragraph style, but I don't want 12 points of blank space at the top of a page. If I do want that spacing, I'll put it in manually.

--Craig
by cchapin
2007-02-24 11:40:43
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: Avery Label templates in NWE???
Replies: 7
Views: 12576

I don't know an easy way. A hard way, and one I wouldn't recommend, is to create a table and try to match the dimensions of the labels on the sheet as closely as possible. What I do when I need to generate labels is to use either NeoOffice (free) or FileMaker (not free). (Recently I haven't been abl...
by cchapin
2007-02-13 14:24:26
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: extract email addresses, Powerfind not working
Replies: 6
Views: 5205

Here's a screenshot of a Find-Replace dialog that worked for me. http://www.crchapin.com/etc/Nisus/NWE_Find.png This is PowerFind, not PowerFind Pro. To get the parentheses, click the gear button, choose Match and then Found. To get Found2, click the gear button, choose Match, then Found2. I hope th...
by cchapin
2007-01-29 15:07:24
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: crash, crash, crash
Replies: 9
Views: 7384

Sorry to hear that you're having these kinds of problems, foobar. I'm sure others can do a better job of suggesting ways to prevent crashes (delete preferences, repair permissions or whatever). I'll just tell you my experience. I had to deal with crashes with the early versions of Nisus Writer Expre...
by cchapin
2007-01-29 11:43:10
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: ~/Documents/Nisus Documents/Backups
Replies: 9
Views: 7010

For the time being, could Anne do what she wants with Folder Actions? Whenever anything is saved to the Nisus Documents folder (or another folder chosen for this purpose), I believe a folder action could copy it to the USB device. However, for this to work, I suspect that the USB device would have t...
by cchapin
2007-01-29 11:00:09
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: Any way to auto-complete an em dash?
Replies: 24
Views: 15113

I'd be glad to share. The macros are extremely simple. First, create a Comment character style. Mine uses a brown font color and a yellow highlight, but you can set yours up however you like. You can keep it in your Nisus New File or a special-purpose template. If you are working on a document creat...
by cchapin
2007-01-29 10:23:39
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: Request: Forum or Repository for Macros & Scripts
Replies: 3
Views: 3736

I second the motion.

--Craig
by cchapin
2007-01-29 07:28:12
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: Any way to auto-complete an em dash?
Replies: 24
Views: 15113

Another option--and this is what my wife/partner and I do when working together on translations--is to use a Comment character style. We each have our own color-coded style. This puts the comments in line with the text, which could be an advantage or a disadvantage in your case. We also have a simpl...
by cchapin
2006-12-05 08:41:26
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: non-breaking hyphen
Replies: 9
Views: 7116

martin wrote:You could also load a macro that inserts a non-breaking hyphen and then assign it a keyboard shortcut.
But wouldn't that be an obvious and more elegant solution?

--Craig
by cchapin
2006-12-05 08:39:24
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: Can you create a text box?
Replies: 3
Views: 3517

As Midwinter wrote, there isn't currently a way to create a text box. You might be able to get the results you want through a very inelegant workaround. You could create two columns on the first page, using the Columns palette in the Sections palette group. Then create a new section with only one co...
by cchapin
2006-12-03 19:24:10
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: Line spacing query
Replies: 9
Views: 7611

I do not believe so, but mine is not the most authoritative answer you could hope for.

--Craig
by cchapin
2006-12-03 19:22:38
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: non-breaking hyphen
Replies: 9
Views: 7116

To add a character to Favorites in the Tiger Character Palette (other OS versions might be slightly different)... 1. Select the character. 2. Click the gear at the lower left of the palette. 3. Click "Add to Favorites" from the menu. You might consider setting something up with QuickFix. If there ar...
by cchapin
2006-10-29 18:28:39
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: 2.7 bugs - parenthesis-enclosed "c" and quote mark
Replies: 8
Views: 6908

Two ideas for you to try. 1. Don't bother with the tab set at all. When you set margins for a hanging indent, Nisus Writer Express automatically sets a tab at the left margin for second and subsequent lines. It doesn't appear in the ruler bar, but it is there. 2. Try double-clicking a tab arrow or a...
by cchapin
2006-10-28 15:34:56
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: What do you write with Nisus (Writer Express)
Replies: 29
Views: 22020

letters
envelopes
translations of documents heavy with tables
essays
forms
invoices
how-to manuals
directions
lists
notes for organizing thoughts
presentations
sermons
speeches
lesson plans
articles for newsletters
etc.