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by phspaelti
2019-01-04 16:25:31
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Upgrading Files
Replies: 5
Views: 1526

Re: Upgrading Files

Hello Daniel, NWP's file format is .rtf which originally was a MS format, I believe. In my (limited) experience, Word opens rtf files just fine, and most Word users click on the rtf files I send them and are none the wiser, though Apple users might see the file open in TextEdit instead. Personally I...
by phspaelti
2018-12-29 06:24:56
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: GREP
Replies: 6
Views: 1904

Re: GREP

Hello levelbest, first let me make one important fix to Vance's basic idea. You shouldn't use the AnyTextCharacter wildcard. Spaces count as text characters and you are seeking to eliminate periods not followed by space. So you should probably use AnyWordCharacter instead. Now let's talk about the w...
by phspaelti
2018-12-23 23:34:26
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Word underline
Replies: 13
Views: 2766

Re: Word underline

Well, all of this quickly runs into the usual problem: should I write a quick-and-dirty macro that works for me, or try to create a new feature that works in the general case. I tend to find the latter to be something with diminishing returns. I personally believe one should avoid underline altogeth...
by phspaelti
2018-12-23 21:41:42
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Word underline
Replies: 13
Views: 2766

Re: Word underline

With a bit of fooling around, I managed to get a macro that does what I want — mostly. In the process, though, I discovered a curious thing: the “|” operator in the Find/Replace system is not commutative. If you had asked me beforehand I wouldn't have been able to answer that, but I'm not surprised...
by phspaelti
2018-12-21 19:29:46
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: manual
Replies: 9
Views: 2731

Re: manual

On the subject of fonts, it seems you can’t now type in a font name in the Character Palette. I agree this is something you should be able to do. Typing the font name in the character palette works for me. :? What might be confusing is that there are two modes "Expanded" and "Condensed". The latter...
by phspaelti
2018-12-21 08:07:01
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: To Bold all text between parentheses
Replies: 7
Views: 2731

Re: To Bold all text between parentheses

AnyCharacter is generally going to be your best bet in most cases Actually I take that back. This is something that I find a bit annoying about the Nisus Wildcards. The most common wildcard in Regex is '.'. This is actually AnyTextCharacter in Nisus. The AnyCharacter wildcard in Nisus is actually t...
by phspaelti
2018-12-21 07:47:08
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: To Bold all text between parentheses
Replies: 7
Views: 2731

Re: To Bold all text between parentheses

Hello aghazzawi, However, what is the way to know which "string" to use for different situations? For example, even if I figured out using 1+Shortest, I would not have guessed to precede it with AnyCharacter. That's a very good question. Unfortunately there is not really an easy answer. Here are som...
by phspaelti
2018-12-07 08:50:20
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro Macros
Topic: Window objects
Replies: 2
Views: 1020

Re: Window objects

This is not correct. The window position and size for a document window can be accessed and also changed using the Nisus macro language.This is done using document properties: $doc.windowOrigin and $doc.windowSize (I'm pretty sure I have posted a macro example like that on this forum somewhere.) But...
by phspaelti
2018-11-26 23:35:31
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Nonstandard Page Numbering
Replies: 5
Views: 1995

Re: Nonstandard Page Numbering

Yeah. That greyed out "Restart At" box is probably confusing. That box becomes active if you have multiple sections, since once you have a second section you can re- start the numbering. But it would be nice if Nisus could have the label display "Start at" in the first section, instead of the greyed...
by phspaelti
2018-11-21 04:29:17
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro Macros
Topic: Case Sensitivity?
Replies: 3
Views: 1284

Re: Case Sensitivity?

Generally the rule is: Variable names, Menu Command names, as well as Object names along with their properties and commands are all case sensitive. Macro language keywords ('if', 'foreach', etc.) are not. I think the basic division is reasonable. The property and command names use a camelCase system...
by phspaelti
2018-11-20 18:24:27
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: PDF Opens One Page Only
Replies: 6
Views: 1994

Re: PDF Opens One Page Only

Hello Vance, if you want to insert single pages of a pdf into a Nisus document, you could use the following procedure. First extract the page images from the pdf into a folder. (I use a program like Graphic Converter for this). Then you can use a macro like this to insert them into the Nisus documen...
by phspaelti
2018-11-19 17:35:01
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: List formatting
Replies: 14
Views: 5710

Re: List formatting

And a short addition. To make inserting a Heading style more convenient one can use a macro like the following to insert the Heading style. Just attach the macro to the preferred shortcut for the heading style. Type Newline # Optional convenience Paragraph Style:Heading 1 if Find '^.+\t', 'Eb' Chara...
by phspaelti
2018-11-19 16:28:41
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: List formatting
Replies: 14
Views: 5710

Re: List formatting

One possibility is that of using a character style to remove formatting of this kind. While the following solution is a kludge it can be made to work. While a character style cannot directly be given a feature "Unbold" or "No Underline", the trick is to first define a "dummy" character style with al...
by phspaelti
2018-11-19 09:10:13
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Two Language Fonts in Styles?
Replies: 4
Views: 1475

Re: Two Language Fonts in Styles?

Actually the keyboard is associated with the language attribute. You should go to Preferences > Language , then choose the language. Then you can set dictionaries, and preferred keyboard settings as appropriate for the language. Font behavior can also be set there. So depending on how you work just ...
by phspaelti
2018-11-19 08:12:13
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Two Language Fonts in Styles?
Replies: 4
Views: 1475

Re: Two Language Fonts in Styles?

There is no way to tell a single style that "these characters should be in font A and those characters in font B". But (what I think) is the better way to handle such situations is to create "language" character styles. So in your case you could create a character style "Hebrew", and attach the lang...