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by rallx
2007-07-17 07:38:59
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Date and time stamps
Replies: 7
Views: 8782

...if you were doing something like you describe, you when would you want the date action to happen? I would suggest, when you close or save the file. Even better, would be something that told you when you last added something, i.e. automatic dating of change . I believe that NisusWriter classic ha...
by rallx
2007-07-15 18:52:46
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Date and time stamps
Replies: 7
Views: 8782

Actually, all four would be useful in different contexts. We have #1 now. Personally, I can type the date just as fast as I remember that there is a macro and mouse up to the macros menu to find it. #2 would be great for stationery. Even #4 would be useful any time you want a document to report when...
by rallx
2007-07-14 17:20:10
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Date and time stamps
Replies: 7
Views: 8782

The problem with the macros is that the dates they provide are static. This makes them unsuited for template docs such as letter stationery. IMO, The old Nisus Writer classic handled dates as autonumbers almost perfectly. I believe the user was presented with the option to convert the dates to stati...
by rallx
2007-07-09 03:25:20
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Capitalization
Replies: 28
Views: 23126

Capitalizing first letters with powerFind

Here is a simple PowerFindPro search and replace strings to capitalize first words of sentences. This particular example also replaces more than one space with between sentences with just one. 1. Paste this (omit quotes) into the Find What box: ". +([a-z])" 2. Paste this (also omit quotes) into the ...
by rallx
2005-02-25 16:41:14
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: NWE v Apple Pages
Replies: 44
Views: 32036

midwinter wrote: Omniweb's model is *exactly* what I'm pushing for. An optional document manager in a drawer. No other word processors offer anything like this.
Actually, BBEdit and the now free Text Wrangler do have this function, but they are text editors, not word processors.
by rallx
2005-02-25 16:31:32
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: NWE v Apple Pages
Replies: 44
Views: 32036

midwinter wrote: Omniweb's model is *exactly* what I'm pushing for. An optional document manager in a drawer. No other word processors offer anything like this.
Actually, BBEdit and the now free Text Wrangler do have this function, but they are text editors, not word processors.
by rallx
2005-02-11 20:03:47
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: NWE v Apple Pages
Replies: 44
Views: 32036

On a related note, if we were to focus on one or two things to improve long document support in Nisus Writer Express, what would you say it should be? Typing speed? File open time? Find/Replace performance? More writing tools of some type? Something else? Find and replace needs to be faster, but ev...
by rallx
2005-02-07 19:55:28
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: NWE v Apple Pages
Replies: 44
Views: 32036

Someone asked which features makes Nisus Writer better suited for writing than Pages. Here are some of the things I enjoy (as one of the people the created it and use it everyday): ... PS. Someone mentioned that they still need bullets and numbering to use Nisus Writer. This is actually one of the ...
by rallx
2005-02-03 13:30:14
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: NWE v Apple Pages
Replies: 44
Views: 32036

I still dream of the perfect (almost perfect would do) word processor, particularly because I used to have it. It was called Nisus Classic (sniff, sniff). I can't agree with you more. NWE suffers not so much in comparison to Word, Pages, or Mellel but in comparison to its former self, NisusWriter C...
by rallx
2005-02-02 14:01:38
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: NWE v Apple Pages
Replies: 44
Views: 32036

Have fun writing an endnote in Pages. ;) True, I forgot about endnotes, probably because I don't use them but I'm sure for many this is a make or break deal 1) Pages wants me to use a template and a style. Even if I don't want to use a template. And even if I'm using a blank template, it's still a ...
by rallx
2005-02-02 12:03:14
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: NWE v Apple Pages
Replies: 44
Views: 32036

though I don't really think it is appropriate to discuss Pages here in the NWE forum -- this place is supposed to be about NWE after all -- I am curious about what people think are the writing **tools** that Pages lacks but that NWE has? True NWE has grep find (though currently still buggy) which Pa...
by rallx
2005-01-17 07:52:40
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: Tab positions
Replies: 5
Views: 5692

Hi Blurble: Our next release is currently planned before the middle of 2005, but we have not set a release date yet. -Charles Hi Charles, With all due respect, and without knowing what your manpower and other commitments are, from a user's perspective, I would hope that you would have a maintenance...
by rallx
2005-01-11 14:11:13
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: Look what Apple did!
Replies: 22
Views: 19534

Hard to tell from the propaganda and the famous reality distortion field. The initial releases of iCal and Keynote were both painfully slow and bug ridden. Pages may have the a lot of promise, as does NWE, but we'll have to wait until someone outside of Apple has seen it and tried to stick their 200...
by rallx
2005-01-07 07:58:16
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: PowerFind problems?
Replies: 12
Views: 8230

Yes, PowerFind and PowerFindPro are still broken in v. 2.1.1 such that they cannot be depended on for any complex search using found metacharacters. If I have: 12-34-56 and specify find what: ([0-9]+)-([0-9]+)-([0-9]+) and replace with: \3xxx\2xxx\1 I get: xxxxxx when the correct result should be: 5...
by rallx
2004-12-16 07:40:45
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: Nisus compared to Mellel... is this accurate?!
Replies: 11
Views: 8648

It looks like the comparison was partly updated for NWE 2.1 but not entirely. For example, one of the footnotes says "Tables > NWE, Notes > NWE: Nisus Writer Express does not support a table or a notes option and consequently gets "No" throughout those categories." Which seems to apply to 1.x but no...