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by David Waterhouse
2008-08-02 06:29:56
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: small bug in Nisus Writer Pro
Replies: 4
Views: 3096

Re: small bug in Nisus Writer Pro

Many thanks, Geoff! I was not aware of QuickFix. (Is my typing that good?)

David Waterhouse
by David Waterhouse
2008-08-01 18:24:32
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: small bug in Nisus Writer Pro
Replies: 4
Views: 3096

small bug in Nisus Writer Pro

When I type the word "Hawai‘i" with the correct reversed apostrophe (Option-]), Nisus Writer Pro converts the word to "Hawai‘I" (with a capital "I"). One then has to correct the final "I" manually. I believe this is a problem within Nisus, as it does not happen in TextEdit, for example. David Waterh...
by David Waterhouse
2006-12-20 20:25:02
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: Line spacing query
Replies: 9
Views: 9654

line spacing

I too am distressed by the inability of NWE to space lines regularly when two different fonts are used. I frequently need to insert Japanese or Chinese script into text which is otherwise in the roman alphabet; and I do not wish to use the roman fonts that come with Hiragino Mincho, Song or other no...
by David Waterhouse
2006-11-17 21:18:05
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: Feature request poll...
Replies: 39
Views: 36075

footnotes & endnotes

Footnotes and endnotes definitely need more attention! I have been working on a paper which currently has some 55 endnotes. Nisus Writer Express has repeatedly crashed after I have made changes to the endnotes; or at the very least it has developed severe indigestion. I am slightly consoled that as ...
by David Waterhouse
2006-04-19 09:23:14
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: Official Nisus Writer Express 2.7 Beta Thread
Replies: 102
Views: 94967

Well, I just discovered the other "Sort Paragraphs" command (under "Edit"). It does work, if a bit slowly; so all (or nearly all) is forgiven. From now on, I shall ignore Macros altogether.
by David Waterhouse
2006-04-19 09:15:24
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: Official Nisus Writer Express 2.7 Beta Thread
Replies: 102
Views: 94967

I tested "Sort Paragraphs A-Z" a bit further. Beyond preserving attributes, it actually doesn't seem to work at all.
by David Waterhouse
2006-04-19 08:03:37
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: Official Nisus Writer Express 2.7 Beta Thread
Replies: 102
Views: 94967

I immediately tested "Sort Paragraphs" in 2.7 beta 6, to see if the attributes were preserved, and they were. At last, and thank you. However, "Sort Paragraphs Z-A" (if one ever needed it) does not work at all; and, more seriously, at the cursor insertion point a lot of strange computer commands arr...
by David Waterhouse
2006-04-13 08:13:37
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: Official Nisus Writer Express 2.7 Beta Thread
Replies: 102
Views: 94967

I tried out Beta 5 this morning; and, while it is much more responsive than, say, 2.6.1, it is still not foolproof. After only a few minutes of making adjustments to the spacing in my footnotes I (again) got the message about an internal error occurring. I then re-opened my file twice more in Beta 5...
by David Waterhouse
2005-11-18 09:02:35
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: problem copying from Nisus Writer Classic to NWE 2.5
Replies: 5
Views: 4714

With the kind help of Martin from Nisus, both my problems are solved. I had been using primitive methods of transferring files from Classic to NWE 2.5, with either Copy & Paste, or Drag and Drop. They ought to work, but don't. If instead one uses Command-O from NWE, then selects a Classic File from ...
by David Waterhouse
2005-11-15 16:48:43
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: problem copying from Nisus Writer Classic to NWE 2.5
Replies: 5
Views: 4714

I am glad to know that I am not the only person having difficulties converting Classic files to NWE 2.5. Further to my previous note, I have just spent several days (yes, days) correcting a 64-page bibliography which mingles Roman ("Regular") and Italic typeface with Japanese script (mostly kanji). ...
by David Waterhouse
2005-11-03 20:49:16
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: problem copying from Nisus Writer Classic to NWE 2.5
Replies: 5
Views: 4714

problem copying from Nisus Writer Classic to NWE 2.5

I have started the painful process of transferring a large number of text files from Nisus Writer Classic to Nisus Writer Express 2.5; and run into peculiar problems. One recurrent one is that text converted to NWE 2.5 sometimes displays as an immensely long column of single characters, instead of t...
by David Waterhouse
2005-10-10 20:34:48
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: macro woes
Replies: 6
Views: 4580

Thank you, Martin, for your encouraging reply. I look forward eagerly to this improvement. I am aware that the italic problem in "Sort Paragraphs" is not what Woodson was reporting; but I think I did also encounter his difficulty when hitting "Command A" prior to clicking on "Sort Paragraphs". Thoug...
by David Waterhouse
2005-10-08 09:26:42
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: macro woes
Replies: 6
Views: 4580

I think I have encountered the same problem when trying to alphabetise lists. In the old Nisus Writer "sort paragraphs" was under "Edit", and it worked like a charm. Now for some reason it is under "Macro", and it does not work well at all. In particular, as Express Help explains, without the hint o...
by David Waterhouse
2004-10-11 17:51:39
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: Quickeys & Nisus Writer Express
Replies: 6
Views: 4546

Thank you, Craig, for your suggestion regarding macros. I have never really understood how to manipulate them, but will experiment. From my point of view the simplest solution, though, would be to make Quickeys fully functional in Nisus Writer Express 2.0 (and in Mellel, for that matter). DAVID WATE...
by David Waterhouse
2004-10-11 16:40:23
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: Quickeys & Nisus Writer Express
Replies: 6
Views: 4546

Thank you for your suggestion. I had already set Menu Keys in the Nisus Preferences to switch between various fonts, but it does'nt work very well, and I have to depress several keys to do what Quickeys would do with a single one. Also the Nisus Preference, "Switch keyboard layout when language chan...