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by withoutFeathers
2018-02-18 16:00:54
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Crash and no sign of document in manager
Replies: 1
Views: 434

Crash and no sign of document in manager

Hi, Just had a power failure, computer down. In earlier versions of Nisus I usually retrieved my crashed file from the Document manager, but this time no sign of it there at all. This is very sad and annoying; lost 30 minutes of work that I was deeply involved in. :( I'd like to ask if this is relat...
by withoutFeathers
2017-03-06 20:15:49
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Nisus/Apple breaking at non-syllables, off by 1 letter
Replies: 5
Views: 1466

Re: Nisus/Apple breaking at non-syllables, off by 1 letter

You could try installing additional English hyphenation dictionaries, which Nisus Writer can detect. I found some extra English hyphenation dictionaries on a LibreOffice web page. You'll want the file called hyph_en_US.dic or hyph_en_GB.dic . Then follow the instructions in our FAQ topic to make th...
by withoutFeathers
2017-03-06 12:41:05
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Feature Req — Enhanced Typogr Spacing and Hyphenation
Replies: 0
Views: 1303

Feature Req — Enhanced Typogr Spacing and Hyphenation

Hi, I'd like to know if the following typographic final-compositor tools will be available in Nisus within the next year. I asked about this a couple of years ago, and I think it's time to ask again. :P I mean the tools available like these screen-shots of InDesign: the word-spacing, letter-spacing,...
by withoutFeathers
2017-03-05 11:33:04
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Autosave minutes -- from my last save, or absolute?
Replies: 7
Views: 1723

Re: Autosave minutes -- from my last save, or absolute?

Annoyingly, when I save my work and then go away to work in another program, or sleep the computer, and come back, Autosave saves again immediately. . Let's consider your 30 minute autosave period with this hypothetical work schedule: 0:00 Start editing a document in Nisus Writer. 0:10 Finish editi...
by withoutFeathers
2017-03-05 11:16:52
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Nisus/Apple breaking at non-syllables, off by 1 letter
Replies: 5
Views: 1466

Re: Nisus/Apple breaking at non-syllables, off by 1 letter

I'm not seeing this problem. I tried on OSX 10.11 with the settings you gave, in a small test document, and "challenging" is hyphenated correcting as challeng-ing. This is very strange, because I'm on 10.11 and I've just tested both Nisus and TextEdit, and both have the errors in multiple words. Wh...
by withoutFeathers
2017-03-04 09:10:43
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Nisus/Apple breaking at non-syllables, off by 1 letter
Replies: 5
Views: 1466

Re: Nisus/Apple breaking at non-syllables, off by 1 letter

I'm not seeing this problem. I tried on OSX 10.11 with the settings you gave, in a small test document, and "challenging" is hyphenated correcting as challeng-ing. Would you be able to send us your document, to see if the problem depends on the full document? Thanks, but alas, I'm not free to do th...
by withoutFeathers
2017-02-26 20:28:55
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Nisus/Apple breaking at non-syllables, off by 1 letter
Replies: 5
Views: 1466

Nisus/Apple breaking at non-syllables, off by 1 letter

Hi, I'm working on a long book, and recently changed from OS 10.6 to 10.11. I now discover what appears to be a bug in the Apple hyphenation in El Capitan: it's sometimes off by one letter, and always in the same way. An example would be 'challenging'. The correct hyphenation, which used to be there...
by withoutFeathers
2017-02-26 18:32:53
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Autosave minutes -- from my last save, or absolute?
Replies: 7
Views: 1723

Re: Autosave minutes -- from my last save, or absolute?

Can it be changed? Almost certainly not. Most likely an Apple thing, as the NSDocument class which handles this kind of thing is wired to autosave on various events, and application switching is one of them. Definitely annoying. But I'm not having it happen just by application switching, as far as ...
by withoutFeathers
2017-02-15 10:00:42
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Autosave minutes -- from my last save, or absolute?
Replies: 7
Views: 1723

Re: Autosave minutes -- from my last save, or absolute?

Thank you, I now have Autosave set to 30 minutes, and I manually save regularly every few minutes, so I almost never see Autosave. One exception, which I consider a bug -- I don't know if it's Apple's bug, or if you can control it. It's perhaps related to this: I should say that autosave timing is n...
by withoutFeathers
2017-02-08 11:06:21
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Autosave minutes -- from my last save, or absolute?
Replies: 7
Views: 1723

Autosave minutes -- from my last save, or absolute?

Hi, I'm attempting to discern if Autosave is working correctly (I've had some trouble understanding it), and to do that I need to know what it's designed to do. Question: If I set Autosave to 30 minutes, should this 30 minutes always be measured from my last manual save, or is it absolute? Examples:...
by withoutFeathers
2016-11-25 20:18:36
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Soft hyphenation now uses en-dash?
Replies: 3
Views: 1108

Re: Soft hyphenation now uses en-dash?

withoutFeathers - Hope that helps - ninjagame Hi ninjagame, Thank you for your attention to this matter. :) None of your suggestions fixed it... :D ...but working through them jogged my memory and caused me to understand what's going on. In short, for anyone else who has this problem, it seems that...
by withoutFeathers
2016-11-24 17:57:45
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Soft hyphenation now uses en-dash?
Replies: 3
Views: 1108

Soft hyphenation now uses en-dash?

Hi, I just upgraded the Mac Os to 10.11 from 10.6.8, and Nisus itself to 2.1.5. The main problem: Soft hyphens now insert an incorrect longer dash, I believe an en-dash, instead of a true hyphen. This is annoying. Why would Apple suddenly decide to throw out 500 years of typography? :roll: Plus, hyp...
by withoutFeathers
2016-11-14 18:12:12
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: PDF prints to boxes instead of font characters
Replies: 5
Views: 1425

Re: PDF prints to boxes instead of font characters

You've already listed some good ideas on how to possibly resolve your problem. I think clearing out your font caches is a very good idea, as corrupt font caches have been known to cause these kinds of problems. Please let us know how it goes. After a lot of reading online and some dead ends, I appe...
by withoutFeathers
2016-11-13 11:59:57
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: PDF prints to boxes instead of font characters
Replies: 5
Views: 1425

Re: PDF prints to boxes instead of font characters

Hi, Update: I haven't solved this, but it's not a Nisus Issue. It happens only with a single font -- New Century Schoolbook. It happens with that font also in TextEdit (my first test of TextEdit had a different font, so I didn't see the issue). NCS is a truetype font, it validates in FontBook, I've ...
by withoutFeathers
2016-11-12 20:38:25
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: PDF prints to boxes instead of font characters
Replies: 5
Views: 1425

PDF prints to boxes instead of font characters

Hi, Two weeks ago I upgraded my OS from 10.6.8 to 10.11.6, and my Nisus Pro to 2.1.5. Everything else seems to work normally throughout the OS, and with Nisus, but I just tried printing and exporting to PDF (from .rtf), and I get all boxes. 1. This shows in Print Preview, as well as Export. 2. This ...