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by waltzmn
2020-08-16 15:13:45
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro Macros
Topic: Turning styled text into tagged text
Replies: 2
Views: 967

Re: Turning styled text into tagged text

phspaelti wrote: In current NWP language you will need to use the formatting attributes. You can get the attributes for any location in the text of a document like so: {etc.] Amazingly impressive. I wasn't even sure there was a way, and you gave me two! Thank you again for all your knowledge and all...
by waltzmn
2020-08-16 08:39:52
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro Macros
Topic: Turning styled text into tagged text
Replies: 2
Views: 967

Turning styled text into tagged text

This one takes me back a long, long way.... Back in the NisusWriter Classic days, I created a macro that would convert a formatted document into a markup language (in this case, Quark XPress tags). The most important part of this process, and the one I don't know how to recreate, was reading the rul...
by waltzmn
2020-07-31 07:56:24
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: nisus/word issues (including Hebrew)
Replies: 6
Views: 2048

Re: nisus/word issues (including Hebrew)

It was many years ago. It certainly wasn't NWP 3.x; it might even have preceded 2.x. Long enough that I'm not sure. :-) And it was only a few words of Hebrew. I should have caught it myself, but the book editor was so hard to deal with that I never looked at the finished product until after it was p...
by waltzmn
2020-07-31 05:49:47
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: nisus/word issues (including Hebrew)
Replies: 6
Views: 2048

Re: nisus/word issues (including Hebrew)

I doubt I can help with this, except to confirm your issue #2 -- when one of my NWP files was opened in Word, it reversed the Hebrew. (And no one noticed, so the book was published with the Hebrew backward. Ouch.) But I have a question that might help others: Is your document ALL Hebrew, or does it ...
by waltzmn
2020-06-26 11:48:47
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: NW for iPad?
Replies: 112
Views: 128541

Re: NW for iPad?

I agree with those who would like to give Nisus Software money, because I want to keep the company and their software around. But I find myself wondering. Obviously the new Macs, and Catalyst, should make it easier to bring NisusWriter to the iPad. But porting a program requires more than just re-co...
by waltzmn
2020-02-24 15:47:37
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro Macros
Topic: Variable Typing
Replies: 5
Views: 4473

Re: Variable Typing

martin wrote: That's always a good idea! I'll see about adding some cross-references between the topics you've discussed. Thanks :) Thank you. I can think of some cases where not casting types is useful, but they're mostly for debugging. (Real debugging, not joke code such as I used in this thread.)...
by waltzmn
2020-02-23 17:10:28
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro Macros
Topic: Variable Typing
Replies: 5
Views: 4473

Re: Variable Typing

Thanks for your reply. Both your knowledge and your willingness to share are amazing. phspaelti wrote: I think this stuff is explained reasonably well in the Macro Language reference in appropriate places. I'm not sure that there is a simple answer, probably because the underlying implementation is ...
by waltzmn
2020-02-23 08:14:01
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro Macros
Topic: Variable Typing
Replies: 5
Views: 4473

Variable Typing

Nisusy folks: I'm intermittently teaching someone about programming with NWP macros. I was recently trying to explain the concept of variable typing. I wrote a tiny piece of example code: $Name = 'George' $Number = 3 $FullName = $Name + $Number My goal, quite frankly, was to have this fail with a ty...
by waltzmn
2020-02-10 10:55:43
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: removing page break mid-paragraph
Replies: 18
Views: 5359

Re: removing page break mid-paragraph

This is only a wild thought, but I notice that your document is fairly long -- and has curious page numbering. The page number in your screen shot is 21, yet the bar at the bottom says you're on page 3 of 16. This raises two thoughts: 1. Long documents take time -- a lot of time -- to repaginate, an...
by waltzmn
2019-12-30 06:39:19
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro Macros
Topic: Foreach Command and Variable Scope
Replies: 2
Views: 2571

Re: Foreach Command and Variable Scope

phspaelti wrote: Note that the foreach loop has a variant that allows you to get the index of the current value: foreach $i, $value in $values $values[$i] = … end That did it! Thank you again. At this point, pending field testing, the macro seems to be done, so maybe you'll be through with me for a ...
by waltzmn
2019-12-29 10:04:47
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro Macros
Topic: Foreach Command and Variable Scope
Replies: 2
Views: 2571

Foreach Command and Variable Scope

Hello again, kind people. Apologies again for being apparently the only user asking questions here. At least I'm giving you something to read -- and I'm definitely learning things! I'm still working on this CSV macro, and am having a problem, I think, with variable scope. What I need to do is take a...
by waltzmn
2019-12-28 07:00:23
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro Macros
Topic: Boolean Operation Evaluation
Replies: 3
Views: 3660

Re: Boolean Operation Evaluation

In reply to: phspaelti » 2019-12-27 22:34:43 Hello Bob, Have you tried them? :wink: Yes, I had tried them -- that's how I knew that an invalid test halted the macro instead of, say, reporting an error and asking to continue. :-) But I didn't know if there was a general rule. If it's in the manual, I...
by waltzmn
2019-12-27 17:15:27
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro Macros
Topic: Boolean Operation Evaluation
Replies: 3
Views: 3660

Boolean Operation Evaluation

Boolean Operation Evaluation Good People -- I seem to be the only person asking questions these days. :-) Apologies twice for taking so much of your time, because I'm going to start with a lecture. NisusWriter macros allow two binary Boolean operators, AND (&&) and OR (||). AND is true if both state...
by waltzmn
2019-12-23 12:01:43
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro Macros
Topic: Why does the Split object surround everything with quotation marks?
Replies: 4
Views: 3228

Re: Why does the Split object surround everything with quotation marks?

Many thanks for all the help! on 2019-12-23 12:04:59 phspaelti wrote: Hello Bob, Just to answer your immediate question, it isn't the the .split command that is putting quotes around things, it's the Type text command that's doing that. Or to put it more accurately, the Type text creates a string co...
by waltzmn
2019-12-23 07:03:25
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro Macros
Topic: Why does the Split object surround everything with quotation marks?
Replies: 4
Views: 3228

Why does the Split object surround everything with quotation marks?

Good people, I'm working on a macro to take data from one CSV file, reformat it, and export it as another CSV file. And learning how much I didn't know about the macro language while I'm at it. :-) To load the data from the first CSV file, I'm using the .split command: $TheFields = $MyCurrentRecord....