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by Jzents
2006-11-17 19:39:53
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: Feature request poll...
Replies: 39
Views: 33423

Re: Feature request poll...

I know that we have covered this before, but not in a poll. This might help the developers understand our needs a bit better. Scott One thing that I think you overlooked for many of us academics is more control over the way footnotes are displayed, how the number in the note looks and so on. Cheers!
by Jzents
2006-09-11 09:34:22
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: Off topic
Replies: 15
Views: 13901

Re: and

What kind of things do you use it for? I have used it to create folder actions. For example, when students send me work, I want to make sure it is not confused with stuff I have graded. I created a folder action that takes the file I drop in the folder, which I just got from the student, it adds th...
by Jzents
2006-08-23 15:36:11
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: 3.0 Feature Request List
Replies: 129
Views: 111831

midwinter wrote:Wow. I hadn't noticed that Pages did comments now. Do they transfer to Word?
Yup, and the comments you make in Word will come back into pages. Cheers!
by Jzents
2006-08-19 07:21:47
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: 3.0 Feature Request List
Replies: 129
Views: 111831

I concur about the style-based all-caps/small-caps. That would be incredibly useful, for things like titles or subheadings or what-have-you. I do it in CSS, and I want to do it in Express! Well, if NWE is going to support Unicode systematically then in will only be able to have small caps in those ...
by Jzents
2006-08-09 05:09:50
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: Apparent Limit on Number of Words in Single Project
Replies: 11
Views: 9574

Re: Problem getting worse — need advice

I have 768 MB memory with no other applications running. The problem appears to be getting worse. Instead of days before this appears (after restarting Nisus) it is now hours. Can you tell me how to do the remedies you recommended, or at least point me at the instructions? How do I uninstall and re...
by Jzents
2006-07-31 17:56:52
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: Apparent Limit on Number of Words in Single Project
Replies: 11
Views: 9574

How much memory do you have installed? What other applications are running at this time? Have you tried uninstalling and reinstalling NWE to make sure you do not have a corrupt file? Have you checked your fonts in Font Book to insure that none of the fonts in your novel are corrupt? Just a few quest...
by Jzents
2006-06-13 19:28:14
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: Keyboard shortcut for Macros: problem
Replies: 2
Views: 3165

Re: Keyboard shortcut for Macros: problem

Making the Macro is no problem. But trying to assign the keyboard shortcut via Menu Keys doesn't work. Though it shows up on the drop down menu, applying the keyboard press has only the effect of unselecting the text. The macro itself works OK, but only via the Macro dropdown, which is too slow to ...
by Jzents
2006-05-02 14:06:34
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: what are the advantages of NWE over Mellel?
Replies: 29
Views: 25541

There is one point where I have to give the advantage to Mellel. If you use iListen as much as I do you will have noticed that Nisus is not nearly as responsive as Mellel is when dictating. Nisus will often bog down and get very slow. Correcting text is not nearly as quick in Nisus as it is in Melle...
by Jzents
2006-05-02 10:34:43
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: what are the advantages of NWE over Mellel?
Replies: 29
Views: 25541

The distinction to be made is between Greek with precomposed diacriticals and with combining diacriticals. For most uses of ancient Greek, the precomposed versions are fine - and so can be handled adequately by Mellel or Word. However, not all diacriticals that I need in my work come in precomposed...
by Jzents
2006-05-02 06:22:18
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: what are the advantages of NWE over Mellel?
Replies: 29
Views: 25541

One word: unicode. I stuck with Mellel for a while because I discovered unicode (when Word for Mac didn't support it) and saw that it was the future of computing for those using non-Roman alphabets; at the time, NWE was very basic (didn't even do footnotes). But as I discovered more about unicode, ...
by Jzents
2006-05-01 09:12:19
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: what are the advantages of NWE over Mellel?
Replies: 29
Views: 25541

One word: unicode. I stuck with Mellel for a while because I discovered unicode (when Word for Mac didn't support it) and saw that it was the future of computing for those using non-Roman alphabets; at the time, NWE was very basic (didn't even do footnotes). But as I discovered more about unicode, ...
by Jzents
2006-02-21 18:26:45
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: change space between text and footnotes?
Replies: 2
Views: 2891

Re: change space between text and footnotes?

TimL wrote:Is there a way to change the space between the text and where the line begins that separates the footnotes? Right now they are too close together.
Good question, I did some playing around with various settings and did not find one that would change that. Sorry!
by Jzents
2006-02-15 12:13:36
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: what are the advantages of NWE over Mellel?
Replies: 29
Views: 25541

I find myself unable to do without either of them. Mellel provides much better control over footnote format than NWE. As an academic that is very important at times, as is its integration with Bookends©. On the other hand, I do outlines for students a lot, and I prefer Legal outline form (e.g., 1, 1...
by Jzents
2006-02-11 19:08:19
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: NWE Seems To Be Working OK
Replies: 8
Views: 5528

I have just, I *think*, completed my first major project in NWE. 27 pages of text. 32 footnotes. 3 pages of works cited. Begun on the road in July in a dorm room in Limerick, Ireland and in a rented apt in SW London. Completed (again on the road) in Albuquerque, NM. Even writing all of this in vari...
by Jzents
2006-02-02 12:10:36
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: Non-responsive buttons in tooldrawer
Replies: 2
Views: 3001

Re: Non-responsive buttons in tooldrawer

Upon opening a new document, I first tried to change top and bottom margins to 1" only (rather than default 1.25") by grabbing and pulling them right on the page. The top one changed; the bottom one did not respond. Opened the Tool Drawer, under Margins, tried to put cursor into margin measurement ...