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by Patrick J
2013-11-02 10:23:52
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: .nisus ?
Replies: 12
Views: 8620

.nisus ?

I think it is great that Nisus Writer saves the files as .rtf on OS X, however there is one downside to this for me. I have loads of .rtf files created with TextEdit which are just notes on things, most usually notes on things which are also in the folder containing the note. I quite like being able...
by Patrick J
2013-11-01 22:53:49
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: How to find accidental repeated words
Replies: 10
Views: 4340

Re: How to find accidental repeated words

Many thanks, Martin. I've loaded it and am ready to go! I was thinking mainly of some instances of "that that" -- a rather clumsy but sometimes useful construction. Actually, I was thinking there must be others, but then the more I thought about it, the more I came to think "that that" was the only...
by Patrick J
2013-11-01 15:31:34
Forum: The Blank Page
Topic: Apple and RTF
Replies: 8
Views: 11683

Re: Apple and RTF

I don't think this new iWork suit is cut down because of the re-baseling business. I think that Apple have analysed how much of the features people use in an office suite and that analysis has shown them that 90% of people use a tiny amount of the available features. When I've worked in offices myse...
by Patrick J
2007-03-21 07:40:59
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: Comments: A Question
Replies: 14
Views: 15895

Agreed. I'd like to see them as well. I remember when I moved from Word 5.1a to Nisus Writer in the early nineties the thing I missed was the comments in Word. I rather like the implementation in Word 5.1a and preferred it to the current Word. Pages looks neater than the current Word system. I'm ve...
by Patrick J
2007-03-11 06:07:52
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: Importing Graphics
Replies: 6
Views: 5854

It would be great if Nisus Writer Pro included the ability to import floating graphics from Word.

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by Patrick J
2007-03-10 09:08:25
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: Importing Graphics
Replies: 6
Views: 5854

What is the difference "inline" and "floating"? Will this feature be available in the new pro-version? Hi Nick An inline graphic behaves like a character in text string. In fact some people call them "character graphics". Nisus Writer Express only supports character graphics at present. If you past...
by Patrick J
2007-03-09 12:05:43
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: keyboard shortcut for native paste?
Replies: 3
Views: 4257

thanks! It's an opportunity for me to mention the brilliant Nisus Writer keyboard short-cuts system :) I'm very fond of mentioning this as some will no doubt have noticed. In Nisus Writer Express you can use a modifier key or keys and a series of regular keys as a short-cut. To actually use this sh...
by Patrick J
2007-02-25 08:28:41
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: Avery Label templates in NWE???
Replies: 7
Views: 14590

Someday I hope Nisus will be able to handle labels ... and merges, too. Until then, I suggest using other tools. I think this would come perhaps with mail merge. I think that mail merge is the biggest gap in the feature set for Nisus Writer Pro. As an aside I would say that the method in creating l...
by Patrick J
2007-02-07 15:30:23
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: one more for outline
Replies: 4
Views: 5021

I've seen that screenshot. It does not look to me like it is a functional outline, but it would be great if that is what it is. I don't see 'improved outline' listed as a new feature in Pro, so I am assuming there will be no change. My guess is that you're right about this, it looks very like the d...
by Patrick J
2007-02-04 12:29:49
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: More frustration with NWE / Hebrew
Replies: 4
Views: 4795

Hi ms45143 I too am a former Nisus Writer Classic user but my expectations of Nisus Writer Express were not that it would be a replacement for Nisus Writer Classic. I know that Nisus pretty will started from afresh, or in fact from another light word-processor for OS X (I think Okito Composer). Slow...
by Patrick J
2007-02-04 04:35:29
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: Inconsistent "Curly Quotes"
Replies: 13
Views: 9771

As a test I typed out the text as displayed on the web-page in NWE and it seems to be okay with me. It is a bit of a mystery, I'm wondering if the 1. at the beginning of the second para has anything to do with it. I tried it with the number applied from the "list" style rather than just typing it bu...
by Patrick J
2007-01-31 13:06:22
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: A recent disaster with NWE
Replies: 2
Views: 4021

Re: A recent disaster with NWE

I don't know if you have ever tried out the utility called "File Buddy" but if the situation you've described had happened to me I would have started to have a look around the hard drive with File Buddy. Years ago I have had things happen a bit like you have described and here's how File Buddy can h...
by Patrick J
2007-01-31 12:56:25
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: crash, crash, crash
Replies: 9
Views: 8799

One thing I do miss from Classic Nisus are the collapse/expand macros, which made navigating long docs so much easier :-) That is very kind of you to mention them :D If there is an invisible style in Nisus Writer Pro then collapse/expand macros could maybe live again! One thing I think NWP might we...
by Patrick J
2007-01-30 14:59:08
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: Comments: A Question
Replies: 14
Views: 15895

I'm just trying to think a little outside the box re: commenting and tracking changes and commenting. Are balloons the best way to implement? Is dumping them in the margins the best way? I have Office 2004, I have it because I get it for free as I work at a University, however I hardly ever use it....
by Patrick J
2007-01-30 13:25:32
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: crash, crash, crash
Replies: 9
Views: 8799

Hi With respect to stability I have found Nisus Writer Express to be very good. I've only be using it for seven months but I've been using it a lot. However I have not used footnotes very often. Oddly enough I started really using them a lot just this weekend for the first time. Nisus Writer Classic...