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by WattsM
2004-10-05 10:35:03
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: No (easy) way to straighten quotes?
Replies: 3
Views: 3098

No (easy) way to straighten quotes?

I wanted to do a simple Perl script to turn curly quotes into straight quotes, but this seems to be impossible. It appears NWX is taking text returned from macros and running it back through the QuickFix function, so the "straightened" quotes get "curled" again if the smart punctuation option is set...
by WattsM
2004-10-05 10:29:44
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: Markdown/Textile conversion script
Replies: 1
Views: 2010

Markdown/Textile conversion script

On the exceedingly off-chance someone else might want this... I'm starting a webzine using Textpattern as its content management system. The stories in it are going to be formatted with Markdown , a simple way of marking up text. Markdown and its second cousin Textile appear in a great deal of weblo...
by WattsM
2004-09-11 19:52:49
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: Complete
Replies: 12
Views: 13413

I notice the search delay even on a 1.8GHz G5, and it's enough that it actually makes the program bungle my typing slightly. (Granted, when I've got a strong headwind I can get over 80 word per minute.) I think your suggestion to have the "always auto-complete" preference actually require a slight p...
by WattsM
2004-09-11 00:04:41
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: I hate to point out a typo, but...
Replies: 1
Views: 2530

I hate to point out a typo, but...

The default style "Endnote Reference" is "Endote Reference" in NWX 2.0, and even in the manual (look at the illustration on page 112). I'm really impressed by a lot of things in the program, but as a technical writer, boy does this make me cringe. Before you even look at new features, bugs, whatever...
by WattsM
2004-08-06 00:03:02
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: the green background
Replies: 14
Views: 13142

It sounds like a lot of this color concern -- so to speak -- could be addressed just by having a selection for foreground color in draft mode, too. That way when someone switches to draft mode, they'd be writing with white on blue or whatever they were happy with. The foreground color in draft mode ...
by WattsM
2004-06-25 12:49:44
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: Bullet points
Replies: 4
Views: 4533

No. You can do "manual" bullet points pretty easily with a hanging indent and just typing a bullet character (either Option-8 or Shift-Option-9, depending on preference). But it'd be nice to have the automatic numbering ability for numbered lists. I don't recall either of these listed as upcoming fe...