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by cchapin
2006-10-28 15:09:28
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: 2.7 bugs - parenthesis-enclosed "c" and quote mark
Replies: 8
Views: 9092

Also, I'm having a hard time doing the simplest heading format -- I try to line up the indent mark so that it I can type I., (no comma in actual text), then indent 5 spaces, then have following lines start 5 spaces in. I can get the following lines where I want them, but the first line indent seems...
by cchapin
2006-09-14 06:41:09
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: getting, & not wanting, curly/straight quotes--in same d
Replies: 3
Views: 5398

Hi, jdd. I wonder if your problem has to do with the language assigned to various parts of your document? I can't be sure of this because in my brief experiments just now I wasn't able to recreate the problem, but I've heard that Word doesn't do the greatest job in applying language settings to text...
by cchapin
2006-09-09 13:15:47
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: About to give up on NWE
Replies: 45
Views: 40275

I've been pleased with Nisus Writer Express's stability since it reached version 2.5, so I suspect that there's something odd in that document. The people at Nisus generally seem interested in documents that cause crashes, so you might want to use the feedback mechanism (in the Help menu) to send th...
by cchapin
2006-09-04 18:15:34
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: 3.0 Feature Request List
Replies: 129
Views: 126990

robertb wrote:There's no key stroke for "don't save."
Command-D should do what you want. Or, since the "Don't Save" button is circled in blue, you could press the spacebar.

--Craig
by cchapin
2006-09-01 06:07:19
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: greek characters
Replies: 3
Views: 4756

Try using OS X's language (flag) menu extra to switch to Greek Polytonic. If you open Keyboard Viewer, you'll see that -, =, [, ], ;, ', and / are diacritics highlighted in orange. (Holding down option or shift+option gives you a few other options.) Press the diacritic you want, then the letter you ...
by cchapin
2006-08-22 12:07:16
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: NW 6.5 hebrew files and Styles bugs(?).
Replies: 21
Views: 15742

Re: reply

However, if file is opened as a 'new file', using the tamplate, why shouldn't I have the option to continue editing it with special styles? The "Open as New File" checkbox in the Open dialog applies only to templates, I'm afraid. If it is checked, it opens a new document based on that template. If ...
by cchapin
2006-08-22 08:10:39
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: NW 6.5 hebrew files and Styles bugs(?).
Replies: 21
Views: 15742

Re: NW 6.5 hebrew files and Styles bugs(?).

All the Menu-Keys and Styles etc work ok when openning a new file, including a Size10 character Style (with a shortkey). However- when openning a NW 6.5 file (as a new file) the new Character-Style does not appear and is not usable while other (modified) Styles and Keys work ok. Is that bug? Can an...
by cchapin
2006-08-15 10:02:46
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: Nisus New confusion
Replies: 3
Views: 3976

I don't believe you did anything wrong. I think this is the intended behavior. Just open the template, delete the existing content and save it.

--Craig
by cchapin
2006-08-10 14:03:32
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: switcing styles by keyboard
Replies: 4
Views: 4370

Another, possibly more convenient way to assign keyboard shortcuts to styles is to do it within the Style Sheet. 1. Switch to the Style Sheet. 2. Select a style. 3. Click in the box next to "Shortcut." 4. Hold down the command key (and any other modifier keys you would like to use), then type one (o...
by cchapin
2006-08-08 08:41:01
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: Bug: Noncontiguous selection
Replies: 3
Views: 4255

If this gives you some help in the mean time, you can select and deselect non-contiguous paragraphs by command-triple-clicking. Or non-contiguous words by command-double-clicking.

--Craig
by cchapin
2006-08-07 17:16:23
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: non-breaking hyphen
Replies: 9
Views: 9332

Yes, it is awkward. I hope someone else has a more elegant solution. If you need to use it often, I do suggest adding the non-breaking hyphen to your favorites, which would reduce the awkwardness a bit.

--Craig
by cchapin
2006-08-07 06:56:15
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: non-breaking hyphen
Replies: 9
Views: 9332

There might be a better way to do this, but here's one way. 1. Open the system's Character Palette (Edit > Special Characters; or click the language/flag menu extra if it's visible toward the right of the menu bar, then Show Character Palette). 2. In the search field at the bottom, enter 2011. 3. Do...
by cchapin
2006-08-01 17:55:59
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: find and replace font
Replies: 3
Views: 4508

Depending how your document is set up, this might or might not work. 1. Click in a bit of Arial text. 2. If you see the symbol a in the status bar, click it, choose Select All. 3. Change the font to Times New Roman. This won't catch bits that have other font attributes changed (italic, bold, size, e...
by cchapin
2006-07-27 09:15:42
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: Long document, sections and endnotes
Replies: 3
Views: 4310

2. Can you save multiple copies of the original file (one for each chapter), then delete all but that one chapter? I didn't approach it this way because it is a very large file and selecting all but one chapter is a very slow and tedious process, so I tried the copying and cutting described above i...
by cchapin
2006-07-26 05:52:25
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: Smart Quotes
Replies: 12
Views: 12222

Same with Japanese.

--Craig