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by hatchmo
2004-11-14 10:42:46
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: inserting date/time
Replies: 9
Views: 7543

The Nisus-supplied macro pastes an ugly, unformatted date/time. Here's a little Perl script I wrote that formats it better. Modify to your heart's content: #Nisus Macro Block #destination clipboard #source none #Before Execution #Clipboard 1 #After Execution #Paste #Clipboard 0 #End Nisus Macro Bloc...
by hatchmo
2004-11-14 09:18:52
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: Questions from a newbie
Replies: 7
Views: 5787

rmark wrote: In the new, ...free update (2.1): applying a paragraph style no longer removes character formatting.
Yes, but, unfortunately, applying a character style still removes all formatting from the selected text. This makes it impossible to apply a color as a style.
by hatchmo
2004-11-14 08:48:02
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: Import WordPerfect lines
Replies: 16
Views: 10334

All I wanted to do was turn --- into -------------------------------------------- or ___ into __________________________________, but neither worked. That's the problem. Every time you type Return, QuickFix interprets the characters just to the left, and expands them. If you expand multiple dashes ...
by hatchmo
2004-09-26 15:51:17
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: Zapf and Other DingBats
Replies: 4
Views: 4125

I think I like this system better. If I am writing something and I need a greek letter but there are no greek letters in the font I am currently using do I really want those greek letters to be labeled as being in a different style? If I change my document from Geneva to Times, do I really want to ...
by hatchmo
2004-09-24 19:25:56
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: Zapf and Other DingBats
Replies: 4
Views: 4125

Zapf and Other DingBats

Nisus Writer’s handling of dingbat fonts (for example, Zapf Dingbats) is frustrating and inconsistent. Some OS X applications display dingbats, others don’t. According to Apple KnowledgeIndex Articles 106731 and 151626: “In a Unicode system, the special characters in the Symbol and Zapf Dingbats fon...
by hatchmo
2004-09-24 19:22:44
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: Anomalies regarding spaces
Replies: 3
Views: 3238

Also, every operation involving Paste (or drag-and-drop or a macro script) adds a space to the end of the text--even if the text stands alone, with no surrounding text. This throws off alignment and requires the user to do a lot of annoying deleting. This is not an imposition of OS X, because other ...
by hatchmo
2004-09-21 19:52:17
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: Style Sheets very buggy
Replies: 0
Views: 2512

Style Sheets very buggy

(1) Type a few paragraphs in any document. Apply List style to some paragraphs. Switch to Style Sheet view and add a tab stop to List style. Switch back to Page View, and click in any paragraph with List style. --The tab stops have not changed! Now apply List style to a paragraph that did not alread...
by hatchmo
2004-04-27 22:50:24
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: RTF text to real RTF
Replies: 5
Views: 5516

charles wrote: >that you even HAD raw RTF to show like that! Where did it come from? I've written an OS X Applescript to take scraps of text (written in NWX or dragged and dropped or clipped or whatever) and concatenate them into a single NWX document. All the text appears fine after import, but RTF...
by hatchmo
2004-04-27 10:07:04
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: RTF text to real RTF
Replies: 5
Views: 5516

This is truly weird. I never would have figured it out myself. Thanks, Charles.
by hatchmo
2004-04-26 11:49:30
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: RTF text to real RTF
Replies: 5
Views: 5516

RTF text to real RTF

I have a text document displaying RTF codes. How do I force Nisus Writer Express to display it as RTF (interpreting all the code)? For example, paste the text below into a new NWX document. Save it as an RTF document, complete with .RTF extension. Close it and double-click on it. It still opens as t...
by hatchmo
2004-03-07 21:15:16
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: Nisus Macro vs Applescript
Replies: 1
Views: 3579

Nisus Macro vs Applescript

I'm seeking an example of something that can be accomplished with a Nisus Menu Macro that cannot be accomplished with an Applescript. AppleScript can set the point size of text, tell Nisus Writer Express to open a new document, paste, etc. So what can AppleScript NOT do that requires a Nisus Menu Ma...