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by Derick
2007-11-20 16:39:24
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Feature request: Non-Modal Power Find Browser
Replies: 1
Views: 3411

+1
modal dialogs are excrutiating.
by Derick
2007-08-18 09:52:33
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Inserting comments inside the text
Replies: 3
Views: 5681

This comes up a lot - here's a post with an official nisus person's reply:

http://www.nisus.com/forum/viewtopic.ph ... t=comments
by Derick
2007-08-18 09:50:27
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Convert many files
Replies: 8
Views: 8896

do you really need to do this?

This isn't really an answer to your question, but a counter-question based on my experience. I have several thousand files in WordPerfect for dos/windows, dating from 1985 to 2006, & I looked into various options for batch converting them, but I've realized that 98% of the time, I just need to view ...
by Derick
2007-08-16 08:39:06
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: em-dashes
Replies: 9
Views: 12147

em-dashes

Am I missing something or does NWP not automatically convert two dashes ( -- ) to an em-dash?
by Derick
2007-08-08 20:41:05
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: What to do about Word's track changes feature?
Replies: 26
Views: 20947

Or OpenOffice. I really like NWP but the need to track changes on co-authored documents is keeping it from being my sole WP solution on the mac.
by Derick
2007-07-30 08:03:13
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Hidden Characters
Replies: 3
Views: 6368

select invisibles

It would be great if there were options for which invisibles to show - I like to see tabs & line breaks but having every single space displayed is often too much clutter.
by Derick
2007-07-27 06:37:55
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Are Side Heads possible?
Replies: 17
Views: 19208

Geoff- why not just apply the paragraph style, type the heading, hit tab, type the paragraph, then select the heading and apply the character style? Or go back and style it later? Of course it's a personal preference - I have been trying to separate writing and formatting into separate tasks (i.e. w...
by Derick
2007-07-26 07:47:15
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Are Side Heads possible?
Replies: 17
Views: 19208

I can't imagine doing this with NWP tables as they're currently implemented, without the ability to set precise #s for widths etc. (currently you can only drag the borders).
by Derick
2007-07-26 07:40:46
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: hyperlinks don't work in PDFs created from NWP documents
Replies: 11
Views: 18443

hyperlinks don't work in PDFs created from NWP documents

If I insert a hyperlink, it works in the rtf but if I print to PDF or save as PDF the hyperlinks aren't active. Printing as PDF from Safari creates active hyperlinks in the PDF....I'm not sure about other apps / where this functionality is enabled / disabled. NeoOffice can open rtfs and export to PD...
by Derick
2007-07-26 07:27:00
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Are Side Heads possible?
Replies: 17
Views: 19208

on pt. 2 - You could work around the wrapping by setting Spacing After to 0 pt, & using two paragraphs for cases where there are multi-line side headings, but between this and character it is a lot of fiddling... on pt. 1- One could probably write a macro to do an attribute sensitive search for para...
by Derick
2007-07-25 06:43:00
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Are Side Heads possible?
Replies: 17
Views: 19208

how to do it

I set this up real quick with two styles. 1) using the ruler, change the Normal style to have First Line Indent and Left Indent = 1.5" (or wherever you want the main text to begin) 2) for a paragraph with side headings, start with a paragraph with style Normal, use the ruler to set First Line Indent...
by Derick
2007-07-24 08:42:31
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: two feature requests and a bug re: Tables
Replies: 1
Views: 4782

two feature requests and a bug re: Tables

1) allow the user to set table cell/row/column heights numerically rather than by dragging -- it makes precise layout and consistency from one table to the next much easier. 2) add the items in the Table menu to a context menu which is active when control-clicking within a table - right now, selecti...
by Derick
2007-07-16 10:53:11
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: margin behavior with double-sided printing
Replies: 1
Views: 4358

margin behavior with double-sided printing

The user guide says on page 130 (154 of the PDF) re: margins that "The terms Inner and Outer refer to the edge of the paper closest to the binding and to the outer edge." I just double-sided printed a document that I intend to put in a binder, with a 1.5" inner margin and 1" outer margin. For odd-nu...
by Derick
2007-07-16 10:40:48
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Drawer Focus Problems: Navigator & Styles
Replies: 8
Views: 10545

Hey
I've run into the style issue as well - or a related one, related to the same underlying need to import styles - details here: http://www.nisus.com/forum/viewtopic.ph ... 223610b38b

Derick
by Derick
2007-07-12 14:00:52
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro Macros
Topic: setting paragraph style from macro
Replies: 1
Views: 6069

setting paragraph style from macro

I'm trying to convert bold text to Heading 1 with the following macro: Find ‘ .+ ’, ‘Eu’ Remove Attributes Except Styles Paragraph Style ‘Heading 1’ The first two lines work but then I get an error message: Unknown menu item path: Paragraph Style ‘Heading 1’ Is this not possible? If it is, what am I...