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by ptram
2014-08-13 05:48:45
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Running headers/footers
Replies: 2
Views: 3735

Re: Running headers/footers

Hi Martin, Any plan to add this anytime soon? I see you used running header in Nisus' manual, so I guess this could be of use to you as well. In the meantime, I wonder if someone could write a macro that does the same thing that happened in the old PageMaker: adding running headers at once, as the l...
by ptram
2014-08-11 02:56:01
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Table Styles
Replies: 4
Views: 4349

Table Styles

Hi, As a technical writer, my documents are always full of tables. And it constantly happens that some of the team members sends me back the proofed draft with the "why not lighten the heading cell color in all tables" note. Now, this is super-easy to do in InDesign, since there are styles for table...
by ptram
2014-07-14 06:55:44
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Em spaces, en spaces, etc.
Replies: 11
Views: 8581

Re: Em spaces, en spaces, etc.

Martin, You could always add the space using the menu Insert > Special Character > Customize Special Characters . Once that's done you can assign it a keyboard shortcut. That's it. I'm ashamed I couldn't find this elegant solution myself. Thank you! Elbrecht, modifying any keyboard is easily done wi...
by ptram
2014-07-10 06:04:25
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Em spaces, en spaces, etc.
Replies: 11
Views: 8581

Re: Em spaces, en spaces, etc.

I reopen this thread after a long time, because I'm in need of a quick way to insert em-spaces. I remember in the past this to be very easy: type Shift-Opt-Space, and you get an em-space in any Mac application. Now, this seems to have gone. I tried with the various Italian keyboards, the US English,...
by ptram
2014-06-26 08:12:31
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: List Styles
Replies: 7
Views: 4928

Re: List Styles

I don't know if this can already be done, but I would love the "Restart numbering" flag to be saved into a paragraph style. Nisus would work in the same way as InDesign, where I can have a "Numbered 1" style for the first item of a list, and a "Numbered" style for all the subsequent items. Exchangin...
by ptram
2014-05-29 05:59:42
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Equation Editor
Replies: 5
Views: 6507

Re: Equation Editor

I second the question about Grapher. I've always found it adequete for transcribing my simple formulas (math and logic), but I'm not a mathematician. Is it too simple for advanced use, or is it just that the name hides its nature of equation editor?

Paolo
by ptram
2014-05-28 14:22:25
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Format change for multiple open documents
Replies: 4
Views: 3626

Re: Format change for multiple open documents

As far as I know, there isn't a way to format all open documents at once. However, I guess you know that copying formats between documents is as easy as opening the Style Sheet view, selecting all styles, and dragging them onto a target document that you want to reformat. I would love to see a Binde...
by ptram
2014-05-17 07:31:56
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro Macros
Topic: Convert to HTML Macro for Writers
Replies: 3
Views: 8087

Re: Convert to HTML Macro for Writers

Lou, thank you very much. Very useful!

Paolo
by ptram
2014-05-17 07:08:48
Forum: The Blank Page
Topic: George RR Martin still uses WordStar 4.0 for Microsoft DOS
Replies: 1
Views: 7090

Re: George RR Martin still uses WordStar 4.0 for Microsoft D

Over the years, Nisus' fullscreen mode (the one you can access from the Draft view) has greatly improved, and is now not far from Scrivener's. I admit working there most of the time, since it proves to be a great distraction-free environment. Shortcuts to show/hide the Navigator is a joy with long t...
by ptram
2014-04-22 08:03:55
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: "Layers" and background image in NWP to make a Word doc
Replies: 6
Views: 4956

Re: "Layers" and background image in NWP to make a Word doc

I use the Myriad Pro set that comes with the Creative Suite, and it can be embedded in the PDFs I generate with InDesign CS6. Maybe the licence is different for sets purchased separately?

Paolo
by ptram
2014-04-20 07:08:21
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: "Layers" and background image in NWP to make a Word doc
Replies: 6
Views: 4956

Re: "Layers" and background image in NWP to make a Word doc

Happy you found some viable solutions! NWP is as easy and elegant as Pages, and as powerful as Word. So, I suggest to try it when complex text document have to be written. As my everyday writing tool, I've been using it for years for academic and technical writings, and it has always been great. Paolo
by ptram
2014-04-19 14:03:47
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: "Layers" and background image in NWP to make a Word doc
Replies: 6
Views: 4956

Re: "Layers" and background image in NWP to make a Word doc

I wonder if using forms in a PDF document could work. You could create your template with InDesign, and let your customer fill it with their text using Adobe Reader. But I've never tried, so I don't know if this might work. NWP's strenght is in managing text, more than graphics. So, I fear it could ...
by ptram
2014-04-06 13:58:23
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Footnotes from within tables?
Replies: 28
Views: 27185

Re: Footnotes from within tables?

So, here is mine: Mee too!
by ptram
2014-02-25 13:41:12
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Somebody please make a tutorial for NW Pro!
Replies: 14
Views: 10910

Re: Somebody please make a tutorial for NW Pro!

Rjones,

Here is your resource. Here at the forum you can find answers to your questions!

Cheers,
Paolo
by ptram
2014-02-21 07:24:27
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Using NWP as a CAT tool
Replies: 3
Views: 4320

Using NWP as a CAT tool

Well, not exactly, but something like that. CAT (Computer Assisted Translation) tools are software that helps translators compare different versions of a document, and reuse existing translated text. This is usually done by dividing the original and translated documents in sentences (segments), comp...