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by David Sharp
2016-07-25 08:55:29
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Space above a paragraph immediately below header
Replies: 3
Views: 3751

Re: Space above a paragraph immediately below header

Groucho writes: No, you're missing nothing. I've been asking, begging, supplicating for this for nine years. Sorry if the issue's already been raised; obviously my trawl of the forum archives wasn't complete enough! Can you point me in the direction of earlier exchanges? NB: From my point of view th...
by David Sharp
2016-07-23 00:50:17
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Space above a paragraph immediately below header
Replies: 3
Views: 3751

Space above a paragraph immediately below header

To prepare a document for printing in Page View, I often juggle the amount of space above and/or below a given paragraph style. I observe that when I do this with a style placed right at the top of my document, ie immediately below the page header, changing the amount of space above the style has no...
by David Sharp
2016-07-04 05:14:36
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Long delays on "Open": display of TOC
Replies: 17
Views: 9260

Re: Long delays on "Open": display of TOC

Thanks to an exchange with Martin, the problem has now been solved.
The phenomenon was being caused by some kind of bug in the Document Manager.
When I open the document directly from NWP, the problem goes away.
Many thanks for all the help with this problem.
by David Sharp
2016-07-04 05:10:42
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Invisibly Tagging Text
Replies: 5
Views: 3354

Re: Invisibly Tagging Text

Hi, I'm not sure how desirable this is; I'm aware the example I gave in the recent thread mentioned by adryan is both eccentric and improvised. However it occurs to me that a simpler approach to what adryan suggests would be to make certain content hideable and/or deleteable within a document. Inste...
by David Sharp
2016-06-29 23:39:37
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Long delays on "Open": display of TOC
Replies: 17
Views: 9260

Re: Long delays on "Open": display of TOC

Many thanks for all these very interesting suggestions. Þorvarður's info concerning the "search across all open documents" macro is a revelation, which I intend to look into. I'm also grateful for the feedback on tagging and databases, which I will follow up as soon as possible. Like many such docum...
by David Sharp
2016-06-26 11:45:37
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Long delays on "Open": display of TOC
Replies: 17
Views: 9260

Re: Long delays on "Open": display of TOC

Thanks Philip and Paolo for those suggestions. Splitting up the document is a possibility, but unless mistaken I would lose the ability to carry out "attribute sensitive" searches using Nisus's style tools, which as far as I know is not possible via Spotlight. Of course what would be really nice wou...
by David Sharp
2016-06-21 00:35:47
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Long delays on "Open": display of TOC
Replies: 17
Views: 9260

Re: Long delays on "Open": display of TOC

Philip writes: And working without the Navigator/TOC is not an option? Since this point changes performance by that much it might be worth it, no? Of course you want navigation in such a large document. Do Bookmarks also slow things down? How about Find? Working without the navigator and a TOC would...
by David Sharp
2016-06-20 02:32:25
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Long delays on "Open": display of TOC
Replies: 17
Views: 9260

Re: Long delays on "Open": display of TOC

Hi Adrian and Philip, many thanks for those suggestions. In reply to Philip, yes I learned very early on *never* to try and open the file in page view, and I take great care never to click on the icon by mistake! Accordingly, the TOC I've been using does not include page numbers. If one day I decide...
by David Sharp
2016-06-19 19:46:29
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Long delays on "Open": display of TOC
Replies: 17
Views: 9260

Re: Long delays on "Open": display of TOC

I'm sorry that there has not been anyone available to address my problem, which I think may be relatively simple to solve. Perhaps it has something to do with the preferences for Nisus? Pending a solution I go on opening the file every day, and waiting around five minutes for the spinning beachball ...
by David Sharp
2016-06-06 21:46:34
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Long delays on "Open": display of TOC
Replies: 17
Views: 9260

Long delays on "Open": display of TOC

Hi, I work almost every day on a long document which is a kind of diary. For reasons of searchability I've so far resisted the temptation to split it into several parts and it currently runs to just over 500,000 words. I use styles a lot, to define different types of entry along with key words. Each...
by David Sharp
2015-10-28 04:55:16
Forum: The Blank Page
Topic: Best site(s) for more-or-less objective info on Macs?
Replies: 7
Views: 11850

Re: Best site(s) for more-or-less objective info on Macs?

dshan writes: I'm sorry but that is simply not true. Apple announced the coming of Photos for the Mac months before the app was released, they explained why, integration with Photos on iOS, the wonders of keeping all your photos in iCloud and all the rest of it a long time before it happened. Variou...
by David Sharp
2015-10-27 07:53:51
Forum: The Blank Page
Topic: Best site(s) for more-or-less objective info on Macs?
Replies: 7
Views: 11850

Re: Best site(s) for more-or-less objective info on Macs?

Many thanks for all those answers. I guess I'm going to have to do quite a bit of work to get back up to speed with using my Mac. The "Take Control" books indeed sound promising. I'm far from being a Luddite, but the continual changes, such as the sudden appearance of "Photos" to replace "IPhoto" wi...
by David Sharp
2015-10-15 00:03:41
Forum: The Blank Page
Topic: Best site(s) for more-or-less objective info on Macs?
Replies: 7
Views: 11850

Best site(s) for more-or-less objective info on Macs?

Hi, Is there a site, or sites, where one can get reasonably reliable info and advice on Macs? Most sites are so advertising-laden that their objectivity cannot be assumed. I have a host of questions, such as: What to do when IPhoto, which one more or less understood, is suddenly replaced by "Photos"...
by David Sharp
2015-05-09 07:46:24
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Same Nisus set-up on two computers
Replies: 1
Views: 1536

Same Nisus set-up on two computers

I'm about to purchase a second Mac, which will be operating in a different place from the one I currently use. I shall be using both Macs alternately, depending on where I am, and keeping each system more or less in synch via daily copies of my everyday work files transferred via USB devices, plus o...
by David Sharp
2014-01-07 00:55:32
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: What is Nisus doing when it is "typesetting text"?
Replies: 38
Views: 22146

Re: What is Nisus doing when it is "typesetting text"?

In reply to Hamid: Indeed, I'm taking a closer look at the document manager, having previously, I confess, only skimmed that part of the user manual. I note however that the search engine available via the document manager is Apple's Spotlight, rather than Nisus's much more powerful search tool. I a...