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by Ryan
2005-02-20 16:13:39
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: That American flag
Replies: 32
Views: 24001

Actually, I too feel comfortable with the flags. It makes it easy to distinguish from, say, my writing in US English and UK English. I'm not opposed to the idea of a different approach, but I have trouble thinking of another way to go about doing it.

Ryan
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by Ryan
2005-02-14 15:52:15
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: bulleted and numbered lists?
Replies: 12
Views: 7931

Hm. Let me clarify slightly: I have no problem with automatic numbering, I just want it to be easy to turn on and off. Word is much too quick to start numbering my paragraphs when I don't want it to do so. And turning the feature on/off is an ordeal. We will eventually extend this support as part of...
by Ryan
2005-02-14 11:51:27
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: bulleted and numbered lists?
Replies: 12
Views: 7931

It's kind of funny -- I think I'm the only one around who doesn't care about bulleted/numbered lists. I guess I just tend to write essays, stories, theses, and poetry, which don't really need 'em. So, my request for this feature is that it not be obtrusive and obnoxious like Word's lists. I'm sure I...
by Ryan
2005-02-13 15:56:18
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: Dictionaries
Replies: 3
Views: 3464

Nail? Coffin? Don't forget to drive a stake through its heart first.

Ryan
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by Ryan
2005-02-13 15:47:28
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: The best word processor on the market:
Replies: 16
Views: 10550

Hm. That sounds very interesting. I'll download that and give it a try, for sure. The question becomes whether it's suitable for writers as opposed to just organizers. By the way, for those who are interested (and too lazy to search with Google), the link is http://www.hogbaysoftware.com/products/ho...
by Ryan
2005-02-12 13:51:07
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: Dictionaries
Replies: 3
Views: 3464

Yes, when you add a word to the dictionary in NWE, it gets added to the system dictionary. From then on, all Cocoa programs (OmniWeb, TextEdit, Pages, Safari, etc.) will recognize your spelling. In case you're curious, the file that has your additions is in your ~/Library/Spelling/ folder. There sho...
by Ryan
2005-02-12 13:45:26
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: NWE v Apple Pages
Replies: 44
Views: 27563

Re: Keyboard improvements?

I'd love to have a Mac word processor that gives me the ability to use (or define my own) control/alt/command keystrokes to go EndOfThisWord, StartOfNextWord, NextSentence, NextListItem (if you add bulleted/numbered lists), NextParagraph, NextStyle (e.g. chapter heading), NextSection, and EndOfDocu...
by Ryan
2005-02-11 13:52:04
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: The best word processor on the market:
Replies: 16
Views: 10550

Interesting that you bring up the "by topic" way of writing, since that's the way I write as well, and yet there's no word processor out there right now (that I know of) that even begins to look for a way to address this approach. I've been writing my own word processor with some nifty ways of visua...
by Ryan
2005-02-10 13:44:20
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: The best word processor on the market:
Replies: 16
Views: 10550

Yes, I was sorry I didn't pick up one of the t-shirts at Macworld Expo. :(

Ryan
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by Ryan
2005-02-09 09:55:10
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: TEXT BOXES
Replies: 3
Views: 3086

My best guess is that you're not stupid, but... :wink: There's no text box feature in NWE. That's more the realm of page layout apps, such as InDesign or Pages. However, you can use the tables to get the sort of effect (I think) you're looking for. Make your table however you like, and enter your te...
by Ryan
2005-02-08 11:34:28
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: bulleted and numbered lists?
Replies: 12
Views: 7931

NWE already does this. It's in the preferences, under Menu Keys. You can assign any menu item any key combination you like. Presumably, the bullet/number features will fall under the same approach.

Ryan
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by Ryan
2005-02-07 14:38:01
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: NWE v Apple Pages
Replies: 44
Views: 27563

Thank you, Charles, for enumerating these differences. Certainly, some of these make a big difference to me (the Tool drawer, the language palette, multiple languages) and some that really don't matter that much to me (multiple selection). I'm sure each of us, as an individual writer, craves certain...
by Ryan
2005-02-03 16:23:11
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: NWE v Apple Pages
Replies: 44
Views: 27563

I know some of your difficulties come from OS X itself. Which makes me think that OS X was created mainly for something else than word processing: filming, photographs, tunes - all that works beautifully. I still dream of the perfect (almost perfect would do) word processor, particularly because I ...
by Ryan
2005-01-31 15:09:51
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: Look what Apple did!
Replies: 22
Views: 17079

A few comments about Pages: First of all, Pages is no spin-off of Keynote. I spoke with the lead engineer at Macworld Expo, and he had nothing to do with Keynote. Using the program, it's apparent that the two really do take different approaches (with some similarities -- e.g. the templates/themes an...