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by Vanceone
2016-12-07 07:23:16
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro Macros
Topic: Margins
Replies: 3
Views: 2357

Re: Margins

Good list, phspaelti. I would note that I think I've figured out how to create a textbox, and once you have a textbox you can duplicate it and add it to text. The solution that I'm thinking of is to issue the menu command to do a new textbox, then drop into Applescript and issue a couple of mouse co...
by Vanceone
2016-12-06 12:04:24
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro Macros
Topic: Margins
Replies: 3
Views: 2357

Margins

So I was looking into a macro to write annotations on the left side of a page, in the margin area. Which meant I needed to know the page dimensions, the "writeable" box, etc. Turns out there is no way to get that info or manipulate the margins? In truth, there appears to be no way to manipulate marg...
by Vanceone
2016-12-05 17:13:01
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Nisus hangs on export
Replies: 3
Views: 1407

Re: Nisus hangs on export

Interesting. I was able to replicate the hang with your document. So looking deeper, it appears that the very last thing in the document is a tracked change of a deletion of a table of contents thing. a chapter 16 about a fingerbone or something. This of course explains why the document is hanging; ...
by Vanceone
2016-12-05 16:34:21
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Printing comments as annotations in NWP 2.1.3 not working
Replies: 20
Views: 6578

Re: Printing comments as annotations in NWP 2.1.3 not workin

I just checked, and PDFPenPro can indeed turn the boxes transparent, also it can append an "Annotation summary" at the end of the document. However, instead of along the left side, it places the note content at the bottom, as a footnote. PDFPenPro is pricy though. If you have lots of PDF work to do,...
by Vanceone
2016-12-05 14:15:42
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Change embedded TIFFs to JPEGs in rtf document
Replies: 4
Views: 1646

Re: Change embedded TIFFs to JPEGs in rtf document

You do not need to use Photoshop; the built-in "Automator" program can batch convert an entire set of files. What I would do is save your Nisus document as file type "RTFD". This will generate a file that actually has all of your images inside a folder inside the file. You can then batch process all...
by Vanceone
2016-12-05 14:11:19
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Printing comments as annotations in NWP 2.1.3 not working
Replies: 20
Views: 6578

Re: Printing comments as annotations in NWP 2.1.3 not workin

At least in my copy of Preview, the annotations printed on the side point to the corresponding square icon in the text. Move the icon where you want the comment to be and Preview draws a line connecting the comment to its icon. Yes, when you select "open in preview" in the Nisus Print dialog it does...
by Vanceone
2016-12-05 11:49:16
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Printing comments as annotations in NWP 2.1.3 not working
Replies: 20
Views: 6578

Re: Printing comments as annotations in NWP 2.1.3 not workin

This is easily done. User manual, Page 345. Simply export your document as a PDF, using "export as PDF" under the file menu. Name it something temporary. Then, in Preview, open your saved PDF document. You will note lots of colored squares where your comments are. Move them if possible so they do no...
by Vanceone
2016-12-05 10:31:07
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Retain italics in Table of Contents?
Replies: 5
Views: 2344

Re: Retain italics in Table of Contents?

I've dealt with something similar before. I write legal documents with long headings; usually they spill over two to three lines. Depending on the level of the heading, I differentiate between headings with various combinations of bold and capitalization. When the TOC is generated, it only brings th...
by Vanceone
2016-10-14 09:28:33
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Comments question
Replies: 2
Views: 1345

Re: Comments question

To expand a little bit: You can add comments in a number of ways. The main one is by using the button on the toolbar as mentioned above. But here's the thing: if you don't have anything selected, adding a comment will select the previous word and add the comment to that. If you want to comment, say,...
by Vanceone
2016-10-12 06:37:50
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Extracting images from the document
Replies: 4
Views: 1678

Re: Extracting images from the document

So I'm curious, but couldn't you just save it as an "RTFD" file and show package contents? Doesn't a RTFD file have a directory inside it with all the embedded images?

For something like a sharepoint site, this may also be a solution.
by Vanceone
2016-07-15 09:54:23
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Default file format choice
Replies: 3
Views: 1802

Re: Default file format choice

Use RTF. It's the "default" format. The others have their uses, but they are more specialized. RTFD is the same as RTF but with special handling for lots of images; it really comes into it's own if you have the same image multiple times in your document. Outside of the image use case, it's not got a...
by Vanceone
2016-07-12 08:37:57
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Creating Different Sections or Columns in Headers/Footers
Replies: 4
Views: 1604

Re: Creating Different Sections or Columns in Headers/Footer

First, you have to click, hold and then drag. But you cannot shrink the footer so small it cuts off the content. There are at least two, possibly three lines of blank text in the footer. The table occupies one of them, but the other line is still there, and still takes up space. This is probably the...
by Vanceone
2016-07-12 07:39:06
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Creating Different Sections or Columns in Headers/Footers
Replies: 4
Views: 1604

Re: Creating Different Sections or Columns in Headers/Footer

Unfortunately, the column feature is not available for headers and footers. Which is a shame, but there is good news. The way to do what you want is to use a table. In your footer, insert a one row, two or three column table. With it selected, you can turn off all the table grid lines. Then, put you...
by Vanceone
2016-07-08 08:39:15
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Page numbering keeps bouncing around
Replies: 3
Views: 1551

Re: Page numbering keeps bouncing around

Also if you are on El Capitan, see this thread: viewtopic.php?f=22&t=6166. It's a FAQ mentioning a bug that causes pages to expand. Don't use Times New Roman if you can help it.
by Vanceone
2016-07-08 08:29:21
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro Macros
Topic: Applescript Dictionary
Replies: 2
Views: 2246

Re: Applescript Dictionary

Certainly. What I'm trying to do is build a more advanced templating system with conditional logic and repeat loops built into the document itself; for document automation. Think mail merge on steroids. Of the Mac word processors, only Word and Nisus really seem to have the advanced scripting to all...