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Nisus Writer Pro 1.3.1 public beta - Snow Leopard compatible

Post by martin » 2009-08-27 22:35:03

This public beta version is primarily to provide Snow Leopard compatibility, but also fixes a few other select bugs unrelated to OSX 10.6. Read more and download a copy.

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Re: Nisus Writer Pro 1.3.1 public beta - Snow Leopard compatible

Post by joehardy » 2009-08-28 13:00:00

martin wrote:This public beta version is primarily to provide Snow Leopard compatibility, but also fixes a few other select bugs unrelated to OSX 10.6. Read more and download a copy.
Downloaded the beta this morning, upgraded the CoreDuo (2006) MacBook this afternoon and everything works just fine.

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Re: Nisus Writer Pro 1.3.1 public beta - Snow Leopard compatible

Post by ytsejam » 2009-08-28 23:30:54

Any chance NWP will also work W/OUT the need for Rosetta?

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Re: Nisus Writer Pro 1.3.1 public beta - Snow Leopard compatible

Post by martin » 2009-09-29 01:38:22

Just letting everyone on the forum know that beta four is available now. Sparkle (the auto-updater) will be notified sometime later today (Tuesday), but you can download it manually for now if you like.

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Re: Nisus Writer Pro 1.3.1 public beta - Snow Leopard compatible

Post by martin » 2009-10-03 00:33:19

Version 1.3.1 is out in final release. Sparkle (the auto-updater) will be notified later on Saturday, but you can download the update manually now.

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Post by joehardy » 2009-10-03 15:46:11

I've posted about this in the Other section but I'm wondering why the Thesaurus update that supposedly works with Snow Leopard Services (1) doesn't work and (2) was last updated in 2006 according to Get Info. Did the server mess up and not make the new version available?
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Re: Nisus Writer Pro 1.3.1 public beta - Snow Leopard compatible

Post by Kino » 2009-10-03 19:15:47

In Snow Leopard, the Services works in an intelligent way and only the commands which make sense appear in Services/contextual menu. So you have to select some text to access those supplied by Nisus Thesaurus — which has not been updated and your 1.0.5 (2006) is the latest version.

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Re: Nisus Writer Pro 1.3.1 public beta - Snow Leopard compatible

Post by richardb » 2009-10-04 00:48:59

Just a cosmetic issue (in the German localization, but possibly in other languages too)
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The menu items works, but In version 1.3 this used to be localized as "Schreibweise ignorieren" and "Schreibweise lernen" -- as already said, no biggie, more of a cosmetic issue :)

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Post by joehardy » 2009-10-04 11:26:03

Kino wrote:In Snow Leopard, the Services works in an intelligent way and only the commands which make sense appear in Services/contextual menu. So you have to select some text to access those supplied by Nisus Thesaurus — which has not been updated and your 1.0.5 (2006) is the latest version.
I've selected text and still no Nisus Thesaurus option.
And the downloaded version says 1.0.6, but if I click "Check for Updates" it offers me a page for 1.0.5 but the download is labeled 1.0.6. Strange.
I tried doing something in Automator and decided that is an Apple program I intensely dislike. It looks like something someone at Microsoft designed.
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Re: Nisus Writer Pro 1.3.1 public beta - Snow Leopard compatible

Post by xiamenese » 2009-10-04 16:47:15

Intriguing ... I have two computers, a Rev 1 MacBook Pro 17" and a Rev 1 MacBook Air. Both are running 10.6.1. On the MBA the Thesaurus works, on the MBP it doesn't, and yet, as far as I can see, the two services set-ups are identical. Fortunately, I don't need it much, and it is there in the palette.

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Re: Nisus Writer Pro 1.3.1 public beta - Snow Leopard compatible

Post by joehardy » 2009-10-04 17:01:25

xiamenese wrote:Intriguing ... I have two computers, a Rev 1 MacBook Pro 17" and a Rev 1 MacBook Air. Both are running 10.6.1. On the MBA the Thesaurus works, on the MBP it doesn't, and yet, as far as I can see, the two services set-ups are identical. Fortunately, I don't need it much, and it is there in the palette.

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I suspect a bug in 10.6.
Actually I hope they undo the "improvement" of Services. Having the OS decide for me what Services I need in a particular program reminds me of Microsoft's "Clippie" in Word that would say things like, "It looks like you're writing a letter" when I wasn't doing any such thing.

For the moment I've just gone into the Keyboard Shortcuts: Services and un-checked all the Services. None of them seemed very useful anyhow. As a writer, I would have found the Thesaurus one useful but I can always create a shortcut to launch it, then copy and paste my selection or just type the word in. At least I know that works in Snow Leopard.
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Re: Nisus Writer Pro 1.3.1 public beta - Snow Leopard compatible

Post by greenmorpher » 2009-10-04 17:09:10

AND ON my MacBook (white) it apparently doesn't work either.

It isn't in the menu when you click on Services. Look up in the dictionary is.

It IS listed in the System Keyboard Shortcuts (which show up when you click on Service Preferences), but the shortcut given -- splat-left sharp bracket -- just opens the Nisus Writer Pro prefs.

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Re: Nisus Writer Pro 1.3.1 public beta - Snow Leopard compatible

Post by xiamenese » 2009-10-04 20:58:00

Geoff, you need the shift key, in which case you just get a 'bong' for shortcut-not-set. If you don't have the shift key down, you're typing Cmd-, which is the shortcut for preferences.
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Re: Nisus Writer Pro 1.3.1 public beta - Snow Leopard compatible

Post by greenmorpher » 2009-10-05 03:29:17

Mark

That's not the problem -- of course, I tried that. Also removed the command-, from Nisus (who wants to open Prefs so often they need a keyboard shortcut?).

The problem is that the Thesaurus simply isn't being recognized by the OS as available.

It's now the only service I have left checked (it's the only one I ever used) and it's not appearing in the Services Palette.

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Re: Nisus Writer Pro 1.3.1 public beta - Snow Leopard compatible

Post by Elbrecht » 2009-10-05 03:39:39

Hi -

RE: Nisus Thesaurus un/availability under Snow Leopard -

we are discussing this at OTHER NISUS PRODUCTS Forum...

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