OK. Now I am starting to see where (some of) your problems are.
Yohanan wrote:Thank you, I can delete the styles, this is not a problem, and I did it again this morning. The question is why should I do this again and again ? I deleted some 80 styles.
Is there not a possibility to have one and only one Style Library for all doc I open ?
Well, as I said before, Nisus respects the individual style sheet of your document. If your document is already created and has 80 styles in it, Nisus will respect that. It will not change that. I assume that you are importing documents that you created in Microsoft Word. If Word fills your documents with styles, and you open the document in Nisus, Nisus will assume that you want those styles, and it will not touch them. If you want to delete them you will have to tell Nisus. And you will have to do so for each file. Sorry.
But quite frankly that is what we want. I don't want my tool to rearrange my work without asking me. That's why I don't use Word (if I can help it.)
Having said that there may be some ways to simplify and (semi-)automate this process. But before we go there, it might be a good idea to clarify your workflow.
Yohanan wrote:BTW the so called "My Own Library" of styles had disappeared this morning and I created a new one (with a slightly different name). I wil see if I can keep this one.
I'm not sure why this should happen. What is this "My Own Library"? Is this a folder on your mac?
As I tried to explain previously, if you want a Style Library, use the one that Nisus provides in the Document Manager
. Don't try to create your own. Only the Nisus will work with commands like Import from Style Library…
Yohanan wrote:As for the styles, sometimes I have more than 80 in the paragraph style with the word Label in it; sometimes I have several of them in the characters styles named: List Label 1, List Label 2, List Label 3, etc.
This is Microsoft Word's fault. If you don't want them you'll have to delete them. Once for each file.
Yohanan wrote:I also tried to open from within the Nisus Project Folder My Own Style Library and it opens a document on which ONE of my styles name is written at the top of the page.
By "Nisus Project Folder" you mean the folder in the Finder? Don't go to the Finder, use the Document Manager
window inside Nisus. Either way, Nisus Style Library files are just repositories for style information. You don't actually want to open them. When you ask Nisus to save a file as a Style Library, it makes a copy of the file and removes all the text from the copy. These files are only meant to be used to save and import styles.
Yohanan wrote:If I try to open the template I have created a few days ago named Nisus New File.dot, the Mac attempts to open it with Pages and I get the following message: … Pages cannot import a rtf doc.
First, don't open the Nisus New File.dot file from the Finder. Open it from the Nisus Preferences
. The Nisus New File is a ".dot" file and trying to open it directly will only create a new untitled file.
Second, the open with Pages issue is an Apple problem. You should reset your Finder preferences to open ".rtf" files with Nisus (or some rtf capable program) rather than the piece-of-trump that is Pages.
Yohanan wrote:So I guess I have to understand how to impose on anyone of my old docs the customised library of styles, on condition that such a manipulation is possible.
Everything is possible. Gotta run.