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adryan
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File Kind “Nisus Writer Glossary"

Post by adryan » 2019-11-22 03:52:05

G'day, all

I have just now noticed that, when I save a new untitled NWP file with Format "Rich Text Format (RTF)", the file is saved with Kind set to "Nisus Writer Glossary" rather than to "rich text format (RTF)” which I think it always has been in the past.

I see a few of my existing files with Kind still set to "Rich Text Format (RTF)", but most are now "Nisus Writer Glossary".

Have I been missing this all along, or has something changed?

All these files have file extension ".rtf".

Cheers,
Adrian
MacBook Pro (mid-2014)
macOS Mojave 10.14.6
Nisus Writer user since 1996

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Re: File Kind “Nisus Writer Glossary"

Post by martin » 2019-11-22 09:06:59

Hi Adrian: the quick answer is that you shouldn't worry about it much. What "kind" label is displayed by macOS and the Finder doesn't really matter. Nisus Writer and other apps really only care about the file extension and the data inside the file. That's going to be .rtf / RTF, even if the Finder incorrectly thinks they're glossary files.

I'm not sure why you're seeing files incorrectly labelled this way. That's up to the system, based on information it derives from Nisus Writer. We declare certain file extensions as having certain labels. The glossary file label is declared as having a file extension of .ngloss, and thus should not be shown for .rtf files.

Most likely the problem is that your system "launch services database" is confused. You might read this article that describes the database and goes into some details on how you might reset it. I hope that helps.

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Re: File Kind “Nisus Writer Glossary"

Post by adryan » 2019-11-22 13:25:43

G'day, Martin et al

Thanks for the reply, Martin.

I read the article you referred me to (thanks) and ran Onyx, which was one of the suggested maneuvers, but no change to the Kind.

Faced with a choice between Martin's "Fret not" advice and wielding the Terminal scalpel to perform more major neurosurgery on my computer than I'm comfortable with, I think I'll opt for the former.

Cheers,
Adrian
MacBook Pro (mid-2014)
macOS Mojave 10.14.6
Nisus Writer user since 1996

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