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new document opening when others opened

Post by Simeon » 2018-11-01 11:39:54

Hello friends,

After upgrading to 3.0, when opening an old document, a new, blank document opens also. How can I keep the blank one from opening when it is not wished for?

Thanks.
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Re: new document opening when others opened

Post by martin » 2018-11-01 13:39:53

Hello Simeon,

I'm sorry you're having trouble, but I wasn't able to reproduce this problem. Let me ask you some questions.

1. I assume you have your Nisus Writer preferences configured so that a new blank document is created whenever you activate the app like so:
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Is that correct?

2. How are you opening old documents when the problem occurs? I tried a few different methods like double-clicking files in the Finder, using the Open Recent menu, etc, but all worked correctly and did not also create a blank document window.

3. What version of the system (macOS) are you using?

Thanks for your help, hopefully we can narrow this down.

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Re: new document opening when others opened

Post by Simeon » 2018-11-01 14:00:37

Hi Martin,

I reset the preferences on application activation to "do nothing." Now things behave as expected. When I open the program, only the program opens. When I open a document when the program is running, only that document opens. When I open the program by opening a document, only the document opens. Thus with this change I don't get the unwanted new document.

Thanks.

Btw, still not with Mojave, but with Nisus 3.

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Re: new document opening when others opened

Post by martin » 2018-11-02 07:45:47

I'm glad that you found a way to workaround the problem so you don't encounter the unwanted new document windows, though it's still a misbehavior. If you're opening an existing document then no blank document window should be created.

From what you described it sounds like the problem could occur when you first launched Nisus Writer, either fresh or with reopened documents. I tried that too, under a variety of circumstances, and it all behaved correctly. No unwanted new documents were created.

If you're not yet on Mojave, what version of macOS are you using? I tested on 10.13 as well, but it too behaved correctly.

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Re: new document opening when others opened

Post by Simeon » 2018-11-02 08:45:04

The Abbot's computer is using 10.13.6
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Re: new document opening when others opened

Post by martin » 2018-11-02 08:54:21

Thanks for that tidbit Simeon. I'm not sure what to make of it, since I could not reproduce the problem on 10.13.

Well, if you're happy with the workaround of disabling new documents on activation, let's not investigate this matter further.

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