Nisus Software, Inc.

Nisus Writer Feature Comparison

File Format Support Nisus Writer Express Nisus Writer Pro
RTF, native read and write
Microsoft Word ".doc" (97-2004), import and export
Microsoft Word DOCX, import and export limited
PDF, export only
    PDF export includes intra-document links (TOC, etc)  
Apple Pages '09 and older, import only  
Open Document (ODT), import and export limited
HTML, import and export
WordPerfect, import only  
plain text (Unicode and legacy encodings), read and write
EPUB, export only  
Interface Nisus Writer Express Nisus Writer Pro
Draft View and Page View
    Full Screen Mode
Document Manager
Highly Customizable Interface (Flexible Palettes, Toolbar, etc)
    Touch Bar, as found on some new MacBook models
    Add Toolbar Item for Any Menu Command  
Special Characters Palette/Menus (fully customizable)
Keyboard Shortcuts are Fully Customizable (and Multi-key)
Font Menu Previews (WYSIWYG)
Horizontal and Vertical Rulers
Document Navigator Pane (TOC and Bookmarks)  
Core Features Nisus Writer Express Nisus Writer Pro
Multilingual/Unicode Text
    Right to Left Text Support
Language Sensitive Responses (spellchecking, keyboard, font, etc)
Style Sheets and Library
Bullets and Numbering (List Styles)
Footnotes and Endnotes (Document or Section)
    Advanced Footnote/Endnote Options  
Live Word Count display (and Character/Paragraph Counts)
Multipart and Rectangular Selections
Sections and Columns
Spellchecking (Inline and Guided)
"QuickFix" Corrections (language-sensitive) for typos, smart quotes, etc
Leader Tabs
Wrap Text Around Images
Small Caps
Find and Replace Nisus Writer Express Nisus Writer Pro
Normal Find and Replace
Advanced Find and Replace (PowerFind / regular expressions "regex")
Find and Replace Formatting ("attribute sensitive")  
Advanced Tools Nisus Writer Express Nisus Writer Pro
LinkBack Support
Widow and Orphan Control
Track Changes  
Drawing Tools (shapes, text boxes, etc)  
Table of Contents  
Cross References  
Mail Merge  
Bookends Integration  
Line Numbering  
Nisus Macro Language  
Flesch and Kincaid reading ease scores  
Insert Automatic Content (date/time stamps, document properties, etc)