These are the release notes for an older version of Nisus Writer Pro.
For current information, please see our version and release notes archive.


New in Version 1.0.2

  • Italian localization.
  • Added a handful of macro commands (please see the Nisus Macro Reference).

Notable Fixes in Version 1.0.2

  • Fixed: a variety of issues/crashes/hangs on Leopard (10.5).
  • Fixed: images using the PICT file format print sharply.
  • Fixed: could not modify list level/style in the stylesheet view.
  • Fixed: crash if two of the same PowerFind bubbles were inserted next to each other using the menu.
  • Fixed: bold/italic font formatting imports into InDesign properly if a real typeface is available.
  • Worked around a bug in InDesign's RTF import where it ignores paragraph alignment. The work around is not full proof, but should cover most cases.
  • Fixed: double clicking LinkBack content does not always launch the associated application if needed.
  • The user guide (help files) have correct page numbers.

Additional Fixes in Version 1.0.2

  • Fixed: Page View could stop layout if an image larger than a single page had a non-zero "after paragraph spacing" set.
  • Fixed: Japanese (EUC) encoding was wrong.
  • Fixed: ruler tooltips are not shown.
  • Fixed: text in adjacent tables cells could be saved with improper text encoding.
  • Attempt at fixing a reported (but unreproducible) ruler redrawing problem.
  • Fixed: copy-paste of text with a floating image should not convert the image to inline.
  • Fixed: we read text from Word’s RTF files using the Symbol text encoding properly.
  • Fixed: relative links saved in HTML files as absolute links.
  • Fixed: the macro command "Open URL" did not handle URLs with spaces and other special characters.
  • Fixed: reading files with PC line endings (CRLF) resulted in double newlines.
  • Fixed: list styles that have less than the normal number of levels display improperly in the stylesheet.
  • Fixed: the macro commands that select next/prev/relative note text/referneces work regardless of whether the selection rests in the document body or the note body.
  • Changed: Paragraph palette doesn't round fixed line spacing to the nearest point, instead it rounds to the nearest tenth of a point.
  • Fixed: macro commands that select relative tables/notes could fail if the selection was already inside an object of the same type.
  • Fixed: the object select macro commands (eg: "select table N") could skip content in documents with footnotes.
  • Fixed: the macro command "select next paragraph" should not first select the current paragraph.
  • Fixed: inserting a newline does not run QuickFix for all text in the current text undo coalescion chunk.
  • Fixed: double-clicking the single spellcheck replacement suggestion should correct the word and move next.
  • Fixed: text storage slices copied to macro variables could lose meta-data such as available TOCs and Indexes, resulting in crashes/asserts when encoded to RTF (and possibly other problems).
  • Fixed: the macro keywords "true" and "false" are properly recognized when they occur immediately after a command name.
  • Fixed: documents that do not explicitly use the "sectd" control to specify section defaults will inherit default RTF margins.
  • Fixed: image files in RTFD documents do not remain locked even after closing the document window.
  • Fixed: attribute changes made to styles are sometimes ignored when the selection rests inside the preview text area.
  • Fixed: some macro commands that inspect the table selection could show an alert instead of returning zero.
  • Fixed: some fonts did not display as bold when fake bolding required (eg: AppleGothic).
  • Fixed: if a macro sub-folder became empty and then full again, it could be missing from the Macros menu.
  • Fixed: PowerFind Pro expression fixing could crash when encountering malformed "\x" escapes.
  • Fixed: in some cases (eg: in footnotes) attributes could bleed into indexing cross-ref text.
  • Fixed: the menus "increase/decrease font size..." did not work in the French, German and Spanish localizations.
  • Changed: plain text files should not be guessed to have a "mac roman" text encoding.
  • Fixed: if a language has "count words" turned off, should still show spelling/thesaurus suggestions in the language palette.
  • Fixed: image palette should have a vertical alignment option.
  • Fixed: typesetter doesn't allow line breaks inside a period-delimited reference (eg: "A.1.7")
  • Fixed: system font panel shows display fonts.
  • Fixed: floating palettes can open up too small.
  • Fixed: sometimes switching to PowerFind and inserting a PowerFind bubble would result in the insertion of the PowerFind Pro expression.
  • Fixed: adjusting the list style indents did not always update all the uses of the style in the document.
  • Fixed: if a footnote becomes a spanning note, could improperly position the following notes.
  • Fixed: footnotes bodies with deferred notes could be the wrong height.
  • Fixed: to maintain compatibility with Express 2.7, Perl macros should not select the text they output.
  • Changed: we always emit text in a font that prefers the Symbol charset as full unicode codepoints.
  • Fixed: formatting that was constant over a section break could be lost for the first part of the new section.
  • Changed: macro command "Select All" made proper (eg: unlocalized, non-menu) command.
  • Fixed: can move images that are very thin.
  • Fixed: the macro command "read selection" did not return table slices, only the text inside the table cells.
  • Fixed: using the Escape key (or Command + Period) when a macro has a prompt display crashes it.
  • Fixed: if macro prompt is too large to fit on the screen, does not hide the buttons on the prompt.
  • Fixed: empty macro subfolders do not show on the Macros menu.
  • Fixed: percent symbols in macro commands "Exit", "Die", or "Require Application Version" should not be interpreted as especials.
  • Changed: macro commands that write a file will create the enclosing directory if it does not yet exist.
  • Fixed: the menu "Index Using Word List" should assume files without an extension are in plain text format.
  • Fixed: braces could be mistaken for repetition operator in PowerFind Pro expression, preventing proper fixing.
  • Fixed: setting the zoom to be zero (or negative) doesn't cause the document to disappear or hang.
  • Fixed: charset used for reading field instructions should always be ASCII.
  • Changed: if user chooses to send a file via feedback that has unsaved changes, then they are asked if they want to send those changes along.
  • Changed: feedback reporter includes a list of any loaded bundles.
  • Fixed: typing a new number into the Columns field does not change the number of columns unless the users presses Enter.
  • Fixed: crash if invalid expression used after macro auto-increment, eg: "$var += bareword".
  • Fixed: the macro command "append to clipboard" could use the clipboard contents used by a prior clipboard state.