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


Highlighted Changes in Version 2.0.1

  • Some fixes and changes for compatibility with OSX 10.7 (Lion).
  • Changed: Lion: when Nisus Writer is running on Lion (OSX 10.7), the full screen view uses Lion's native full screen mode. This means any document view (eg: Page View) can go full screen. Nisus Writer's individual full screen color/gutter/etc settings are only respected when using Draft View in full screen.
  • Changed: import: switched DOCX/.doc file importers from OpenOffice to LibreOffice. This fixes a variety of problems, including cases of garbled text, formatting bleed, etc. Also made some other fixes to import process.
  • Fixed: page numbers (and other automatic numbers) can draw clipped (missing digits) in headers/footers when making a PDF/printout.
  • Fixed: Bookends scan/etc was broken with version 2.0 because of changed RTF output. Added back superfluous RTF grouping braces when communicating with Bookends, so it can find the desired fields.
  • Fixed: when running a non-English localization, trying to adjust New File preferences (or save template documents) gives errors.
  • Fixed: if using MathType 6.7, pasting in equations doesn't detect baseline or allow double-click editing.
  • Fixed: images: images inserted with the "link to a file on disk" option can incorrectly lose scaling, padding, etc, when file is saved/reopened.

Import/Export Changes in Version 2.0.1

  • Changed: import: switched DOCX/.doc file importers from OpenOffice to LibreOffice. This fixes a variety of problems, including cases of garbled text, formatting bleed, etc. Also made some other fixes and improvements to import process.
  • Fixed: export: intra-document hyperlinks (html "#bookmark" type links) failed to export to HTML and EPUB properly.
  • Fixed: export: when exporting resized images in HTML, should preserve the image file name/format if possible.
  • Fixed: export: section break should be exported to HTML/EPUB as newlines.
  • Fixed: file formats: some issues with the way note numbering formats (eg: lowercase roman, arabic, etc) are imported/exported from files.
  • Fixed: import: floating text boxes in documents where all text was in a text box, or text box was last part of document, could fail to import all text (eg: documents generated by OCR tool ReadIris).
  • Fixed: import: tables inside floating text boxes fail to import properly.
  • Fixed: export: LinkBack data should not be included in exported HTML images folder.
  • Fixed: import: WordPerfect files with a ".doc" file extension should not fail to open.
  • Fixed: import: if both the primary importer and secondary importer fail, the user should not be repeatedly asked to try the secondary importer.
  • Fixed: import: comments applied to multiple table cells should not be lost.
  • Fixed: import: old ".doc" files that the importer does not handle should not trigger the "submit document to Nisus" dialog.

Other Changes in Version 2.0.1

  • Fixed: images: double-clicking a linked image should open up the original image for editing/display.
  • Changed: spelling: users prefer that spelling corrections on contextual menu are not grouped into a separate submenu.
  • Fixed: conversion commands (eg: Convert Smart Quotes to Plain Quotes) can stop converting text upon encountering list bullets (or other kinds of smart content).
  • Fixed: shapes: floating images should draw their applied drop shadow.
  • Changed: cleaned up tag icons (less blurry). Text color tag icon has little "a" on top to help distinguish it from background color.
  • Changed: paper margins should be able to exceed 40% of the paper dimension, but two opposite margins should not in total exceed 80%.
  • Fixed: images: drag/paste of images from Nisus Writer into Mail.app can fail.
  • Fixed: toolbar: annotation toolbar icons (eg: comments) appear clipped if "Use Small Icons" option is turned on.
  • Added: macros: added "Compare Duplicate Text" macro to default set.
  • Fixed: styles: indents in style definitions can be lost when reopening files with certain configurations of paragraph/list styles.
  • Fixed: images: images with non-integral native sizes can improperly acquire cropping/resizing when reopening files.
  • Fixed: spell: using the "Find Next" misspelled word command can use the wrong spelling language/dictionary if the search required switching document areas (eg: footnote area back to main document area).
  • Fixed: statistics palette is less erratic when editing text.
  • Fixed: index: the links between page numbers in a generated text index and the document could be lost upon reopening the file if the formatting across the marked content was not uniform.
  • Fixed: Bibliography Tool menus did not communicate with Bookends version released via App Store (Bookends changed its bundle identifier).
  • Fixed: track changes: in certain situations paragraph styles can change when track changes is enabled and file is saved and reopened.
  • Fixed: lists: better preview/reporting of font/size used by list style levels in stylesheet view.
  • Fixed: lists: fixed case where list numbering overrides were not saved to file properly, resulting in possible loss of starting number / restart numbering.
  • Fixed: lists: custom list bullet formats enforced via paragraph styles were not saved in a way Word understood.
  • Fixed: when inserting special characters from Apple's character catalog, the "Insert With Font" command did not actually apply the desired font.
  • Fixed: adjacent paragraphs with the same shading color/pattern, but different padding amounts, can draw incorrectly.
  • Fixed: if the user checkmarks "Open As New File" in the Open dialog, we should always open up a new copy of the file, even if there is already one open.
  • Fixed: replacing/deleting some text can use formatting from the wrong adjacent text.
  • Fixed: shapes: images inside floating text boxes can be lost when saving as RTFD or copy-pasting.
  • Fixed: images: images whose source content is especially large, and has been resized/scaled on screen by the user, can incorrectly change its size when the file is reopened.
  • Fixed: styles: font size defined by Normal should be enforced across the document, even if paragraph style is not based on Normal.
  • Fixed: tables: right/option-click did not always produce proper contextual menu in table cells.
  • Opt: spell: spellcheck worker thread did not heed suggested limit, which could cause slow response when user wants to select the next misspelled word in a document with many errors.
  • Fixed: shapes: possible crashes when shapes overlap/interact with fields.
  • Fixed: typing to auto-select/scroll entries in a table/listing (eg: TOC entries in the Insert Cross Reference sheet) should ignore leading whitespace.
  • Fixed: the styles listed in the Configure TOC/Index Styles sheet should be sorted by name.
  • Fixed: nav: the open/closed state of TOC entries in the Navigator can sometimes be incorrectly lost when switching document views and/or changing the Navigator mode.
  • Changed: shapes: when resizing images/shapes, the new width/height should be an integral number of points.
  • Fixed: tables: in certain situations deleting a table can errantly introduce a 2pt font size into the document.
  • Fixed: file formats: formatting that overrides an applied style back to the default (eg: turn off underlining for a heading) can be lost upon saving/reopening a file.
  • Fixed: file formats: paragraph padding can be incorrectly lost for paragraphs with only shading (and no borders) when saving/reopening files.
  • Fixed: drag-drop of ruler "paragraph formatting icon" (from the gutter) should not insert the letter "a" when applying the ruler.
  • Fixed: lists: if list level overrides applied style, and level is one, can be lost upon saving/reopening the file.
  • Fixed: a few inserted document properties (eg: last date printed) do not update as necessary during certain events.
  • Changed: users prefer that navigator and annotation pane states should not be shared between document views.
  • Fixed: some issues with assigning function keys (eg: F1) as keyboard shortcuts.
  • Fixed: Menu Key preferences should give user access to the "All Fonts" collection.
  • Fixed: using the OSX file importer (eg: for ".doc" files) can be incredibly slow (appears hung) when opening longer/complex documents.
  • Fixed: cross-refs: the insert cross-reference dialog should allow the user to automatically target/show list items inside floating text boxes.
  • Changed: images: the Insert Image dialog should remember the state of the "link to file" options.
  • Fixed: shapes: dragging shapes/images (eg: to move, resize, etc) did not give accurate results if autoscrolling was triggered during the drag.
  • Fixed: comments: in rare cases, adding a comment in Draft View can crashes and/or leave the document smeared and unresponsive.
  • Fixed: track changes: possible crash when tidying/coalescing tracked changes (date could deallocate prematurely).
  • Fixed: shapes: mouse down/drag should affect the already selected shape, even if there is a shape overlapping it.
  • Fixed: shapes: creating shape groups that include perfectly vertical/horizontal lines should encompass those lines.
  • Fixed: tables: the "Insert Table" toolbar item does not work properly if toolbar is set to "Text Only" mode.
  • Fixed: styles: copy-pasting text within a single document can sometimes errantly display the style conflict dialog if the fonts used by the styles had different names in the saved file (eg: "Times" and "Times-Roman") but map/load to the same font. This is unlikely to occur in files created/saved by Nisus Writer, and likely only affects imported files.
  • Fixed: shapes: if two floating text boxes were anchored to the same paragraph, and both text boxes contained list items in the same style, could trigger crashes when opening that file.
  • Fixed: language name should be "Spanish (Costa Rica)" not "Rico".
  • Changed: loc: a few changes to the German localization.
  • Added: macros: added Document object property convertedFilePath.
  • Changed: feedback reports should list full app bundle version.