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by David Sharp
2020-10-30 23:31:06
Forum: The Blank Page
Topic: Mozilla: should I trust them?
Replies: 0
Views: 1762

Mozilla: should I trust them?

Like quite a lot of people, I imagine, I frequently find myself downloading the latest version of Firefox. Each time I do so, I see a welcome screen telling me of all the wonderful security features I could take advantage of if I signed up for their various services. The latest one being a VPN. Each...
by David Sharp
2020-08-12 09:28:36
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: New Mac: NWP loses connection to Bookends
Replies: 4
Views: 2065

Re: New Mac: NWP loses connection to Bookends

Problem solved, thanks to the folks over at Sonny Software. Under Catalina, there's an item called "Automation" in the "Privacy" section of System Preferences, which I hadn't been aware of. For some reason, NWP was checked to allow it to control Bookends, but the opposite wasn't the case. I've no id...
by David Sharp
2020-08-10 10:48:29
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: New Mac: NWP loses connection to Bookends
Replies: 4
Views: 2065

Re: New Mac: NWP loses connection to Bookends

Hi Martin, thanks for lookiing into this. No, when "Insert citation" fails, there's no error message: nothing happens. Of course, I have a simple workaround, because I can just copy the citation from Bookends and then paste it into my NWP document. I may raise this on the Sonny Software site. If I g...
by David Sharp
2020-08-09 08:04:26
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: New Mac: NWP loses connection to Bookends
Replies: 4
Views: 2065

New Mac: NWP loses connection to Bookends

I've recently bought a new MacBook Pro, and therefore switched from High Sierra to Catalina. I used Time Machine to import all my files from the old machine (also a MacBook Pro, from 2015) and found that both NWP and Bookends seemed to run just fine on the new one. So far, I haven't bought new licen...
by David Sharp
2020-07-17 01:01:09
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Two Languages at the same time
Replies: 3
Views: 2060

Re: Two Languages at the same time

Hi Michael, I do this a lot, between English and French. Of course, as Martin says, you need to mark each chunk of text as being in the desired language. The most basic way to do that is to select your text, and use the "language" palette to define which language it's in. If you're switching languag...
by David Sharp
2020-03-31 08:55:15
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: 2nd-level TOC entries as a single paragraph
Replies: 8
Views: 2800

Re: 2nd-level TOC entries as a single paragraph

Many thanks to Martin for these explanations. I very much appreciate all the clickable possibilities when transforming Nisus documents into PDFs, and I recognise that the specific problem I raised is probably not of very high priority, unless the shades of Twain and Dickens return to haunt us, and b...
by David Sharp
2020-03-30 08:38:37
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: 2nd-level TOC entries as a single paragraph
Replies: 8
Views: 2800

Re: 2nd-level TOC entries as a single paragraph

Many thanks to Hamid and Philip for these replies. Two conclusions for me at this stage: Firstly, the feature I'm looking for doesn't currently exist in NWP (I was wondering if there was simply some bit of the manual or some forum message I'd missed). Secondly, I don't feel able at this stage to imp...
by David Sharp
2020-03-29 22:22:46
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: 2nd-level TOC entries as a single paragraph
Replies: 8
Views: 2800

2nd-level TOC entries as a single paragraph

Hi, I'm formatting a longish document with lots of subtitles within each chapter. This gives me an inordinately long multi-page TOC, which I'd like to reduce as much as possible. I'd like to be able to present the second-level entries in the TOC as a single long paragraph, with a separating characte...
by David Sharp
2018-10-23 23:08:34
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: NWP 3: Great news!
Replies: 10
Views: 7774

NWP 3: Great news!

Having just installed it, I haven't had time to try out any of the new features; I've simply noticed that my 5.2 Mb daily notes file renders much faster under the new version than under the previous one. But to be quite honest, I'm delighted to be given an opportunity to pay some actual money to Nis...
by David Sharp
2018-02-15 18:02:03
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Best way to manage style sheets in a multi-language doc
Replies: 2
Views: 2969

Re: Best way to manage style sheets in a multi-language doc

Hi Þorvarður Thanks for that. I guess it's just a case of "RTFM". I was looking at the individual styles in my document, and noting that they all specified a language. I therefore assumed that to use the same style, but in a different language, you had to create a new style. In reply to your last qu...
by David Sharp
2018-02-15 09:59:32
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Best way to manage style sheets in a multi-language doc
Replies: 2
Views: 2969

Best way to manage style sheets in a multi-language doc

I'm writing a series of documents which will contain both a text in English followed by its translation into French (or vice-versa). I'm just wondering what is the most ergonomic way to manage my style sheets for the whole thing. So far, I've improvised by tacking on a "Normal_fr" style to the stand...
by David Sharp
2017-07-08 09:06:16
Forum: The Blank Page
Topic: Keeping files on a separate partition. Why?
Replies: 5
Views: 8014

Re: Keeping files on a separate partition. Why?

Hi Þorvarður, many thanks for your informative message. I've bookmarked your links about Apple Support and advice, and will no doubt use them in the future. As regards photos, I'm still up in the air about that, but a solution will have to wait until I have more spare time. For the moment, most of m...
by David Sharp
2017-07-05 08:08:07
Forum: The Blank Page
Topic: Keeping files on a separate partition. Why?
Replies: 5
Views: 8014

Re: Keeping files on a separate partition. Why?

Hi Þorvarður, many thanks for your reply. You write: I suggest you ask the question again on the NW Pro forum, where the original poster made the statement. People who have subscribed to the NW Pro forum may not always have subscribed to The Blank Page as well. I actually didn't do that myself until...
by David Sharp
2017-06-29 22:45:13
Forum: The Blank Page
Topic: Keeping files on a separate partition. Why?
Replies: 5
Views: 8014

Keeping files on a separate partition. Why?

In a separate post on the NW Pro forum, CrisB states: "My files are on a separate disk partition and have been for increased security for ever, my first Mac was a Mac Plus many many years ago." As someone who is obsessive about security, but not particularly technically savvy, I'd like to ask why th...
by David Sharp
2017-01-24 08:25:45
Forum: The Blank Page
Topic: Vanishing software: what happened to Ember?
Replies: 2
Views: 6048

Re: Vanishing software: what happened to Ember?

Many thanks for that, Hamid. It sure doesn't jump out at you when you look at their site.

As I've always avoided cloud-based services, and only use the software on one machine, I've never encountered any of the problems they mention.