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by adryan
2021-03-24 14:29:16
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Automatic Ordinals?
Replies: 5
Views: 891

Re: Automatic Ordinals?

G'day, Vanceone et al This is a really interesting problem, but I'm afraid I only have time at present for some remarks and hints. The Custom Date & Time command does not allow for conditional text which ordinal suffixes require. I always use ISO 8601 formatting for dates and times; it has many adva...
by adryan
2021-03-21 13:44:46
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Powerfind for Near?
Replies: 6
Views: 870

Re: Powerfind for Near?

G'day, wF et al

It looks like it was bundled with NWP.

Find Nearby Words.nwm
(21.94 KiB) Downloaded 62 times

Cheers,
Adrian
by adryan
2021-03-21 11:43:47
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Powerfind for Near?
Replies: 6
Views: 870

Re: Powerfind for Near?

G'day, wF et al Oops! The Capture function was a leftover from my testing with the OR function, so it's not needed for these separate searches with PowerFind. gamma[AnyCharacter][0-5 Times]delta delta[AnyCharacter][0-5 Times]gamma BTW, I subsequently discovered that there is a Find Nearby Words Macr...
by adryan
2021-03-21 00:10:23
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Powerfind for Near?
Replies: 6
Views: 870

Re: Powerfind for Near?

G'day, wF et al This is probably best done using a Macro. But here are some Find expressions you could try, where "gamma" and "delta" are the two words in question. PowerFind, where the square brackets indicate inbuilt PowerFind expressions available via the cogwheel drop-down menu:– [Capture(]gamma...
by adryan
2021-03-20 14:39:34
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: How to make a new document from a DIFFERENT template?!
Replies: 3
Views: 728

Re: How to make a new document from a DIFFERENT template?!

G'day, UsableThought02 et al Vanceone's suggestion of a "New from Template…" command is a good one. Remember, too, that you can always save a document that has all the characteristics you want as a stationery pad in the Finder. Just tick the relevant checkbox in the file's Get Info window. Hencefort...
by adryan
2021-03-11 23:03:59
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Powerfind question
Replies: 7
Views: 1230

Re: Powerfind question

G'day, Vanceone et al Allow me to advance an alternative perspective. Apart from special contexts (as with some Internet search engines, for example), no matter what form of search you use, there is no room for error in framing your Find and Replace expressions. You have to pay scrupulous attention ...
by adryan
2021-03-10 04:21:05
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Powerfind question
Replies: 7
Views: 1230

Re: Powerfind question

G'day, Mark et al Search is "greedy", meaning it will return the longest string that matches the Find conditions. I suspect you merely searched for text delimited by opening and closing parentheses, which was too broad a search, hence the over-inclusive result. A more specific PowerFind search strin...
by adryan
2021-03-01 19:39:53
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Initials
Replies: 18
Views: 12176

Re: Initials

G'day, all It's important to be aware that text within a Text Box is not considered as a substring of any "adjacent" string when it comes to Find & Replace. This means that a whole word with one or more initial characters displayed as drop caps by means of a graphic device will not be found in a sea...
by adryan
2021-02-27 22:48:43
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Creating a document that can be imported into WordPress
Replies: 4
Views: 1454

Re: Creating a document that can be imported into WordPress

G'day, Simon et al That sounds like too much hard work! Which suggests that an entirely different strategy might be worth considering. I've never used WordPress, and it's not entirely clear to me whether it acts as a blog host or merely as a blog construction kit. If the latter doesn't seem to be wo...
by adryan
2021-02-26 15:46:32
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro Macros
Topic: Compare and Remove Duplicates — 2 Lists
Replies: 5
Views: 1560

Re: Compare and Remove Duplicates — 2 Lists

G'day, jb et al No doubt someone will supply an elegant Macro to accomplish what you want, but other approaches are possible, among them use of the supplied "Compare Documents" Macro. Assuming the two documents are constructed similarly, here's another (non-Macro) method you could try:– (1) Duplicat...
by adryan
2021-02-25 00:23:36
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Large selections—like 20k words—showing no word, par., or char. counts (bug?)
Replies: 13
Views: 2334

Re: Large selections—like 20k words—showing no word, par., or char. counts (bug?)

G'day, wF et al Short answer: I'm not 100% sure. Longer answer: If you already have Nisus Writer Pro on your computer, things like Preferences, Styles and such generally remain intact when you install updates or upgrades of the application. So I don't anticipate there would be a problem. I think Nis...
by adryan
2021-02-24 19:40:58
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Large selections—like 20k words—showing no word, par., or char. counts (bug?)
Replies: 13
Views: 2334

Re: Large selections—like 20k words—showing no word, par., or char. counts (bug?)

G’day, wF et al

Simply relaunching a problematic application may not be enough. It might be worthwhile reinstalling it.

Cheers,
Adrian
by adryan
2021-02-24 19:09:36
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Large selections—like 20k words—showing no word, par., or char. counts (bug?)
Replies: 13
Views: 2334

Re: Large selections—like 20k words—showing no word, par., or char. counts (bug?)

G'day, wF et al

No problem evident here with partial (>73,000 words) or complete selection in a Lorem ipsum document (NWP 3.2.1) containing more than 76,000 words.

Cheers,
Adrian
by adryan
2021-02-24 18:09:54
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Large selections—like 20k words—showing no word, par., or char. counts (bug?)
Replies: 13
Views: 2334

Re: Large selections—like 20k words—showing no word, par., or char. counts (bug?)

G'day, wF et al

No problem evident here with non-contiguous selections totalling more than 25,000 words in a Lorem ipsum document (NWP 3.2.1) containing almost 27,000 words.

Cheers,
Adrian
by adryan
2021-02-22 15:04:24
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Bug? Nisus 3 seemingly randomly "Typesetting Text..." and sluggish, 50% CPU use, in long doc already open for hours
Replies: 12
Views: 2426

Re: Bug? Nisus 3 seemingly randomly "Typesetting Text..." and sluggish, 50% CPU use, in long doc already open for hours

G'day, wF et al I haven't dealt with such long documents for a long time, but I too have observed sluggish typesetting behavior with NWP — for example, even on short A6 documents of less than 1,000 words. I can't recall whether it only began with NWP 3 or whether it happened with previous versions. ...