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by JBL
2003-12-15 14:30:33
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: When does not enough features turn into too many?
Replies: 6
Views: 7801

I think that it is only partly true that more features equals more complication. Classic Nisus had a pretty powerful "named ruler" system that was really intuitive. I am hoping we will see that reappear soon. Classic Nisus also had a really powerful search and replace system (partially replicated in...
by JBL
2003-12-15 09:34:20
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: "Couldn't contact Spell Checker"
Replies: 27
Views: 24673

Now...if a user selects "Open Macro Folder", I'm not sure which one this should open... Under what conditions is one expected to use the "Open Macro Folder" command? One really has to answer that question in the context of what task the user is attempting to perform, however, I am willing to give a...
by JBL
2003-12-14 07:52:02
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: "Couldn't contact Spell Checker"
Replies: 27
Views: 24673

The Library folder you need to use is in your home folder. It just occured to me Charles, if the macros are in *one* user's folder, what happens with multiple users? Multiple macro folders? I was wondering the same thing. It seems like macros in /Library should be available to all users and macros ...
by JBL
2003-10-11 17:34:03
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: Looking for Greener Pastures
Replies: 6
Views: 9211

Fireball1244 wrote: I only want three things from Nisus:

1. Footnotes.
2. Text/Paragraph Styles.
3. SMART QUOTES!
I want a whole lot from Nisus but I would be really really really happy with just Text/Paragraph Styles and the ability to correctly read Classic Nisus files.
by JBL
2003-10-06 17:19:15
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: Oddities noted on first trial
Replies: 3
Views: 6020

Okay, we agree! I thought you were saying that other word processors had some good solution. Actually, one thing I like about NWE is that they have a one step "copy text only" command, so that you don't have this problem when you paste someplace else.
by JBL
2003-10-06 13:26:57
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: Oddities noted on first trial
Replies: 3
Views: 6020

Re: Oddities noted on first trial

Generally I agree with your comments; however I had the following notes. * "Nisus" in text is red-underlined - is it not in the dictionary?!? Nisus uses the system dictionary. It would seem a little presumptuous of Nisus to add their name to your dictionary. * There is no way to paste text only from...
by JBL
2003-09-10 13:37:24
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: Inconsistent behavior/spell check
Replies: 2
Views: 5430

I have noticed this behavior in other Cocoa applications. I think it is Apple's bug.
by JBL
2003-08-26 08:42:40
Forum: Other Nisus Products
Topic: NW 6.5.1 Installer won't install
Replies: 6
Views: 10442

Actually, I am just a user, and at this point, mostly an OS X user at that. As a result, I think you have exhausted my ideas. If you don't get a response in the next couple days, try support@nisus.com. They seem to be pretty good about replying.
by JBL
2003-08-26 06:50:35
Forum: Other Nisus Products
Topic: NW 6.5.1 Installer won't install
Replies: 6
Views: 10442

I suppose I should also try to be helpful. What System version are you using? This page: http://www.nisus.com/NisusWriter/ suggests that you need 8.5 to run 6.5. 6.0.1 will run on 7.1 to 8.0.
by JBL
2003-08-26 06:46:26
Forum: Other Nisus Products
Topic: NW 6.5.1 Installer won't install
Replies: 6
Views: 10442

Where did you find 6.5.1? I only see 6.5.
by JBL
2003-08-24 20:22:50
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: Is the old Nisus Writer format dead?
Replies: 1
Views: 4471

Is the old Nisus Writer format dead?

I have some old NW documents that I would like to update. NWE messes up some of the formatting (in addition to losing the styles). Is there going to be an OS X version of Nisus which will correctly import NW classic styles?
by JBL
2003-08-24 20:06:27
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: Find/Replace Too Limited / Macros Confusing
Replies: 5
Views: 8046

Am I just missing it or does the manual say absolutely nothing about the syntax of Macros. Okay, so for perl macros you need to go learn perl, but how about the "Menu" macros. As far as I can see all the supplied macros are perl macros. I suppose with some trial and error I could figure out how to m...
by JBL
2003-08-24 18:34:17
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: Drag Copy Problem
Replies: 2
Views: 5212

It is working fine for me. (Actually, I should thank you; I never knew about copy-drag.)
by JBL
2003-08-22 16:42:52
Forum: Other Nisus Products
Topic: First Impressions
Replies: 3
Views: 9595

First Impressions

I must admit that I find Nisus Thesaurus a little confusing at first. Maybe I'll get used to it. So the first think I type into it is neck. I get two senses of "neck" under similar: As in "external body part" cervix -> As in "pet" (v.) make out -> I take it the "As in" is a super-ordinate category a...
by JBL
2003-08-22 07:52:58
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: Invisibles?
Replies: 2
Views: 4987

I think the answer is that you have to wait until 1.1 (at least). These features are not implemented in 1.0.