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by JBL
2003-07-21 11:57:22
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: NWE has no paticular "own" format?
Replies: 17
Views: 20447

Proprietary is the opposite of open. This is from Webopedia's dictionary of computer terms but it coincides with every other use of the term I have heard: open architecture: An architecture whose specifications are public. This includes officially approved standards as well as privately designed arc...
by JBL
2003-07-16 16:52:07
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: NWE has no paticular "own" format?
Replies: 17
Views: 20447

RTF might be a format used by Word but it is THE format used by Cocoa. If you want things done the way Cocoa does them and you want your documents to be compatible with other Cocoa applications rtf is a good choice. I don't immediately see how rtf forces you to do anything much more word like than b...
by JBL
2003-07-16 07:51:50
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: NWE has no paticular "own" format?
Replies: 17
Views: 20447

The "native format" for NWE is rtf. Assuming the people at Nisus can get rtf to do all the things they want it to do, this is a very good thing. It means that you can share files with your buddies who do not own NWE. It also means that if there is some other word processor that recognizes rtf and do...
by JBL
2003-07-11 13:48:18
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: 1.0 Announcement
Replies: 0
Views: 5377

1.0 Announcement

Hmmm. How come I don't get announcements regarding updates or now the final release? No biggy; I find out fast enough. Anyway, from the announcement: After final release of this version, we will be adding features frequently to satisfy your demands, but for now we must ask you to focus on helping us...
by JBL
2003-06-24 09:04:23
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: Changes in 1.0b7 (preview 3)?
Replies: 6
Views: 9432

Those look like the changes from the first to the second public beta. What about the second to the third?
by JBL
2003-06-23 13:52:56
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: I hate the find panel
Replies: 3
Views: 6805

Re: I hate the find panel

First, I hate the little preview screen. I often used find to select (for example) every paragraph with the phrase "Human Factors" in it, so that I could copy them and paste into another document. Now find just selects stuff in this stupid little pane and I can't see any way to copy it (etc). This ...
by JBL
2003-06-13 22:13:08
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: I hate the find panel
Replies: 3
Views: 6805

I hate the find panel

Okay, I think I gave some feedback to beta one saying that I didn't see why the find panel should operate like the other pallettes. I am sure you have your reasons but I really must say that the more I use the current version the more I hate nearly everything about it. First, I hate the little previ...
by JBL
2003-05-15 06:22:58
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: Rant
Replies: 4
Views: 8408

The real frustrating thing for those of us who were Nisus users under OS 9 (and 8 and 7), is that we have lots of documents in the old Nisus format that are more or less unusable in NWE. I guess I can understand that getting the interface and the underlying structure of the program right might take ...
by JBL
2003-05-09 14:55:02
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: what I need...
Replies: 3
Views: 7919

Re: what I need...

Howdy, What I need (:roll:) is ... Mathematical Equations (When will MathType X ever come out - can it integrate with NW X like the OS 9 version did qwith NW?).... Have you looked at Equation Service? I don't really have much call for equations but it looks like it should do more or less what you w...
by JBL
2003-05-07 08:57:55
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: Without graphic layer?
Replies: 4
Views: 7055

There appears to be some sort of bug in their feedback mechanism. I already reported it to them. If you look in the console log file (by opening the console application in the utilities folder in your application folder) you will see all the error messages spewed out by various programs when things ...
by JBL
2003-05-06 08:00:29
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: Without graphic layer?
Replies: 4
Views: 7055

Three little words: "Express", "1.0" and "Beta". This version is pretty stripped down. In particular it has no graphics layer. The only graphics support is that you can paste in inline graphics.
by JBL
2003-04-26 17:28:22
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: Unable to send feedback
Replies: 2
Views: 6875

I had a different problem. I got the feedback form but when I clicked "send feedback" nothing seemed to happen. I sent a copy to the email address that the "Thank you for downloading the Nisus Writer Express Public Beta," message was sent out on (sales@nisus.com).