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by xiamenese
2007-01-25 16:13:14
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: Any way to auto-complete an em dash?
Replies: 24
Views: 22220

Re: -- is never part of a word

Sorry, rmark, but these responses do not sufficiently address the issue, whether NWE handles—or fails to handle—the em dash. A program for writers should enable a writer to write and punctuate his text correctly. First, two hyphens (--) are lexically not part of any English word. One hyphen often i...
by xiamenese
2007-01-25 03:36:24
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: Speed Issues
Replies: 4
Views: 6084

Yes, it does sound as if you've got problems. I'm using a 1st generation MBP, 2.16 Ghz with 1 Gig of RAM, so slightly faster than your MacBook. NWE normally loads very quickly, with the font display seeming to take up much of the time. I also have no problem whatsoever with it slowing down when left...
by xiamenese
2007-01-24 01:50:31
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: ~/Documents/Nisus Documents/Backups
Replies: 9
Views: 10147

Re: ~/Documents/Nisus Documents/Backups

Then you must not move between machines that often, because one of the problems of not being able to allocate a Nisus Documents folder (especially on an external drive) is that, if you want to use this feature, you are stuck to your local machine unless you want do cumbersome copy/backup/synchronize...
by xiamenese
2007-01-22 16:40:24
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: ~/Documents/Nisus Documents/Backups
Replies: 9
Views: 10147

Re: ~/Documents/Nisus Documents/Backups

I am particular about what goes into my ~/Documents directory, and what does not go there; that is a user's own untouchable territory, in my opinion, and I do not like that Nisus Writer Express continually adds Nisus Documents/Backups to my Documents directory. I am always bemused by people's objec...
by xiamenese
2007-01-17 06:12:10
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: NisusWriter Pro
Replies: 63
Views: 70072

Re: Pro

Consider also that widespread adoption of Word 2007 will take some considerable time. I exchange Word documents with university students (and a lot of faculty and staff) and the majority of them aren't even using Word XP. Couldn't agree more ... many of my colleagues are using versions (Chinese Win...
by xiamenese
2007-01-11 21:54:19
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: NisusWriter Pro
Replies: 63
Views: 70072

I am puzzled by this statement. What I need to work, is a word processor that does what I want and which does not cost so much. Anne, I am more than puzzled, I am utterly bemused! As Juliet would say, "What's in a name? ..." and to quote the bard again "... full of sound and fury and signifying not...
by xiamenese
2007-01-08 18:25:35
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: NisusWriter Pro
Replies: 63
Views: 70072

Not what I said. Sorry for the confusion. I wasn't responding to you, but instead to the general tenor of the thread. I've never been one to cotton to threads complaining about speculation about the pricing or features of unreleased products. The problem with an app like Writer is that everyone has...
by xiamenese
2007-01-03 05:24:10
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: Lists
Replies: 1
Views: 3728

Re: Lists

I'm so frustrated. How do I add a list from my paragraph styles to my lists menu? Thank you. Caat I don't think you can; and my immediate thought is why would you want to? Essentially, a list item is a special type of paragraph; a paragraph is not a special instance of a list. I would have thought ...
by xiamenese
2006-12-20 07:05:56
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: Columns
Replies: 1
Views: 3693

Re: Columns

I am relatively new to Nisus so forgive me if this is a dumb question. I am preparing a paper with two or three columns. I want to break the columns so the corresponding left and right hand sides will match each other in length. How do I do this? When I tried to insert a column break text on the le...
by xiamenese
2006-12-20 06:58:08
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: Line spacing query
Replies: 9
Views: 11022

Re: Fixed line height

I am surprised that you lay the blame for not supporting this on Apple's text layout engine: Word supports this feature (although I abominate using Word), and the last release of Word Perfect for Mac (V. 3.5.4, a ten year old program) also supports it. Micro$oft Wierd and Word Perfect, both use the...
by xiamenese
2006-12-15 06:24:57
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: table of contents question
Replies: 8
Views: 9457

Yes, I have been thinking about that too, a macro should at least be able to be of some assistance with that? BUT I have been wondering about Nisus Writer Express 6.5 that they used to make the NWE User's Guide. That version must have table of contents and indexing? Nisus Writer Classic, you mean ....
by xiamenese
2006-12-09 19:25:01
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: Only sort of O/T ...
Replies: 8
Views: 8001

Mark, You can click the "AIM" button underneath and of my posts to send me an IM. I did appreciate that, but when I first got your message, I had to go out and teach, and we now have the problem that you are off-line ... I guess it's the probably the middle of the night for you. I'll try again some...
by xiamenese
2006-12-09 18:22:52
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: Only sort of O/T ...
Replies: 8
Views: 8001

Mark: AIM me and I can hook you up with it. Thanks Midwinter ... I wasn't sure what to aim you at ... :D Seriously, thanks for your advice. I thought the best thing was to do an "archive and install" to my bootable back-up disk, rather than replacing the main system on the MBP. After 2 or 3 hours o...
by xiamenese
2006-12-09 18:08:46
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: need help switching to French layout
Replies: 3
Views: 5415

Re: need help switching to French layout

Is there a reference that someone can point me to to see which keys map to which French accented letters? Any documentation on using Nisus to write in another language would be appreciated as well. I am trying to switch betwen writing in French and writing in English but I am not having much luck. ...
by xiamenese
2006-12-08 19:05:12
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: Only sort of O/T ...
Replies: 8
Views: 8001

You can do an archive and install of the OS and make sure you install the extra fonts. Not that attractive because of the amount of time I would need to make sure everything else in the system was transferred across. Alternately, you *may* be able to *only* install the fonts package of the OS, but ...