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by xiamenese
2015-09-24 03:16:16
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Facelift?
Replies: 13
Views: 9818

Re: Facelift?

I too see no point in changing the interface for the sake of changing the interface. As it happens, I use a mixture of drawer and floating palettes. I have the styles palette on the desktop together with the Special Characters palette, and the drawer open for anything else. I prefer the display at 1...
by xiamenese
2015-09-24 02:52:33
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: Opening a .Pages file
Replies: 2
Views: 6292

Re: Opening a .Pages file

Not directly; .pages is a proprietary format that Apple won't release to developers. From Pages, export your file to .doc/.docx and open that in Nisus, or if it's the previous version of Pages, export to .rtf and open that.

:)

Mark
by xiamenese
2015-08-22 00:43:25
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Prevent table splitting?
Replies: 11
Views: 6615

Re: Prevent table splitting?

Thanks, Mark. What I am looking for, which I will request, is a feature similar to Framemaker in which you can (I don't remember exactly) either set a row to keep with next/previous, or set a table to not split (in which case it splits only if it is too large to fit on a single page IIRC) or set nu...
by xiamenese
2015-08-21 11:06:27
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Prevent table splitting?
Replies: 11
Views: 6615

Re: Prevent table splitting?

Hi Barbara, You have a situation that, in my perception, basically, Nisus are not going to be able to solve. NWP is page-based in its output and pages have finite dimensions, as do lines in whatever font size and interline spacing you have chosen, and paragraphs have finite dimensions including spac...
by xiamenese
2015-07-21 03:32:33
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Alternative Mail-apps
Replies: 5
Views: 3562

Re: Alternative Mail-apps

Þorvarður, thanks so much. I thought I had done it, but checked anyway, and no, it was set to Mail.app in the Mail preferences. I've switched it to GyazMail, so I'll see if that works.

:)

Mark
by xiamenese
2015-07-16 04:22:35
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Block Quotes and Spacing Before/After
Replies: 5
Views: 4710

Re: Block Quotes and Spacing Before/After

<snip> Generally I too follow Mark's approach, except that two styles might not be enough. In the worst case you would need four styles: one for the first paragraph in a block, one for the last in a block, one for the middle paragraph(s) in a block, and one for paragraphs that form a block on their...
by xiamenese
2015-07-15 04:13:52
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Block Quotes and Spacing Before/After
Replies: 5
Views: 4710

Re: Block Quotes and Spacing Before/After

I've always done it by setting up different paragraph styles for the first paragraph in a block quote and for subsequent paragraphs. For instance, on the simple example you give, I'd set up a "Block quote Greek" or whatever you want to call it, with the required amount of spacing before, none after ...
by xiamenese
2015-07-09 23:52:52
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Alternative Mail-apps
Replies: 5
Views: 3562

Re: Alternative Mail-apps

I don't understand why you're posting this here in the Nisus Writer Pro forum. If you're talking about InfoClick and non Mail.app support, you should post in the InfoClick forum; if you're concerned that clicking a mailto: in any Nisus software or this site, go and complain to Apple! To my knowledge...
by xiamenese
2015-06-20 01:35:29
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Header page numbers aligned on margin with centered header t
Replies: 2
Views: 2038

Re: Header page numbers aligned on margin with centered head

I'd think I'd do it by putting a centre-tab point in the middle of the ruler for the header, then a right-tab point on the right margin. Then centre your main header text by putting a tab before it, followed by a tab then the page number. If you're using left-right pages, set odd-and-even headers, f...
by xiamenese
2015-04-29 01:11:54
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Copy all NWP settings to another computer
Replies: 21
Views: 13300

Re: Copy all NWP settings to another computer

The Nisus Documents folder was already chosen, but I did it again just to make sure, then quit and relaunched Pro. However, the macros and glossaries still don't show up. I can confirm this. On my MBA, when I installed 2.1.x, even though the Nisus Documents folder was the one I had been using under...
by xiamenese
2015-04-22 12:24:02
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: How can I open my ancient Nisus 4 documents?
Replies: 6
Views: 2933

Re: How can I open my ancient Nisus 4 documents?

True, I'm sure Martin, but when I'd transferred the zipped file and unzipped it, I'd make a duplicate before trying anything ... I'm a belt and braces (suspenders, US?) man and becoming that way in real life, as a belt no longer seems enough to keep my trousers (pants, US ... actually my trousers te...
by xiamenese
2015-04-22 01:33:05
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: How can I open my ancient Nisus 4 documents?
Replies: 6
Views: 2933

Re: How can I open my ancient Nisus 4 documents?

If you find that your old Classic files have totally lost their formatting (and likely their resource fork) when you open them in NWP, you will need to go back to whatever archives you have for your Classic Mac OS files. Or like me, make a duplicate before you try opening it in NWP —omething I alwa...
by xiamenese
2015-01-28 03:29:47
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Nisus Writer Pro file format docx and rtf
Replies: 13
Views: 8450

Re: Nisus Writer Pro file format docx and rtf

To add to this, I think you should know that .doc and .docx are proprietary, binary formats which are not made available to other developers; the same goes for Apple's .pages. Nisus, like all other developers has to use another open format such as RTF as their native format, or write their own text ...
by xiamenese
2014-08-26 10:31:09
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: The thesaurus needs improving
Replies: 5
Views: 4088

Re: The thesaurus needs improving

Yes, you set it up in the trackpad preferences. I also had a keyboard shortcut set up to invoke it, but I seem to have lost it, or maybe it’s specific to Scrivener, but I tend to use the three-finger tap anyway.

:)

Mark
by xiamenese
2014-07-28 01:06:36
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: confused about "language" attribute: inheritance? interact?
Replies: 4
Views: 2407

Re: confused about "language" attribute: inheritance? intera

I agree with Philip. I work mainly in English and Chinese, though occasionally French too. But even though I’m only using two languages, I have found the best solution is to set up not only parallel paragraph styles for English and Chinese — each style including language, font, weight, size, etc. wi...