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by phspaelti
2019-02-01 19:45:43
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro Macros
Topic: Title Case macro
Replies: 4
Views: 1552

Re: Title Case macro

Hello Howard, There are actually a lot of macros floating around by now. I did check the last one I posted, and I do see that there is a problem with that one. So I am posting an update here. Note that this is also a package of 3 macros: the one called "Title Case Capitalization" is the one that doe...
by phspaelti
2019-01-29 00:37:11
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Deleting a cross reference
Replies: 3
Views: 960

Re: Deleting a cross reference

I'm at a little bit of a loss understanding your problem. A cross-reference is a single character, which will display as some automatically generated text (usually a page number or the like, but maybe a longer bit of marked text). Since it's only a single character I'm not sure why you are so reluct...
by phspaelti
2019-01-29 00:25:40
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: character recognition
Replies: 11
Views: 4144

Re: character recognition

Dear Yohanan,
I honestly cannot say why you are having such problems. If I open your "Untitled 1.doc" in Nisus, it goes through the Libre Office translator and appears in French/Roman letters. It does not get transliterated into Greek for me.
Philip
by phspaelti
2019-01-27 19:19:11
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: space above and below heads
Replies: 5
Views: 1287

Re: space above and below heads

adryan wrote:
2019-01-27 18:17:37
You can assign Keyboard Shortcuts to your Styles:–

Nisus Writer Pro > Preferences > Menu Keys > Format > Paragraph Style > Sub-heading (say)
You can also assign keyboard shortcuts to styles directly in the style sheet.
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by phspaelti
2019-01-22 06:14:23
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro Macros
Topic: Title Case macro
Replies: 4
Views: 1552

Re: Title Case macro

I assume you are looking for something that will capitalize only the "content" words in the selected text, avoiding prepositions etc. Have a look here.

Wait a second! You are the same writerhoward who started that discussion too. Did you forget, or are you fishing for a different solution?
by phspaelti
2019-01-17 21:40:20
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Boolean searches
Replies: 5
Views: 1272

Re: Boolean searches

Hello John, "Boolean" searches is one of those terms… The point is that Find is not a search engine looking through a database, it's a pattern matching algorithm. So an "AND" search in this case would be a search for string1 followed by string2 . In the simplest case you just type them both into the...
by phspaelti
2019-01-04 16:25:31
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Upgrading Files
Replies: 5
Views: 2542

Re: Upgrading Files

Hello Daniel, NWP's file format is .rtf which originally was a MS format, I believe. In my (limited) experience, Word opens rtf files just fine, and most Word users click on the rtf files I send them and are none the wiser, though Apple users might see the file open in TextEdit instead. Personally I...
by phspaelti
2018-12-29 06:24:56
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: GREP
Replies: 6
Views: 3096

Re: GREP

Hello levelbest, first let me make one important fix to Vance's basic idea. You shouldn't use the AnyTextCharacter wildcard. Spaces count as text characters and you are seeking to eliminate periods not followed by space. So you should probably use AnyWordCharacter instead. Now let's talk about the w...
by phspaelti
2018-12-23 23:34:26
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Word underline
Replies: 13
Views: 4833

Re: Word underline

Well, all of this quickly runs into the usual problem: should I write a quick-and-dirty macro that works for me, or try to create a new feature that works in the general case. I tend to find the latter to be something with diminishing returns. I personally believe one should avoid underline altogeth...
by phspaelti
2018-12-23 21:41:42
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Word underline
Replies: 13
Views: 4833

Re: Word underline

With a bit of fooling around, I managed to get a macro that does what I want — mostly. In the process, though, I discovered a curious thing: the “|” operator in the Find/Replace system is not commutative. If you had asked me beforehand I wouldn't have been able to answer that, but I'm not surprised...
by phspaelti
2018-12-21 19:29:46
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: manual
Replies: 9
Views: 3782

Re: manual

On the subject of fonts, it seems you can’t now type in a font name in the Character Palette. I agree this is something you should be able to do. Typing the font name in the character palette works for me. :? What might be confusing is that there are two modes "Expanded" and "Condensed". The latter...
by phspaelti
2018-12-21 08:07:01
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: To Bold all text between parentheses
Replies: 7
Views: 3974

Re: To Bold all text between parentheses

AnyCharacter is generally going to be your best bet in most cases Actually I take that back. This is something that I find a bit annoying about the Nisus Wildcards. The most common wildcard in Regex is '.'. This is actually AnyTextCharacter in Nisus. The AnyCharacter wildcard in Nisus is actually t...
by phspaelti
2018-12-21 07:47:08
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: To Bold all text between parentheses
Replies: 7
Views: 3974

Re: To Bold all text between parentheses

Hello aghazzawi, However, what is the way to know which "string" to use for different situations? For example, even if I figured out using 1+Shortest, I would not have guessed to precede it with AnyCharacter. That's a very good question. Unfortunately there is not really an easy answer. Here are som...
by phspaelti
2018-12-07 08:50:20
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro Macros
Topic: Window objects
Replies: 2
Views: 2329

Re: Window objects

This is not correct. The window position and size for a document window can be accessed and also changed using the Nisus macro language.This is done using document properties: $doc.windowOrigin and $doc.windowSize (I'm pretty sure I have posted a macro example like that on this forum somewhere.) But...
by phspaelti
2018-11-26 23:35:31
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Nonstandard Page Numbering
Replies: 5
Views: 2904

Re: Nonstandard Page Numbering

Yeah. That greyed out "Restart At" box is probably confusing. That box becomes active if you have multiple sections, since once you have a second section you can re- start the numbering. But it would be nice if Nisus could have the label display "Start at" in the first section, instead of the greyed...