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by greenmorpher
2007-07-10 16:44:33
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: NWP - Policy for use on two Macs?
Replies: 17
Views: 24380

Hey, Dave, welcome back! Did you take a week off over 4th July or something? A mini thread developed on the Dartmouth list -- "Where's Dave?" we asked when the announcement of NWPro's release came without a single fanfare, no concourse of angels singing, not even a flying brick to wake us all up. Ni...
by greenmorpher
2007-07-10 16:33:19
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Congratulations AND PowerFind Feature Requests
Replies: 4
Views: 7136

Hello Martin Kino on the Dartmouth list pointed this out as one of the problems (along with no access to check the dictionary) of writing a quality macro to find capitalization errors at the beginning of sentences (see the thread "capitalization"). You need "look behind" to cut out false positives s...
by greenmorpher
2007-07-10 16:23:43
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Views: how about a bit more marketing?
Replies: 6
Views: 7853

Hello jfaughnan I agree with you. I find the restriction of a watermark on the last printed page to be slightly mad given that all a demo user has to do to circumvent it is to add a dummy extra page to the document. The further restrictions -- no, I just don't get it. Under my marketing (rather than...
by greenmorpher
2007-07-10 15:37:27
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Capitalization
Replies: 28
Views: 20698

And here is the story behind THAT story. I just happened to come acorss it a fews days ago and posted it to the Dartmouth list where we are discussing these matters. http://blogs.msdn.com/rick_schaut/archive/2004/02/26/80193.aspx I am in sympathy with bodsham that finding the missing caps would be o...
by greenmorpher
2007-07-08 23:29:04
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Capitalization
Replies: 28
Views: 20698

Hey, Gemmo and Lanx Hey, give me a break here, guys, you didn't read the key to what I wrote. I do not, at any price, want an automated correction feature! The examples you give are EXACTLY why I wouldn't like such a feature to be automated. I proposed a kind of "find" thing you could call up when y...
by greenmorpher
2007-07-08 20:33:24
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Dartmouth list down?
Replies: 6
Views: 10114

Trty sending the command: INDEX NISUS to the LISTSERVE@ address. That should give you a list of stuff, which you can then order with a command: GET NISUS LOGxxxx Cheers, Geoff Geoffrey Heard, Business Writer & Publisher "Type & Layout: Are you communicating or just making pretty shapes" -- Revealed!...
by greenmorpher
2007-07-08 20:30:27
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Capitalization
Replies: 28
Views: 20698

(In Word) I get tired of typing a.m. or p.m. and then having the next word capitalized. But when I turned off the capitalization feature, red squiggles appeared under both as misspellings and there was no way the spell checker would either "learn" or "ignore" them. Oops, there you go, Joe, there an...
by greenmorpher
2007-07-08 16:13:38
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Capitalization
Replies: 28
Views: 20698

FEATURE REQUEST: Hi all at Solana What is the possibility of providing a rather dumb tool to ensure that sentences always begin with capital letters? This would be a tool that you might run on a finished document, which would throw up errors so they could be corrected, then starting again from the c...
by greenmorpher
2007-07-08 15:42:38
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Dartmouth list down?
Replies: 6
Views: 10114

The list is alive and kicking, Shades. I don't know about the archives. Sign on and you'll pick up threads or you can ask people to repeat stuff you have missed. Send an email to: LISTSERV@LISTSERV.DARTMOUTH.EDU And in the body, put the command: SUBSCRIBE NISUS Your Name (where "Your Name" is your n...
by greenmorpher
2007-07-08 02:22:27
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: I dunno...
Replies: 15
Views: 17495

Re: I dunno...

But my real question is why no outlining? This has been a requested feature for something like ten years!!!! Is there a specific reason this never show up? I hope it's because Nisus see both NWX and NWP as wordprocessors . If you need outlines use an outliner. The only way to stop Nisus turning int...
by greenmorpher
2007-07-07 20:56:40
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Capitalization
Replies: 28
Views: 20698

A word of caution -- if you are thinking of Grammarian, try the demo. Someone has just posted on the Dartmouth list that they had some friction between it and NWPro. Cheers, Geoff Geoffrey Heard, Business Writer & Publisher "Type & Layout: Are you communicating or just making pretty shapes" -- Revea...
by greenmorpher
2007-07-07 20:54:33
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Word Interoperability
Replies: 17
Views: 22701

And hang in there with NWE/Pro, that sweet interface will gradually get more of the "Word-like" features you want so that compatibility keeps moving up. Uh-oh. I hope not. Word is a bloated carcass. I'd be very happy if NWPro just has excellent support for imported .doc items that match NWPro's fea...
by greenmorpher
2007-07-07 17:12:13
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Capitalization
Replies: 28
Views: 20698

Hello bodsham We were discussing this case specifically over on the Dartmouth list a little while back, and grammar or "writers'" tools more generally are under discussion right now. At first blush, automating capital initials for sentences sounds simple, but when you get down to the question of avo...
by greenmorpher
2007-07-07 16:51:55
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: I dunno...
Replies: 15
Views: 17495

Wow, Geoff - thanks for the very detailed and informative reply. I will try your method. I assume this applies to Express; do you think Pro- which has a new table of contents feature - would add any additional capabilties? Yes it does, Soulo. The Styles driven thing I've done works fine in Express ...
by greenmorpher
2007-07-07 16:42:39
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Word Interoperability
Replies: 17
Views: 22701

BACK IN THE "GOOD OLD DAYS" when I was dealing with a lot of text produced by others coming into my office for editing and DTP, I worked in Nisus Writer of various vintages, and kept five means of translating Word files: -- the import/export filters that came with Apple software, which Nisus used. -...