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by Timotheus
2011-01-25 09:00:51
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: App Store & NWP?
Replies: 25
Views: 15472

Re: App Store & NWP?

But, Martin, will it remain possible in the feature to buy (an upgrade of) Nisus in the traditional way, or will Nisus become an 'App Store only' application? And as far as Nisus' immediate future is concerned: can you at least confirm that a new beta version of Nisus is presently being tested by a ...
by Timotheus
2011-01-17 12:22:55
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: NWP and Syriac / NWP and other ancient scripts
Replies: 2
Views: 1453

Re: NWP and Syriac / NWP and other ancient scripts

For critical editions in the languages you mention you might take a look at Classical Text Editor. Unfortunately it's a Windows application, but of course you can run it on an Intel Mac too, in combination with Parallels Desktop or another similar program.
by Timotheus
2010-12-30 00:17:35
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Development pace
Replies: 32
Views: 12450

Re: Development pace

No, JPRuss is right. Nisus' development is slow, very slow, and the developers could at least tell us in which direction they are moving, and what we can or could expect in the coming times. And JPRuss is right in another respect too. The most recent version of Word for the Mac is nice, and I wouldn...
by Timotheus
2010-07-20 11:28:21
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Why is NWP so painfully slow?
Replies: 40
Views: 28780

Re: Why is NWP so painfully slow?

About this issue, some time ago I sent a personal message to the Nisus developing team. The answer was not very encouraging: "It's on our list". At this stage, the major problem seems to be not how to solve this problem. This is a merely technical issue, for which somehow some solution should exist....
by Timotheus
2010-03-12 12:07:26
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Please speed up Nisus Pro
Replies: 12
Views: 7235

Re: Please speed up Nisus Pro

I second this request.
by Timotheus
2010-03-02 09:15:41
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Why is NWP so painfully slow?
Replies: 40
Views: 28780

Re: Why is NWP so painfully slow?

This is exactly my problem. I too have lengthy documents with tons of footnotes, which in NWP simply become too slow to work with. So for the moment I'm using Mellel, which doesn't have this problem. But I sincerely do hope that in the next version of NWP (1.5, or whatever number it will bear) this ...
by Timotheus
2010-01-29 13:12:32
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: What's the sense of the Nisus Newsletter?
Replies: 0
Views: 2981

What's the sense of the Nisus Newsletter?

Today I received the latest Nisus Newsletter. But what's the sense of it? I like receiving newsletters, provided they contain news about updates or other useful things. But Nisus' Newsletters are often sheer publicity. Please, Martin and others, when you send us a Newsletter, tell us something inter...
by Timotheus
2010-01-13 13:39:04
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: multiple streams of footnotes
Replies: 10
Views: 5879

Re: multiple streams of footnotes

@cterrs: your wish is mine. It would be perfect to have a Mac-application for making critical editions, but it doesn't exist, and I'm afraid it will never exist. The only application I know which does exactly what you want (and much, much more), is Classical Text Editor , "for Windows and Macintosh ...
by Timotheus
2009-10-05 12:01:54
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: NWP fails to open very large text files
Replies: 4
Views: 3433

Re: NWP fails to open very large text files

@ Groucho: that's what I already feared. Which means that, unless Nisus' developers find the time to write a text engine of their own, which should be a rather laborious task, Nisus will never be the best possibie choice for writing long and complex documents. For like you, I'm very pessimistic abou...
by Timotheus
2009-10-04 10:24:31
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: NWP fails to open very large text files
Replies: 4
Views: 3433

Re: NWP fails to open very large text files

I don't have any suggestions, but I have exactly the same experience. I have a document of 870.000 words. Yes, that's a very long document. But it consists of just plain text; no notes, no tables, no graphics, no sections. Utterly impossible to work with. The only thing I see is the pizza-wheel. Ano...
by Timotheus
2009-09-27 11:59:50
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: NW PRO won't open WORD 04 DOCs
Replies: 29
Views: 12309

Re: NW PRO won't open WORD 04 DOCs

Thanks for your thorough explanation, Paolo! I sincerely do hope the next version of Indesign will offer the improvements you most need!
by Timotheus
2009-09-27 06:32:22
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: NW PRO won't open WORD 04 DOCs
Replies: 29
Views: 12309

Re: NW PRO won't open WORD 04 DOCs

I hope I don't seem too curious, but … why is Framemaker so absolutely essential for you? Why not switch to Indesign, for instance?
by Timotheus
2009-09-27 02:50:33
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: NW PRO won't open WORD 04 DOCs
Replies: 29
Views: 12309

Re: NW PRO won't open WORD 04 DOCs

ptram wrote:[The tools I'm forced to use on the Mac only run in Classic, therefore on Tiger. And when it is time to upgrade, I'll have to leave the Mac entirely.

Paolo
That sounds rather dramatic! But which tools are you talking about, Paolo?
by Timotheus
2009-09-20 23:18:02
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Nisus vs Pages
Replies: 26
Views: 15344

Re: Nisus vs Pages

I fully agree with rwg. In Nisus, the color of almost anything can be customized, except the color of the most basic thing of all: the page on which one writes. One of the things which keeps me from adopting Nisus as my wordprocessor of choice, is this strange omission. Strange, because almost anyth...
by Timotheus
2009-09-20 02:40:26
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Nisus vs Pages
Replies: 26
Views: 15344

Re: Nisus vs Pages

Pages undoubtedly has its strong sides, but it also has very weak sides. Weak, for instance, is Pages' handling of rtf, which leaves much to be desired. And Nisus has a whole range of features which Pages doesn't have, and in part probably will never have: cross-references, indexing and so on. And t...