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by Timotheus
2009-04-24 21:51:39
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: large document limitations?
Replies: 12
Views: 7707

Re: large document limitations?

I'm sorry I have to say this, but in my experience (and it's not the experience of a fortnight) for large documents, with tons of footnotes ecc., Mellel is a much better choice than Nisus. Much more stable, much more responsive.
by Timotheus
2009-04-13 21:09:32
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Two wishes for 1.3: Two up; page colouring Page View
Replies: 8
Views: 4901

Re: Two wishes for 1.3: Two up; page colouring Page View

Well, yes, of course I perfectly understand that page background colouring has no priority at all for others - we're all different, fortunately. And I also understand that some developers don't attach much importance to background colouring in their applications. But, as I said before, I find it dif...
by Timotheus
2009-04-08 21:26:24
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Two wishes for 1.3: Two up; page colouring Page View
Replies: 8
Views: 4901

Re: Two wishes for 1.3: Two up; page colouring Page View

Thanks for your answer, Xiamenese. As far as page colouring is concerned: I'm working daily with Mellel, Scrivener end also with Papyrus, and they all have a page colouring option. After years of writing texts on a soft green background (very gratifying for the eyes!) I can't do without it anymore. ...
by Timotheus
2009-03-29 08:50:29
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Please help me decide
Replies: 8
Views: 4902

Re: Please help me decide

@ nmember: as will also be clear from the other contributions to this thread, much depends of the kind of use you want to make of your wordprocessor. Mellel and Nisus are both very good, but they have partially different qualities. - do you also write in oriental / right-to-left languages? - do you ...
by Timotheus
2009-03-29 08:14:29
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Two wishes for 1.3: Two up; page colouring Page View
Replies: 8
Views: 4901

Two wishes for 1.3: Two up; page colouring Page View

I have two modest wishes for 1.3: I would like it to be possible to see in Page View two pages next to each other ('Two up'), and I would like a colour option in Page View for the page itself. In Nisus there are colour options for just about anything, but not for the page itself in Page View; and I ...
by Timotheus
2008-06-07 09:10:23
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Style Palette in Page View
Replies: 2
Views: 2354

Re: Style Palette in Page View

Thanks, Hamid!
by Timotheus
2008-06-07 02:02:51
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Style Palette in Page View
Replies: 2
Views: 2354

Style Palette in Page View

A simple question: is it possible to keep the styles column of the styles sheet also open in Page View, and to keep it there at the same place (i.e. to the left of the document, as for instance in Pages)? I know that in Page View one can call up the styles drawers with the buttons in the right botto...
by Timotheus
2008-05-31 22:02:17
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Feature Request: Footnotes in Full Screen?
Replies: 14
Views: 8141

Re: Feature Request: Footnotes in Full Screen?

If you mean the auto-hiding like in Scrivener's Full Screen mode, where (optionally) the scrollbar pops up when you hover over it with the mouse, yes, that would be an elegant solution.
by Timotheus
2008-05-31 04:21:01
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: thinking of switching from Mellel
Replies: 23
Views: 23018

Re: thinking of switching from Mellel

Hello Scott, Mark and others, Yes, Scrivener is another of my crown jewels. I use it every day and I passionately love it. I perfectly remember the day I stumbled upon Scrivener Gold, which, as many will know, is the present Scrivener’s ancestor. It took me five minutes to see that it perfectly suit...
by Timotheus
2008-05-30 23:17:04
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: thinking of switching from Mellel
Replies: 23
Views: 23018

Re: thinking of switching from Mellel

Well, I don't want (and I think nobody wants) to turn this thread into a which-is-better?-thread. Mellel and Nisus Pro are both very good. I own Mellel and have been working with it every day for the last four years. I don't own Nisus, but I'm seriously considering buying it. To be honest, I don't t...
by Timotheus
2008-05-30 22:21:08
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Feature Request: Footnotes in Full Screen?
Replies: 14
Views: 8141

Re: Feature Request: Footnotes in Full Screen?

Yes, that would be a good solution too. The important thing is that it must be possible to view (and to modify) a passage and the footnote(s) which belong(s) to that passage within one and the same window. This offers an ease of work which is invaluable.
by Timotheus
2008-05-29 13:08:22
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Feature Request: Footnotes in Full Screen?
Replies: 14
Views: 8141

Re: Feature Request: Footnotes in Full Screen?

That would be perfect for brief footnotes of the kind: "See p. 41", or "I shall return to this point on another occasion". But long and complex footnotes like those which are usual in certain branches of the academic world, especially the humanities, are a living part of the line of argument, and th...
by Timotheus
2008-05-27 11:54:12
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Background color / comments
Replies: 2
Views: 2892

That's in both cases what I feared! Thanks, Lanx! I know Draft View and Full Screen View can be colored completely, but I would also like to see the footnotes on my colored page. And they appear only in Page View. That's why …
by Timotheus
2008-05-27 11:26:11
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Background color / comments
Replies: 2
Views: 2892

Background color / comments

Two rather stupid questions, but I'm new to Nisus … 1. Is there a way to color in Page View the whole page? Not just the text background, the comments pane and the page backdrop, but also the margins, the headers and footers, etc., in short the whole background of Page View, with or without text? 2....