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by jb
2015-10-25 13:21:22
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Powerfind Q - Contains a semicolon in dialog
Replies: 12
Views: 8627

Re: Powerfind Q - Contains a semicolon in dialog

Glad you got it working and that the PowerFind version is helpful.
I know (?) there are things regular expressions can do that PowerFind can't, but I have no idea how to know what those things might be.

I should have said that Adrian's solution is more elegant ;-)
by jb
2015-10-25 06:46:39
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Powerfind Q - Contains a semicolon in dialog
Replies: 12
Views: 8627

Re: Powerfind Q - Contains a semicolon in dialog

Adrian’s solution is the best. But since I don’t know how to write regex very well, I amused myself by trying to accomplish the same thing with mere PowerFind. This seems to work: “(AnyTextCharacter)(CharacterNotInSet[)“(])(1+ Shortest); (AnyTextCharacter)(CharacterNotInSet[)“(])(1+ Shortest)” As fo...
by jb
2015-10-24 16:13:32
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Powerfind Q - Contains a semicolon in dialog
Replies: 12
Views: 8627

Re: Powerfind Q - Contains a semicolon in dialog

This works for me, but I got tripped up because I had plain quotes in the text being searched and smart quotes in my Find expression... Note Semicolon with space following. I checked by copying/pasting what's below into the search box. The bubbles get rendered here as parentheses. I put period, ques...
by jb
2015-09-07 16:04:18
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: How to find m-dash without specific Character Style?
Replies: 7
Views: 5297

Re: How to find m-dash without specific Character Style?

Hi,
Do you want all m-dashes to have the same font/character style?
If so, can’t you simply find all m-dashes with Attribute Sensitive turned off—this will find all m-dashes—and then apply the font or character style?
by jb
2015-07-05 03:58:25
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro Macros
Topic: A “Convert Text to Notes.nwm” macro?
Replies: 17
Views: 25883

Re: A “Convert Text to Notes.nwm” macro?

Probably of no interest to anyone but me: I’ve been using the reincarnation of Ulysses lately (Ulysses 3)—a plain text/markdown editor with footnotes (among other things). It’s easy to get styled and footnoted text from Ulysses to Nisus, but not so easy the other way. So I tinkered with the macro “C...
by jb
2015-07-02 04:20:57
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro Macros
Topic: A “Convert Text to Notes.nwm” macro?
Replies: 17
Views: 25883

Re: A “Convert Text to Notes.nwm” macro?

Indeed. I've already made it my own by removing the 'In Selection' requirement and changing the delimiters. (Those double parentheses are just asking for trouble. I know those weren't your idea, Philip.;-)) Such pitfalls and all, macros are one reason I think Nisus is the champion. Thank you for mak...
by jb
2015-07-01 04:54:52
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro Macros
Topic: A “Convert Text to Notes.nwm” macro?
Replies: 17
Views: 25883

Re: A “Convert Text to Notes.nwm” macro?

Edited:

This does in fact work.
I read the macro and realized that it requires that the text be selected.

Thanks again
by jb
2015-07-01 03:14:24
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro Macros
Topic: A “Convert Text to Notes.nwm” macro?
Replies: 17
Views: 25883

Re: A “Convert Text to Notes.nwm” macro?

Hi, This macro (Convert Text to Notes) isn’t working for me. Maybe due to updates to Nisus? On a short text with two footnotes, I run the macro (supplied by Nisus) “Convert Notes to Text”. Then I run the macro supplied by Philip, which I expect to effectively “undo” the previous macro. Instead I get...
by jb
2015-06-23 13:03:54
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Nisus Writer Pro file format docx and rtf
Replies: 13
Views: 10836

Re: Nisus Writer Pro file format docx and rtf

I answer my own question above:

When I export to .docx, footnotes are lost.
I assume this is true for others as well, but if not please let me know.
(I'm on Yosemite.)

I guess the rest of the world will just have to be satisfied with rtf ;-)
by jb
2015-03-26 05:50:20
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: "Facing Columns"
Replies: 17
Views: 14415

Re: "Facing Columns"

Thanks to all for these helpful replies. to me this feature request sounds like a screenplay feature afaict, these softwares don't offer WYSIWYG. Please correct me if I'm wrong. I searched and found iCalamus. . iCalamus for Bi-lingual book . Perhaps this will help someone try to achieve this. Thanks...
by jb
2015-03-21 09:24:19
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: "Facing Columns"
Replies: 17
Views: 14415

Re: "Facing Columns"

Of course LaTeX could do something like this. Actually I doubt it really is unpleasant, since I would assume the user inputs the text in the form of alternating paragraphs (Language A, Language B, Language A, …). The macro package will then layout the whole thing in parallel. You could do the same ...
by jb
2015-03-21 08:16:03
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: "Facing Columns"
Replies: 17
Views: 14415

Re: "Facing Columns"

Thanks very much, Philip. Some ideas here I haven't tried, but I won't get too excited just yet. In the meantime I discovered that I didn't invent the term which seems to mean that some software can do this. I guess Latex can do such things, but that might be geared toward layout and rather unpleasa...
by jb
2015-03-21 07:17:06
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: "Facing Columns"
Replies: 17
Views: 14415

"Facing Columns"

For quite a while I have wanted to be able to make documents with two columns, each of which would continus onto the following page while remaining separate from the other. Let me call such a setup "facing columns"—like facing pages but all on one page. This would be enormously helpful for working o...
by jb
2015-01-27 15:04:48
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Nisus Writer Pro file format docx and rtf
Replies: 13
Views: 10836

Re: Nisus Writer Pro file format docx and rtf

Ah, thanks. Makes sense, I suppose, especially for styles. No doubt it depends on what's in the document. As my needs are generally limited to only a few styles, page numbers, and footnotes, I doubt I have to worry much for some time at least. So far anyway, editors have not objected to either the r...
by jb
2015-01-27 13:41:26
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Nisus Writer Pro file format docx and rtf
Replies: 13
Views: 10836

Re: Nisus Writer Pro file format docx and rtf

Currently "docx" can only be used under "export", which can corrupt/alter content when exporting. Do you mind explaining what kinds of corruption you've seen? I haven't used this enough to know, but your comments make me wonder just what the 'risks' might be. I don't have Word to check for myself. ...