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by Ryan
2005-08-14 22:01:48
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: Compare Documents in NWE2?
Replies: 2
Views: 2533

Not that this is high on my list of must-have-or-else-I'll-never-write-again features, but just before logging into this forum tonight I ran into a situation where a compare function would have been quite useful. I was able, fortunately, to solve my dilemna by comparing file modification dates, so n...
by Ryan
2005-08-14 21:55:27
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: numbered lists? outlining?
Replies: 8
Views: 4938

rick wrote:ryan, very funny riff on Word. I've heard the same thing so it MUST be true.
The Nisus forum couldn't print it if it weren't.

:shock: <-- ridiculous, bald-faced lying face
by Ryan
2005-08-14 21:53:42
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: Auto completion
Replies: 1
Views: 1678

That looks fairly intriguing. I'm going to download it and give it a shot. I can't see any reason why the good Nisus folks would be incensed about a program that increases/improves NWE's functionality. Well, I guess if they were fascists they might dislike it. But I don't think they are. Thanks for ...
by Ryan
2005-08-13 13:13:26
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: numbered lists? outlining?
Replies: 8
Views: 4938

I love the newest beta. That's all I have to say. Man, this program rocks. Don't worry about the "beta" moniker. This thing is fairly stable, in my use. Granted, I pretty much just do straight-up writing, with little in the way of francy-dancy tables or lists or googledy-gadgets, but the thing rocks...
by Ryan
2005-08-11 15:08:41
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: Better Word Compatibility?
Replies: 12
Views: 9016

You're absolutely right that the Nisus approach with RTF is a superior way to go. Pages' file format provides a certain amount of flexibility that RTF doesn't (advanced layout, for instance), but will never be compatible with anything else, particularly not for Windows users. I'm interested that you...
by Ryan
2005-08-04 13:23:48
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: Be careful what you make defaults
Replies: 16
Views: 13480

Another thought, besides just a bit more control over the Autosave: what about turning Autosave on and off on a per-document basis? If there were a small button on the document window somewhere that toggled it, you could selectively turn it on (for your own files, for example), or turn it off if you...
by Ryan
2005-08-04 09:08:35
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: Endnote placement
Replies: 2
Views: 3089

I'm with midwinter on this. You can always make a page break before the endnotes, which isn't that much of a hassle.
by Ryan
2005-08-03 08:38:14
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: Indent on toolbar
Replies: 5
Views: 5067

Funny, changing the style to Block Quote does exactly what it should for me (selecting the text then clicking the P tag and choosing Block Quote indents the whole paragraph). You can also drag the little bitty blue thing in the ruler that's right underneath the two triangle blue things. If you drag ...
by Ryan
2005-08-03 00:13:00
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: Copying produces extra return in each line
Replies: 6
Views: 4874

I don't experience this in either a document or the find window. So it may not actually be a bug, but something else going on. Could it be the 6pt after-paragraph spacing that new documents have by default (I've turned this off in the Preferences in the New Document panel)? This looks very much like...
by Ryan
2005-08-02 10:03:19
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: Express 2.5 Beta Feedback Thread
Replies: 101
Views: 82316

Re: Linkback question

LinkBack actually embeds a COPY of your graphic in the Nisus Writer Express document. So it is no longer linked with the original OmniGraffle document. I know that sometimes it is better to link to a file than keep a copy and we are looking at some ways to do this in the future. Just to throw in my...
by Ryan
2005-08-01 08:09:46
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: Express 2.5 Beta Feedback Thread
Replies: 101
Views: 82316

Odd. I had slight slowdown with earlier versions, but now the 2.5b2 seems to be fairly zippy for my typing.

Oh, and I'm on a 700MHz iBook G3 with 640MB of RAM.
by Ryan
2005-08-01 07:58:48
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: Better Word Compatibility?
Replies: 12
Views: 9016

The fault here lies with Microsoft, not Nisus. The Word document format is a kooky, undocumented, intentionally-obfuscated binary mess that changes with every release of Word, so that other apps can't keep up perfect compatibility. This makes especially layout things tricky to keep right. OpenOffice...
by Ryan
2005-07-31 23:21:59
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: Microsoft Word
Replies: 4
Views: 3247

Is there anything particularly complicated about your document (e.g. the aforementioned tables, images, etc.)? Does the file just plain not open, is it giving you an error message, or does it just open incorrectly? With a little more information, someone here on the forum might be able to figure out...
by Ryan
2005-06-28 14:02:45
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: Page break shortcut
Replies: 2
Views: 3453

That's the Enter key on the numeric keypad (not the Return key).

Ryan
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by Ryan
2005-04-18 00:01:32
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: UK English only
Replies: 7
Views: 3631

Ha ha! No need to apologise or even apologize. As a student, I think my life revolves too much around weekends. My apologies (probably not apologiez). Judging by the forum threads, I would think (and hope) that Nisus has been looking into patching up the language support. Charles has said several ti...