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by writerhoward
2013-02-22 12:33:50
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: PowerFind question
Replies: 16
Views: 9527

Re: PowerFind question

Could "Found" have been used in the code example that found text duplication and replaced the duplicates with one copy? If it could, what would Found replace and where would Found appear in the code?

Howard
by writerhoward
2013-02-22 10:41:21
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: PowerFind question
Replies: 16
Views: 9527

Re: PowerFind question

Your latest explanation is quite helpful. What effect does the code in "capture( any word ) captured1" have? Captured1 refers to the first capture group. So this has the effect of asking for "any word" and then a space followed by the same "any word". So the effect is of looking for places with the...
by writerhoward
2013-02-22 05:59:47
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: PowerFind question
Replies: 16
Views: 9527

Re: PowerFind question

Martin,

Your latest explanation is quite helpful. What effect does the code in "capture( any word ) captured1" have?

Howard
by writerhoward
2013-02-20 11:52:13
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: PowerFind question
Replies: 16
Views: 9527

Re: PowerFind question

Thanks for that Philip, very instructive. Also, just to be clear, those <0+> entries Philip was mentioning will look like this once inserted: powerf.png We call those PowerFind "bubbles". You can see that I've also used such a bubble for the space character, just to make it more visible. Martin, Th...
by writerhoward
2013-02-20 06:39:09
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: is it possible to easily convert tables to text?
Replies: 18
Views: 12701

Re: is it possible to easily convert tables to text?

phspaelti wrote:

Code: Select all

# convert *one* table
Menu 'Select:Table'
Copy Table Text
Delete
Paste
voila!
Thanks Philip.

Howard
by writerhoward
2013-02-20 05:15:49
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: is it possible to easily convert tables to text?
Replies: 18
Views: 12701

Re: is it possible to easily convert tables to text?

You have to *select* the table (not just click inside it) for Copy Table Text to have any effect :) That's exactly right, and that can be done using either the mouse or the menu Table > Select > Table , which expands any selection in a table to encompass the whole table. That's why I was seeking th...
by writerhoward
2013-02-19 18:00:34
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: is it possible to easily convert tables to text?
Replies: 18
Views: 12701

Re: is it possible to easily convert tables to text?

Howard, What if I only want to convert the table in which I've either selected some text (or clicked in) to text and then have the table removed, as Pages' "Convert Table to Text" does? How would the above macro need to be changed? In that case all you need do is choose the menu command Table > Cop...
by writerhoward
2013-02-19 13:58:46
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: PowerFind question
Replies: 16
Views: 9527

PowerFind question

I've been trying, unsuccessfully, to do the following. I occasionally work with an RTF in which a space is missing either before or after (or both) an em dash, as in "people —it." I would like to set up PowerFind to check whether immediately to the left or right of the em dash there's a letter of th...
by writerhoward
2013-02-16 08:18:48
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: is it possible to easily convert tables to text?
Replies: 18
Views: 12701

Re:

If you want to convert all tables in a document to text, you can use this macro: #move to start of document Set Selection 1, 0 # convert all tables While Select Next Table Copy Table Text Delete Paste End What if I only want to convert the table in which I've either selected some text (or clicked i...
by writerhoward
2013-02-09 20:11:12
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Multipart selection
Replies: 5
Views: 4918

Re: Multipart selection

writerhoward, I'm sorry you experience difficulties with Nisus Writer Pro. From what you describe, it seems that either there is an error in the User's Guide, or the special font that we use to display the COMMAND key did not work in the PDF (or at least your copy of it). Please let me know on what...
by writerhoward
2013-02-09 09:29:32
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Multipart selection
Replies: 5
Views: 4918

Re: Multipart selection

Elbrecht wrote:Howard -

how about "Apple" instead of "A" - the one next to "Space"…

HE
On my keyboard, the Command key is next to the spacebar; however, using the Command key solved the problem. Thank you.

Howard

P.S. The NWP manual needs correction as it states "Press A."
by writerhoward
2013-02-09 08:42:51
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Multipart selection
Replies: 5
Views: 4918

Multipart selection

I've followed the NWP manual's direction for doing a multipart selection; however, it's not working. I selected one sentence, then, while pressing A, I tried to select a different, noncontiguous sentence, but as soon as I did that the first selection was deselected. What else do I need to do to make...
by writerhoward
2013-02-07 13:59:48
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: List question
Replies: 2
Views: 2108

List question

In other word processing software such as Pages, I can end a list by pressing Return twice after the last list item I want. That doesn't work in NSW -- it continues to produce new list items. Is the the menu command Format > Lists > None the only way to end a list?

Howard
by writerhoward
2013-02-05 08:23:45
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Style problem
Replies: 11
Views: 6197

Re: Style problem

P.S. After giving this some more thought, occasionally I do write using block paragraphs, which eliminates the need to convert Normal's descendant to None. In Style Sheet View, I know how to add spacing after a paragraph. What I don't know is how many "points" effect a single-spaced line. Part of t...
by writerhoward
2013-02-05 08:18:56
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Style problem
Replies: 11
Views: 6197

Re: Style problem

Just a side note on style sheets and interrelationships... In all my word processors over the years (Word, Nisus, Mellel, Papyrus), there is always a Normal style (no indent, single line spacing, etc.), but I never use it for an applied style in the document. It only serves as a base for all others...