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by Vanceone
2015-03-17 15:58:50
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Relative file links not saving in pdf?
Replies: 12
Views: 6143

Re: Relative file links not saving in pdf?

I realize this is wonky; In fact it appears that relative links in PDF's is, to quote Steve Jobs, "a big ball of hurt." Nothing seems to handle them well, except possibly Acrobat itself (but who has that kind of cash to drop on that?) I deleted all my links and started over; the errors don't appear ...
by Vanceone
2015-03-17 15:50:52
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: How to 'lock' graphics in place when converting to PDF
Replies: 3
Views: 2579

Re: How to 'lock' graphics in place when converting to PDF

I had something like this come up. The key, I think, is the anchor spot. I wanted to put a scanned signature on a line, but while it was fine in Nisus, the signature graphic jumped up about 4 lines on any save/export to PDF. What finally fixed it was moving the anchor to as close to the line as I co...
by Vanceone
2015-03-17 12:47:38
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Relative file links not saving in pdf?
Replies: 12
Views: 6143

Re: Relative file links not saving in pdf?

I've updated to the new Nisus 2.1. This problem still remains; and I'm getting a "There is no application set to open the URL "(and then it gives the url in url encoded format). This error makes PDF's really fragile when it comes to links. What can I do, if anything? Trying to edit the links by hand...
by Vanceone
2015-03-17 12:33:45
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Nisus 2.1 asked me to enter my licence like a new user
Replies: 7
Views: 4797

Re: Nisus 2.1 asked me to enter my licence like a new user

As a note, I had to reenter my license code as well; I'm running Mavericks so maybe it only auto migrates from Yosemite or something.
by Vanceone
2015-03-15 22:38:44
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Relative file links not saving in pdf?
Replies: 12
Views: 6143

Relative file links not saving in pdf?

So I have a nice Nisus file, originally created in Nisus. I've successfully linked to some other files, pdf's to be exact, using the hyperlink->link to file command. I've used the relative path option. Now, when you move the Nisus file and the associated linked files around, preserving the structure...
by Vanceone
2014-12-30 08:51:36
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Future viability of Nisus
Replies: 37
Views: 35449

Re: Future viability of Nisus

Some very interesting questions, Þorvarður. Let's address them. 1) Live collaboration--He may mean working on the same document simultaneously. Nisus can't do that built in, but as far as I know, Word can't either. And even if you can--don't. Word's fragile enough without simultaneous editing. Now, ...
by Vanceone
2014-12-27 21:12:58
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Future viability of Nisus
Replies: 37
Views: 35449

Re: Future viability of Nisus

Funny. I'm in a use case where Nisus works very well for me, much much better than Word and Pages: Law. Here's the thing: I write a lot of briefs; and court requirements are changing to require PDF's. Enhanced PDF's, to be exact. And Word for Mac utterly fails in at least two areas: 1) PDF links and...
by Vanceone
2014-04-02 17:59:58
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Linked vs. embedded images; auto embedding of linked images?
Replies: 13
Views: 9190

Re: Linked vs. embedded images; auto embedding of linked ima

What I think NisusUser is looking for is one of the major features of the classic Mac OS that never made it to OS X: publish and subscribe. Nisus has recreated something like that with "link back", unfortunately it never really caught on and I think GateKeeper and the Sandbox have obliterated it. St...
by Vanceone
2014-04-02 17:50:16
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: "Nisus" isn't part of the dictionary by default
Replies: 2
Views: 2814

Re: "Nisus" isn't part of the dictionary by default

I actually saw Nisus labeled as misspelled in here, the forum (using Safari's text field, of course)... which I kind of expected. But it was when I saw "Nisus" labeled as a misspelled word in Nisus Writer itself it sort of raised my eyebrow. Just a blank document. I was trying out Mavericks dictatio...
by Vanceone
2014-04-02 08:03:45
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: "Nisus" isn't part of the dictionary by default
Replies: 2
Views: 2814

"Nisus" isn't part of the dictionary by default

I know Nisus uses the standard OS X dictionary, but its a bit odd that the word Nisus isn't added to the dictionary automatically. Can you do that? I know it is fairly easy to add it to the dictionary, but still--the product shouldn't be labeled as misspelled out of the box. Or is this harder than I...
by Vanceone
2014-03-27 08:15:19
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Curious--why 2 menu items for document properties?
Replies: 3
Views: 3227

Re: Curious--why 2 menu items for document properties?

Hmm. That redact macro slimes the entire text? Yes, I'm in particular thinking of stuff in a legal context. I believe some poor large law firm secretary ended up costing her firm millions due to some Word document properties that were inadvertently provided during discovery. It could have easily bee...
by Vanceone
2014-03-27 08:05:22
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Selecting styles by keyboard
Replies: 15
Views: 11842

Re: Selecting styles by keyboard

Well, I like both ideas, personally. Style application is so important that using the style palette would be nice, as it shows a bit of a preview of what the style actually does; whereas the submenu is just the name (and is cluttered with a lot of the auto styles, like Heading 9--very seldom used, f...
by Vanceone
2014-03-21 12:09:03
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Curious--why 2 menu items for document properties?
Replies: 3
Views: 3227

Curious--why 2 menu items for document properties?

As the subject line says, why are there three separate menu items to access document properties? Theres File:Properties ; there is Insert->Document Property-> Edit Property and another command to edit a Custom Property which leads to panel 2 of the Property dialog box. Why not consolidate them all d...
by Vanceone
2014-03-21 11:59:34
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Selecting styles by keyboard
Replies: 15
Views: 11842

Re: Selecting styles by keyboard

Thanks for the help and advise, phspaelti!

Does anyone know the keyboard command for contextual menus? The manual doesn't have it, unless I missed it.
by Vanceone
2014-03-18 20:06:46
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Selecting styles by keyboard
Replies: 15
Views: 11842

Re: Selecting styles by keyboard

Hmm. I think I wasn't quite clear. In Word, you can hit the shortcut (Command option S, I believe, on mac--windows it's control shift s) and it puts keyboard focus into the style list. When you type, it filters the style list based on your typing. And it does it either full word (yes, you can type "...