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by joehardy
2006-03-24 15:03:44
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: Please explain "leader tab"
Replies: 2
Views: 2548

Leader tabs allow you to have repeating characters (for example, dashes), a repeating pattern of characters (for example, periods and spaces), or a graphic underline that extends from whatever is on the left to the the text at the tab. For example, The First Chapter . . . . . . . . . . . 5 The Seco...
by joehardy
2006-03-24 08:00:36
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: Please explain "leader tab"
Replies: 2
Views: 2548

Please explain "leader tab"

OK, leader tabs are a new feature. I just have no idea what that means. Someone posted an example on the e-mail list but that still didn't tell me how to set one up. And since 2.7 is a beta there is no help menu available. Sorry to seem so dense, but this puzzles me. Maybe it's because I rarely ever...
by joehardy
2006-02-22 20:27:21
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: Where is OpenOffice and OpenDocument support ??
Replies: 8
Views: 6884

Re: not publisher or excel

I still see .rtf as a means to go from word processor to word processor and computer to computer with word processing... Gem*Boy And for now it's working fine for me. I write my collection of non-fiction short stories in NWE, but Pages allows me to create a Table of Contents (until, hopefully, that...
by joehardy
2006-02-09 08:37:09
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: what are the advantages of NWE over Mellel?
Replies: 29
Views: 26591

Sorry for the long reply! As part of a Usenet discussion on Pages, I recently posted my own views of the relative strengths of the two applications. I use both and rate them both highly but use them in slightly different way. NWE is a tool that lets one focus on writing and doesn't let much get in ...
by joehardy
2006-01-11 08:15:25
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: Nisus compatible with Intel-based Macs?
Replies: 23
Views: 18853

By the way, MacBook? I can't get used to that name. That's not the worst part of the name; the worst part is Pro . What exactly is pro about it? The lack of the FireWire 800 port? Or the switch from the AltiVec (a DSP technology used extensively in realtime audio/video/3D processing) to SSE (which ...
by joehardy
2005-12-31 21:33:52
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: Official Express 2.6 Beta thread
Replies: 76
Views: 54995

And once that comes, NWE will have just about everything I need. Yep, indeed! But that'll be too late for my exam paper. Bummer! :? Wow, do you really need a table of contents for your exam paper? Impressive. :shock: Must be some exam! I'm working on a series of non-fiction short stories (one was p...
by joehardy
2005-12-30 15:25:03
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: Official Express 2.6 Beta thread
Replies: 76
Views: 54995

martin wrote:Sorry Chris, but you'll have to wait for a major release for such a large feature.
And once that comes, NWE will have just about everything I need.
by joehardy
2005-12-01 09:19:10
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: Printing problem: jobs keep stopping
Replies: 8
Views: 4711

When I've had printers do that (with a variety of programs) I've usually found that deleting the printer and then adding it again (using the Print Manager program) helps things. I think occasionally printer drivers get confused. It's not an uncommon problem to have with any number of programs, or so...
by joehardy
2005-10-24 20:27:41
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: menu-fonts not available as wysiwyg?
Replies: 7
Views: 6326

Wow. That's about as much as anyone could ask for! Well, there's always world peace, but that's next on my list. I assume they're saving that feature for NWE 3.0, of course :wink: Seriously, I don't often use the WYSIWYG feature in other WP programs, except when I'm considering altering a font and ...
by joehardy
2005-10-21 18:20:58
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: Just a new user's question
Replies: 3
Views: 3688

joao 's got it: the drop down menu lets you choose the alignment for any new tabs you create. Just set the alignment that you would like and then click anywhere on the ruler to create your tab. Very clever! Gosh, I hadn't used tabs much since switching from a typewriter to a computer which allows f...
by joehardy
2005-10-21 14:55:22
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: Just a new user's question
Replies: 3
Views: 3688

Just a new user's question

Now that NWE 2.5 has bullet/number list support, I've adopted it as my main WP and love it. Just one question, though. What is that little arrow at the right end of the ruler? What does it do? If I click it, I get a drop-down menu for left, right, center, but I have idea what it actually does. It's ...
by joehardy
2005-10-17 07:53:31
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: Footnotes with columns?
Replies: 2
Views: 2764

As a recent Nisus convert (I was waiting for bullet and number lists, which I always need), I can verify that NWE 2.5 runs wonderfully in Tiger and also in 10.3.9 that I still have on my G3 iMac.