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by Patrick J
2006-09-01 12:17:17
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: Off topic
Replies: 15
Views: 17428

Re: better

That might be better, I am not likely to do a lot of scripting. Actually I am not sure what I would use Automator for...what is a common use for that function?? "Create time-saving automations without programming a single line of code." That's what it says in the Help for Automator :) I think it's ...
by Patrick J
2006-08-31 13:21:57
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: Off topic
Replies: 15
Views: 17428

I don't think single books covering using the Mac in general tend to go into scripting and that kind of thing in much detail because it would make the book very large. I have David Pogue's book "Mac OS X, The Missing Manual, Tiger Edition" and in fact it looks like this describes using Automator qui...
by Patrick J
2006-08-31 10:55:42
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: Off topic
Replies: 15
Views: 17428

Hi For AppleScript I think you might really like Hanaan Rosenthal's book "AppleScript". This is the best book on the subject I've encountered and most people will learn from it from those absolutely new to AppleScript to quite experienced. I don't know if anyone has written a book on Automator. I ha...
by Patrick J
2006-08-30 14:39:15
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: Can't read files with equations
Replies: 3
Views: 4768

When I open Nisus Writer Classic files (of which I have a great many) in Nisus Writer Express the is a problem if they contain an equation created by the Equation Editor. The only equations I ever had were in fact vulgar fractions that I'd created with the equation editor, so they were really small....
by Patrick J
2006-08-28 06:36:23
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: (Re)move ~/Documents/Nisus Documents/ permanently?
Replies: 10
Views: 13898

Hi

I don't know if this is possible but I agree with you that it is desirable.
by Patrick J
2006-08-24 06:18:51
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: NW 6.5 hebrew files and Styles bugs(?).
Replies: 21
Views: 17685

Hi Martin, thanks I tried the macro and got the error message: "Bad Menu in macro The macro contains an unknown menu path: Format:Size:12 " Hi I think there is a space after the 12 which shouldn't be there. You probably copied the macro from the web-page and the web-page has put in extra spaces at ...
by Patrick J
2006-08-12 05:12:10
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: NWE as global spell-checker
Replies: 5
Views: 6725

OmniWeb is still better, though. So there. However, the script could still come in handy in other situations. Like, um, if you're trying to spell-check something that's not in a text input area. Or in your code editor. Or something. Yeah. I'm delighted to write that I've now found a use for the scr...
by Patrick J
2006-08-10 13:51:20
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: switcing styles by keyboard
Replies: 4
Views: 4930

Hello oliphint I hope I understand you correctly. jemboy27 is quite right. If you create keyboard short-cuts for your styles then you can use those to change style with the keyboard. However you'll find that in Nisus Writer Express the keyboard short-cut system offers unparalleled versatility. You c...
by Patrick J
2006-08-10 09:03:59
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: NWE and Leopard?
Replies: 1
Views: 3750

That is a most interesting article. It mentions a system-wide grammar checking facility. Well I don't mind having that but what I'd really like is a decent interface for the current system-wide spell checking facility. If you go to Spelling… in the Edit menu you'll see the interface that exists. The...
by Patrick J
2006-08-09 15:51:31
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: What's the reason for 128% in zoom?
Replies: 3
Views: 4615

What's the reason for 128% in zoom?

Hi This is something I've been wondering about. That I have been wondering about it suggests I don't have enough difficulties in life. Anyway with Nisus Writer Express 2.7 the zoom menu goes in the following percentage increments: 25, 50, 75, 100, 128, 200, 400, 800 Why 128 and not 125? It doesn't m...
by Patrick J
2006-08-09 15:40:28
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: Chapter Numbers (Feature Request)
Replies: 2
Views: 4001

I think the way numbers are implemented in Nisus Writer Express is indeed quite reasonable. Nisus Writer Classic was really excellent in this regard with the Chapter Numbers and Define Numbers Menu and Dialogue. It would be excellent to see that in Nisus Writer Express but as it has got a reasonably...
by Patrick J
2006-08-08 05:41:48
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: Bug: Noncontiguous selection
Replies: 3
Views: 4720

Gosh Matze I hadn't noticed.

You are quite right it is not possible to deselect.

Like you I'd be grateful if this would be fixed.
by Patrick J
2006-07-28 14:28:54
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: 3.0 Feature Request List
Replies: 129
Views: 143846

Re: "All Caps" and "Small Caps"

Here's some format options I really miss (from Word, natch): • "All Caps" and "Small Caps" (as attributes, not through conversion) can someone verify if this is really true? AllCaps/SmallCaps not possible in 2.7? thanks. Uppercase, lower case and capitalise are all available from the Convert submen...
by Patrick J
2006-07-18 14:01:46
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: 3.0 Feature Request List
Replies: 129
Views: 143846

I would like to see an "open from template" accessing a specific folder where the templates are stored. Yes like you I'd like this. Like you I don't envy the people at Nisus with this great endless list of feature requests. One of the causes of such a long list is that Nisus Writer Classic was so e...
by Patrick J
2006-07-18 13:36:58
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: Opening and saving documents
Replies: 14
Views: 15105

Part of the problem might be that Nisus Writer Express remembers the last format in which you saved a document. If you created a template early in the session, subsequently saved documents will also be saved as templates until you change that setting. This was also true of Nisus Writer Classic. Whe...