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by midwinter
2006-07-14 11:00:49
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: The market for NWE and how it can grow
Replies: 9
Views: 9366

Why I use NWE:

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and

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(images from Ftrain, which has a wonderful essay on Microsoft Word here)
by midwinter
2006-07-01 08:48:14
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: Opening Word document loses font information
Replies: 4
Views: 4461

You should send the word file to Martin at nisus. You can likely just open the file in NWE and then click help>submit feedback and send it that way.
by midwinter
2006-06-10 13:26:56
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: The "Thank you" thread
Replies: 16
Views: 17070

I'm also holding off praise until Martin, et al add in the "make my writing not suck" preference. That's not really a feature request. It's more a fantasy wish. :lol: If you find software with that feature, please let me know I can recommend it to all my students. :wink: Oh no! I'm keeping that one...
by midwinter
2006-06-10 12:53:44
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: The "Thank you" thread
Replies: 16
Views: 17070

I'm holding off praise until I find out whether the academic article I wrote entirely in NWE—and without the normal yelling and screaming at Word when some damned orphaned footnote won't go where it's supposed to go—is accepted for publication. I'm also holding off praise until Martin, et al add in ...
by midwinter
2006-05-01 21:23:44
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: Is Full Screen Mode still on the table?
Replies: 6
Views: 7137

So now that it's in there, does that mean that it's technically off the table?

Thanks for this, ye Nisus guys. It's a nice addition.
by midwinter
2006-05-01 08:43:30
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: How should change tracking be implemented?
Replies: 25
Views: 22996

I kind of like that, although I think the buttons should be listed vertically rather than horizontally—one of the key benefits of the toolpane/palette approach is that you can maximize vertical space without compromising usability.
by midwinter
2006-05-01 07:00:33
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: How should change tracking be implemented?
Replies: 25
Views: 22996

Surely no one would have more than one edit per line! ;)

Seriously, though. I suppose that there's no reason the buttons couldn't be placed adred the modified text or above it or shrunken and placed in the margins.
by midwinter
2006-04-30 18:18:32
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: How should change tracking be implemented?
Replies: 25
Views: 22996

I'm thinking of something simple like this:

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Sorry for the crappy image. I'm most definitely not a graphics guy!
by midwinter
2006-04-30 14:47:59
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: How should change tracking be implemented?
Replies: 25
Views: 22996

I call for both change-tracking and document comparison! Wish for both, eh? The key is to keep it simple, intuitive, and unobtrusive. One idea instead of the balloons (*shudder*) is to use the styled text (underline or whatever) and have a small icon at the end of changed text for accept or reject....
by midwinter
2006-04-14 05:13:15
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: sort parag. does NOT work
Replies: 14
Views: 11066

Re: Sort Paragraphs

dshan wrote:
midwinter wrote:It also doesn't ignore articles in sorting.
I just know you can give a more comprehensible description of your problem than that... :D
Um. I'd like there to be a sort commant that ignores "the," "a" and "an."
by midwinter
2006-04-13 07:28:53
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: sort parag. does NOT work
Replies: 14
Views: 11066

It also doesn't ignore articles in sorting.
by midwinter
2006-04-10 06:03:17
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: "Find" shortcut & dialog: feature request
Replies: 3
Views: 3474

Re: and it is a big butt

I agree. In many ways I am glad NWE doesn't pop up a tip of the day when you load it, but when ever someone points out a little thing like shift-cmd-g i almost always find a tool I didn't know existed..... Loads of things on the Mac work that way: cmd+whatever is reversed by shift+cmd+whatever. So ...
by midwinter
2006-04-10 06:00:28
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: Kerning
Replies: 1
Views: 2433

Re: Kerning

Bob Stern wrote:Does the Kerning command work? It doesn't seem to do anything.

I've tried the command both with the cursor between 2 characters and with the 2 characters selected.
It works, I think. It just doesn't increase the spacing very much at all. Martin or Dave, can this be made configurable?
by midwinter
2006-04-10 05:58:12
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: drag and drop (text) in tables
Replies: 1
Views: 2043

Re: drag and drop (text) in tables

tallis wrote:does not work!
can you fix that please?

(Where would I report such a bug?)

tallis
Help>send feedback.
by midwinter
2006-04-09 08:27:52
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: Is Full Screen Mode still on the table?
Replies: 6
Views: 7137

I have to admit that even though I was opposed to it, I've started to use FS mode in a couple of applications I rely on, and it's really quite neat.