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by David Sharp
2017-07-05 08:08:07
Forum: The Blank Page
Topic: Keeping files on a separate partition. Why?
Replies: 5
Views: 9789

Re: Keeping files on a separate partition. Why?

Hi Þorvarður, many thanks for your reply. You write: I suggest you ask the question again on the NW Pro forum, where the original poster made the statement. People who have subscribed to the NW Pro forum may not always have subscribed to The Blank Page as well. I actually didn't do that myself until...
by David Sharp
2017-06-29 22:45:13
Forum: The Blank Page
Topic: Keeping files on a separate partition. Why?
Replies: 5
Views: 9789

Keeping files on a separate partition. Why?

In a separate post on the NW Pro forum, CrisB states: "My files are on a separate disk partition and have been for increased security for ever, my first Mac was a Mac Plus many many years ago." As someone who is obsessive about security, but not particularly technically savvy, I'd like to ask why th...
by David Sharp
2017-01-24 08:25:45
Forum: The Blank Page
Topic: Vanishing software: what happened to Ember?
Replies: 2
Views: 7295

Re: Vanishing software: what happened to Ember?

Many thanks for that, Hamid. It sure doesn't jump out at you when you look at their site.

As I've always avoided cloud-based services, and only use the software on one machine, I've never encountered any of the problems they mention.
by David Sharp
2017-01-24 01:24:37
Forum: The Blank Page
Topic: Vanishing software: what happened to Ember?
Replies: 2
Views: 7295

Vanishing software: what happened to Ember?

For several years I've been using the Ember image-clipping program for Mac (previously known as LittleSnapper) almost daily. However just now when I wanted to consult the support, I was sent to an error message on the website of the company responsible for it, RealMac ( https://www.realmacsoftware.c...
by David Sharp
2016-07-25 08:55:29
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Space above a paragraph immediately below header
Replies: 3
Views: 5277

Re: Space above a paragraph immediately below header

Groucho writes: No, you're missing nothing. I've been asking, begging, supplicating for this for nine years. Sorry if the issue's already been raised; obviously my trawl of the forum archives wasn't complete enough! Can you point me in the direction of earlier exchanges? NB: From my point of view th...
by David Sharp
2016-07-23 00:50:17
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Space above a paragraph immediately below header
Replies: 3
Views: 5277

Space above a paragraph immediately below header

To prepare a document for printing in Page View, I often juggle the amount of space above and/or below a given paragraph style. I observe that when I do this with a style placed right at the top of my document, ie immediately below the page header, changing the amount of space above the style has no...
by David Sharp
2016-07-04 05:14:36
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Long delays on "Open": display of TOC
Replies: 17
Views: 13243

Re: Long delays on "Open": display of TOC

Thanks to an exchange with Martin, the problem has now been solved.
The phenomenon was being caused by some kind of bug in the Document Manager.
When I open the document directly from NWP, the problem goes away.
Many thanks for all the help with this problem.
by David Sharp
2016-07-04 05:10:42
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Invisibly Tagging Text
Replies: 5
Views: 4995

Re: Invisibly Tagging Text

Hi, I'm not sure how desirable this is; I'm aware the example I gave in the recent thread mentioned by adryan is both eccentric and improvised. However it occurs to me that a simpler approach to what adryan suggests would be to make certain content hideable and/or deleteable within a document. Inste...
by David Sharp
2016-06-29 23:39:37
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Long delays on "Open": display of TOC
Replies: 17
Views: 13243

Re: Long delays on "Open": display of TOC

Many thanks for all these very interesting suggestions. Þorvarður's info concerning the "search across all open documents" macro is a revelation, which I intend to look into. I'm also grateful for the feedback on tagging and databases, which I will follow up as soon as possible. Like many such docum...
by David Sharp
2016-06-26 11:45:37
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Long delays on "Open": display of TOC
Replies: 17
Views: 13243

Re: Long delays on "Open": display of TOC

Thanks Philip and Paolo for those suggestions. Splitting up the document is a possibility, but unless mistaken I would lose the ability to carry out "attribute sensitive" searches using Nisus's style tools, which as far as I know is not possible via Spotlight. Of course what would be really nice wou...
by David Sharp
2016-06-21 00:35:47
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Long delays on "Open": display of TOC
Replies: 17
Views: 13243

Re: Long delays on "Open": display of TOC

Philip writes: And working without the Navigator/TOC is not an option? Since this point changes performance by that much it might be worth it, no? Of course you want navigation in such a large document. Do Bookmarks also slow things down? How about Find? Working without the navigator and a TOC would...
by David Sharp
2016-06-20 02:32:25
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Long delays on "Open": display of TOC
Replies: 17
Views: 13243

Re: Long delays on "Open": display of TOC

Hi Adrian and Philip, many thanks for those suggestions. In reply to Philip, yes I learned very early on *never* to try and open the file in page view, and I take great care never to click on the icon by mistake! Accordingly, the TOC I've been using does not include page numbers. If one day I decide...
by David Sharp
2016-06-19 19:46:29
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Long delays on "Open": display of TOC
Replies: 17
Views: 13243

Re: Long delays on "Open": display of TOC

I'm sorry that there has not been anyone available to address my problem, which I think may be relatively simple to solve. Perhaps it has something to do with the preferences for Nisus? Pending a solution I go on opening the file every day, and waiting around five minutes for the spinning beachball ...
by David Sharp
2016-06-06 21:46:34
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Long delays on "Open": display of TOC
Replies: 17
Views: 13243

Long delays on "Open": display of TOC

Hi, I work almost every day on a long document which is a kind of diary. For reasons of searchability I've so far resisted the temptation to split it into several parts and it currently runs to just over 500,000 words. I use styles a lot, to define different types of entry along with key words. Each...
by David Sharp
2015-10-28 04:55:16
Forum: The Blank Page
Topic: Best site(s) for more-or-less objective info on Macs?
Replies: 7
Views: 15876

Re: Best site(s) for more-or-less objective info on Macs?

dshan writes: I'm sorry but that is simply not true. Apple announced the coming of Photos for the Mac months before the app was released, they explained why, integration with Photos on iOS, the wonders of keeping all your photos in iCloud and all the rest of it a long time before it happened. Variou...