Nisus Writer Feature Comparison


File Format Support Nisus Writer Express Nisus Writer Pro
RTF, native read and write
Microsoft Word ".doc" (97-2004), import and export
PDF, export only
    PDF export includes intra-document links (TOC, etc)  
DOCX, import and export import-only ‡
Open Document (ODT), import and export limited ‡
HTML, import and export
WordPerfect, import only
plain text (Unicode and legacy encodings), read and write
EPUB, export only  
‡ import and/or export is limited and requires Mac OSX 10.5 (Leopard)
Interface Nisus Writer Express Nisus Writer Pro
Draft View and Page View
    Full Screen Mode (Lion compatible)
Document Manager
Highly Customizable Interface (Flexible Palettes, Toolbar, etc)
    Add Toolbar Item for Any Menu Command  
Special Characters Palette/Menus (fully customizable)
Keyboard Shortcuts are Fully Customizable (and Multi-key)
Font Menu Previews (WYSIWYG)
Horizontal and Vertical Rulers
Document Navigator Pane (TOC and Bookmarks)  
Core Features Nisus Writer Express Nisus Writer Pro
Multilingual/Unicode Text
    Right to Left Text Support
Language Sensitive Responses (spellchecking, keyboard, font, etc)
Style Sheets and Library
Bullets and Numbering (List Styles)
Tables
Footnotes and Endnotes (Document or Section)
    Advanced Footnote/Endnote Options  
Live Word Count display (and Character/Paragraph Counts)
Multipart and Rectangular Selections
Sections and Columns
Spellchecking (Inline and Guided)
"QuickFix" Corrections (language-sensitive) for typos, smart quotes, etc
Glossaries
Leader Tabs
Wrap Text Around Images
Small Caps
Find and Replace Nisus Writer Express Nisus Writer Pro
Normal Find and Replace
Advanced Find and Replace (PowerFind / regular expressions "regex")
Find and Replace Formatting ("attribute sensitive")  
Advanced Tools Nisus Writer Express Nisus Writer Pro
LinkBack Support
Widow and Orphan Control
Track Changes  
Comments  
Drawing Tools (shapes, text boxes, etc)  
Watermarks  
Table of Contents  
Indexing  
Bookmarks  
Cross References  
Mail Merge  
Bookends Integration  
Line Numbering  
Nisus Macro Language  
Flesch and Kincaid reading ease scores  
Insert Automatic Content (date/time stamps, document properties, etc)