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NOTE: this software is for Classic Mac OS (eg: OS 9) and cannot be used on Mac OS X.
Nisus Writer Classic is no longer for sale. This page is only for archival purposes.

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Nisus File Catalog Open      Other word processors only open one file, but in Nisus Writer, you can use the Catalog to open multiple documents. If you have a long list of files, you can search in the Catalog for a file or folder name. Just choose "Show Catalog..." from the File menu.
     Notice that you can resize the Catalog window. You can change font, size, and/or style of the display so you can see long titles.
     In Nisus Writer, you can even open a file directly from another document. To open a document that contains information about Nisus Software, select and highlight "Nisus Info," then choose "Open Selection" from the "File Access" submenu of the File menu.

Undo      In other word processors you can undo only 1 or 2 actions, but Nisus Writer lets you can undo any number of past actions. You can work back to when you first opened a document and then redo, or work forward again. You can even undo after a save. All actions that change the text or its format (including page layout actions) are undoable. Layout      Most other word processors have a Page Preview, but we let you view your layout page window while editing the document and watch it update immediately. You can resize it and reposition it anywhere on the screen, or adjust margins by clicking and dragging. Clipboards      Others have only one, uneditable clipboard, but we give you have ten, fully editable clipboards. What's more, you can open any clipboard to see what you're working with. You can even append text to a Clipboard:
  1. Choose "Show Clipboard" from the Edit menu.
  2. Select some text.
  3. Choose "Copy" from the Edit menu.
  4. Now select another block of text.
  5. Press the Shift key and choose "Append Copy" from the Edit menu.
     You will see both phrases in the clipboard. Now you can change the text and/or font size and style before pasting it back into your document.
     As an aid to your short-term memory, you can copy a selection to the clipboard, edit the selection there, compare what appears on the clipboard with what is visible in the document, check your spelling and make other changes to the clipboard version then paste the text back in to your document.
     Yet another use for Nisus Writer's Clipboards: Some programs can be very sluggish to type in over a network. You can get around this by typing directly into Nisus Writer's clipboard, then simply choosing Paste after switching to your network application.