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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.

Nisus Writer FAQs

Nisus Man

If I don't want to name a particular ruler, how can I apply the same formatting elsewhere?

     An easy way to copy the format of one section of text to another is to copy and paste rulers from the ruler margin.
  1. Click the ruler icon on the horizontal button bar to show the ruler icons.
  2. Click the ruler that appears next to the section of text whose format you
  3. want to copy, then choose Copy from the Edit menu.
  4. Move the insertion point to the first line of the section of text you want to copy the format to, and choose Paste.

How do I change the format of all paragraphs formatted by the same, unnamed ruler?

  1. Click in one of the paragraphs.
  2. Press command and make the changes on the Text Bar. This technique allows you to change the format of all identically formatted paragraphs within the entire document.

How do I rename, delete and find rulers?

     The first command in the Ruler Name menu is Name Ruler. Choose this command to rename rulers, delete named rulers, and to find the next occurrence of a named ruler.
Renaming a named ruler:
  1. Choose the ruler's name from Ruler pop-up menu in the Name Ruler dialog.
  2. Enter the new name in the New Name entry box and click Rename.
Un-naming a named ruler:
  1. Select the ruler you want to unname.
  2. Click your insertion point in the Ruler Name box.
  3. Select all. This selects all the text in the Ruler Name box.
  4. Press delete.
  5. Press return or enter.
Deleting a named ruler:
  1. Press option and choose the name of the ruler you want to remove from the Ruler Name pop-up menu.
  2. Click Delete and respond to any prompts.

     You can delete a named ruler simply by selecting it along the left edge of your document window and pressing. This, however, is just like deleting an unnamed ruler; it deletes this instance of the ruler from your document.
     When you delete a named ruler, Nisus Writer removes its name from the Ruler Name menu. Any ruler with that name in the document retains the attributes but becomes unnamed. You can delete all instances of a named ruler from a document and still have not deleted the named ruler from the Ruler Name menu; it remains available for use at a later time.