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.
So, you've installed Nisus Writer from its CD-ROM or downloaded the thirty-day fully functional demo and when you start the application Nisus Writer supplies you with a new untitled document. "Default" is the "pc" term for what on the Macintosh are "preset options". We have set some options in Nisus Writer before releasing it; what you see does not happen "by default".
However, what if you don't happen to like Times 12 point plain text for your normal text entry environment. What are you to do about it?
The "Nisus New File" is one of four special stationery files that come shipped with Nisus Writer in the Stationery folder inside the Nisus Writer Tools folder. This is the file that Nisus Writer opens every time you choose New from the File menu or type COMMAND-N (unless of course you've changed it by assigning some other keyboard shortcut). Is this what they call "template" files?
If you prefer Geneva 12 point plain to Times, and you don't want to see the Nisus Writer Info Bar (which gives you information such as whether or not you've saved your work recently, where your insertion point is, what page you're on and how much (assigned) memory you still have available for Nisus Writer (among other possible information) remove the file called Nisus New File from the Stationery folder.
Note:When you save a file as Nisus® Stationery, its screen window name changes to Untitled-#. To open the document, choose it from the Open dialog or the Catalog window. For example, choose "Business Letter" to write a letter using the business letter format that you have already created and saved as a stationery document.
A stationery file opens as Untitled-#. Therefore you can modify and save it without destroying the original.
Note:If you use the application At Ease, Nisus Writer restricts you to saving your files in the Documents folder.
The stationery file also allows you to set preferences for your new files (called "defaults" in some applications).
When you choose New from the File menu, Nisus looks for a stationery document called Nisus New File in the Stationery folder inside the Nisus Writer Tools folder. If it is found, it will be opened and named Untitled-#.
That's all there is to it.
Now, to have easy access to these files, why not add them to your Essential Files list in the File Access submenu of the File menu?