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Issues with macOS Monterey and Bookends 14

September 17th, 2021 · No Comments

Nisus Writer has issues with two recently released pieces of software: 1. The latest beta/preview version of macOS Monterey. Nisus Writer will often crash due to changes in the macOS system. 2. The recently released Bookends version 14. Nisus Writer can’t communicate directly with this version of Bookends due to internal changes in how the […]

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Tags: Martin · Nisus Writer Express · Nisus Writer Pro

File Conversion Failures due to Permissions

September 3rd, 2021 · No Comments

We’ve recently had more reports that Nisus Writer Pro users can’t import or export file formats that require conversion (e.g. DOCX). The error message states that “you do not have permission” to run the Nisus File Converter app. The alert looks like this: This is caused by a bug that was introduced in recent versions […]

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How to Insert Overline Characters

August 27th, 2021 · No Comments

In certain kinds of writing (e.g. mathematics or linguistics) it can be useful to insert characters with a line on top. This line is known by several names like an overbar, overline, or macron. Here are some examples of such characters: ā ō n̅ You can easily enter such characters in Nisus Writer and other […]

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Tags: Martin · Nisus Writer Express · Nisus Writer Pro · Tips

Nisus Writer and Custom Keyboard Layouts

April 30th, 2021 · No Comments

A topic that recently arose on the Nisus user forums is whether or not Nisus Writer comes with any custom keyboard layouts. While we don’t provide any keyboard layouts, Nisus Writer does support all layouts that are available system-wide on macOS. That includes all the default layouts provided by Apple as well as any customized […]

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Multi-Key Keyboard Shortcuts

April 9th, 2021 · No Comments

I’m a big fan of learning keyboard shortcuts. It’s nice to save time and avoid reaching for the mouse. Apple provides some basic macOS system preferences to customize keyboard shortcuts across apps, but Nisus Writer’s enhancements go much further. Nisus Writer of course lets you customize the keyboard shortcut for any menu command. But an […]

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Upgrades And The Mac App Store

January 29th, 2021 · No Comments

We have been receiving quite a bit of email on this subject lately, so I thought I would explain how to qualify for upgrade pricing if you have purchased from the Mac App Store.  The Mac App Store does not allow developers to offer upgrade pricing. That leaves customers with two choices: Purchase Nisus Writer […]

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Tags: Dave · InfoClick · Nisus Writer Express · Nisus Writer Pro

Extract Text from Images

January 22nd, 2021 · 5 Comments

Nisus Writer recently added a feature that allows you to extract editable text from your photos, scans, PDFs, and other images. This process is often called optical character recognition (aka OCR). Let’s see how text extraction works using a COVID relief notice I recently received from the United States government: Once the image is in […]

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Jump Around Quickly While Writing

January 15th, 2021 · No Comments

One of my favorite new features in Nisus Writer Pro 3 is the Go To Content command. Whenever I’m writing a reasonably complex document I often want to jump around it, to consult material from other sections or simply work on different parts of the text. Nisus Writer has a Navigator sidebar that can aid […]

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Nisus Writer Updates for Big Sur

December 22nd, 2020 · No Comments

Nisus Writer Pro and Nisus Writer Express recently added support for Apple Silicon and macOS Big Sur. But those versions still had some rough edges to smooth out when running on Big Sur. Today we’re happy to release Nisus Writer Pro 3.2.1 and Nisus Writer Express 4.2.1 to fix the most commonly reported Big Sur issues. Aside from improving app behavior […]

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Nisus Writer Updates: Dark Mode, Big Sur, and Apple Silicon

November 17th, 2020 · 3 Comments

We are happy to announce the release of Nisus Writer Pro 3.2 and Nisus Writer Express 4.2. These new versions are significant updates that add support for Dark Mode, macOS Big Sur, and Apple Silicon among other new features. If you’re a Nisus Writer Pro user: • Take a brief tour of what’s new. • […]

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Nisus Writer Beta Testers Wanted

October 9th, 2020 · No Comments

Do you enjoy using new features before everyone else? Do you like sharing your ideas and feedback? If you’re an existing Nisus Writer Pro user and interested in helping out, please sign up to become a Nisus Writer beta tester. We’d love for you to join us!

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Nisus Writer’s Improved Document Versioning

September 25th, 2020 · No Comments

Nisus Writer adopts macOS autosave, which means copies of your document are automatically and periodically saved while you’re editing. The system preserves earlier autosaved copies so you can restore prior document versions. These prior versions aren’t kept forever (only Apple might say how long), but they’re incredibly useful if you realize you made a mistake […]

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Call For Localizers

August 28th, 2020 · No Comments

Nisus Writer Pro 3.1 (and Nisus Writer Express 4.1) were just released and added several non-English localizations. We are interested in adding additional translations, so more people can enjoy using Nisus Writer in their native language. If you might be interested in helping out, please let us know. You can contact us any way you […]

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Tags: Martin · Nisus Writer Express · Nisus Writer Pro

Big Sur, Apple Silicon, and Nisus

August 21st, 2020 · No Comments

We have received a fair amount of email asking us if our applications will be ready for the new Apple Silicon based Macs. The answer to this is that we will be ready when the first of the new machines are released near the end of 2020. Personally I am excited to see what the […]

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Tags: Dave · InfoClick · Nisus Thesaurus · Nisus Writer Express · Nisus Writer Pro

Academic Discount on Nisus Writer Pro

August 13th, 2020 · No Comments

Nisus Writer Pro offers an ideal writing environment and great features for academics, like: Footnotes and endnotes.  Bibliography management with Bookends integration.  Comments and tracked changes for collaborating.  Bookmarks and cross-references.  Table of contents (TOC) and indexing.  Did you know that we offer a discount for students, teachers, or anyone who works at an academic institution? All […]

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Stepper Buttons in Nisus Writer

July 31st, 2020 · No Comments

Even if you’re not familiar with the term, you almost certainly know how to use steppers. They are those little up and down arrow buttons you see next to numeric controls on your Mac. For example, you’ll see steppers next to the paragraph spacing controls in Nisus Writer: As you probably already know (or can […]

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How to Change the Font Size of Comments

July 24th, 2020 · No Comments

Nisus Writer Pro users often write in and ask us how they can increase the font size of comments in their document. The good news is that it’s easy to change the font size (and other formatting) of all comments in your document en-masse. Whenever you add a comment to a document, Nisus Writer Pro […]

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New Nisus Writer Pro Review

July 1st, 2020 · No Comments

Lulu.com has posted a review of Nisus Writer Pro. As a Mac based word processor, Nisus Writer seems like a solid investment if you want a feature rich writing tool that can also perform most of the formatting and page layout functions you need to publish. It’s not as potent as Scrivener for research or […]

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SummerFest 2020

June 26th, 2020 · No Comments

Spring is gone, and I don’t think many of us will miss it. It’s now summer, a time of warm weather, lounging around (socially distanced of course), and SummerFest savings! SummerFest is a collection of independent software developers who are creating great tools for organizing, writing, and delivering your thoughts and ideas. These are tools […]

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Nisus Writer Pro 3.1

June 16th, 2020 · 2 Comments

We are happy to announce the release and immediate availability of Nisus Writer Pro 3.1. Nisus Writer Pro 3.1 is a significant update that: restores non-English localizations (Danish, French, German, Italian, Polish and Portuguese), improves compatibility with macOS 10.15 Catalina, adds several enhancements, and fixes many important bugs. The complete list of fixes can be […]

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