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by Amontillado
2024-07-08 14:44:19
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Favorites in the file save dialog
Replies: 3
Views: 274

Re: Favorites in the file save dialog

Thanks, all. Yes, the Finder favorites are a subset of the favorites I see in the file open/save dialog used by many Mac applications. If I recreate one of the zombies, it appears in the file dialog along with the zombie. My theory is folders must have some form of UUID. I'll keep hacking at it. Whe...
by Amontillado
2024-07-07 05:36:06
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Favorites in the file save dialog
Replies: 3
Views: 274

Favorites in the file save dialog

This is not a Nisus question. Like the thread about blue badges, this is a Mac question that crops up in many apps, Nisus included. Create a new file. Type something in it and click the red button in the upper left to exit the document. A dialog box pops up so you can save the file. The third field ...
by Amontillado
2024-01-20 08:46:16
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Sample-Files?
Replies: 7
Views: 2128

Re: Sample-Files?

I replied, but it's not appearing. Macros are not necessarily needed. If you have a document you want to appear three different ways, have three style sets each with the same style names. Define the styles in those three sets differently according to your needs. In View->Styles, use Import to load a...
by Amontillado
2024-01-18 18:11:29
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Sample-Files?
Replies: 7
Views: 2128

Re: Sample-Files?

Hopefully this isn't a double post. I got called away at just the wrong time earlier today. I agree, sample files would be nice. The user manual as a native Nisus RTF file would be great. In the meantime, use the Nisus user manual as a reference. Exercise one feature at a time. It won't take long b...
by Amontillado
2023-08-24 04:30:17
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: vanishing text, corrupt file
Replies: 2
Views: 1525

Re: vanishing text, corrupt file

Maybe copy the file and open with another RTF editor. TextEdit, perhaps.

Does that reveal anything?
by Amontillado
2023-03-11 13:35:51
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Linking documents to a “style collection” — Is it possible?
Replies: 2
Views: 1092

Re: Linking documents to a “style collection” — Is it possible?

This is very lightly tested. If I load a Nisus document and run this macro, it replaces existing styles with my Novel style library. If your style sets all have the same style names, then you could create one "golden" copy of your styles. Open each of your documents in turn and this will s...
by Amontillado
2022-12-19 09:11:45
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Absolutely frustrating behaviour of pictures and text boxes
Replies: 13
Views: 3162

Re: Absolutely frustrating behaviour of pictures and text boxes

Now that I think about it, I have had to do some coaxing in some cases. The pictures were very large, I remember that much. Later today I'll experiment some more. Hello Amontillado, thanks for your suggestions! I already know and use these different text wraps and other options regularly. They just ...
by Amontillado
2022-12-19 05:58:29
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Absolutely frustrating behaviour of pictures and text boxes
Replies: 13
Views: 3162

Re: Absolutely frustrating behaviour of pictures and text boxes

What version of the MacOS are you running? At this point, that's my guess as to why you see that behavior and I don't.

Edited to add:

And I agree, that sounds most frustrating! My guess, there's a cure.
by Amontillado
2022-12-19 04:59:25
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Absolutely frustrating behaviour of pictures and text boxes
Replies: 13
Views: 3162

Re: Absolutely frustrating behaviour of pictures and text boxes

I can't duplicate that bug. I'm on Mac 12.6.2 because I don't have a new Mac yet. Nisus version is 3.3 G'day, ArchDuke et al I did some testing for you. There could be a bug (or several) here. Insert an image at the beginning of a paragraph (not the first) in a "Lorem ipsum" document. Plac...
by Amontillado
2022-12-19 04:55:57
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Absolutely frustrating behaviour of pictures and text boxes
Replies: 13
Views: 3162

Re: Absolutely frustrating behaviour of pictures and text boxes

Just below the placement option there is an array of six options for text wrapping. They become available if "floats with paragraph" or "floats on page" is selected. The middle one on the top row of wrap options should be the only one to allow text behind your image. Have you tri...
by Amontillado
2022-12-17 09:04:57
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Error message using Nisus on a Synology NAS
Replies: 9
Views: 3336

Re: Error message using Nisus on a Synology NAS

Chronosync user, here. I prefer it to cloud syncing.

You can probably achieve the same results with the Mac's rsync command and a shell script in Terminal.

I went for "lazy" and got Chronosync.
by Amontillado
2022-12-12 14:12:10
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Tutor/help
Replies: 7
Views: 1937

Re: Tutor/help

By the way, I'm not averse to the idea of setting up a Zoom call to help a fellow writer. The problem is I'm so darn busy it's hard to schedule anything - but if things just don't seem to work out, I'll help. Nisus is a wonderful product, and it is particularly good at Styles. I can't think of anoth...
by Amontillado
2022-12-12 14:08:39
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Tutor/help
Replies: 7
Views: 1937

Re: Tutor/help

Hi, Thanks for the kind reply. For some reason, I'm having difficulty wrapping my head around using the Style Sheets. Style sheets are where styles are stored. A style, which is arguably kind of a funny name, is a collection of text attributes. Let's say a character style is called ImportantStuff a...
by Amontillado
2022-12-03 06:44:45
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Internal 'sidebar'
Replies: 2
Views: 1112

Re: Internal 'sidebar'

Tables can do that, too. I sometimes use a one column, two row table for a sidebar picture with a caption. You can also put an image in a text box, which is nice.
by Amontillado
2022-11-17 05:01:18
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Tutor/help
Replies: 7
Views: 1937

Re: Tutor/help

Wouldn't it be better to go through questions here? What are your questions? The reason I use Nisus is because of the world-class way it handles styles. Very, very, cool and without entangling side effects. Hierarchical, so one style can enhance another. I wish it had page styles, but other than tha...