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by phspaelti
2021-01-18 20:09:37
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Finding superscript ordinal numbers
Replies: 14
Views: 314

Re: Finding superscript ordinal numbers

I am having no luck trying to follow your suggestions--probably something I am doing wrong.When I follow your instructions, I get the "Found no occurrences" message from NW. So I am guessing that I am doing something wrong in the Find box. Here is a screen shot. Can you see anything I have done wro...
by phspaelti
2021-01-16 05:00:38
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Finding superscript ordinal numbers
Replies: 14
Views: 314

Re: Finding superscript ordinal numbers

It would be easier if we could delete an instance directly in the "Find Results" window (e.g. with a command in the contextual menu). The "Find Results" window is great to see/navigate/copy results but would be much powerful if it could operate on the underlying multi-part selection. Did you know t...
by phspaelti
2021-01-15 22:51:13
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Finding superscript ordinal numbers
Replies: 14
Views: 314

Re: Finding superscript ordinal numbers

Which is why I wrote "probably".
The method I recommend in general is to use "Replace All" less, and "Find All" more. Look at the number of hits and use "Show list of matches" to see what you get. Regular expressions are famously tricky, so it's best not to try to outthink the regexp engine :)
by phspaelti
2021-01-15 16:13:21
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Finding superscript ordinal numbers
Replies: 14
Views: 314

Re: Finding superscript ordinal numbers

Using PowerFind Pro, put the following expression in the Find field: (\d)(st|nd|rd|th) Select the second parenthesized expression and superscript it by choosing Format > Baseline > Superscript. Also tick the Formatting Sensitive checkbox there. As a slight variant of this approach, I would recommen...
by phspaelti
2021-01-08 16:44:23
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Is "Find Next" possible by attribute (text colour)
Replies: 12
Views: 661

Re: Is "Find Next" possible by attribute (text colour)

To do an attribute sensitive search in Nisus using regular Find do the following Make sure you are set to Powerfind or Powerfind Pro "Clean out" the find box (i.e. make sure it has no residual attributes) Insert the Wild Card "Any" Select and apply the attribute—or combination of attributes—you want...
by phspaelti
2021-01-03 21:03:50
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro Macros
Topic: Anchors and anchored text
Replies: 4
Views: 1013

Re: Anchors and anchored text

Hello lellius, and happy new year! The macro does work well, except it doesn't find and delete a void anchor. The reason is that I put in a condition which restricts processing to text boxes. I did it that way so it wouldn't delete any floating images. I'm not sure what the "void" anchors would turn...
by phspaelti
2020-12-30 00:01:02
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro Macros
Topic: Anchors and anchored text
Replies: 4
Views: 1013

Re: Anchors and anchored text

Something like this?

Code: Select all

$doc = Document.active
foreach $float in $doc.allFloatingContents
  if $float.isTextBox
    $float.anchorText.insertAtIndex $float.anchorTextRange.location, '[' & $float.text & ']'
    $float.removeFromDocument
  end
end
by phspaelti
2020-12-12 01:57:36
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Powerfind ninja needed for search question
Replies: 11
Views: 1812

Re: Powerfind ninja needed for search question

I had noted the PowerFind Pro expression, but I confess I don't quite understand why it doesn't just begin with the caret. Enlightenment is sought. You mean why the expression is wrapped with '(?: … )'? This creates a non-capturing unit for the paragraph. But now that I think about it, I'm having a...
by phspaelti
2020-12-11 18:45:28
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Powerfind ninja needed for search question
Replies: 11
Views: 1812

Re: Powerfind ninja needed for search question

"Paragraph" as used here is a term of art. If you look "under the hood", you can see that it amounts to any repetition of 'text' characters, i.e., characters excluding the return/newline. So it puts no conditions on punctuation. Paragraph in this sense is what computer types usually call "line", exc...
by phspaelti
2020-12-10 16:18:26
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Powerfind ninja needed for search question
Replies: 11
Views: 1812

Re: Powerfind ninja needed for search question

Also one other approach you can use in similar cases: Select the styled paragraphs Replace the selected text with—or just insert—a special marker of some kind Find the paragraph followed by the special marker This method can be useful when the styled paragraph does not have some otherwise recognizab...
by phspaelti
2020-12-10 16:08:07
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Powerfind ninja needed for search question
Replies: 11
Views: 1812

Re: Powerfind ninja needed for search question

Generally all of your solutions would be possible approaches, though some are easier to approach than others. Since you have the headlines already with a style you can just keep those and delete the ones before them. So find paragraphs that are followed by an identical paragraph. In Powerfind this w...
by phspaelti
2020-11-21 20:46:55
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Outline lists - missing the obvious
Replies: 8
Views: 1953

Re: Outline lists - missing the obvious

Putting aside the question of whether list styles should behave as Adrian thinks they should. Returning to my (second) point. "Outline" is not an outline feature. It is just a list style. There is no true Outline feature in Nisus. Instead some of the functionality of an Outline can be approximated u...
by phspaelti
2020-11-21 07:40:56
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Outline lists - missing the obvious
Replies: 8
Views: 1953

Re: Outline lists - missing the obvious

The Outline list style works fine for me. NWP 3.2

But it is just a list style. It is not a "real" outline.
by phspaelti
2020-11-20 19:45:05
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Insert footnote in Table?
Replies: 4
Views: 1669

Re: Insert footnote in Table?

To help avoid the need for everyone to revisit those threads full of revised versions of the macro, I can post the most recent version. Please report any problems.
Table Footnote.nwm
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by phspaelti
2020-11-17 02:45:49
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: how do you move items up and down lists with keyboard shortcuts ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1999

Re: how do you move items up and down lists with keyboard shortcuts ?

I tried to do the same thing but this time create a folder for the added macros, and I could not see the folder when I wanted to assign a shortcut in pref→ menu keys I think the problem — and the reason why Adrian's method works — is that you need to switch out of Nisus and back in. Nisus doesn't u...