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by Vanceone
2021-05-10 10:08:27
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro Macros
Topic: Any way to listen in the Macro language?
Replies: 0
Views: 35

Any way to listen in the Macro language?

So I was wondering if there is a way to essentially register an observer or listener to listen for events and then run code. In particular, I'm thinking of asynchronous functions that run a long time... is there a way to essentially call a long running piece of code, and then get notified when its d...
by Vanceone
2021-05-10 10:02:23
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro Macros
Topic: Create array from word list?
Replies: 11
Views: 1770

Re: Create array from word list?

I'd love a version of Map, Reduce, and a few other functional programming concepts! And Lambdas. Recursion? Maybe not... a for loop should do most of that.
by Vanceone
2021-05-10 09:51:40
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: How to immediately drop a selection
Replies: 1
Views: 64

Re: How to immediately drop a selection

Do you happen to have any of the Mac OS X accessibility features turned on such as Mouse Keys or Sticky Keys?
by Vanceone
2021-04-06 12:21:03
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Highlinting Indexed text
Replies: 1
Views: 496

Highlinting Indexed text

So I'm not sure, but is there a way to highlight indexed text or otherwise mark it so by just looking at some text I can see at a glance whether it has been marked for indexing? Something akin to "Show invisibles" that will show indexing? I realize that if the indexing palette is open, putting the c...
by Vanceone
2021-04-06 09:06:39
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Removing Periods after Footnote Numerals
Replies: 3
Views: 890

Re: Removing Periods after Footnote Numerals

When you say "Sample footnote window" are you talking about the text in the preview pane of the style sheet? Because in the footnote style sheet, there is an option under "note References" where you can control the period; it appears in the "after text" box. Delete that period and it should delete it.
by Vanceone
2021-03-29 12:03:04
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Table header repeating on multiple pages
Replies: 2
Views: 1139

Re: Table header repeating on multiple pages

A very hacky method could be to stick a one row table in your page header. That will repeat over all the pages (I suggest making this a section, so the header only goes over the pages that have your table on it).

Not ideal, but if you have 200 pages of table might be worth looking into.
by Vanceone
2021-03-24 15:55:34
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Automatic Ordinals?
Replies: 5
Views: 1464

Re: Automatic Ordinals?

Thank you Porvadur! Tiny tweak on my part (oddly enough, superscripting the ordinal is not really a good thing--but then, legal document formatting is persnickety) and it works wonderfully! Thanks again! I do agree with Adryan that this is a hard problem, moving towards a more generic case than my s...
by Vanceone
2021-03-24 10:44:42
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Automatic Ordinals?
Replies: 5
Views: 1464

Automatic Ordinals?

So I frequently use a custom time string in my documents: "Dated this 3rd day of March, 2021". It's tedious, of course, to type that in every time, and luckily Nisus has a custom date/time format in the Insert menu. Questions, though: can I save my custom automatic date/time command so it can be eas...
by Vanceone
2021-03-22 22:26:46
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: No License key for App Store, so how to I get out of demo mode?
Replies: 2
Views: 1124

Re: No License key for App Store, so how to I get out of demo mode?

One of the FAQ's suggests that after opening Nisus, go to the Nisus Writer Pro menu and click on "purchase Nisus Writer". At hat point, Nisus will detect the App Store purchase and, presumably, no longer be in demo mode. Worth a shot! Also, if you do have further issues I know Martin can straighten ...
by Vanceone
2021-03-19 12:47:23
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: How to make a new document from a DIFFERENT template?!
Replies: 3
Views: 1137

Re: How to make a new document from a DIFFERENT template?!

There is two kinds of templates: the "default" template that is the Nisus New File template (and it's associated New Text File and New Macro file templates) that are used when you click the "new document command. Those are special templates and extensive instructions for modifying those are found in...
by Vanceone
2021-03-15 12:31:27
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Possible to apply color/highlight within Navigator TOC?
Replies: 1
Views: 870

Re: Possible to apply color/highlight within Navigator TOC?

It doesn't appear to be possible, at least in my limited testing. You CAN adjust all of the colors in the navigator/TOC pane, but unfortunately it only appears to be a global setting--all of the entries are in the same color. Since it's an appearance setting, that setting overrides whatever text att...
by Vanceone
2021-03-15 10:54:44
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Auto-fix option for double-caps
Replies: 2
Views: 1180

Re: Auto-fix option for double-caps

I would love that option, but also allow it to ignore a whitelist or something. Or at least check if the word is all caps before correcting it.
by Vanceone
2021-03-11 21:11:37
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Powerfind question
Replies: 7
Views: 1963

Re: Powerfind question

If you have a problem and turn to regular expressions, usually you now have two problems. Adryan is right about the greediness of Regular Expressions, which is what PowerFind and Powerfind Pro use. However, a question mark in the wrong spot in the wrong spot can turn off greedy regular expression pa...
by Vanceone
2021-03-02 21:57:47
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: PDF anomaly with Chinese
Replies: 4
Views: 1861

Re: PDF anomaly with Chinese

Interesting. I'm on Mojave and all of your results are true under that OS; copy and pasting from your PDF's shows that only your last one under 11.2.2 will copy any Chinese text. When I Export to PDF from Nisus (latest version) under Mojave I get a PDF of Chinese but copy/pasting that results in a d...
by Vanceone
2021-02-26 20:09:41
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Bug? Nisus 3 seemingly randomly "Typesetting Text..." and sluggish, 50% CPU use, in long doc already open for hours
Replies: 12
Views: 3402

Re: Bug? Nisus 3 seemingly randomly "Typesetting Text..." and sluggish, 50% CPU use, in long doc already open for hours

If Nisus makes any change, it will trigger an autosave at some point. You can watch your window title, where it has the name of your document. If it has (edited)" after your document name, an autosave is in your near future. Some things like scrolling or moving the window don't add an edit, but some...