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by robertb
2011-10-08 05:29:50
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Spelling question
Replies: 2
Views: 2181

Re: Spelling question

Thanks very much for the advice—I'll make the Tech (URL) language change.

You know, though, it's interesting: I saw but didn't consciously register the fact that spell checker flagged only the ends of some of the URLs. My brain parsed it as flagging the entire thing.
by robertb
2011-10-07 14:39:16
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Spelling question
Replies: 2
Views: 2181

Spelling question

Is there a way to tell the spell checker to ignore the URLs it finds? The help file doesn't mention it and a search of the forum doesn't turn up anything. I'm finishing a major project with many references that contain URLs. I run spell check over the entire document every now and then, and it would...
by robertb
2011-09-16 14:05:24
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Crashing on initial save in Lion
Replies: 11
Views: 7146

Re: Crashing on initial save in Lion

Thanks for the note and link, Martin. It's odd, though. I follow Mac technology fairly well and had not come across it before.

Robert Blade
by robertb
2011-09-16 11:59:10
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Crashing on initial save in Lion
Replies: 11
Views: 7146

Re: Crashing on initial save in Lion

Hate to sound naive, but what's this stuff about default folder 4.4.3 and 4.4.4? I've been using Nisus for a while and haven't heard of them.

Robert Blade, Jacksonville, Florida
by robertb
2011-07-26 12:28:21
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: save as in lion?
Replies: 2
Views: 2381

Re: save as in lion?

Thanks so much for your help. That's exactly what I needed to know. And that means Lion is very much in my immediate future.
by robertb
2011-07-26 10:41:57
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: save as in lion?
Replies: 2
Views: 2381

save as in lion?

I haven't upgraded to Lion yet, but on Macintouch.com, I saw a note from someone who said that Lion's autosave feature did not allow the "save as" function in applications. Has anyone had experience with this using NWP 2.0.1 with Lion? Are users still able to use cmd-shift-s to save a file using ano...
by robertb
2011-05-29 13:07:39
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: zrtf
Replies: 5
Views: 5834

zrtf

I'm curious about the Nisus compressed rich text format--the .zrtf. I see that Nisus opens it with no trouble, but is it best to leave it as it is? Or should it be unzipped and saved as a regular rtf or a document template? In this day of huge hard drives, is .zrtf worth using at all? Does it make a...
by robertb
2011-05-20 15:12:14
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Nisus Pro 2
Replies: 55
Views: 22052

Re: Nisus Pro 2

The new version is a thing of beauty and a joy...well, if not forever, at least for a while. One of the things that gave me a hazy worry was all the new features and if, to support them, Nisus would switch to a different default format. I was relieved to see that rtf remains the standard. Great work...
by robertb
2011-03-16 15:00:44
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Nice words for Nisus
Replies: 13
Views: 6052

Re: Nice words for Nisus

Nisus is quite fast, one of the first thing's I noticed.....It does get slow with larger documents, though. Not so much. I just finished a 139,000-word manuscript (the draft was in Scrivener and the final was in Nisus) that Nisus handled with aplomb—maybe a few seconds slower than normal in loading...
by robertb
2011-03-15 06:50:58
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Nice words for Nisus
Replies: 13
Views: 6052

Re: Nice words for Nisus

Software is one thing: I'm among those who want instant response. When I launch Nisus or any other application, I don't want to wait around and have coffee while it loads. (I'm reminded of a crappy version of WordPerfect back in the day that took half an hour or so to get to the point where you coul...
by robertb
2011-03-12 13:05:14
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Nice words for Nisus
Replies: 13
Views: 6052

Nice words for Nisus

Keith Blount, the developer of the excellent Scrivener app, had a fascinating blog post in The Atlantic about the differences among word processors. The whole piece is worth reading, but at the end he notes that Nisus is his word processor of choice. I totally agree. Since I'm not sure how to create...
by robertb
2010-12-06 14:32:22
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: i've been away but nothing's changed!
Replies: 13
Views: 6804

Re: i've been away but nothing's changed!

Thanks for the link. Eccentric is good. The weird, um, distinctive guy should stay.
by robertb
2010-12-05 14:10:36
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: i've been away but nothing's changed!
Replies: 13
Views: 6804

Re: i've been away but nothing's changed!

Sometimes no change is a good thing. It's kind of like leaving the living room furniture as is instead of moving stuff around. I mean NWP does exactly what it's supposed to do. It's bug-free and crash-free, fast and flexible. It's close to perfection....Well, come to think of it, there is one thing ...
by robertb
2010-09-08 12:38:27
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: centering help
Replies: 4
Views: 2507

Re: centering help

Thanks for the advice. It's no big deal to use the eyeball technique; I was just wondering if there was a command somewhere that could be used.

But far be it from me to mutter anything about vertical rulers--they're about as useful as the old Microsoft talking paper clip.
by robertb
2010-09-07 04:33:58
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: centering help
Replies: 4
Views: 2507

centering help

How is text centered vertically on a page? The horizontal (left-right) centering is straightforward, but I've looked in the NWP User's Guide and in the forum and can't find anything on centering text vertically (top-bottom).