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by Vanceone
2014-03-27 08:05:22
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Selecting styles by keyboard
Replies: 15
Views: 10777

Re: Selecting styles by keyboard

Well, I like both ideas, personally. Style application is so important that using the style palette would be nice, as it shows a bit of a preview of what the style actually does; whereas the submenu is just the name (and is cluttered with a lot of the auto styles, like Heading 9--very seldom used, f...
by Vanceone
2014-03-21 12:09:03
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Curious--why 2 menu items for document properties?
Replies: 3
Views: 2930

Curious--why 2 menu items for document properties?

As the subject line says, why are there three separate menu items to access document properties? Theres File:Properties ; there is Insert->Document Property-> Edit Property and another command to edit a Custom Property which leads to panel 2 of the Property dialog box. Why not consolidate them all d...
by Vanceone
2014-03-21 11:59:34
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Selecting styles by keyboard
Replies: 15
Views: 10777

Re: Selecting styles by keyboard

Thanks for the help and advise, phspaelti!

Does anyone know the keyboard command for contextual menus? The manual doesn't have it, unless I missed it.
by Vanceone
2014-03-18 20:06:46
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Selecting styles by keyboard
Replies: 15
Views: 10777

Re: Selecting styles by keyboard

Hmm. I think I wasn't quite clear. In Word, you can hit the shortcut (Command option S, I believe, on mac--windows it's control shift s) and it puts keyboard focus into the style list. When you type, it filters the style list based on your typing. And it does it either full word (yes, you can type "...
by Vanceone
2014-03-18 16:06:44
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Selecting styles by keyboard
Replies: 15
Views: 10777

Selecting styles by keyboard

So Word has a nifty shortcut-- I think it's command option s or something-- wherein you can hit the shortcut key and immediately type, and it selects a style based on your text. Hit return or enter, and it applies the style. This enables mouse less style management. Typically you can name your style...
by Vanceone
2014-01-28 09:10:24
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: What is Nisus doing when it is "typesetting text"?
Replies: 38
Views: 25536

Re: What is Nisus doing when it is "typesetting text"?

I would assume that Nisus is doing the entire typesetting process at once, before allowing the user to interact with the document. Other programs do it in the background. You can see this if you open a word document that's huge, and immediately drag the slider bar to like page 600 or so--it takes so...
by Vanceone
2013-11-23 12:43:02
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Does NWP have alignment guides? ...Booklet printing?
Replies: 3
Views: 3934

Re: Does NWP have alignment guides? ...Booklet printing?

I'm pretty sure NWP does not have alignment guides. You could probably do something with tables with invisible lines, though. A kludge, I agree. As far as a booklet: do you mean like double sided printing? Double facing pages, with the concept of a right page and a left page? If so, you want to look...
by Vanceone
2013-06-06 12:02:17
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Can you build a table of authorities with Nisus Writer?
Replies: 9
Views: 9736

Re: Can you build a table of authorities with Nisus Writer?

Sorry for the delay in responding. Yes, it's a separate document. You make a two column table on the second page; it's sort of a database, really, that we are creating. So, table has something like this: Cell 1 Cell 2 Smith v. Jones Cases:Smith v. Jones, 123 P.2d 345 (Utah 1996) _________ (next cell...
by Vanceone
2013-05-15 16:07:28
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Can you build a table of authorities with Nisus Writer?
Replies: 9
Views: 9736

Re: Can you build a table of authorities with Nisus Writer?

So I have experimented and it turns out you CAN do a Table of Authorities with Nisus; in fact it might be easier than in Word. (Cue shock). Well, I should qualify that a bit.... easier in some ways, but slightly harder in others. Here's how, for future reference. The trick lies in subindexes. Create...
by Vanceone
2013-05-09 06:38:17
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Can you build a table of authorities with Nisus Writer?
Replies: 9
Views: 9736

Re: Can you build a table of authorities with Nisus Writer?

A table of authorities technically speaking IS an index; an index of citations to be specific. Let's say you are writing your legal document and you refer to the case Smith v. Jones on four different pages. You need to list Smith v. Jones in the Cases section of your Table of Authorities (there's se...
by Vanceone
2013-05-03 07:12:41
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Can you build a table of authorities with Nisus Writer?
Replies: 9
Views: 9736

Can you build a table of authorities with Nisus Writer?

So I've followed Nisus for years, even back in the old classic days, and enjoy running Nisus compact in various emulators. So here's my question: now that my state has started requiring court documents to be filed in RTF format, it seems like a perfect time to switch to Nisus. Can Nisus do a Table o...