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by Vanceone
2017-05-23 04:44:36
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Paste pdf from clipboard into a Nisus document
Replies: 12
Views: 7788

Re: Paste pdf from clipboard into a Nisus document

Adryan's results suggest that you cannot copy say, page 4 of a PDF from Preview and insert that into a Nisus document. I've found that it is tricky, but in fact it can be done. So here's what I've found in my attempts to copy multiple pages of a PDF document into a Nisus one. In Preview, what you ge...
by Vanceone
2017-05-15 15:46:37
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Paste pdf from clipboard into a Nisus document
Replies: 12
Views: 7788

Re: Paste pdf from clipboard into a Nisus document

As a note here, I frequently have to copy and paste pages from PDF's into my document (rather laboriously, as you cannot copy more than one page at a time). So (usually using Preview here) I sometimes just get a link as well, instead of the PDF page. I've found that Nisus pastes just a "link to this...
by Vanceone
2017-04-22 09:15:56
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Export to RTF issues
Replies: 7
Views: 7164

Re: Export to RTF issues

Ah, this is one of those rare cases where file format is important. RTF does not save images. RTFD, however, does. You cannot use the File|Export command to save as RTFD, but if you just Save As and save it as a RTFD document, you can send that document (it's actually a directory) and all your image...
by Vanceone
2017-04-19 15:32:41
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: I can not open document
Replies: 2
Views: 2494

Re: I can not open document

First of all, it sounds like a damaged file. Try opening Nisus so it is in the dock, running. Going back to the finder, locate the document. Hold down the command and option keys on the keyboard, and while holding them down, drag the document to the Nisus Writer icon in the dock. The Nisus icon shou...
by Vanceone
2017-03-28 05:19:53
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro Macros
Topic: Accessing Applescript Script Libraries?
Replies: 5
Views: 7146

Re: Accessing Applescript Script Libraries?

Thanks phspaelti. I kind of thought that was the case. Transferring information back and forth between Applescript and Nisus seems harder than it should be. Also, the "Send Selector" command is very limited, correct? We cannot send any arguments with our selector or use multiple argument selectors? ...
by Vanceone
2017-03-27 15:45:44
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro Macros
Topic: Accessing Applescript Script Libraries?
Replies: 5
Views: 7146

Re: Accessing Applescript Script Libraries?

Also, how can you pass information to your applescript? Like, say, an array or dictionary?
by Vanceone
2017-03-27 13:58:08
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro Macros
Topic: Accessing Applescript Script Libraries?
Replies: 5
Views: 7146

Accessing Applescript Script Libraries?

Is there a way to access Applescript Script Libraries from Nisus? I have a Script Library that installed in ~/Library/Script Libraries/ and an applescript file that uses it. One neat thing about Nisus is that it runs Applescript sctp files directly. But while my script runs fine outside of Nisus, in...
by Vanceone
2017-03-22 14:42:57
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Dynamic word processor documents
Replies: 3
Views: 2970

Re: Dynamic word processor documents

I'll add in something more: Nisus does not have, as far as I know, the capability to run a macro on document open or program open. So any malicious document with a Macro in it would not run automatically, which would be in my opinion the biggest threat.
by Vanceone
2017-02-26 15:51:33
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Autosave minutes -- from my last save, or absolute?
Replies: 7
Views: 4573

Re: Autosave minutes -- from my last save, or absolute?

Can it be changed? Almost certainly not. Which is unfortunate. I frequently have to add a multiple page PDF file as an appendix, for instance. The only way I've found to do that is to open the PDF in preview and laboriously copy one page at a time and paste it. Every time I switch to Preview to copy...
by Vanceone
2016-12-23 08:49:44
Forum: The Blank Page
Topic: Yosemite forever
Replies: 6
Views: 11347

Re: Yosemite forever

El Capitan is pretty stable, as Apple has sort of adopted a "tick tock" strategy of "big release" then "Bug fix release." Snow Leopard, Mountain Lion, (Mavericks sort of is the odd one out), then El Capitan. Yosemite has bugs, and I think El Capitan is regarded for the most part as more stable. Sier...
by Vanceone
2016-12-23 08:38:26
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Possible Font bug
Replies: 1
Views: 1881

Possible Font bug

So I may have dug up a bug. When you have a document open to the Character palette, where you can change the font of selected: if you install a new font and then try to change text via the dropdown menu, Nisus goes, well, broke, I guess is the appropriate word. Redrawing stops working, and ultimatel...
by Vanceone
2016-12-23 08:28:20
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro Macros
Topic: Run a specific macro whenever a specific file is opened?
Replies: 13
Views: 11419

Re: Run a specific macro whenever a specific file is opened?

Application installed services are actually coded inside the application itself and registered with the system. It's dead certain that in this case, the Nisus services are actually written in Objective-C as part of the main application. It's all keyed to the clipboard when an application provides th...
by Vanceone
2016-12-07 07:23:16
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro Macros
Topic: Margins
Replies: 3
Views: 4818

Re: Margins

Good list, phspaelti. I would note that I think I've figured out how to create a textbox, and once you have a textbox you can duplicate it and add it to text. The solution that I'm thinking of is to issue the menu command to do a new textbox, then drop into Applescript and issue a couple of mouse co...
by Vanceone
2016-12-06 12:04:24
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro Macros
Topic: Margins
Replies: 3
Views: 4818

Margins

So I was looking into a macro to write annotations on the left side of a page, in the margin area. Which meant I needed to know the page dimensions, the "writeable" box, etc. Turns out there is no way to get that info or manipulate the margins? In truth, there appears to be no way to manipulate marg...
by Vanceone
2016-12-05 17:13:01
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Nisus hangs on export
Replies: 3
Views: 2666

Re: Nisus hangs on export

Interesting. I was able to replicate the hang with your document. So looking deeper, it appears that the very last thing in the document is a tracked change of a deletion of a table of contents thing. a chapter 16 about a fingerbone or something. This of course explains why the document is hanging; ...