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by adryan
2015-03-22 15:47:26
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: How to cut first paragraph of a document in AppleScript
Replies: 8
Views: 2320

Re: How to cut first paragraph of a document in AppleScript

G'day, Philip et al I was interested to see Philip's use of "\A" as a metacharacter for the Special Position "Start of Document". I had been looking for such an object for a long time but couldn't find one. It appears to be undocumented (in both NWP Help and the Macro Language Reference). By analogy...
by adryan
2015-03-05 18:46:20
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro Macros
Topic: How to delete multiple occurrences of identical paragraphs?
Replies: 3
Views: 4693

Re: How to delete multiple occurrences of identical paragrap

G’day, Þorvarður et al

Just for the record, note that Philip’s solution only works when the replicated paragraphs are contiguous. But one can easily ensure this by first using one of the Sort Paragraphs commands in the Edit menu.

Cheers,
Adrian
by adryan
2015-03-05 16:16:00
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Captions with Chapter Number
Replies: 10
Views: 3094

Re: Captions with Chapter Number

G’day, Þorvarður et al Depending on how one wishes to proceed, one can initialize a chapter number variable thus:– $chapter = 0 or one can find it thus:– Find 'Chapter ([[:digit:]]+)', 'E$', '-h' $chapter = $1 A complexity with my proposed approach arises because image captions are not part of the m...
by adryan
2015-03-05 01:29:51
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Captions with Chapter Number
Replies: 10
Views: 3094

Re: Captions with Chapter Number

G’day, schac et al I’ve never done this before, so I did some experimentation. It’s certainly not obvious how to proceed. I, too, used a list and also faced the problem of prefixing the list item number with the chapter number. I managed to get it to work without using Þorvarður’s ingenious use of r...
by adryan
2015-03-01 00:48:11
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: How do you find all word forms?
Replies: 7
Views: 3381

Re: How do you find all word forms?

G’day, Emilio et al

There is a macro that might do want you want:–

Macro > Document > Create Word List (v4)

Cheers,
Adrian
by adryan
2015-02-28 18:06:19
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Justification, Tracking, Kerning - available tools?
Replies: 3
Views: 1992

Re: Justification, Tracking, Kerning - available tools?

G’day, WF et al The first thing you need to ask yourself is: Is it absolutely necessary to have your text fully justified? Fully justified text can never look “perfect” everywhere: the best you can hope for is that it looks “good enough” most of the time. Some things that can make a difference:– (1)...
by adryan
2015-02-28 17:07:11
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: How do you find all word forms?
Replies: 7
Views: 3381

Re: How do you find all word forms?

G’day, Emilio et al Just insert the word you wish to find in the “Find what” field of the Find/Replace dialog box and check or uncheck each of the three checkboxes there, as desired. Hit the Find All button, then click once on your document window and choose Format > Highlight > Green (or the color ...
by adryan
2015-02-28 00:10:49
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: How do you find all word forms?
Replies: 7
Views: 3381

Re: How do you find all word forms?

G’day, triarius et al To find all occurrences of each member of a set using PowerFind Pro, separate each member of the set with a vertical line in the “Find what” field of the Find/Replace dialog box. Thus, “lorem|ipsum|dolor” in PowerFind Pro with Find Next will find the next occurrence of any of t...
by adryan
2015-02-23 23:33:45
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Quit a find and replace
Replies: 5
Views: 1950

Re: Quit a find and replace

G’day, Paul et al It’s a good idea to get into the habit of running complicated Find/Replace operations or macros on a duplicate of your life’s work, rather than risk everything on a single mouse-click. A Lorem Ipsum document (Macro > Document > Lorem Ipsum) can often be useful for testing, dependin...
by adryan
2015-02-23 02:06:28
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Quit a find and replace
Replies: 5
Views: 1950

Re: Quit a find and replace

G’day, Paul et al A Find/Replace on “the” in a 60,000-word document yielded a bit over 4,000 occurrences and took a couple of seconds on my computer. If you are using Find/Replace in a macro and it is taking too long, Esc or Cmd+period should stop the macro. If that doesn’t work, or if you are not u...
by adryan
2015-02-15 20:49:09
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Using PowerFind
Replies: 3
Views: 1691

Re: Using PowerFind

G’day, Stef et al Philip just beat me to the Capitalized to Small Caps trick. But you need to be aware that a complication will arise if the list contains names such as “McDonald”, “MacDonald” or “Macdonald”. There would also be problems if the text contains uppercase strings that are not family nam...
by adryan
2014-07-04 15:15:05
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: sections, headers and columns
Replies: 11
Views: 5947

Re: sections, headers and columns

G’day, Ulrich et al Sorry if my explanation was not clear enough. Not to worry! Unfortunately, I don’t think there is an easy way to accomplish what you want. What I would do is wait until the manuscript is complete, then I would locate each page that contains the beginning of a new Section. If a Se...
by adryan
2014-07-04 07:37:40
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: sections, headers and columns
Replies: 11
Views: 5947

Re: sections, headers and columns

G’day, Ulrich et al When you choose “Same Page” for the Section Break, it just means that the new Section starts on the same page as the previous Section: it doesn’t necessarily affect the Header on that page. The Header at the top of the page is that associated with the Section whose text appears f...
by adryan
2014-06-25 13:44:04
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Top to bottom Japanese writing
Replies: 4
Views: 2410

Re: Top to bottom Japanese writing

G'day, all One of the Japanese-speaking members will probably answer this question, but I tried an experiment, just out of curiosity. New document, multiple columns, choose “Right to Left” from Sections palette. It does what you want! To get a single character in each row of a column, you will proba...
by adryan
2014-06-13 23:33:28
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Tall characters getting cut off
Replies: 2
Views: 1962

Re: Tall characters getting cut off

G’day, all I looked at "Lorem ipsum” text in Hoefler Text with line spacing of 1 line and before and after paragraph spacing of 0 pt. On changing a character in the top line to “É”, the accent mark was indeed obscured, but only if I set line spacing to “Fixed” instead of “Multiple”. I usually use th...