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by adryan
2015-02-28 00:10:49
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: How do you find all word forms?
Replies: 7
Views: 4068

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: 2216

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: 2216

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: 1919

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: 6972

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: 6972

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: 2931

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: 2206

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...
by adryan
2014-03-18 03:20:26
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Make Number, only, bold - in Para. style based on num. List
Replies: 1
Views: 2078

Re: Make Number, only, bold - in Para. style based on num. L

G’day, Tom et al In very brief outline, one way to do this is to modify the “Number List” List Style in the Styles Library. Click on a given list level in Styles View and modify its format in the Lists palette. The trick here is to put “Requirement ” [that’s with a space] in the Before Text field an...
by adryan
2014-03-16 04:54:00
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Search Parenthesis
Replies: 3
Views: 2715

Re: Search Parenthesis

G’day! Searching for "(AnyCharacter)" will only find occurrences of a single character delimited by parentheses. If you are using PowerFind, try "(AnyCharacter 1+Shortest)” instead, where I have included a space merely to separate the two wildcards here, for legibility. If you are using PowerFind Pr...
by adryan
2014-02-08 14:21:01
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: What is Nisus doing when it is "typesetting text"?
Replies: 38
Views: 19727

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

G'day, all Yes, after many years' absence from Nisus forums (but not from Nisus products — I'm still in mourning from the demise of Nisus Email), I'm back. The easiest way to circumvent the text typesetting problem is to keep the file open! Save it after use and Minimize it to the Dock where it is e...