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by David Sharp
2015-10-27 07:53:51
Forum: The Blank Page
Topic: Best site(s) for more-or-less objective info on Macs?
Replies: 7
Views: 16394

Re: Best site(s) for more-or-less objective info on Macs?

Many thanks for all those answers. I guess I'm going to have to do quite a bit of work to get back up to speed with using my Mac. The "Take Control" books indeed sound promising. I'm far from being a Luddite, but the continual changes, such as the sudden appearance of "Photos" to replace "IPhoto" wi...
by David Sharp
2015-10-15 00:03:41
Forum: The Blank Page
Topic: Best site(s) for more-or-less objective info on Macs?
Replies: 7
Views: 16394

Best site(s) for more-or-less objective info on Macs?

Hi, Is there a site, or sites, where one can get reasonably reliable info and advice on Macs? Most sites are so advertising-laden that their objectivity cannot be assumed. I have a host of questions, such as: What to do when IPhoto, which one more or less understood, is suddenly replaced by "Photos"...
by David Sharp
2015-05-09 07:46:24
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Same Nisus set-up on two computers
Replies: 1
Views: 2170

Same Nisus set-up on two computers

I'm about to purchase a second Mac, which will be operating in a different place from the one I currently use. I shall be using both Macs alternately, depending on where I am, and keeping each system more or less in synch via daily copies of my everyday work files transferred via USB devices, plus o...
by David Sharp
2014-01-07 00:55:32
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: What is Nisus doing when it is "typesetting text"?
Replies: 38
Views: 33376

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

In reply to Hamid: Indeed, I'm taking a closer look at the document manager, having previously, I confess, only skimmed that part of the user manual. I note however that the search engine available via the document manager is Apple's Spotlight, rather than Nisus's much more powerful search tool. I a...
by David Sharp
2014-01-05 22:25:52
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: What is Nisus doing when it is "typesetting text"?
Replies: 38
Views: 33376

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

Hi Patrick, many thanks for a very interesting reply. Although I say it is multi-document in fact MacJournal keeps all those documents in a "package" a type of file on the Mac which looks like a file but behaves a bit like a folder, it contains a user navigable directory, if you wish to navigate it ...
by David Sharp
2014-01-03 03:34:16
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: What is Nisus doing when it is "typesetting text"?
Replies: 38
Views: 33376

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

Hi (and a very Happy New Year to all Nisus users and official persons), This topic encapsulates a number of concerns I've had for a while. I too keep a daily diary - nowhere near as long as Ken's but long enough to cause a longish "typsetting text" phase while opening it, which I always do in draft ...
by David Sharp
2013-11-27 09:31:11
Forum: Other Nisus Products
Topic: A brief comment about your latest e-mail newsletter
Replies: 1
Views: 12501

A brief comment about your latest e-mail newsletter

Nisus person wrote: In the meantime, we hope that you will have a wonderful Thanksgiving. I wholeheartedly wish all the many US citizens among Nisus's clientele an excellent Thanksgiving. I have to confess, however, that I shall be trying to get through next Thursday bereft of turkey, pumpkin pie or...
by David Sharp
2013-01-07 09:46:27
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Find and replace across multiple files
Replies: 3
Views: 4171

Re: Find and replace across multiple files

Many thanks for those pointers: I'm still something of a beginner with macros, but I'll try the one you suggested. As for the book by Joe Kissell, I look forward to hearing about - and ordering - it. Whatever the potential of macros, I agree that a built-in multi-file search function would be a powe...
by David Sharp
2013-01-04 00:01:06
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Find and replace across multiple files
Replies: 3
Views: 4171

Find and replace across multiple files

Hello, As far as I can tell, it isn't possible to search and replace across multiple NWP files. As I recall, this used to be possible with Word (and probably still is). It is certainly possible with BBEdit, which can even search files that aren't open. I'm beginning to feel a need for something like...
by David Sharp
2012-08-12 23:26:56
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Semantically structured document
Replies: 0
Views: 4491

Semantically structured document

There something that's been bugging me ever since I started hearing about XML and other mark-up languages. If I could do it with Nisus Writer Pro, or an NWP macro, it would be great, but if that's not possible I'd appreciate pointers to other tools. I'd like to be able to easlly introduce semantic t...
by David Sharp
2012-06-06 20:32:46
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Footnotes adjacent to hyperlinks
Replies: 4
Views: 4211

Re: Footnotes adjacent to hyperlinks

Many thanks for the workaround, Hamid, which I'll be using from now on. Looking forward to a new version of NWP which will fix this bug, which is at the same time minor and extremely frustrating when you're rushing to get a key document published. And many thanks for your great software, which I use...
by David Sharp
2012-06-04 20:40:19
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Footnotes adjacent to hyperlinks
Replies: 4
Views: 4211

Re: Footnotes adjacent to hyperlinks

The plot thickens: I've just discovered that if I take the RTF file from which the footnotes have disappeared and open it within Word, all the footnotes are there.

So the footnotes have not actually been lost: they simply aren't being displayed in NWP.
by David Sharp
2012-06-04 20:31:54
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Footnotes adjacent to hyperlinks
Replies: 4
Views: 4211

Footnotes adjacent to hyperlinks

Hi, I've been having a frustrating problem with Nisus Writer Pro 2.0.2 on a Mac running OS X 10.6.8. Writing in French, I have a document in which I insert footnotes adjacent to hyperlinked words - and then find on saving then reopening the document that all the footnotes have vanished. The footnote...
by David Sharp
2011-08-31 22:06:13
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: "Remind me later" (but not every five minutes...)
Replies: 2
Views: 2671

"Remind me later" (but not every five minutes...)

I love Nisus Writer Pro, use it every day and will soon get round to downloading the new version, I promise! However this morning I have some really urgent work to do... A little suggestion: maybe you good folks could reduce the frequency with which the program interrupts me to ask if I want to inst...
by David Sharp
2011-08-18 02:09:10
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Exporting to HTML without stylesheet info
Replies: 8
Views: 5733

Re: Exporting to HTML without stylesheet info

Ralph: many thanks for your reply. I'd already noticed that when I copy (command-C) text from an MS Word file into a Wordpress window, the attributes are conserved (including links to footnotes), and I can then see the data as HTML. Needless to say, in true Word fashion the latter is pretty messy. H...