Nisus Writer Express

Licence: Commercial with demo
Version 3.4.6 | Release Date: 2013-12-02 | Download

*Fixed: when running on OSX 10.6 (Snow Leopard), could crash in certain circumstances.

*Fixed: lang: improved automatic hyphenation for non-English languages.

*Fixed: soft hyphens now transfer from Nisus Writer to Word properly.

*Fixed: lang: when running on OSX 10.9 (Mavericks), could be very slow to show the list of languages.

*Fixed: images: editing an equation externally (eg: in MathType) now refreshes image correctly.

*Other bug fixes, stability improvements, and macro language enhancements.

Version 3.4.5 | Release Date: 2013-10-03 | Download

Improved stability by addressing several bugs that could cause crashes in certain situations.

Fixed: lists: should be able to set list starting number for a single paragraph in the document text, ie: override starting list number enforced by styles.

Fixed: deleting some text should persist the formatting of that text in the typing attributes, eg: text typed just afterwards should have the same attributes.

Fixed: import: documents with certain configurations of floating content could fail to import.

Added: palettes: holding down the Command key when clicking a palette stepper's up/down arrows will restore the old behavior, where the first shown value is applied uniformly to the entire selection, instead of adjusting all selected values independently.

Fixed: palettes: using a palette stepper's down arrow should affect all selected values, even if the first selected value is at zero.

Other fixes and optimizations

Version 3.4.4 | Release Date: 2013-09-11 | Download
  • Added: when inserting a link to a file/image, user can now choose a variety of different linking methods, including aliases that will still resolve if the target is moved or renamed.
  • Fixed: when launched opening an existing document, could incorrectly create a new blank document as well.
  • Fixed: spell: marking inline spellchecking for freshly typed text should be a very high priority (spellchecking of other text can still occur in the background as idle time is found).
  • Fixed: doc man: alias resolution should not constantly trigger delays or a volume mounting dialog.
  • Fixed: print: making a PDF/printout of any document with a scaling factor applied in Page Setup could result in flipped or clipped output.
  • Fixed: print: the print preview for some documents can be incorrectly missing content if zoom is not 100%, even though the final PDF/printout is correct.

The complete release notes for this version can be found online.

Version 3.4.3 | Release Date: 2012-08-25 | Download

Fixed: print: preview in print dialog can be clipped/zoomed incorrectly.

Fixed: Apple's "Start Dictation" menu command should appear on the Edit menu (when using OSX 10.8)

Fixed: hyphenation for non-English languages wasn't always correct.

Fixed: using the Color panel can incorrectly spread colors to other content.

Fixed: clicking links to files can fail to open the file. The "Show Linked File in Finder" command could also fail.

Fixed: Nisus Writer can fail to launch for some users if certain fonts provide incomplete information.

Fixed: right-clicking the style list in stylesheet view can crash/hang on OSX 10.8.

Fixed: the font size can fail to change in a document that has a Normal style whose font size is not 12pt.

Fixed: redisplay flickers ungracefully when zooming in/out Draft View.

Fixed: if the entire document is selected, should not autoscroll after making a formatting change.

Version 3.4.2 | Release Date: 2012-07-31 | Download

Requires Mac OSX 10.6.6.

Nisus Writer Express is now signed using an Apple Developer ID, so it runs under Gatekeeper (OSX 10.8).

Improved hyphenation for many non-English languages (including Danish, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, and more).

Fixed: Splash screen can incorrectly stay visible after Nisus Writer Express finishes launching.

Faster subsequent launches.

Fixed: A variety of issues when making a PDF/printout.

Many other changes. Please see the full release notes.

Version 3.4.1 | Release Date: 2011-11-17 | Download

Changed: improved in-application feedback reporter (via the Help menu).

Fixed: Nisus New File can fail to load when running a non-English localization, preventing launch.

Fixed: crash that can occur on Lion when OSX probes/changes all scroll view settings. Only occurs if documents have been closed with certain types of GUI interactions.

Added: added Brazilian Portuguese (pt_BR) localization.

Many other changes. Please see the full release notes.

Version 3.4 | Release Date: 2011-08-31 | Download

Added: Vertical ruler.

Added: Customizable Special Characters menu and palette.
Compatible with Mac OSX 10.7 (Lion).

Added: images: can link inserted images to a file on disk. These linked images update automatically if the original file changes on disk. Double-clicking a linked image opens the original file in an external application.

Changed: Lion: when running on Lion (OSX 10.7), should use Lion's native full screen mode.

Changed: import: switched file importer from Abiconvert (PowerPC only) to the built-in OSX importer (Universal).

Changed: Import of WordPerfect documents is no longer supported.

Added: basic trackpad gestures (pinch to zoom, three finger vertical swipe to scroll page up/down in Page View).

Many other changes. Please see the full release notes

Version 3.3.2 | Release Date: 2010-04-22 | Download

Fixed: using the "Make Link" contextual menu provided by Apple should not prevent the file from being saved.

Fixed: if "ding" fonts (eg: Webdings) applied to certain kinds of text, could cause weird behavior under Leopard and later.

Fixed: notes: using tables in the endnotes area can cause Nisus Writer to hang.

Fixed: lists: certain RTF lists emitted by Apple can cause Nisus Writer to crash.

Fixed: macros: SIGPIPE raised by Perl macros should not abnormally quit Nisus Writer.

Fixed: Nisus Writer document icons for users using only Nisus Writer Express should not be blank/generic.

Fixed: loc: a few zoom menu percentages for non-English localizations are wrong.

Changed: Sparkle (auto-updater) can download different versions based on architecture (PPC/Intel) of user's machine.

Fixed: lang: custom languages with non-ASCII characters in their name could incorrectly split into multiple languages with fragmented names when reopening files.

Fixed: sometimes the keyboard shortcut for the "Underline" menu would not work when first reactivating Nisus Writer.

Changed: loc: some changes to the Italian localization.
Fixed: should not trigger Apple console log warnings about depreciated NSLanguage API.

Version 3.3.1 | Release Date: 2009-10-06 | Download

Added: all new Document Manager.

Added: style library (by way of Document Manager).

Added: selection history, allowing user to jump to prior editing locations.

Added: can attach active document to new email message (only Mail and Entourage are supported).

Added: preference to automatically capitalize the first word of each sentence during typing (disabled by default).

Fixed: Snow Leopard compatibility issues.

Version 3.2 | Release Date: 2009-02-11 | Download

Nisus Writer Express 3.2 adds new features such as editable document properties (author, company, copyright, etc.), additional backup options, control over smart quotes on a per-language basis, and a preference to choose the default file format for new documents.

Additionally, Nisus Writer Express updates are now managed by the Sparkle framework, and the Services menu allows creating a new Nisus Writer Express document from selected content in another application

Version 3.1 | Release Date: 2008-08-01 | Download

Added: Polish and Danish localizations.

Added: Status bar lets you see either physical or virtual pages numbers.

Added: "go to page" features (via the menu or typing directly into the status bar).

Added: Page Borders palette, which works on the selected sections.

Added: preference to control caret thickness.

Added: unavailable fonts (those not installed on the computer) applied in files are preserved when a file is opened and re-saved. These fonts appear in the font menu and character palette using a new highlighting color (orange by default), which can also be shown in the document's text.

Added: Open dialog now has an "ignore rich text commands" option so users can open HTML (or other) files as plain text.

Added: menus to redefine the style based on the current selection.

Plus many bug fixes and enhancements.

Version 2.7 | Release Date: 2006-07-11 | Download
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