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Nisus ® Writer Pro User’s Guide
Nisus ® Writer Pro User’s Guide

Nisus ® Writer Pro

Nisus ® Writer Pro User’s Guide
Nisus ® Writer Pro User’s Guide

User’s Guide

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Contents

Welcome to Nisus Writer Pro

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Before You Begin

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Using the Mouse and/or the Trackpad

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About Nisus Writer Pro

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64-bit runtime

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Sandboxed

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About the Nisus Writer Pro Documentation

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Using the Documentation

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Getting Help

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Get online help

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Getting Set Up

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Installing Nisus Writer Pro

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From where did you purchase Nisus Writer Pro? iii

Purchasing Nisus Writer Pro from the Apple App Store

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Purchasing Nisus Writer Pro from Nisus Software, Inc.

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Install Nisus Writer Pro on your Macintosh

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First Startup

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Designate where Nisus Writer Pro supplemental tools are stored

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Enter your license number

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Make sure your copy of Nisus Writer Pro is up to

date

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What? Another version? How did that happen?

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Subscribe to the Nisus Newsletter

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Getting Started

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Quick Start

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Open or Start Nisus Writer Pro

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Open a New or Existing File

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Open a new file

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Customize your new document “template”

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Open an existing file

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Enter Text in Your New or Existing File

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Write in a language other than American English 2

Enter right to left text

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Modify the Appearance of Your File

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Save Your File

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Save files in Nisus Writer Pro Explicitly save your file the first time and give it a name Save your file after you have made some changes to it Save your file with a new name and/or in a new location Prevent new changes from being saved to your file

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Save your file automatically

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Print Your

File

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Print an open document

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Create a PDF file of your Nisus Writer Pro document

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Quit Nisus Writer Pro

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Nisus Writer Pro — a “Grand Tour”

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Windows, Bars, Buttons, Pointers and Drawers 5

The Nisus Writer Pro window

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The Nisus Writer Pro icon in the Dock

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The Menu Bar

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The Title Bar

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Nisus Writer Pro windows

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Nisus Writer Pro pointer variations

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Keyboard shortcuts in Nisus Writer Pro

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Nisus Writer Pro dialogs

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The Nisus Writer Pro Toolbar

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Turn on/off the display of the Toolbar

Rotate through the various sizes of the icons and text

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of the Toolbar display

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The Nisus Writer Pro rulers

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The Nisus Writer Pro Statusbar

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The Nisus Writer Pro Tooldrawer

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Modify the Nisus Writer Pro Tooldrawer

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Display/hide the Tooldrawer

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Open/close a palette in the Tooldrawer

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Move a palette in the Tooldrawer

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Remove a palette from the Tooldrawer (so that it does not display at all)

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Return a floating palette to the Tooldrawer

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Display a different group of palettes in the Tooldrawer

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Change the palettes that display in the Tooldrawer 18 Display a different group of palettes in the

Tooldrawer

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Using the Nisus Writer Pro Tooldrawer

How clicking in the palettes of the Tooldrawer affects your document

The Character palette

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Change the font

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Scroll through a longer list of fonts

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Change the typeface or color

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Change the size

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The Paragraph palette

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Change the alignment

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Change the direction text flows (for right to left languages)

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Change the space between lines of text (“leading”)

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Multiple/Fixed

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Change the amount of space that appears above (before) a paragraph

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Change the amount of space that appears below (after)

a paragraph

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Set the indents (line wrap area)

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Control for widows and orphans

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Prevent a paragraph (or paragraphs) from splitting across page or column breaks

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Keep one paragraph with the one that follows it

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The Statistics palette

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The Page palette

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Show the Page palette

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Magnify, or, zoom in and out of your document

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Show the maximum width of your document within the

window Page View

Show the maximum width of your document including

the margins in Page View

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Show the entire width and height of your document in

Page View

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Columns palette

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The

Headers and Footers palette

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The

Indexing palette

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The

Language palette

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The

Line Numbers palette

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The

Lists palette

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The

Margins palette

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The

Page Borders palette

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The

Paragraph Borders palette

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The

Paragraph Shading palette

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The

Section palette

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The

Shape Fill palette

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The

Shape Metrics palette

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The

Shape Shadow palette

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The

Shape Stroke palette

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The

Shape Wrap palette

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The

Shapes palette

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The

Special Characters palette

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The

Styles palette

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The Table

palette

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The Table Cell Borders palette

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The Table Cell Shading palette

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The Table Cells palette

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The Table of Contents palette

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Creating Documents

Writing and Editing

Entering (Typing) Text

Enter special characters into your text

Working with the Special Characters palette

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Customizing the Special Characters palette

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Add characters to a set

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Add your own set to the palette and menu

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Remove characters from a set or an entire set

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Writing in Multiple Languages

Set up language support in Nisus Writer Pro

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Choose a language in which to write

Write in a different language (to switch languages)39

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Enter right to left text in your document

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Mix

right to left and left to right text… some

common errors and fixes

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Have an exclamation point appear correctly in a left to

right string of right to left text

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Have the period appear correctly in a left to right sentence that ends with a right to left word

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Insert a right to left table in a left to right section

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Selecting Text

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Select text using the mouse or trackpad

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Select a column of text (rectangular selection)

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Select text from different places in the document

(multipart selection)

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What you can (and cannot) do with text of a multipart selection

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Select all the text in your document

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Select everything in your document

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Select everything not selected

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Select using the keyboard

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Other methods of selection

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“De-select” text from a selection

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Copying Text

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Copy text

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Copy text only, without its attributes

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Copy attributes only, without its text

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Drag and Drop

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Cutting Text

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Cut text

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Pasting Text

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Paste text

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Paste text only, without its attributes

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Paste attributes only, without their text

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Moving, Deleting, and Replacing Text

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Using the Clipboards

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Display the contents of a Clipboard

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Choose which Clipboard to use

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Add text or images to the current Clipboard

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Edit the contents of the Clipboard

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Add a Clipboard

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Change the name of a Clipboard

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Copying and pasting styled text

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Copying and pasting rulers

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Creating Lists

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About lists

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Insert a bulleted list

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End a bulleted list

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Apply bullets to a series of paragraphs

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Insert an automatically incrementing list

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Begin using the next level of a list

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Return to a higher level of a list

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Restart numbering

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Resume numbering

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Automatic number formats supported in Nisus Writer Pro

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Create numbered lists that may have a component

missing

Create numbered list that aligns along the period

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Modify list styles

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Use list styles to automatically number figures, tables, etc.

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Recovering From Mistakes

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Undo an action

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Redo an action

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Managing… Saving and Opening Your Files 59

Saving Files

Formats of saved files

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Save As…

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Export As PDF…

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Export As…

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Save files automatically in the Nisus Writer Pro Document Manager

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Save an untitled file as a Nisus Writer Pro file

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Rename and save an existing file

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Save a file in a different format

Opening Files

Managing Files

Reintroducing the Document Manager Display the Document Manager Set up the Document Manager using the Doc Manager preferences

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Determine the location of your Document Manager

folder Choose file listing options for the Document Manager window

Choose whether or not to show file extensions in the

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Document Manager window

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Work with your files so that the Document Manager can help you manage them

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Save all your files automatically to the Document Manager

Save your file (as needed/desired) to the Document

Manager

Save your file to the Document Manager with a new

name Move your file to the Document Manager Add your file to the Document Manager Display and sort files managed by the Document Manager Create special groups of files

Add a Custom Group Add a Folder Group Add a text based Filter Group Add a date based Filter Group Remove a filter group from the Document Manager Rename a filter group in the Document Manager

Find a particular file or files among those listed in the Document Manager See a preview of your file Open a file using the Document Manager Additional features of the Document Manager

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Using the buttons of the Document Manager window77 Using the contextual menus of the Document Manager

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window

Formatting Documents

Structuring Paragraphs

Set the indent or outdent (“hanging indent”) position of the first line of a paragraph

Create a normal indent Create a hanging indent

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Quickly indent or outdent a selected range of paragraphs Set the text wrap area Set the text wrap area numerically Set the text wrap area using the keyboard

Set the text wrap area using the Paragraph palette

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Justify “align” text Set spacing between lines

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Keep your lines from spreading when using superscript or footnotes/endnotes

Allow your lines to spread when using superscript or

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Control how paragraphs split and stick together 89

Set spacing between paragraphs

footnotes/endnotes

Prevent widows and orphans Keep selected paragraphs together Keep one paragraph with the one that follows it

Set tabs

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Set a tab visually Set a tab using the menus Use leader tabs Set the type of leader before placing a tab

Move a tab indicator using the mouse or trackpad 94

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Move a tab indicator using the keyboard Edit a tab’s location numerically Remove a tab Indicator

Selecting paragraphs with different formatting

Set the same format for a group of differing paragraphs

Format Characters

Font substitution Add a font to your System Change the font of characters

Scroll through a longer list of fonts

Change the size of characters

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Change the size of characters to a size not listed on

the menu Increase or decrease the size of characters by a specific amount

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Change the attributes of characters Change the attributes of characters using the “Dropper” Manually overriding formatting

Example 1

Example 2

Example 3

Formatting Documents Using Style Sheets

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An introduction to Style Sheets

See the Style Sheet associated with a document

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Understanding the difference between the various

kinds of styles Apply a style to your text Modify a style

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Select more than one style Change the name of a style Have one style inherit the attributes of another Determine the style of the next paragraph of your text automatically

Assign a keyboard shortcut to your style as you edit

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Change the sample text that illustrates your style 109

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Quickly remove attributes that define your style 109 Add or modify attributes associated with your style

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Create a new style Select a range of text with a particular style Select all the text in your document with a particular style

Select the next instance of text in your document

with the selected style

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Remove a style’s attributes from selected text

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Remove a character attribute from your text

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Remove a style from your document

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Resolve conflicts between styles

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Maintain a Style Library

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Create a style library

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Import styles from an existing file

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Save a file with styles you want to the Style Library folder of the Document Manager

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Add styles to an existing Style Library file

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Save specific styles from an existing file to a Style Collection

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Use styles saved in a Style Library

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Import a style the attributes of which you know

Import a style the attributes of which you do not know

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Open a Style Collection to copy text with style for pasting in another document

Setting Up a Document’s Page

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What Happens When You Choose New From

the File Menu Setting Paper Size and Margins

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Set the preferred paper size for all your documents

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Reduce or enlarge the printed area

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Determine the orientation of the printed page 126

Set different orientations for different portions of your document

Use a custom paper size

Set the margins of the sections of your document

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Set the margins visually

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Set the margins numerically

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Set the margins by “stepping” through pre-set increments

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Mirror page placement

Set the Number of Columns

Set column line Set column and gutter width Balance column text

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Use the Page Borders palette to put a line around the

edge of your page

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Determine around which portion of the page’s perimeter the border appears Set the distance from the edge or margin the border should appear

portion of the page’s perimeter the border appears Set the distance from the edge or margin

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Headers and Footers

Creating Headers and Footers

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Insert the same header and/or footer for all pages

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Insert a header and/or a footer for even numbered

pages Insert a header and/or footer for odd numbered

pages Have your header and/or footer appear on the second and succeeding pages of your document and no number appear on the first (“First Page

Special”)

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Add a title page to a document and have the

numbering appear and begin at 1 on the third page

Insert a different header or footer for each section

in the document

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Editing Headers and Footers

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Display headers and footers as they appear in the

document

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Edit headers or footers

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Find the header or footer for a particular section of

your document

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Include images in a header or footer

Move a header or footer higher or lower on the

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page Move a header or footer higher or lower in relation to the text of your document

page Move a header or footer higher or lower in relation to the text of your

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Deleting Headers and Footers

Hide headers and footers

Numbering Pages

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Insert the current page number (once) on a specific page

Display the current page number on every page

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Restart page numbering for a new section

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Restart page numbering at 1

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Display the current page number and the total number of pages in the section (or document) on

every page

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Determine the format of page numbers

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Using Automatic Numbers, Date & Time Variables and Document Properties in Headers and Footers

 

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Update “stale” automatic content

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Update all stale content

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Update only selected stale content

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Set automatic content update policies

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Determine the display and highlight color of stale

content

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Convert automatic content to static text

Graphics: Images and Shapes

Working with Various Types of Graphics

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Inline images

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Floating images

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Shapes

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Importing Images

Import an image using the Clipboard

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Resize an Image

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Crop an Image

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Edit an Image

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Adjust the opacity of an image

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Working with Floating Images

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Deleting shapes and floating images

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Using the Shape Wrap palette

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Make an inline image into a floating image

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The Shape Anchor

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The contextual menu for floating images

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The Shape Bounding Box

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Align a floating image

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Cause text to wrap around an image

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Bounding Box of lines

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Set the padding the text leaves around an image

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Cause text to appear on top of, or behind an image 163 Cause images to appear around text; create a “screen”

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behind text

Make a floating image an inline image

Add a shape to your document Using the Shapes palette Text and Callout boxes

Working with Shapes

Inserting shapes

About Text and Callout Boxes

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Add a text or callout box to your document

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Link multiple text or callout boxes

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Add a caption to your images

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Drawing lines and arrows

Using the Shape Stroke palette

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Make a line into an arrow, or an arrow into a line

Block Arrows

Geometric type shapes

Enter a shape in your document

Modifying shapes

More tools on the Shapes palette

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Select floating shapes without selecting text

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Rearrange the front to back order of various floating shapes

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Bring selected shape(s) to the front

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Send selected shape(s) to the back

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Cause selected objects to function as a single unit

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Cause grouped objects to function as a individual items

 

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Working with multiple selected shapes

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Using the Shape Fill palette Using the Shape Shadow palette Using the Shape Metrics palette

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Move selected shapes by precise, designated amounts

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Resize selected shapes by precise, designated amounts

 

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Rotate selected shapes

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Determine the values by which floating shapes and inline images adjust

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The Canvas

Working with a Canvas The Shape Paste Spot

Additional tools for working with shapes

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Set a preferred appearance for future drawn shapes

 

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Copy the appearance of one shape to apply to a different shape

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Duplicate shapes

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Book Tools

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Creating Sections in Your Document

Insert a new section in your document

Numbering Sections

Insert a section number Restart section numbering

Footnotes and Endnotes

Insert a footnote or endnote

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Return to the document from the notes Return to a specific note from its marker in the document Edit a footnote or endnote Determine the appearance of note markers

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Use an asterisk or other custom symbol to mark several footnotes and or endnotes

Edit a custom symbol that marks footnotes and or

endnotes

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Determine the appearance of note text

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Remove a footnote or endnote

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Change endnotes to footnotes or the reverse

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Change a footnote to an endnote

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Change an endnote to a footnote

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Change all footnotes to endnotes

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Change all endnotes to footnotes

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Continue footnote or endnote numbering across

consecutive files

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Restart footnotes or endnotes at an assigned page number

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Restart footnotes or endnotes at an assigned note number

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Restart endnotes at an assigned endnote page number

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Find the next footnote in your document because

it shares the selected style

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Determine whether or not a document has footnotes

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Tables

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What is a table?

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Types of tables

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Insert/create a table

Determine the size (number of rows/columns) of a

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table

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Enter text in a table

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Create a table with pre-existing text

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Enter images in a table

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Navigate among the cells of a table

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Select cells, or portions of… or the entire table

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Determine the alignment (position) of a table in

the document

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Determine the alignment (position) of text in a table

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Align text in table cells along the decimal point

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Add cells to a table

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Remove cells from a table

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Sort rows of a table

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Merge cells

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Split cells

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Resize a cell

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Equalize column widths

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Equalize row heights

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Cause the table to resize to fit its contents (and settings)

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Cause the table to resize to fit the full extent of the

page

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Create table headers

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Create a title for a table Create a row header

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Adjust the padding around the contents of a cell

 

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Make your tables stand out!

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Modify the lines (edges, borders, etc.) of a table 215

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Clear the selection of lines to modify

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Select which lines to modify

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Determine the thickness of the lines

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Determine the style (pattern) of the lines

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Determine the color of the lines

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Set the shading (color) of cells

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Determine the pattern of cells

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Set the color of the foreground and background of a

cell pattern

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Remove a table

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Copy, cut and paste a table

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Copy the contents, but not the “tableness” of a table

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Find and/or replace text in a table

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Working with Bookmarks and Cross-references

Set a Bookmark

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Set a bookmark as something other than selected text

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Display the bookmarks Navigator pane

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Edit an automatically named bookmark

Edit the name of a “Bookmark as…” bookmark

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Jump to Bookmarked Text

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View bookmarks in alphabetical order

View bookmarks according to their location in the

document

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Move a Bookmark Remove a Bookmark

See bookmarked text

Add Cross-References to Your Text

Adding other links in your text

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Add a hyperlink to any content available in the bookmark dialog

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Add a hyperlink to any file on your connected hard drive(s)

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Add a hyperlink to a location on the World Wide Web

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Find the Original “Bookmarked” Text to Which

the Cross-Reference Refers

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Have cross-referenced text hyperlinked when saving

your file as a PDF See cross-referenced text

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Jump to Any Page in Your Document

Jump to any page using the menus

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Jump to any page using the page number display in

the Statusbar

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Creating Tables of Contents, Outlines and Indexes

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About Tables of Contents and Indexes

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Tables of Contents

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Create a table of contents

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Designate text to appear in the table of contents

See what text has been included in the table of contents

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Display the table of contents Navigator pane

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Jump to a heading in the table of contents

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Jump to the next or previous heading in the table of

contents

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Move about in the Navigator

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Highlight text marked for the table of contents

 

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Remove an entry from the table of contents

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Set the various headings of your document so that they

automatically appear in the table of contents

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Insert a table of contents into your document

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Update the table of contents you have inserted into your document

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Remove a table of contents from your document

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Format the text of your table of contents

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Determine whether page numbers appear or not 235

Determine whether numbers follow a tab or not 235 Set what appears when line breaks or tab characters

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Set the paragraph style associated with each level of

appear in marked text

the table of contents

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Set the leader that appears between the table of contents text and the page number

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Modify the appearance of the text in the table of contents

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Add highlight color to your inserted table of contents

 

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Create a new table of contents

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Determine which table of contents is active

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Quickly add text to the table of contents of your choice

 

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Maintain a running table of contents

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Outlines

What is an outline?

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Using the Table of Contents Navigator as an outline 238 Modifying the structure of your document using the

Table of Contents Navigator

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Moving portions of your document

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Demoting portions of your document

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Promoting portions of your document

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Indexes

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Create an index

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Designate text to appear in the index

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Index one thing as something else “index as”

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Emphasize the page of a particular occurrence of an

item in the index

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Emphasize a particular term in the index

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Index multiple terms as one term using the Find/ Replace tool

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Use the index to refer to other entries

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Index all occurrences of the word in the “Index as

topic” box

Add an additional “Index As” reference to indexed

text

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Create a hierarchical index Create an index entry which references all text of a given font, size and/or style (or language) Index overlapping entries Automatically index your document using a word list

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Create a word list as a tool for preparing an index

 

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See what text has been included in the index

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Remove an entry from the index

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Insert an index into your document

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Update the index you have inserted into your document

 

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Remove an index from your document

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Format your index

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Determine the appearance of what separates the various sections of your index

Determine what separates the index entry from its

reference

Determine what “leader” separates the index entry

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from its reference

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Determine the characters that separate page numbers in the index

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Have all sub-levels of the index appear on the same

line (space permitting)

Set the paragraph style associated with each level of

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the index

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Modify the appearance of the text in the index

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Create a new index

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Determine which index is active

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Quickly add text to the index of your choice

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Quickly remove text from the index of your choice 253 How Nisus Writer handles consecutive page numbers

in an index

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Working with Bibliographic Reference Tools 255

Link Bookends to Nisus Writer Pro

Add a citation from your references database to

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your document

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Find a particular reference to add to your document

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Insert a formatted bibliography into your document

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Set the location of your bibliography

Scan your document for bibliographic references258

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Restore the full text citations to your document

Polishing & Managing Documents

Moving Around in Your Documents

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Moving the Insertion Point Using the Keyboard

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Moving the Insertion Point Using the “Select”

Commands

Moving the Insertion Point Using the “Go To”

Commands

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Go to page

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Go to or from comments

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Go to header/footer

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Go to or from footnote/endnote to the text

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Moving the Insertion Point Using the Table of

Contents Navigator

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Moving the Insertion Point Using the Bookmarks Navigator

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Moving the Insertion Point Using the Find Tool

 

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Moving the Insertion Point Using Macros

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Moving Between Nisus Writer Pro documents

Proofing Documents

How to Check Spelling

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Check your spelling using the Language palette

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Have Nisus Writer Pro correct your typos as you

type

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Set your dictionary preferences

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Correct your spelling using the keyboard and without calling up the Spelling window

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Correct your spelling using the mouse or trackpad

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Correct your spelling using the mouse or trackpad and without calling up the Spelling window and

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Start the spelling checker Set the starting point of the spelling checker Activate the Spelling floating window Replace a misspelled word using the spelling checker Skip words flagged by the spelling checker

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Skip all instances of a particular word

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Add a word to the Dictionary

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Remove a “learned” word to the Dictionary

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Find the next error

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Using the Nisus Thesaurus in the Language palette

Stop the spelling checker

User Dictionaries

Edit the Dictionary

Remove words from the dictionary

Using the Nisus Thesaurus

 

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Using the Nisus Thesaurus as a free standing application

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Using the Nisus Thesaurus from the contextual menu

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Using Multiple Language Dictionaries

Alternative spelling checker dictionaries

Hyphenating your text

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Turn hyphenation on

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Turn hyphenation off

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Make hyphenation more frequent

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Turn hyphenation off for particular paragraphs 274 Prevent a compound word from breaking on its

hyphens

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Use a soft hyphen

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Word count, text analysis, document properties

& statistics

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Keep a running count of the characters, words and/or paragraphs of your document in your header or footer Text analysis Document properties

of the characters, words and/or paragraphs of your document in your header or footer Text analysis
of the characters, words and/or paragraphs of your document in your header or footer Text analysis

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Paginating Numbering Lines, Sorting and More

Pagination

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Set where page breaks appear

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Display a document as a continuous scroll

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See where page breaks appear

Find page breaks in your document

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Line Numbering

Number lines

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Number lines continuously throughout the entire document Number lines for particular sections Number lines so that they continue from the previous section

Number lines so that they restart numbering on each

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page Prevent line numbers from displaying Change the way in which line numbers display

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Display the Line Numbers palette Set the starting number of line numbers Determine the interval at which the line numbers display Determine the format of the numbers displayed

Determine the size of the gutter, (the space between the

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numbers in the margin and your text)

Determine the font/face/size/color, etc. of the numbers

displayed

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Number lines for legal documents (“Pleading Pages”

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Set up your “Pleading Page” or “Pleading Paper”

Alphabetizing (Sorting) Paragraphs

Sort paragraphs

Jumble paragraphs

Special “Styles”

Plain Text Remove style attributes from text Change the height of text in relation to the baseline Return raised or lowered text to the baseline

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Increase or decrease the height by a specific amount

Cause letter pairs to use ligatures Prevent letter pairs from using ligatures Cause letter pairs to display closer together or further apart

Increase or decrease the amount of kerning by a specific amount

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Prevent letter pairs from displaying closer together

or further apart Color text Highlight text

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Highlight text using a color other than the current

color Remove highlight color from your text

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Background color

Remove background color from your text

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How highlight color and background color differ

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Use Paragraph Borders and Paragraph Shading to

set off your text and create “screens”

Draw a border around paragraphs Create a screen behind paragraphs

Using the Mac OS Colors panel

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Save colors for later use Remove saved colors

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Cleaning Up Documents

Change the case of alphabetic characters

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Make all selected characters UPPERCASE Make all selected characters lowercase Capitalize all selected words

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Reverse the case of selected text

Change the appearance of quotation marks

Make all selected quotation marks “smart” Make all selected quotation marks "plain"

Finding and Replacing Text

Using Normal Find

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Enter something into the Find box Enter something into the Replace box Either find or find and replace text

Find the next occurrence of the Find expression

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Limit the search Limit the replace Reusing find and/or replace expressions

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Use a recently used find or replace expression Save a find or replace expression Using a saved find or replace expression Deleting a saved find or replace expression

Creating a macro from a set of Find, Replace and or

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Using PowerFind

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About PowerFind PowerFind terminology PowerFind example

Using the “Find what” and “Replace with” menus

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Using the PowerFind Browser

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Open the PowerFind Browser Resize the PowerFind Browser Find capitalized words (a PowerFind example) Select all instances of a found expression at once

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Convert a PowerFind expression to a PowerFind Pro

expression PowerFind guidelines Match set Repeat set Scripts / Blocks set

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Finding and/or replacing non-Roman characters

Special Characters set Special Positions set Wild Card set Transform set

Examples of putting PowerFind to use

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Remove extra blank lines Remove page breaks Change the sequence of a pattern Find two neighboring duplicate paragraphs

Change the wording of a repeated phrase containing

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a variable Convert Styles to HTML Code

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Using PowerFind Pro

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Exercises, or examples of putting PowerFind Pro to

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Find any number of trailing spaces in a document or

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Find the invisible null (ASCII (Unicode) 0) character 324

Find repeated groups of characters Find any set of characters

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tabs at the end of paragraphs

Find a seven-digit phone number

Characters with special meaning

Modifier characters Parenthesized expressions

Pre-defined wild cards

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User-defined wild cards

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[] (any character from a set excluding Return)

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[^ ] (any character not from a set )

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Characters with a unique match

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Repeat characters

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Match characters

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PowerFind Pro find expressions

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PowerFind Pro replace expressions

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Definitions in Nisus Writer Pro

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Advanced exercises, or more examples of putting PowerFind to use

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Swap the sequence of words

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Find any and/or all words that begin and end with specified characters

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Change multiple periods to ellipses

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Advanced exercises, or more examples of putting PowerFind to use

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Swap the sequence of words

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Find any and/or all words that begin and end with specified characters

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Change multiple periods to ellipses

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Make sure your spaces follow the punctuation

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Make sure your punctuation appears inside quotation

marks

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Make sure your spaces follow the punctuation

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Make sure your punctuation appears inside quotation

marks

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Replace two or more spaces with one space

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Find ten-digit phone numbers

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Using Comments in Your Documents

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Add comments

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Remove comments

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Copy and paste commented text

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Move to and from comments

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Select the next or previous comment in your document

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Select all text within comments

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Collapse or expand the comments in your document

Hide and show, or turn off and on the display of

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all the comments in your document

Hide and show all vestiges of comments in your

document

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Hide and show only the comments pane

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Hide and show only the highlighted comments in

the text

Additional controls for the display of comments

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Minimizing the comments in your document

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Receiving commented files from others

Add your comments to the comments of others

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Review comment histories

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Display comments of a particular “author”

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Create your own Comment style for your Nisus

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Printing comments

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Tracking Changes to Your Documents

Start tracking changes

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Stop tracking changes Copying and pasting text with tracked changes

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View and review tracked changes

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Hide and show only the Track Changes pane

Hide and show only the highlighted changes in the text Additional controls for the display of tracked changes

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Determine the kinds of changes Nisus Writer Pro tracks

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Display changes of a particular author

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Determine how Nisus Writer Pro displays the changes

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Selecting the next or previous change to your document

Collapsing or expanding the change annotations

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Accept or reject changes made to your document

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Accept changes

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Reject changes

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Review, accept and/or reject changes in one window

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Working with Multiple Documents

Window basics

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Close a window

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Minimize, or, put a window in the Dock

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Redisplay a window that has been in the Dock

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Open a window to its full size

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Using the Window menu and working with multiple windows

Choose which window displays in front

About Merging Documents

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Creating a host document

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Prepare the template document

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About data documents

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Creating a data document

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Merging documents & displaying or printing the

results

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Deciding the source of the data to be merged

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Deciding what to do with the new merged document

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Saving the merged document to individual files

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Saving the merged document to one file

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Printing the merged document

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Seeing a preview of your merged document

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Printing Documents

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Print an open document

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Determine how many copies to print

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Determine which pages of the document print

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Determine aspects of how your document prints

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Print page guides and “invisibles” Print pages in reverse order Print odd pages, then even pages

Add a “watermark” to your document

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Create a PDF file of your Nisus Writer Pro document

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Create a PostScript file of your Nisus Writer Pro

document

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Customizing & Automating Solutions

Setting Preferences

Set “Defaults” for the Application

Using the General Preferences to Control the Application

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Determine what happens at launch or activation 372 Determine a variety of settings regarding your

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Set “Defaults” for New Files

Understanding Template (Stationery) Documents

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Make any file a template file

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Edit your Nisus New File

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Create a template for plain text documents

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Create a template for macro files

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See the Nisus New File or Plain Text, or Macro Template in the Finder

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Use an existing file as a Nisus New File

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Choose a different file for your Nisus New File

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Create a Nisus New File

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Restore the “factory settings” of your Nisus New File

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Determine the Way the Document Manager Works

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Choose the Way in Which Files Save

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Have Nisus Writer Pro notify you whenever you

save a file

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Learn when Nisus Writer Pro has finished saving a

file you explicitly save

Learn when Nisus Writer Pro has finished saving a

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file automatically

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Save an additional copy in another location

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Set the preferred format and encoding for saved files

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Save files automatically and never see the Save As

dialog, unless you choose it from the menu

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Open automatically saved and closed files

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What gets saved with a file

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Determine the way in which files open

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Open any document as “new” or “Untitled”

Choose Various Display Options for Your Documents

Invisibles

Customize the color of your Invisibles

Page guides

Customize the color of your Page Guides

Insertion point (caret, I-beam) width

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Change the width of the insertion point

Determine whether or not the insertion point blinks

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Change the color of the insertion point

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WYSIWYG Font menu

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WYSIWYG Styles palette

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Set the font used in the Navigator pane

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Determine the suffix of automatically named bookmarks

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Determine the color of various aspects of your Nisus Writer Pro working environment

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Change the color of the highlight associated with the

text marked for the table of contents

Hide the highlight color of text marked for the table

of contents

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Highlight marked text

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Choose Measurement Display Options for New

Documents

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Determine the unit of measurement in any Nisus Writer Pro document

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Customize Your Clipboards399

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Assign Menu Keys to Menu Commands

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Remove an existing keyboard shortcut

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Find whether a key combination has been assigned to a command

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Set Your Language Preferences

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Determine What QuickFix Fixes

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Various QuickFixes

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Enter smart quotes as you type

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Superscript ordinals as you type

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Capitalize the first word of sentences as you type404

Fix typos as you type

Add or subtract, or modify a “typo” that gets fixed

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Working with Glossaries and the Mac OS X System-Wide Replacements

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Create a new Glossary

Add or remove an entry to or from a Nisus Writer

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Pro Glossary file

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Activate a Nisus Writer Pro Glossary file

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Enable automatic expansion of Nisus Writer Pro Glossary file abbreviations

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Create a new glossary abbreviation, or edit an existing abbreviation in an existing Glossary

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Import a Nisus Writer Classic Glossary file

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Delete a Nisus Writer Pro Glossary file

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Advanced Preferences

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Load import files when Nisus Writer Pro starts 408 Choose which import files are used for different

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file formats

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Customize Your Toolbar

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Change the Display of the Toolbar

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Add your own custom Toolbar item

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Remove your own custom Toolbar item

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Create Your Own Group of Palettes for the Tooldrawer

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Save Preferences

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Return All Preferences to Their Original (Shipped) Settings

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Macros, Skimming the Surface

About Macros

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Running Macros

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Save the current macro file under a different name

Create a new macro file

Open (“load”) a macro file Run a macro Stop a macro

Editing Macros

Edit a macro Rename a macro

Saving a Macro Deleting Macros

Remove a macro file from the menu Delete a macro

Undoing a Macro Working with Macro Files Before Creating a Macro Typing Menu Commands

 

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Case sensitivity in Menu Command Dialect macros

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A simple “to do” list

Writing an invalid command in a macro

Working with Menu Commands Looping and Accessing Other Macros

Call one macro from another

Macros, the Deeper Workings

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The Nisus Writer Pro Macro Language

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Old and New Macros

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Menu Command Dialect

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Using menu commands

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Using parameters with menu commands

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Examples Variables Flow of control

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Conditional branches

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Looping command

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Comparison warning Document operations Environment properties

Macro document values

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Current document values

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Current Nisus Writer application values

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Current System version

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Current Home folder

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Modifying text

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Changing the selection

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Clipboards

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User interaction

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Find and replace

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The list of find options

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Embedding Perl

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Useful blocks for data entry

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Advanced macro notes

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Included macros

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Writing Perl Scripts

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The recommended way, to structure Perl Macros

 

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Learn more about Perl

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Components of a Perl script header

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#nisus macro block

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#source ( front | next | none | clipboard)

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#destination ( front | next | none | clipboard | new)

[replace]

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#(send text as rtf | send rtf | rtf | text as rtf)

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#before execution

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#after execution

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#end nisus macro block

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Writing AppleScripts

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Integrate AppleScript with Nisus Writer Pro 437

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Have AppleScripts open a new file

Have AppleScript open a file and perform some

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See a list of all the AppleScripts commands that

Nisus Writer Pro recognizes

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Get/set text

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Examples

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Do Menu Macro

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Examples

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Other examples

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Putting It All Together

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Nisus Writer Pro and the Community of Connected Applications

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The Services Menu

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Using LinkBack

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What applications support LinkBack

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Goals and non-goals

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