Nisus Writer Express 2.5

Nisus Writer Express 2.5 has been released to the world (although preview/Release Candidates with most of the new features have been available for several weeks, for those wanting a sneak peek). This is a free upgrade for previous users of Nisus Writer Express from 1.0 on up. Nisus Software refers to Nisus Writer Express as the “writers word processor”. Next to Mellel, this is one of the most popular non-Microsoft commercial word processors (the jury is still out on Apple’s Pages).

Supported formats: RTF, MS Word PC 97-2003, MS Word Mac 1998-2004, Nisus Writer Classic (read only), Plain Text and Unicode, Word Perfect 6-11 PC, AbiWord, RTFD, PDF.

Among the new features in version 2.5:

    * Right to Left Text Input
    * Bullets and Numbering
    * LinkBack Support
    * Improved Style Sheet Navigator
    * Faster File Opening
    * Insert Hyperlink
    * Built-in Tables
    * User-defined styles
    * Footnotes
    * Document endnotes
    * Section endnotes
    * Smart Quotes
    * Highlighter
    * Save as PDF
    * Improved support for reading and writing RTF
    * Improved support for Reading and Writing Word documents

Requires: Mac OS X 10.3. $69.

Full List of New Features

    * Right To Left Input
    * Bullets and Numbering
    * LinkBack support
    * Insert Hyperlink
    * Built-in Tables
    * User-defined styles
    * Footnotes
    * Document endnotes
    * Section endnotes
    * Nisus New File
    * Smart Quotes
    * Highlighter
    * Smart insert and delete
    * Save as PDF
    * Hyphenation
    * Rectangular selection
    * Shows double space characters with show invisibles
    * Templates:
    o Open any file as a template
    o Supports Microsoft Word document templates (DOT files)
    * Correct Spelling (Cmd-Opt-;)
    * Expanded Underline and Strikethrough Styles:
    o Single, Double, Dotted, Dashed, Heavy
    o Underline by word
    * Bold and Italicize any font
    * Silent Font Substitution
    * Autocomplete
    * Same Page Section Breaks
    * Column Balancing
    * Superscript Ordinals
    * Improved support for floating palettes
    * Enhanced character and paragraph palettes
    * Inheritable Character, Paragraph, and Note Styles
    * Improved support for reading and writing RTF
    * Improved support for Reading and Writing Word documents
    * Language-sensitive typo fixing

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