Nisus Writer Express 2.5 Released -- Nisus Software has updated its Mac OS X-native word processor to version 2.5, adding core features and fixing bugs. Right-to-left input, a key feature in Nisus Writer Classic used by languages such as Arabic and Hebrew, now appears in Express. Also added are bullets and numbering features, LinkBack support, hyperlink support, and performance improvements. Nisus Writer Express 2.5 costs $70 for new users; owners of version 2.0 can upgrade to 2.5 for free. The upgrade is a 19.6 MB download. [JLC]
Close Word Comments Easily
If you don't like how precisely you must mouse in Microsoft Word 2008 to delete comment balloons, note that you can Control-click (right-click) a balloon to pop up a contextual menu. From the menu choose Delete Comment, and you're done.
Also, to get rid of all comments at once, choose Tools > Customize Keyboard and set up a keyboard shortcut to go with the DeleteAllComments command, available in the Tools category. Oddly, there's no Delete Comment keyboard customization option that I can find.
Nisus Writer Express 2.5 Released
Set up short abbreviations which expand to larger bits of text,
such as “Tx” for “TextExpander”. With the new custom keyboard,
you can expand abbreviations in any app, including Safari and