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HyperCard Tinderbox (innovative before its... 2,277 Views / 25 Replies  
HyperCard
Tinderbox (innovative before its time, and still ahead of the power curve)
Scrivener
Posted by Shades of Gray, on May 21, 2011 at 11:58 PM, in Applications
I, too, like NWP 2, and join threestain in his... 1,206 Views / 5 Replies  
I, too, like NWP 2, and join threestain in his recommendation. Even the upgrade price, well, I paid for the last upgrade in 2007, so that means this one is $49 or $5/year price. (Yes, I know, the...
Posted by Shades of Gray, on May 20, 2011 at 10:28 AM, in Applications
You could look at Notebook... 1,262 Views / 3 Replies  
You could look at Notebook (http://www.circusponies.com/) by Circus Ponies. I have used for two years until early this year. Very competent program/

This past winter I purchased Tinderbox...
Posted by Shades of Gray, on May 16, 2011 at 01:13 PM, in Applications
Interesting. I have not had MS Office at all on... 5,876 Views / 8 Replies  
Interesting. I have not had MS Office at all on this MBP. So I started with Pages 08, but it had some limits (didn’t handle Hebrew). I have used NeoOffice > OpenOffice > LibreOffice > Symphony (IBM)....
Posted by Shades of Gray, on May 3, 2011 at 08:57 PM, in Applications
If you are looking for work using MS Office, then... 1,642 Views / 11 Replies  
If you are looking for work using MS Office, then you better work on the real thing. I worked as an analyst for 8 years at a Fortune 100 company (Windows MS Office). I watched as many people came...
Posted by Shades of Gray, on Apr 21, 2011 at 06:52 PM, in Applications
Mellel has the most power for footnotes, because... 3,642 Views / 8 Replies  
Mellel has the most power for footnotes, because you can have multiple independent footnote streams. Outlining and Autotitles add to to its power. And Styles, while different than Word are excellent....
Posted by Shades of Gray, on Oct 3, 2010 at 03:56 PM, in Applications
My guess is that they would be. On the Mactopia... 2,464 Views / 5 Replies  
My guess is that they would be. On the Mactopia site, they even mention getting MS Office 2008 and upgrading to 2011 when released. Often they will be together for checking things out. I have done...
Posted by Shades of Gray, on Sep 7, 2010 at 07:49 PM, in Applications
I use Nisus Writer Pro (most) and Mellel.... 1,585 Views / 19 Replies  
I use Nisus Writer Pro (most) and Mellel. Actually it isn't so much NWP's downfall as it is MS changing formats with every new version. Compatibility even between versions of Word is not achievable....
Posted by Shades of Gray, on Sep 7, 2010 at 07:47 PM, in Applications
If there is nothing special, then iWork may be... 1,585 Views / 19 Replies  
If there is nothing special, then iWork may be acceptable. However, overall, OpenOffice is the best bet. I have been using OO.org 3.3 dev regularly. The major problem is when tables are used, then it...
Posted by Shades of Gray, on Sep 4, 2010 at 08:21 PM, in Applications
In the Preferences pane, choose "Basics". About... 741 Views / 14 Replies  
In the Preferences pane, choose "Basics". About half way down it says "Home Page" and gives two options. The "New page tab" is selected. Change it to the other choice and put your favorite page in...
Posted by Shades of Gray, on Jul 13, 2010 at 12:27 PM, in Applications
My experience (pre-2008) was that Pivot Tables on... 901 Views / 7 Replies  
My experience (pre-2008) was that Pivot Tables on the Mac side were never close to the Pivot Tables on the Windows versions (up through 2003). So, I would say that using 2007 is still the better...
Posted by Shades of Gray, on Dec 14, 2009 at 01:29 PM, in Applications
I have used Reunion for ~6 years. Very satisfied... 705 Views / 3 Replies  
I have used Reunion for ~6 years. Very satisfied with it.
Posted by Shades of Gray, on May 28, 2009 at 12:19 PM, in Applications
Howdy. Something like Precision Software... 471 Views / 1 Replies  
Howdy. Something like Precision Software (http://www.precisionsoftware.net/)?
Posted by Shades of Gray, on Mar 5, 2009 at 10:32 AM, in Applications
Not sure if these will help anyone, but offer... 956 Views / 19 Replies  
Not sure if these will help anyone, but offer some options (not free though):

In the ~$100 (US) range, try iTaskX (http://www.itaskx.com/software/en/default.htm)

Or Valley Speak...
Posted by Shades of Gray, on Feb 27, 2009 at 11:01 AM, in Applications
iTaskX... 4,281 Views / 3 Replies  
iTaskX (http://www.itaskx.com/software/en/default.htm)

Project X (http://www.marware.com/PRODUCTS/Software/Project-u2122-X-Project-Management-Software), and includes some iPhone capabilities.
Posted by Shades of Gray, on Feb 14, 2009 at 02:28 PM, in Applications
Perhaps JEXXE Freelancer (http://www.jexxe.com/),... 558 Views / 2 Replies  
Perhaps JEXXE Freelancer (http://www.jexxe.com/), online or NCH Invoicing Software (http://www.nchsoftware.com/invoice/index.html), cross-platform
Posted by Shades of Gray, on Feb 14, 2009 at 02:21 PM, in Applications
AppDelete... 655 Views / 6 Replies  
AppDelete (http://reggie.ashworth.googlepages.com/)
Posted by Shades of Gray, on Dec 18, 2008 at 09:39 AM, in Applications
Here is a site that might get you started. Be... 679 Views / 1 Replies  
Here is a site that might get you started. Be sure to check out everything on the site.

Template User's Guide (http://addbalance.com/usersguide/templates.htm)
Posted by Shades of Gray, on Dec 4, 2008 at 10:40 AM, in Applications
And for clarification, NeoOffice is developed by... 8,620 Views / 24 Replies  
And for clarification, NeoOffice is developed by two people, not a huge development team. Amazing when you think about that.
Posted by Shades of Gray, on Nov 25, 2008 at 04:15 PM, in Applications
Yes and yes. 394 Views / 5 Replies  
Yes and yes.
Posted by Shades of Gray, on Sep 3, 2008 at 07:29 PM, in Applications
It is fast; I had used it extensively in OS 9,... 2,687 Views / 51 Replies  
It is fast; I had used it extensively in OS 9, and dabbled with when going to OS X, but it never seemed to catch up. With this release, it is indeed as useful state-of-the-art browser.

I noticed...
Posted by Shades of Gray, on Jan 4, 2008 at 02:55 PM, in Applications
Howdy. Are you using section breaks between those... 450 Views / 6 Replies  
Howdy. Are you using section breaks between those landscape pages? You might try that, since you can place those kinds of items independent of other sections.
Posted by Shades of Gray, on Nov 28, 2007 at 11:14 AM, in Applications
I suspect that Word might give you what you want,... 418 Views / 2 Replies  
I suspect that Word might give you what you want, especially if you can hold off for about 6 weeks for Word 2008, which will be much more Publisher like in its DTP role.

The only other suggestion...
Posted by Shades of Gray, on Nov 23, 2007 at 06:11 PM, in Applications
Jeff (at Tidbits) offers a Critical look at Bento... 831 Views / 9 Replies  
Jeff (at Tidbits) offers a Critical look at Bento (http://db.tidbits.com/article/9313), showing some of the failures and cautions about its use.
Posted by Shades of Gray, on Nov 16, 2007 at 11:23 AM, in Applications
Howdy, and welcome to the Mac. I have never had a... 627 Views / 7 Replies  
Howdy, and welcome to the Mac. I have never had a problem with Safari. But I have been using Safari 3 beta OS X 10.4.10) without problems for 2 months. Will it be better to upgrade to 10.4.10 and...
Posted by Shades of Gray, on Oct 25, 2007 at 03:57 PM, in Applications
Welcome. And you are correct, no need to feel bad... 17,060 Views / 28 Replies  
Welcome. And you are correct, no need to feel bad about an old thread. Some of the best things are old, really, really old. :)
Posted by Shades of Gray, on Oct 16, 2007 at 11:45 PM, in Applications
Two other possibilities for use: Papyrus... 2,858 Views / 50 Replies  
Two other possibilities for use:

Papyrus (http://www.rom-logicware.com/papyrus.htm) is a complete cross-platform layout package. I used it to layout a book 18 months ago (236 pages with ~100...
Posted by Shades of Gray, on Oct 13, 2007 at 04:24 PM, in Applications
Also, check out the following sites: Jim... 2,858 Views / 50 Replies  
Also, check out the following sites:

Jim Gordon, MS MVP for Mac (http://www.agentjim.com/MVP/welcome.htm)

McGimpsey MS MVP for Mac (http://www.mcgimpsey.com/macoffice/#macxl)

Word FAQ...
Posted by Shades of Gray, on Oct 11, 2007 at 07:04 PM, in Applications
No, it does not put the whole workbook, only a... 2,858 Views / 50 Replies  
No, it does not put the whole workbook, only a linked file, which reduces the file size tremendously. These two pieces do not have the links, but you can adjust as needed. Be sure in VBE to add the...
Posted by Shades of Gray, on Oct 11, 2007 at 06:57 PM, in Applications
I use VBA code in XL2004 that puts a linked... 2,858 Views / 50 Replies  
I use VBA code in XL2004 that puts a linked picture from Excel of a chart (another for a range of cells). Works, slick, and I set up one button for each on the toolbar. So I can get any chart or...
Posted by Shades of Gray, on Oct 11, 2007 at 09:16 AM, in Applications
Doesn't work for me either, Safari 3; nor does it... 6,851 Views / 191 Replies  
Doesn't work for me either, Safari 3; nor does it work with Camino.
Posted by Shades of Gray, on Oct 1, 2007 at 09:03 AM, in Applications
So, beta tester for Leopard? Must be nice. :) 6,181 Views / 164 Replies  
So, beta tester for Leopard? Must be nice. :)
Posted by Shades of Gray, on Sep 28, 2007 at 09:28 AM, in Applications
Actually, I don't think it is the old Lotus Suite... 562 Views / 8 Replies  
Actually, I don't think it is the old Lotus Suite at all. It is based on OpenOffice and the name has come over to this new suite.

And it is free.
Posted by Shades of Gray, on Sep 19, 2007 at 02:54 PM, in Applications
You would have to check with MS. 2,678 Views / 36 Replies  
You would have to check with MS.
Posted by Shades of Gray, on Jul 18, 2007 at 03:02 PM, in Applications
Yes, that is a good summary of the future of... 2,678 Views / 36 Replies  
Yes, that is a good summary of the future of Access on the Mac.
Posted by Shades of Gray, on Jul 17, 2007 at 03:50 PM, in Applications
I guess I don't get this. Word 2004 is not as... 2,211 Views / 71 Replies  
I guess I don't get this. Word 2004 is not as fast as other word processors on the Mac (I'm using eMac 1.25 GHz system with 512 MB RAM). I use Word 2004 as well as Mellel, Nisus Writer Pro, Papyrus,...
Posted by Shades of Gray, on Jul 13, 2007 at 02:35 PM, in Applications
Not sure, I am using NWP on an eMac (G4, 512 MB)... 574 Views / 12 Replies  
Not sure, I am using NWP on an eMac (G4, 512 MB) and have no problems at all. I think when the NWP beta came out they improved the speed.
Posted by Shades of Gray, on Jul 4, 2007 at 04:33 PM, in Applications
If I remember correctly from the Beta forum for... 574 Views / 12 Replies  
If I remember correctly from the Beta forum for NWP, the read and write is much improved over NWE. I know that I have exchanged .rtf files without problems. Also, I have worked on .doc files in NWP...
Posted by Shades of Gray, on Jul 4, 2007 at 04:21 PM, in Applications
Nisus Writer Pro 1.0 Released 574 Views / 12 Replies  
Late last night (US time zones) Nisus released its official Nisus Writer Pro.

Nisus Writer Pro (http://www.nisus.com/pro/)
Posted by Shades of Gray, on Jul 4, 2007 at 09:58 AM, in Applications
Take a look at Best CRM for Macs... 916 Views / 17 Replies  
Take a look at Best CRM for Macs (http://www.smallbizcrm.com/crm-apple-macintosh.html).
Posted by Shades of Gray, on Jul 2, 2007 at 10:26 PM, in Applications
I have Office 2004 and use it when receiving... 632 Views / 4 Replies  
I have Office 2004 and use it when receiving Windows files. But that is less and less as time goes by.

I use Mellel for word processor (because of my need for Greek and Hebrew), and then I have...
Posted by Shades of Gray, on May 16, 2007 at 07:23 PM, in Applications
You can do this in another way. Save under... 418 Views / 6 Replies  
You can do this in another way. Save under another name. When the Save As dialog is open, click on the Options button in the Save As dialog box. That brings up another window that gives you either...
Posted by Shades of Gray, on Apr 28, 2007 at 01:51 PM, in Applications
This is called a private beta, not public beta.... 2,678 Views / 36 Replies  
This is called a private beta, not public beta. So, if you have not been on MS beta list you won't get a copy yet.

Private Beta...
Posted by Shades of Gray, on Apr 1, 2007 at 04:17 PM, in Applications
According to Mac Mojo... 1,273 Views / 10 Replies  
According to Mac Mojo (http://blogs.msdn.com/macmojo/archive/2007/03/15/ship-it.aspx#comments), it still isn't ready.
Posted by Shades of Gray, on Mar 22, 2007 at 11:27 PM, in Applications
Are the macros written by someone using the... 363 Views / 2 Replies  
Are the macros written by someone using the Windows version?
Posted by Shades of Gray, on Mar 22, 2007 at 11:24 PM, in Applications
I think I was combining two thoughts, and forgot... 6,221 Views / 5 Replies  
I think I was combining two thoughts, and forgot to erase the last part.

But that happens when you are an old codger. ;)

So, were those two formulas what you needed?
Posted by Shades of Gray, on Mar 4, 2007 at 04:56 PM, in Applications
This will tell you row of the last cell used in... 6,221 Views / 5 Replies  
This will tell you row of the last cell used in Column B

=MATCH(9.99999999999999E+307,B:B)


And this will tell you the value of that last cell

=INDEX(B:B,MATCH(9.99999999999999E+307,B:B))
...
Posted by Shades of Gray, on Mar 3, 2007 at 10:00 PM, in Applications
At This Particular Mac, Ted Goranson... 838 Views / 11 Replies  
At This Particular Mac, Ted Goranson (http://www.atpm.com/Back/atpo.shtml) presents the most comprehensive series on outliners and related topics. Check out his many months of articles and reviews....
Posted by Shades of Gray, on Feb 11, 2007 at 10:38 PM, in Applications
Basically there is no need for either. 910 Views / 10 Replies  
Basically there is no need for either.
Posted by Shades of Gray, on Feb 10, 2007 at 05:46 PM, in Applications
Word processors: both under $70 Mellel... 910 Views / 10 Replies  
Word processors: both under $70

Mellel (http://www.redlers.com/index.html), best support for multi-lingual capability. Styles are unique, but far better than Word's styles or clones. Multiple note...
Posted by Shades of Gray, on Feb 10, 2007 at 01:19 PM, in Applications
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