updated 12:55 pm EDT, Thu July 5, 2007
Nisus Writer Pro 1.0
After years of maintaining only a lightweight word processor for the Mac, Nisus is making a return to the professional Mac word processing market with a Universal Binary word processor, Writer Pro 1.0. The new release is built from the same core as Nisus Writer Express, but sports several additional or expanded features including a Table of Contents generator, indexing, bookmarks. There's also attribute sensitive search, that allows you to locate items in documents based on their formatting. With regard to layout, Writer Pro 1.0 includes the ability to place floating images, an enhanced proprietary macro language, and more. The native file format for Writer Pro 1.0 is RTF (Rich Text Format). The tool will also read Word (.doc), Word Perfect, and AbiWord documents. Nisus Writer Pro requires Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later, but Mac OS X 10.4 is needed for full right to left text support. The tool is priced at $80, or $45 for an upgrade from Nisus Writer Express.