updated 07:15 pm EST, Fri January 25, 2008
Nisus Writer Pro, Express
Nisus Software has released Nisus Writer Pro 1.0.3 and Nisus Writer Express 3.0.2. These new releases, which are free to existing users of Pro and Express 3, fix some image display and footnote issues. Writer Express is a scaled-back version of Writer Pro, missing features such as indexing and tables of contents; it nevertheless shares common elements, such as the ability to open Word, WordPerfect and AbiWord documents, as well as view text in scripts such as Arabic, Chinese, Japanese and Hebrew. One of the major upgrades from earlier versions of Express is "floating" graphics, enabling text wrap around them.
Writer uses 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.
Nisus Writer Pro 1.0.3 is available now for $80 while an upgrade from Express costs $45. A three license Family Pack is available for $100. CD versions are available for $10 more plus shipping.
Nisus Writer Express 3.0.2 is priced at $45. Users of Express versions 1 and 2 can upgrade for only $30. A three license Family Pack is also available for $80.