looking for notebook app

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  1. edenbensal macrumors regular

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    hello,
    im looking for notebook app which will give me the option to type & draw.
    i've downloaded microsoft onenote from the mac app store but there isn't option to draw just type.

    Im type in hebrew so I need an app support RTL languages.
     
  2. chscag macrumors 68000

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    I'm not sure if you can do much drawing with it, but Microsoft Office 2016 Word supports right to left Hebrew. Office Word also does layout very well but again I'm not certain about drawing.
     
  3. exegete77 macrumors 6502a

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    Howdy. It might be a little difficult to find exactly that. Over the past 26 years I have found Word not very reliable.

    I use two programs that can handle the Hebrew (and many other languages) but they are a light on drawing capability.

    Mellel written by two brothers in Israel. Superb handling of text, and I often will type in English, Greek, and Hebrew. Never had a problem.

    Nisus Writer Pro also a high powered word processor that handles multiple languages well.

    Both have their strengths. They have trials available. I have used both programs since they appeared on OS X (14+ years ago). Mellel styles are powerful and auto titles etc. NWP makes an excellent daily app for multiple purposes.
     
  4. chscag macrumors 68000

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    I can't speak for the Nisus Writer Pro, but Mellel while a superior WP program has a very steep learning curve. :(
     
  5. exegete77 macrumors 6502a

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    Won't disagree with you on the challenge of learning Mellel. I think the biggest is that they did not structure styles like MS Word. Thus, it makes sense in the Mellel way but for those coming from MS it can be a challenge. I had used MS Word since 1990, but the styles attracted me and once I caught on (Aha moment), it is so much easier and more stable than MS Word. Auto titles are another challenge in learning. Again, it almost requires an Aha moment.

    NWP is more traditional in styles so easier to learn. I have found both much more reliable than Word or LibreOffice/OpenOffice. Development is a little faster on NWP.

    In 2005 I wrote a book and tried to use MS Word, but after 50 pages it was not good. So I used NWP for a while, but it was not mature enough. I eventually tired Papyrus (German company), and used it all the way (including page layout with photos etc. to produce the files necessary for the printer to use for book production. Not one problem. Except they changed the program in 2007 and they still have not produced an English version of the software. I have written to them since 2008. But that is an entirely different story....
     

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