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DocxManager v2.0 Released

Posted in: Index card software, Outliner Software by Edwin on January 7, 2021

With a redesigned, simplified UI. See the screenshots below. Details in the DocxManager What’s New Page

Simplifying the user interface of DocxManager

Posted in: writer's software by Edwin on December 2, 2020

Some WritingOutliner users think that the UI of the new, successive DocxManager software is a bit complex, and me too 😉

And the good news is that I’m working on the simplification of the overall user interface – it’ll be more simplified, easier to use and more beautiful. See a work-in-progress screenshot below and stay turned (subscribe to the DocxManager newsletter):

BTW, with the new UI you can working on multiple projects at a time now.

The WritngOutliner to DocxManager Upgrade Path for Customers

Posted in: Book writing software by Edwin on November 1, 2020

I’ve just sent free replacement license keys for DocxManager to all WritingOutliner customers, if you haven’t received it, contact me at docxmanager (AT) innovationgear.com.

And here is the policy:

  • WritingOutliner Customers with expired license keys get the current version of DocxManager Basic Edition with 2 months upgrades.
  • WritingOutliner Customers with unexpired license keys get 2 more months of upgrades.
  • DocxManager customers get 2 more months of upgrades (please go to Software Activation and click Refresh Info).
  • If you want another one-year upgrade period, use this coupon: JBHEYE (valid for 2 weeks, 30 percent off on top of the already-discounted license extend cost).
  • The coupon above can also be used to upgrade from Basic Edition to Standard Edition if you need the website publishing feature from the Standard Edition.
  • BTW, this is the last introductory promo, all past promos have been expired.

I sorry that the development of the software didn’t happen earlier, and I wish you enjoy using the new DocxManager software. The handling of the software replacement might not make all people happy, but I’ve tried my best.
Just let me know if you had a special case or have any questions.

Enhanced corkboard view added to DocxManager 1.6

Posted in: Book writing software by Edwin on August 29, 2020

The new DocxManager 1.6 (will soon replace WritingOutliner) has a more feature-rich corkboard view now!

See how you can arrange the index cards in the animated GIF picture demonstration below:

More details can be found here.

Document status icons and document filtering in the new DocxManager v1.5

Posted in: Outliner Software by Edwin on August 14, 2020

This is a screenshot of the new DocxManager version 1.5, which demonstrates the document status icon and document filtering.

More details including a very short demo video can be found in the corresponding document status feature page.

The new “Check for Updates” feature

Posted in: Book writing software by Edwin on May 5, 2020

The most recently added new “Check for Updates” feature makes it easy for you to check for and install new releases of WritingOutliner Word add-in in the future. See the screenshot below.

Color index cards, high resolution screen support, and other corkboard usability improvements

Posted in: Book writing software by Edwin on March 27, 2020

I’m excited to announce that WritingOutliner version 1.9.39 has been just released.

Among a bunch of other improvements, two of the major new features are:

  • Color index cards for the corkboard
  • Full support for high resolution screens such as 4K monitors. See the video below.
WritingOutliner has been updated to support the newst Word 365, Word 2019, Word 2016, and so on!

Posted in: Book writing software by Edwin on January 20, 2020

Update 1: Now both 32-bit and 64-bit editions of Word are supported! In other words, WritingOutliner supports all Word versions/editions now!


Great news! WritingOutliner now supports all the new Word 2019, Word 365, Word 2016, Word 2013, and so on!

You can now download and order the new version. It’s real, see a screenshot (WritingOutliner inside the newest Word 365):

New WritingOutliner add-in now support Word 365/2019/2016/2013

Previously I’ve announced the new DocxManager product, and later after I communicated with a lot of WritingOutliner customers, I came to the conclusion that these two software are quite different in some aspects. So from now on they’ll be developed in parallel.

That being said, from now on WritingOutliner as an Word add-in will be continued to be developed, enhanced and stabilized. While DocxManager will be focused on the “document manager” and “website builder” part, WritingOutliner’s goal will be remained as turning Word into a perfect outliner and writer’s tool!

The new WritingOutliner’s has gone through significant development but the details are not included in this post, just a note – WritingOutliner currently supports only the 32bit version of Word which is installed by default, so I guess most people use 32bit version of Word. And 64bit Word support is coming – actually the development’s done, but it still needs more testing so it’s not released yet.

If you are an existing customer, you should have received your upgrade coupon.

WritingOutliner is being continued as DocxManager

Posted in: Book writing software by Edwin on September 7, 2019

Update on Jan 20, 2020: WritingOutliner will be continued to be developed, and a new version that supports all the new Word 2019/365/2016 has been released!

ANN: WritingOutliner is being continued as a new software productDocxManager

A screenshot of DocxManager:

DocxManager’s Outline view

Click here for some details comparing WritingOutliner as DocxManager.

DocxManager (WritingOutliner replacement software) Beta Test Invitation

Posted in: Document Manager for Word, Site Builder, Site Generator by Edwin on August 16, 2019

Update on Jan 20, 2020: WritingOutliner will be continued to be developed, and a new version that supports all the new Word 2019/365/2016 has been released!

So if you are a WritingOutliner user, or if you have followed the development of my software, you might already know that I’ve been working on DocxManager and intend to make it the replacement for WritingOutliner.

And now here is the news – DocxManager is in beta test now and invite you to join.

I strongly recommend you to read THIS ARTICLE which briefly describes and software implementation differences and migration steps.

And the release notes page has info about the current feature set of the initial beta test release, which you might want to know before migrating to DocxManager. The following is a screen capture.