Archive for October, 2009
Posted in: Book writing software by Edwin on October 22, 2009
Background: What’s Scrivener?
Scrivener is a Mac writing software developed by keith. Scrivener is an all-in-one book writing software that helps you to manage your writing projects, outline your book-length documents, view and search research files, take notes and so on.
Note, I am mentioning Scrivener here is to tell how Writing Outliner Word addin is going to look like, I have nothing to do with Scrivener which is owned by Keith.
People want ‘Scrivener for Windows’
It seems that there are a lot of people who use PC is wanting a Scrivener-like writing software for Windows, for example, take a look at the outliner software forum, Scrivener has been mentioned many times here and there.
The Goal of Writing Outliner Word addin is a versatile writing software like Scrivener, and more
I’m now developing Writing Outliner Word addin which will turn Microsoft Word™ onto an all-in-one writing software, Like Scrivener, you’ll be able to manage your drafts and research materials in one place, on a task pane inside Word, you’ll be able to drag-and-drop to organize your drafts and research files, full-text search through your Word documents, view PDF’s, images, webapges, etc, in one place…
Stay turned !
Posted in: Word by Edwin on October 20, 2009
For people who want to write a book, be it a novel or a technical manual, this article contains very helpful information, including using styles to simplify the format tasks, navigating your book, generating table of contents, and so on.
On the other hand, this informative tutorial shows the weaknesses of Word as a book writing software, and those weaknesses are exactly what Writing Outliner Word addin is trying to solve. For example, that article tells you how to navigate your long document, how to generate the table of contents, how to format the section names and chapter names of your book, how to edit each part as a separated file and combine them at the end, and so on, you’ll find these tasks are still involves quite a few hassles, and the good news is, these tasks will be extremely easy with Writing Outliner Word addin, I promise 😉
Posted in: Book writing software by Edwin on October 18, 2009
Background: Writing Outliner is a Microsoft Word addin that is intended to make writing book-length documents in Word easier, by adding various functions (such as edit multiple documents in the same time, view and search research materials/notes, etc) to Word. It’s currently under development. You can sign up for the newsletter to get informed or become a beta tester.
Start from now, as the development goes I will post some screenshots of Writing Outliner Word addin, to show how it makes writing easier in Word.
The Welcome pane of Writing Outliner Word addin
Once Writing Outliner addin is installed, you will see the Welcome pane showing on the left in Word’s main window, as you can see the above screen shot, Writing Outliner is seamlessly integrated into Word.
Like Word’s built-in ‘Getting Started’ task pane, the Welcome pane of Writing Outliner addin helps you to get your writing projects started easily.
On the top you can click ‘Create A Blank Project‘ to create a blank writing project, or click ‘Import Files From A Folder‘ to quickly create a writing project by using your existing documents, researches and notes, this is extremely useful because you must have already a lot of existing documents written in Word or other writing programs, or you can just use this function to import all your documents froom ‘My Documents’ just to utilize the full text search feature of Writing Outliner addin.
In the middle the Welcome pane lists all your existing writing projects for your fast and easy access, you can even instantly filter the project list by name, what you need to do is to input a string in the search box.
On the bottom of the Welcome pane, some links are provided for sending us questions and feedbacks easier.
Writing Outliner Addin is your ultimate writing tool for Word
From the screenshot above you can see that Writing Outliner addin is not only good for writing book-length documents, but is also good for all kinds of writings including, but not limited to columns, thesis, technical manuals, project documents, software development documents, diaries, and so on.
Keep an eye on my blog and I’ll post new Screenshots from time to time 😉
Posted in: Novel Writing Software by Edwin on October 12, 2009
The Writing Outliner Word™ addin is intended to be a general book writing software for writing various kinds of books, these should include technical book/manual, novel, non-fiction, and so on, so I wonder what novel writing software are you using currently and what problems are you facing in using that software?