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Turning on/off Writing Outliner Addin for MS Word

Posted in: Word addin by Edwin on September 22, 2010

One of the recently added new features in Writing Outliner Word Add-in is the ability to temporarily turn off Writing Outliner when you don’t need its project-based long document writing features, and turn it on later on. Note, you’ll have to restart Microsoft Word after you turn Writing Outliner on or off.

See the following screenshot and you’ll understand what I mean. The screenshot is taken from an running instance of Microsoft Word 2007, in earlier versions of Word please check the main menu.

What I am doing recently with Writing Outliner Word addin

Posted in: Novel Writing Software by Edwin on September 13, 2010

I’ve recently moved and it’s taken some time from the Writing Outliner project, but don’t’ worry, I’m back to work – in a more comfortable environment 😉

Currently I’m still mostly focus on improving the quality of the current features, instead of adding big features too fast, this is something I learned before and I think it’s crucial for development a high quality software product. The following is an example, it’s a snapshot of the ‘Recent Project List’ in the Welcome pane, now there is a yellow hint window shows where the actual file is located on the disk when you hover your mouse pointer over a project, and the context popup menu has been improved, you can directly email a project file as an attachment, rename the project, or remove from the list an old entry which you don’t want it again.

Once I’m confidential with the quality of the current version, I’ll work on the new and big features such as corkboard, and so on, my goal is to make Writing Outliner + Microsoft Word a perfect tool for writing novels, non-fiction books, technical documents, academic documents, etc.

And thank you to all your guys sending in feedbacks and bug reports!