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Upcoming: You can now hide the document icons in the outline (enhanced project outline part 2)

Posted in: Outliner Software, Version History by Edwin on April 28, 2011

Sometimes you might want a more clean outline view for your writing projects,

In the upcoming new release of Writing Outliner you’ll be able to hide the document icons including the folder icons, the screenshot below illustrate that new outline view option well, I guess, it’s a checkbox titled ‘Show Document Type Icon’.

outliner for writing large Word projects.

A great discussion about writing a useful user manual

Posted in: Help Authoring Software, Software for Writing User Manual by Edwin on April 20, 2011

Today I came across at Stackoverflow (a collaboratively edited question and answer site for programmers) a good discussion about how to write a user manual that’s useful, a lot of useful tips there!

Here are some really great points:

  • Think from the end user’s perspective – watching some one else using it (e.g. a  software)
  • make your manual all about the user, not the tool, focus on what problems your app is solving for the user in the first place and make sure that you follow through on showing them how to do that.

It’s worth reading! If you write user manuals, such as software manuals.

Upcoming: Enhanced project outline (the left project manager), part 1

Posted in: Outliner Software, Version History by Edwin on April 18, 2011

The project outline has been enhanced

In the upcoming version of Writing Outliner software, the Project Manager Outliner (on the left) will be enhanced a lot.

Word wrapping outline nodes

For example, a new option called ‘Word Wrapping‘  will be offered, once this option is enabled the document titles will be wrapped at the end of the column, so that you can see the full document titles, without having to hover your mouse over the outline nodes. Check the screenshot shown below.

A wider outline view

You might also have noticed that I’ve removed the ‘floating icon’ that shows at the right-most column in the outline, this makes the outline view wider.

More to come

In the following days I’ll be still posting more screenshots that show the new features in the upcoming new version of Writing Outliner – the outliner software for all kinds writers,  stay tuned!

Outliner software for academic writing (screenshot)

New document compile option – Generate TOC at the end of the document

Posted in: Outliner Software, Version History by Edwin on April 16, 2011

In the upcoming new version of Writing Outliner for MS Word, you’ll be able to have your TOC (table of content) to be generated at the end of the output Word document, as shown in the following screenshot.


generate table of content for MS Word document

Screenshot of ‘Export all files from a project to folder’

Posted in: Outliner Software, Version History by Edwin on April 2, 2011

Hi Folks,


Sorry for delaying the release of the new version of Writing Outliner software again, here shows a screenshot of the new function in the upcoming release of Writing Outliner Software, so that you know it’s actually processed 😉

This new function allows you with several clicks to export all documents in a Writing Outliner project to a specified folder

And it will also generate an index document of the exported files, note the first column in the ‘Index Document’ shown in the following screenshot, each blue document title is a hyper link and clicking on them will lead you to the exported documents.

All meta data of each documents are also exported, ready for printing. I think it’s a good news to some of you who complained the printing quality of the Multi-column Outliner in the current version.


Outliner software screenshot