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Upcoming function in Writing Outliner Software: Check For Updates

Posted in: Outliner Software, Version History by Edwin on February 11, 2011 | 4 Comments

I’ve just added the “check for updates” function to Writing Outliner – the ultimate outliner software for writers who use MS Word.

In the upcoming version of Writing Outliner software you’ll be able to open a web page to check if a new version is available for download, with just one click.

The following is an example of the checking result when you have the latest version installed already. If you don’t, a Download button will be shown in the webpage .

Outliner Software for MS Word

New function is coming: Export all project documents to a folder

Posted in: Outliner Software, Version History by Edwin on January 31, 2011 | No Comments

Export documents to a folder

You might know that Writing Outliner software stores all your documents and the associated document tags, notes, synopsis, etc, in a SQLITE database which is the most reliable desktop database system.

But some of you told me that you will feel more comfortable and safe if you can access all your documents in a folder in your disk.

And I fully understand and respect that – I’m not only saying this, but I am actually doing something to make you feel safer and more comfortable when using this outliner software.

The screenshot

Check the following screenshot, I’ve just added a new function to Writing Outliner software, it allows you with a few clicks to export all documents, or  in a given project to a folder.

In this Outliner Software you can export your documents

I’ll release the new version of the outliner software later

After the upcoming holidays here, I’ll show the exported result, including:

  • The exported files and subfolders in the target folder.
  • The index file, which is a Word document with a table which lists all document metadata, and especially, with links to exported files, so that you can access the exported documents easier.

And importantly, I’ll release the new version of this outliner and document organizer for MS Word!

New visual style for the outliner

Posted in: Outliner Software by Edwin on April 17, 2010 | 2 Comments

Hi Folks,

Take a look at the new visual style for the outlines in Writing Outliner Word Add-in below, It will be available in the next release 😉

I think the new visual style makes  the hierarchical relationships of  the documents more prominent, as a result, you get a better big picture of the whole project. What do you think? Do you like it?

Visual outliner

Turning Word into an outliner software, more new screenshots!

Posted in: Book writing software, Outliner Software by Edwin on March 8, 2010 | 18 Comments

Hi Folks,

I’m finalizing the preparation for the beta test of Writing Outliner Word addin, just now, I have setup a forum for discussion of the beta test process, it will be ready before the 15th of this month, there are some other things to do before that though. In the mean time, please have a look at the new screenshots of this Word addin.

Using  Microsoft Word™ as an outliner software

The main screenshot of Window 2003 with a Writing Outliner project opened, doesn’t it look a outliner software 😉

Search your word documents like Google!

Yes! The search function in Writing Outliner is almost as powerful as Google 😉 With it you can instantly find any Word documents. An example search string (search documents that contains phrase  ‘New York tims’ and doesn’t contain ‘dontIncludeThisWord’ and have two tags: mytag1 and mytag2 ):

“New York Tims” tag:mytag1 OR tag:mytag2 -dontIncludeThisWord

full text search Word documents


Browsing Disk Files Inside Word

One of the important idea behind Writing Outliner for Word is: Do all things related to writing in Word with tabs without even leaving Word. And this embedded File Explorer is an example, with it you can easily drag and drop files to import them into the project, or the other way around, drag documents from a Writing Outliner project to export it to the disk. And your can smoothly view your research files on the disk without switching to other windows! The embedded File Explorer is full featured like Windows Explorer!

Easily word document tagging

The document tagging function is very usable,  I learnt a lot UI design ideas from Gmail, Actually, I’m a lazy man, I hate unwanted mouse clicks 😉

document tagging in Wordedit word document tags

The blank-project wizard tab

wizard tab in Word

Stay turned, the beta testing starts soon!