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New development update – Dec 2017

Posted in: Document Manager for Word by Edwin on December 14, 2017

New development  screenshot.


  1. Edwin,

    Looks GREAT!

    Do you have a tentative timeline to release?

    Comment by Mark Sapp on December 15, 2017 at 9:54 am

  2. Edwin,

    Your problem is the same as mine, being a perfectionist! Which comes with talent. But I changed my attitude and recommend it to you too. Let me explain.

    Do you know who is the most successful businessman as of now in worth and assets? Jeff Bezos, Amazon CEO. Do you know why? Because he does opposite of what we do, known as Jeff Bezos method. He has small teams for each project and puts out “Not Ready Yet PROTOTYPES” to the market. Often his output has many versions. WE have so many prototypes, which go nowhere. Sometimes he fails, but most times he wins. Because he uses feedback to improve AND KEEP CHANGING OUTPUT FAST.

    Also, that constant output of not perfect products, creates: input, money, reputation and much more including ENERGY. Like Qi energy in Qigong. If you had put out your previous prototypes as new versions which people can buy or upgrade, already your company would be worth at least a couple of million dollars. That is the Qi when flowing. If not it is dead.

    I like this proposal. I like the top-tabs and the left dise-tabs too.

    BUT also keep the right column in this image:

    You can:
    1) change the names for METADATA to for example OVERVIEW and SYNOPSIS to BEATSHEET or something else and everything will be OK, no problems. TAGS and NOTES can stay, everybody uses them and they are standard.

    2) You can change the order they appear in right column, so tag can go top or Notes can go top or middle or where you like. Then NO PROBLEM again. Do what order you like.

    BUT KEEP THE RIGHT COLUMN with Metadata, Notes, Tags, Synopsis, just rename a few. That is what many are doing. JUST DO IT.


    Also this image is good, so can move columns to different position, and have many columns.

    If you want more ideas, email me so I can send it private.

    Good luck and put out prototypes as new versions.

    Comment by The Wind on December 19, 2017 at 3:09 am

  3. @The Wind,
    unbelievably, you know that so accurately! The bottom line is, I learned from the past, and I never stop, and I’ll show you with the final result. Another significant key factor that would help is that this software will be a tool I also use too.

    It’ll be months. Thanks for and I appreciate your patience, I don’t want to say more, I”ll show the result at the end.

    Comment by Edwin on December 19, 2017 at 3:22 pm

  4. @The Wind, you can send me your suggestions via email, just be prepared that I might reply to you later while I’m busy developing the software. Thanks.

    Comment by Edwin on December 19, 2017 at 5:43 pm

  5. Edwin,

    How about the ability to merge two or more documents into one document.

    Usually, a paragraph is a document or several paragraphs and then when I want to combine i have to cut and paste into the main document.
    Highlight two documents and merge into one.

    Comment by Mark Sapp on January 5, 2018 at 5:31 am

  6. Mark,
    The suggestion makes sense, thanks.

    Comment by Edwin on January 8, 2018 at 2:52 pm

  7. Edwin,

    Microsoft no longer allows Office 2013 to be installed and now with another OS failure (MS crashed my SSD with constant downloading of Creator Updates). I am in a pickle. Need 2016 support as soon as possible. Email me, please. Let’s chat.

    Comment by Mark Sapp on January 11, 2018 at 10:08 am

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  9. Charles Beauchamp

    When is 2016 Word compatibility coming?

    Comment by Charles Beauchamp on September 20, 2018 at 4:37 pm

  10. Ali

    Dear Edwin,
    Hope everything is well on your side. I wanted to thank you again for your great software and ask if there is any news about updates..All your customers are supporters are eagerly waiting..
    Wishing you the best

    Comment by Ali on January 25, 2019 at 5:39 pm

  11. Hi Ali, I know you are waiting, I’m catching up with the development – I’m donging re-writes for a bunch of projects…

    Comment by Edwin on January 29, 2019 at 7:24 pm

  12. Allan

    While we’re waiting, is there any way to extract the original data from the old woprj files? I just stumbled upon some work I had done i Outliner years ago, and I would very much like to get access to it again.

    Comment by Allan on April 7, 2019 at 3:00 am

  13. Ali

    Hi Allan,
    As Edwin has not replied yet , the best method would be installing WO on a compatible version of MS-Word (2013 32bit as latest I think) , opening your projects and exporting them to ordinary doc or docx format. Opening the project as a sql database can work also but the first solution is better.

    Comment by Ali on April 22, 2019 at 8:15 pm

  14. Hello Allan, Sorry, I wasn’t able to reply you earlier. What Ali said will work, or in just a few weeks, the new DocxManager will support importing the existing Writing Outliner projects.

    Comment by Edwin on May 20, 2019 at 10:24 pm

  15. Allan

    Thanks for the answers. 🙂

    I’ll try to track down an old version of Word that I can use. DocxManager does sound quite interesting though. Will it work with the old licens for Outliner?

    Comment by Allan on May 26, 2019 at 10:01 pm

  16. DocxManager is available for download and trial now, you can use it to import your Writing Outliner projects and the result will be just a n ordinary folder with your .docx files.

    Comment by Edwin on August 7, 2019 at 2:03 am

  17. DocxManager is available for download and trial now, and it’s compatible with Word 2016.

    Comment by Edwin on August 7, 2019 at 2:04 am

  18. Finally, WritingOutliner supports Word 2019/2016/365, and so on!

    Comment by Edwin on January 20, 2020 at 1:24 am