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New version with the new corkboard (index cards) view!

Posted in: Version History by Edwin on January 3, 2011

Hi folks,

First of all, happy new year! Writing Outliner Word Add-in new version v1.2.0.662 has been released, the major new feature is the corkboard view, as you can see it in a video demo in my previous post, as well as other enhancements and bugfixes, details at the end.

Please download the new trial version (paid customers please find your purchase notification email for the full version download link, contact me if you can’t find it). As always, you feedbacks, comments and questions are welcomed!

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What’s new in this new release?

  1. New features:

a)       The corkboard view.
The corkboard has been the long-awaited feature of the existing Writing Outliner users, and it’s the major update of this release. In a corkboard view each documents in a Writing Outliner project is represented as an index card, providing a overview of your writing, you can also use it for plotting, taking notes, and so on.
b)       You can now choose formats such as RTF, Text File, etc, as your target file format when exporting the compiled output or an individual document in your writing project.
c)       Now you can temporarily disable and re-enable Writing Outliner Word add-in.
d)       New project file level management functions for the ‘Old Projects’ section on the Welcome pane:

i.            Show project file in Windows Explorer
(you can then perform tasks such as manual backup ,etc);

ii.            Copy project file path to clipboard
(So that you can then quickly paste the file path in the Open File dialog window when emailing out or uploading the project file).

iii.            Rename the project file directly, without having to go to the Windows Explorer.

iv.            Remove from the ‘Old Projects’ list project files which you don’t need to work on again.

v.            You can now see the full path of the project file in a yellow hint window if you move your mouse cursor above any project file in the ‘Old Projects’ list.

vi.            Project file compression (Reduce project file size).

vii.            “Copy Project File To…” command which can be used to save a new copy of the current project. A timestamp appends to the default target file name, good for manual project backup.
e)       New menu items (pre Word 2007) and ribbon buttons for toggling the left pane (The Project Manager Pane or the Welcome Pane), and the Document Properties Pane.

  1. 2. Improved/changed functions:

a)       The ‘Open in new tab’ menu command now activates the already opened document tab, if any, instead of opening another new tab. This reduces confusions.
b)       Target word/character count for a folder will be used if itset, or sum of the child documents and subfolders will be used.ld documents and child foldersl ellow hint window if you move your mouse cursor above any project file i
c)       The underlying storage of the project file now becomes more stable, even in the event of a power outage.
d)       Improved project backup performance.

  1. Bugfixes:

a)       Fixed a critical bug that will cause infinite look of error message windows.
b)       Fixed a bug that disallows you to see the footnotes in a doc by placing your cursor over the subscript.
c)       Fixed a compatibility bug with earlier versions of Microsoft Word (Word 2000) which doesn’t support the ‘FootnoteOptions’.
d)       Fixed a bug that hangs Microsoft Word.
e)       Fixed a handful of bugs that will causes Microsoft Word shows meaningless error messages.messags.t Word shows gs that will causes unmeaning full ellow hint window if you move your mouse cursor above any project file i
f)        Fixed a bug that prevents you from closing the compilation progress dialog window if the compilation failed.
g)       Fixed a bug that wrongly shows the old project name in the ‘Old Projects’ list even if you have changed the project file name.


  1. Pete York

    Aha. Looks like a clone of Scrivener of

    Comment by Pete York on January 3, 2011 at 1:25 am

  2. Hi Pete,

    As you can see in the first post of this blog, I have stated that Writing Outliner Word Add-in was mainly inspired by Scrivener, but what makes Writing Outliner unique is that it’s built on top of/seamlessly integrated into the most powerful word processing software on earth – Microsoft Word. Thanks.

    Comment by Edwin on January 3, 2011 at 2:02 am

  3. Ali

    Dear Edwin,
    Thank you very much for your great efforts.
    We have been long waiting for these features.
    This is the best present for the new year

    With utmost gratitude,

    Comment by Ali on January 3, 2011 at 3:18 am

  4. vl

    An other comprehensive outliner software is Memomaster 4. It is fully compatible with your Word, Excel, PDF, HTML, RTF, etc. documents, supports the writing of code snippets (syntax highlighting), the monitoring of the clipboard (automatic memo generation), sending of emails, referencing, tax calculation, word counting and many more.

    Comment by vl on March 21, 2011 at 10:17 pm