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WritingOutliner 2.0 Released!

Posted in: Version History by Edwin on October 25, 2022

After the development of the software was stalled for about 2 years since 2020, I overturned my previous decision. WritingOutiner is special mostly in that it’s built on top of Word, and it has potential.

That being said, the development of WritingOutliner has been restarted and will be continued – it won’t be stopped again any more.

I’ve got a lot of enhancement ideas sleeping in my mailbox sent from people all over the world over the years, and I’ve got my own ideas. Stay tuned.

What’s new

  • User interface:
    • Reworked, automatic font size for high DPI monitors – no more small font issue on large screens, nor needing you to manually adjust the user interface scale for large screens (Note, if you have a very large monitor and still experience any font size issue, just send me the screenshots and I’ll fix it).
  • Corkboard:
    • Index card: in addition to the status name that’s already displayed as stamp text on the card background, now the label name is also displayed in the footer of the card.
    • Arabic and other non-English characters can now be correctly displayed on the cards.
  • Writing goal management:
    • See live word/character count in the metadata pane as you are writing.
    • Instant, non-disturb notification of the achievement of target word/character count.
  • More user interface enhancements:
    • Larger, clearer status and label icons.
    • Non-disturb notification after a project document compilation (combination).
    • Small speed optimization of project document compilation (combination).
  • Fixed a lot of blatant issues which has been introduced when upgrading for Win 10 and upgrading the development tool of WritingOutliner in year 2020.
  • A bunch of small enhancements that are too trivial to list here.


  1. Nick

    Does it work for macOS?

    Comment by Nick on October 26, 2022 at 4:53 pm

  2. Eric

    Does it have a dark theme?

    I use the darker setting on word to reduce eye strain since I am a professional novelist and spend upwards of 12 hours a day working at my computer.

    I was an early user and would like to get back to using it if it has one.

    Comment by Eric on October 26, 2022 at 7:09 pm

  3. @Nick,
    Unfortunately, WritingOutliner is for Windows only currently.

    Dark theme is definite a good idea and it’ll be implemented in a future version.

    Comment by Edwin on October 26, 2022 at 10:10 pm

  4. Mark Sapp

    Is the program updated Office365 ?

    Comment by Mark Sapp on October 27, 2022 at 3:26 am

  5. Hello Mark,

    The screenshots above are taken from Word 365 with WritingOutliner installed in it.

    Comment by Edwin on October 27, 2022 at 9:59 am

  6. Marc

    Hello, could you explain major differences between Writing outliner and DocsManager please ?

    Comment by Marc on October 28, 2022 at 5:40 pm

  7. Hi Marc, please check out

    Comment by Edwin on October 28, 2022 at 10:30 pm