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Posted by Hugh Pile
Apr 21, 2007 at 11:37 AM

 

Jan Rifkinson wrote:
>Hmmmm. Looks like I have a lot of playing around to do. Thanks for taking the time to lay
>all that out for me. Basically, I write newspaper/magazine articles based on
>research which I gather, etc. I’m sure you understand the drill.  I used to use ADM which
>had an outline & the facility to hoist multiple windows of notes like 3x5 cards which
>could be re-arranged, etc. Unfortunately I can’t do that w UltraRecall… I wish it
>weren’t so. -jan

Jan,

To be honest, as a former journalist, I’d do the following in your position.

Personally, I wouldn’t bother with the software I’ve listed. All of it, apart possibly from Scrivener and Liquid Story Binder, is best suited for long-form - books, scripts, plays and doctoral theses - and for creative writing rather than press and magazine articles.

Instead I’d build on UR, using the James Fallows “Atlantic Monthly” template for Zoot, adapted for UR. James’ template is designed both to store research and to structure articles. I’m sure it could be easily re-designed for UR. I’d probably team it with a simple text editor, such as Editpad Lite, or possibly DarkRoom for the full-page view facility, and a spreadsheet in Excel to track my submissions.

H