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Posted by Graham Rhind
Dec 1, 2017 at 03:43 PM


Thanks Frank and Chris. I wasn’t aware of the sub-documents feature of Word, but I don’t think that works the same way as Writing Outliner.  I don’t want to bring any documents together (in outline view or any other way, and certainly not manually, one by one!) until it’s time to export, then I want to export to a Word file which requires little or not further editing because whilst I can edit a 3000 page plus document in Word, it is slooooowwwww. Writing Outliner keeps the chunks separate but links them in a “project” and it provides an interface to access and edit each chunk as a separate Word document, in a similar way to Scrivener’s interface. A quick look suggests that the sub-document feature of Word doesn’t even get close to that sort of functionality or look and feel (feel free to correct me if I’m wrong - I suppose it would only be obvious if you’d worked with Writing Outliner).

Thanks also for confirming my suspicions about the Scrivener text editor’s limitations - I had already seen how table layout and manipulation differ, which is important as the document contains thousands of tables. I suspected that its not intended to create final layout within the program, but I wanted to be sure. I’m always on the lookout for a Writing Outliner replacement, but it seems to be unique in its field.  Which is strange ...