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Outliner for granular writing?

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Posted by Paul Korm
Apr 4, 2020 at 10:05 AM


If I were doing this I would used software that supports “styles”, so you can easily apply formatting, numbering, indentation, etc. to a block of text.  For that, Microsoft Word comes to mind first, because it is so ubiquitous on all platforms.  On macOS, I would rank Pages, Scrivener, Mellel, NisusWirter.  On Windows, Scrivener, also, and LibreOffice.  If you do not mind working in a cloud environment, Apple’s Pages in a browser is almost identical to Pages on macOS on the desktop—just create a free iCloud.com account.

For this kind of document I personally would not select Tinderbox—it would be good for the formal outlining portion, but the styling and export would entail more fiddling (and thus frustration) than any of the apps above, and it by far the most expensive choice.