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Posted by Backbutton
Apr 25, 2013 at 08:54 PM

 

Got GrandView running on VMWare 7 on a Vista64 machine.  No problem running it at all; however, I have not figured out how/where to access the GV documents I create so that I can import to Word to clean up.

I assume I have to go through Word Perfect or Wordstar, convert to Word. 

Have not used GV for a long time because of all these issues.  I used to run System Commander Multi-boot, and thus could run GV, but that went away, although I still have that laptop. 

Did my best writing with GrandView—the best outliner for organizing thoughts, sorely miss it.  Wrote 60, 100 page documents with ease.  Had not been doing significant writing for a long time, crunching numbers instead; now want to get back to writing and missing GV.

Gosh sure wish for a GV for Windows.  Is there a market?  Scrivner is on sale, wondering if I should buy; but nothing could compare to GV—logic, flow of thinking, ability to change stuff around. 

Sigh.  This is progress.

 


Posted by Dr Andus
Apr 25, 2013 at 11:00 PM

 

Backbutton wrote:
>Gosh sure wish for a GV for Windows.  Is there a market?  Scrivner is on
>sale, wondering if I should buy; but nothing could compare to GV—logic,
>flow of thinking, ability to change stuff around.

I haven’t had the pleasure of using GrandView, but I’d think that Outline 4D as a single-pane outliner with inline notes (which can be toggled off) is closer to GrandView than Scrivener (though a bit more expensive).

 


Posted by Cassius
Apr 26, 2013 at 04:04 AM

 

The following is self explanatory.  Except: After you add the extension “.rtf”, open the “.rtf” file in Word.

10/30/11:

The best approach (so far) that I’ve found for converting GV files to Inspiration is:

In the GV file, switch to “Outline View” and turn both “Columns” and “Category Display” OFF.
Expand EVERYTHING, then highlight EVERYTHING.
Choose the labeling style “Outline/Labels/Get Style/Indentation w/no labels.”
Export the file to “PA -Paragraph” format.  (File/Export/Paragraph)
Pick a file name and add the extension “.rtf”  Note which folder the file is in.
Open the exported file in Inspiration.  Inspiration will automatically convert the “.rtf” file to an Inspiration file.

To keep the GV file the way it was before you made these changes, do not close the file using the GrandView “Quit.”  Instead, with the GrandView window displayed, close it in Windows using one of the following:
  Press the combination ALT-SPACEBAR, then choose CLOSE (works in XP, may work in others)
OR
  Open the Windows Task Manager, choose GrandView and choose “End Task.”
 
FOR SAFETY, do not delete your GrandView file.  The conversion might have errors or might not have copied everything.

The one possible difficulty may be the limited size of each Inspiration note.  I don’t know what might happen if the conversion process encounters one that is too long.

 


Posted by Dr Andus
Apr 26, 2013 at 11:01 AM

 

Cassius wrote:
The following is self explanatory.  Except: After you add the extension
>”.rtf”, open the “.rtf” file in Word.
>The best approach (so far) that I’ve found for converting GV files to
>Inspiration is:
>Export the file to “PA -Paragraph” format.  (File/Export/Paragraph)
>Pick a file name and add the extension “.rtf”  Note which folder the
>file is in.
>Open the exported file in Inspiration.  Inspiration will automatically
>convert the “.rtf” file to an Inspiration file.

This process then would probably work for importing into O4D as well, as .RTF is pretty much the only standard file format it can import (the others being Dramatica, Screenwriter and Hollywood Screenwriter formats).

 


Posted by Listerene
May 1, 2013 at 08:17 PM

 

“sure wish for a GV for Windows”

There actually IS a pretty good substitute called UV Outliner.

 


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