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Posted by ndodge
Dec 12, 2017 at 04:13 PM

 

Hi, I used to peruse this board pretty frequently but have not for a year (or probably more than that).  I’m wondering if there have been any new developments re one pane outliners for Windows.  I still use EccoPro for quite a few things (and may just keep using it for what I do, but if there are other things out there now I’d check them out.

Also, as I posted before, I would love to have something that allows for having mini collapsible outlines inside of table cells.  Think Word tables, with a separate outline being able to be used within each cell.  I tried treesheets before but it wasn’t quite what I was looking for.

Thank you all,
Nathan

 


Posted by Chris Thompson
Dec 12, 2017 at 08:16 PM

 

Scrivener 3 now has a single pane columnar outlining mode. See page 181, Figure 8.23 of the manual for a screenshot of what it looks like.

There’s no “outlines within table cells” mode like you’re thinking of, but Scrivener does support nesting, so you can have different index cards that can represent different outlines, which might be close enough. You wouldn’t be able to see the actual content of the outlines in index card mode though.

It’s in beta now for Windows, with the full Windows release slated for early in the new year. I haven’t tried the beta and can’t vouch for how good it is (it’s a complete rewrite from scratch for Windows), but the Mac version is solid.

 


Posted by Dr Andus
Dec 12, 2017 at 09:29 PM

 

ndodge wrote:
> I’m wondering if there have been any
>new developments re one pane outliners for Windows.

Probably any new developments these days are bound to be web-based apps with subscription (think WorkFlowy, Dynalist etc.).

Even previously existing software are gradually disappearing (think Natara Bonsai, Noteliner etc.).

Although some of the oldies on this thread are still around:

http://www.outlinersoftware.com/topics/viewt/2520/

 


Posted by Amontillado
Dec 13, 2017 at 06:52 PM

 

Chris Thompson wrote:
Scrivener 3 now has a single pane columnar outlining mode. See page 181,
>Figure 8.23 of the manual for a screenshot of what it looks like.
> >There’s no “outlines within table cells” mode like you’re thinking of,
>but Scrivener does support nesting, so you can have different index
>cards that can represent different outlines, which might be close
>enough. You wouldn’t be able to see the actual content of the outlines
>in index card mode though.
> >It’s in beta now for Windows, with the full Windows release slated for
>early in the new year. I haven’t tried the beta and can’t vouch for how
>good it is (it’s a complete rewrite from scratch for Windows), but the
>Mac version is solid.

I can’t tell that the new “centered outline” mode really does anything terribly significant, and the manual says if the window isn’t wide enough to display the outline with room left over, centered outline mode does nothing.

What it does, as far as I see, is center the outline in the window. It doesn’t change how it’s displayed, it just centers whatever it’s displaying.

Outline mode has been part of Scrivener for a long time. I may be missing something, but it looks like Scrivener Version 2’s outline mode to me - and you can now jog it a little to the right to center it, if you want.

Is there something else to centered outline mode?

There is a button at the bottom right of the outline view (beside the new centered outline button) to show or hide synopses. I’m not sure if that was there before or not.

 


Posted by Luhmann
Dec 14, 2017 at 05:54 AM

 

Also see this thread on the “Current state of iOS/macOS outliners”:

http://www.outlinersoftware.com/topics/viewt/7780/0/current-state-of-iosmacos-outliners

 


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