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Posted by Listerene
Sep 3, 2020 at 04:57 PM

 

After (repeated) bad experiences with Writing Outliner, I’m not trusting anything that developer produces, ever again.

He might be a “great guy” but ime he’s an incompetent programmer. Having a Scrivener equivalent within Word is a great concept but having your work vanish? Not so great. Not just with one version, but EVERY version I tried. After #3, I finally got the message that the guy didn’t actually know what he was doing.

Perhaps he’s caught on to the whole programming thing since those early days, but I’m not about to find out.

 


Posted by washere
Sep 3, 2020 at 08:30 PM

 

Basics: if no auto-back system in place for a work folder(s) which even many non-techie do, I found it’s vital to backup my important doc files after changes regularly, takes a second. Regardless of the app as the drive itself can crash. Common sense everyone learns.

 


Posted by Franz Grieser
Sep 24, 2020 at 11:23 AM

 

Edwin just released vs 1.7 with these feature highlights:

• Document Label (with icons).
• In place editing of document metadata such as the synopsis, notes, tags, and so on, in the Table View.
• Easier navigation of the project structure for both the corkboard view and table view by using the left outline pane.
• Manage (rename or delete) document tags.
• Pick list for Document Status and Labels in the metadata pane on the right side.
• Auto conversion of the old .doc Word file format to the new .docx format upon opening a project folder and when importing a WritingOutliner project.
• A list of small enhancements and fixes that’s too long to fit here!

And he offers a time-limited, 60% off coupon: GMMPJRYZ

 


Posted by Amontillado
Sep 24, 2020 at 03:04 PM

 

I think his product has evolved quite a bit.

From my view, the same wariness should be applied to Word.

For at least a decade after the master document feature was released, Word would irrevocably cross-mungulate documents controlled by a master document. Undo didn’t work in those cases, and it was a matter of “when,” not “if” it would happen.

I have to use Word at work, but most of what I write is in regards to things running under Linux or Unix. Vim in markdown, pandoc to docx, and I fit in with the crowd without actually touching Word.

Listerene wrote:
After (repeated) bad experiences with Writing Outliner, I’m not trusting
>anything that developer produces, ever again.
> >He might be a “great guy” but ime he’s an incompetent programmer. Having
>a Scrivener equivalent within Word is a great concept but having your
>work vanish? Not so great. Not just with one version, but EVERY version
>I tried. After #3, I finally got the message that the guy didn’t
>actually know what he was doing.
> >Perhaps he’s caught on to the whole programming thing since those early
>days, but I’m not about to find out.

 


Posted by Edwin Yip
Oct 20, 2020 at 10:32 AM

 

Hi guys, I’m Edwin Yip, developer of DocxManager here.

Thanks @Amontillado for mentioning DocxManager here and thanks for all the input/comments by everybody.

The way I see it, getting feedback or from the actually user and prospects is the first step to getting a software being enhanced.

Thanks @Listerene for his criticism. I confirm what he said is true - I did receive bug reports from users about losing their data with the old WritingOutliner, I think it’s a result of the imperfectness and complexities of the design of the old WritingOutliner, I apologize to @Listerene and the others again for the inconvenience caused, I fully understand the feeling of losing work and I’m sorry for the old WritingOutliner wasn’t stable enough to prevent that happens.

While the old WritingOutliner worked for most other people, the imperfect design of it is the main reason why I’ve completely re-design it as the new DocxManager, as a result, DocxManager is very stable in terms of preventing data loss, because besides asking Word to save/load your documents it doesn’t alter your Word document at all.

Give it a try again, at least keep an eye on it - DocxManager will being enhanced constantly in the future - I must say I’m very proud of its new architecture which is very flexible and allowed me keep adding more and more new feature and enhancements to it.

Listerene wrote:
After (repeated) bad experiences with Writing Outliner, I’m not trusting
>anything that developer produces, ever again.
> >He might be a “great guy” but ime he’s an incompetent programmer. Having
>a Scrivener equivalent within Word is a great concept but having your
>work vanish? Not so great. Not just with one version, but EVERY version
>I tried. After #3, I finally got the message that the guy didn’t
>actually know what he was doing.
> >Perhaps he’s caught on to the whole programming thing since those early
>days, but I’m not about to find out.

 


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