RE: Outlining tool recommendations

Subject: RE: Outlining tool recommendations
From: "Rick_Bishop" <rickbishop -at- austin -dot- rr -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 14 Sep 2011 08:25:46 -0500

Deanna: Word does this easily in outline view. You can collapse and expand,
drag and drop paragraphs or sections. Modify the built-in heading styles and
apply them to your topic headings. To " promote or demote levels of groups
of topics" just click the Indent button on the toolbar.

From: Deanna Korth <deanna -dot- korth -at- wausaufs -dot- com>
Subject: Outlining tool recommendations

I've been assigned an extremely large project (compared to what I usually
do). I estimate that there will easily be over 1000 topics and maybe many
more, and I need to write an outline. I want to be able to move topics
around easily as groups and promote or demote levels of groups of topics. I
want to be able to expand or collapse topics.

Can you recommend any powerful outlining tools that feature these
capabilities? I'm open as to cost--Ill write a business case for the
purchase of a new tool if necessary.

Word scares me in that I've heard horror stories about it ?helpfully?
renumbering outlines in some way other than you intended when you move
content around.



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