Outlining and Plain Text

Text outline below the document in iA Writer.

The other day, Michael Schechter complained Scrivener’s outliner feature lacked a focus mode. To this, Aaron Mahnke1 laconically replied:

Yeah, I still don’t understand the need. Type out an outline, paste it into
your document, and then type above it. It will always be visible right below
your book text. Why turn the folders into an outline?

I think this is a great idea. And it works exceptionally with iA Writer’s Focus Mode to keep the outline visible at all times.

  1. Judging from his posts and work, I think Aaron is a great guy and you should follow him on Frictionless, his portfolio page, or @amahnke on Twitter and ADN

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