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Subject [Bug 3959] Outline View (aka MS Word)
Date Fri, 25 May 2012 11:20:08 GMT

--- Comment #157 from Susan Cragin <> ---
My feeling is that the outline view is of concern mainly to serious writers and
researchers handling long documents. I am an English professor, and teach
Composition, where an intrinsic outline is part of the teaching process. I also
belong to several book-writing groups. Neither students nor book writers are
likely to be at all technically savvy, and most of the writers I know think
that the solution is to buy an Apple product, which has a wide range of
wonderful intrinstic outliners at all levels. This is also the solution that my
students adopt: those who have money, anyway. 
I have written two serious nonfiction books published by conventional
publishers, and intrinsic outlining is incredibly valuable for me. I know many
successful authors, and most use OmniOutliner. Many also buy specialized
writing software programs that attempt to replicate an intrinsic outliner. 
Some universities teach EMACS with org-mode as a writing tool, including the
one in my state.

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