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New update with Export fix

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I’ve uploaded new version with the fix of broken export.

Please download it here:

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October 24, 2012 at 7:57 am

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New website for UV Outliner

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Hi everyone,

Just finished working on a new website for UV Outliner. Here it is:
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Do you like it?


Written by Fedir Nepyivoda

October 22, 2012 at 9:39 pm

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UV Outliner translation

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Pedro Baldanta was very kind to make a translation into Spanish language. Thank you Pedro!

You can help translating UV Outliner into your native language too!
Just download the following file, write translation in the second column and send it back to me:

You will help UV Outliner a lot!

Written by Fedir Nepyivoda

October 19, 2012 at 7:23 pm

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UV Outliner Updates

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Dear friends,
I want to update you about recent progress with UV Outliner.

First of all, thank you for your emails – I understand that you want our outliner to grow and mature, I will try to do my best with it.

We have a new logo for UV Outliner – it is more professional than previous.

New version of UV Outliner v2.4 released. This release is actually a bug fix release with few improvements:

1.  UV Outliner will start to check automatically for updates from this release.
As there is a lot of long waited features on the way, and I plan to release new versions soon, I want everyone to know when new releases will be made.

2. It is now possible to specify row colors for the document:Image

Color adjustments can be made using new Document Style window.


3. Distance between rows reduced by few pixels to improve readability.

You can download this update from the website:

Written by Fedir Nepyivoda

May 5, 2012 at 6:30 pm

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Hyperlink Highlighting 2

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Previous version was released with broken inline notes. I’ve fixed that.

Please re-download UV Otliner 2.3:

Written by Fedir Nepyivoda

November 23, 2011 at 12:43 am

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Hyperlink Highlighting

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I’ve just released new version of UVOutliner with URL highlighting working.

Latest version of UVOutliner can be downloaded using the following link:

Written by Fedir Nepyivoda

November 15, 2011 at 8:57 pm

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Create New Outline From Windows Explorer

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To my surprise, not everyone knows, how easy it is to create new document using Windows Explorer.
This very short video shows how this can be done.

Written by Fedir Nepyivoda

August 6, 2011 at 6:45 pm

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Export improved

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Today I release new update of UV Outliner (2.2) with improved export.

As I already told in the previous post – rich text format is broken, because exported outline can be used nowhere. But that is not the case with HTML.

So I improved export to HTML and made it the default one.

Here is an example of exported outline.

When you want to copy/paste part of the document to another application – you’ll have better results with the “Export as a list” option. Now you can just copy from the export window (which is actually a browser) and paste to virtually any rich text application – Word, OpenOffice Writer, Email client and so on.

Also in case you prefer exporting to a non-default format all the time, export settings are saved now.

Written by Fedir Nepyivoda

February 20, 2011 at 10:01 pm

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Rich Text Format is broken

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I ofter work on some outline just to send the result to someone by email. Most of the time that person doesn’t use outliner software, and I want the outline still be available to him right away. My documents usually very simple, just some list of items.

There are two obvious ways to send such documents:

  • Send document as attachment in .rtf format
  • Embed document in email letter, as most of email clients support rich text

Unfortunately no of these methods will work all the time and here is why – there is no standard way in rich text format to represent a list of items.

If you save document in .rtf – will it opens correctly in WordPad, Microsoft Word or OpenOffice? Will you be able to open the document and modify it in any primitive way? What will happen if you open the document with a list and copy-paste it from one app to another?

The answer to all these questions – you can’t predict. All these apps (WordPad, Word, OpenOffice, etc) store lists differently. Your email client stores lists differently, and there is no way outliner could show you a document you can copy and paste in any application hoping it will appear the same.

That is very sad. So I plan to add support for ODF format or Docx, but i’m not sure.

Could you please comment – what you do if you want to send the outline to someone else? Is there some ways you can overcome troubles?

Thank you!

Actually, I improved import to HTML. I think this will solve this trouble with rich text format for a while.

Written by Fedir Nepyivoda

February 18, 2011 at 12:10 am

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UV Outliner v. 2.0 is released

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I have something to celebrate today – UV Outliner 2.0 finally released.

You can download it from here:

This release is special. From now, UV Outliner is free.
In a few months I’ll release a “Pro” version of UV Outliner, which will contain additional features not available in free version. Those of you who purchased previous versions of outliner will be able to use a “Pro” version.

So, what’s new in 2.0:

Memory consumption and performance
Outliner became less resource greedy. This improvement especially useful when working with large outlines. In 2.0 memory consumption is down 2-3 times.
Also performance is greatly improved – arranging data in large outlines now happens much faster.

Outline notes
Any line in the document may have a note associated with it.
Notes may contains formatted text. There is a modifiable style which contains default formatting for notes.

Migration to .Net framework 4.0
New .Net framework 4.0 has few advantages over 3.5:
* improved typography, which means more readable text
* lightweight – no need to download huge framework distribution when installing UV Outliner.

Lot’s of bug-fixes
Bug-fixes with fonts, styles, editing and so on…

Thank you for using UV Outliner!

Written by Fedir Nepyivoda

February 12, 2011 at 1:30 pm

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