Tuesday Tip: Built-in mini outliner

The text editing engine of Mac OS X comes with a nice hidden feature: a built-in mini outliner that is also available from within DEVONthink. Open a rich text (!) document in a separate window by double-clicking it. On any blank line, type Option-Tab to create a bullet-point. Hit Return for the next item and so on. Additional Option-Tabs will increase the indentation; a Return on a blank list line will decrease it. It uses hyphens to indicate list items by default. Right-click or control-click to choose all kinds of list styles. Isn’t the Mac cool?

3 Responses to “Tuesday Tip: Built-in mini outliner”

  1. Annard Brouwer says:

    Note that this will only work on Tiger!

  2. Christian says:

    This is great. Thanks!

    But is there a way to change the default font for that function? It always uses Lucida Grande 12pt – no matter which font I used before.

  3. webmaster says:

    No, this function is ‘inherited’ directly from the Mac OS X text editing engine and it seems that it does not use our default font but its own.

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