Would you like more output options such as printing with a table of contents, different margins, headers, etc?
- Yes, I would like these options
- No, I would not like these options
First, just wanted to say that this is a great program I stumbled upon and the first of these I plan on purchasing (WriteRoom 2, Ulysseys, Mori, etc.) as soon as it’s available.
I’ve been using it to write some articles recently and it’s very useful (a little overkill in some areas but that’s better than having less features than I want/need).
The only issue is something someone has brought up in the past and that I hope you would reconsider.
The output options are fairly limited, in terms of formating, including headers/footers, a title page, etc. I know you want this to be a sort of “working space” and not a place to polish, but I really think the effort required to add adequate output options (say, to PDF) aren’t much and would make this program MUCH more attractive to most writers.
For example, I just wrote an article in there and I was ready to send it to the editor. I export it to RTF and the title shows up–so far, so good. But it’s only italic, not bold, which is a little odd (maybe because it was just a text file title and not a group title), but still fine. But what about my name? Should I manually enter it? That seems a bit strange in a program where I’m focusing on the words not on who I am.
And what about page numbers with my name next to them? Should I go through in Word and add all that?
Why not simple options when you go to print (and, remember, you can ‘print’ to PDF on the mac so that would also in essence be an export options) such as margins, title page, headers, spacing, font sizes, table of contents? You already have a whole outline set up, why not encorporate that into a table of contents if we want upon printing?
I know this isn’t a small thing by any means, but from the program you’ve created I believe you could do this without too much trouble at all, and I would be willing to pay personally 50%-100% more for a program that had this versus what I would want to pay for one that didn’t.
Thanks for your consideration! And thanks for making my writing go by so much easier.