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Use relative dates in OmniOutliner 3 Apps
If one of your columns is set to Date format in Omni Outliner 3, typing "next week," "last wednesday," etc., will enter the actual real date, in the format specified in your preferences. This is great for making to do lists

I tried it in the Pro version, but I don't see why this would be a Pro-only feature.

[robg adds: This works in the standard version, too. Just make sure you use the contextual menu to set the column type to Date.]
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Use relative dates in OmniOutliner 3
Authored by: alblue on Feb 04, '05 11:57:24AM

Nice -- this works in OmniOutliner 2.2.6 as well.



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Use relative dates in OmniOutliner 3
Authored by: Han Solo on Feb 04, '05 05:15:17PM

Yes, I had noticed this in earlier 2.x versions of OO as well -- didn't think of submitting it as a hint.



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Use relative dates in OmniOutliner 3
Authored by: melvinwalker on Feb 04, '05 12:07:00PM

This works in a lot of apps! I wrote a small app in Cocoa that kept track of dates, and when I would type things like "next Monday" it would fill in the correct date. I've been assuming that Cocoa apps get this behavior for free, but that is just an assumption.



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Authored by: bornste on Feb 04, '05 12:16:57PM

Hi,
I'm new to the site and need some advice and direction that maybe someone can help with. I have a Mac G3 and a suspicion that some of my employees have been using the computer inappropriately. I'm not quite sure what they have been doing but one in particular seems to shut down and close files, windows, etc very quickly when I come around. Any suggestions as to where and how to look for hidden stored cache files or is there another way to track where someone has been on the computer. Thanks, David



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Use relative dates in OmniOutliner 3
Authored by: TTop on Feb 04, '05 01:32:21PM

Hi, you didn't post this question in the appropriate place -- this message area is about the specific OmniOutliner tip. Visit the Forums to find a more appropriate area for your question.



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Use relative dates in OmniOutliner 3
Authored by: vancenase on Feb 04, '05 12:37:21PM

(perhaps subjective, but ...) what do you guys think of OmniOutliner 2 vs. 3 ... worth the upgrade?



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Authored by: TTop on Feb 04, '05 01:34:54PM

I think it seems nicer. I haven't explored all the new features yet, but the interface seems a little crisper, it will show you where page widths are delimited, and I like the inline notes. Supposedly the styles interface is easier (and it looks that way at a glance, but I haven't used it yet). I'm using the standard edition, it seems like it's worth the $20 to upgrade.



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Use relative dates in OmniOutliner 3
Authored by: vocaro on Feb 04, '05 07:18:05PM

Download the trial version and you can decide for yourself...



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Authored by: quentinsf on Feb 05, '05 10:35:24AM

I was hesitant about the upgrade. I thought v3 looked a bit too busy and lacked the elegant simplicity of v2. But then I discovered that by turning off or disabling or hiding most of the new features, the interface is as clean as it was before.

And the new features are nice. I like being able to adjust the line spacing (extra space before important headings) and the export to Word in the Pro version is much better. You can, I think, load your v2 docs into the trial version of v3 Pro and export them, though...



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