Convert a Column to Notes?


New user here trying out Omnioutliner. Is there a way to convert column to notes? Specifically, I imported an outline with several columns, where the last one is a notes column. Since Omnioutliner seems to have a dedicated notes functionality, I’d like to transfer the data in the notes column for each row into the notes section for each row and then delete the old column. Is that possible (other than manually)?


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If you have OmniOutliner Pro, you can use this script.


property nameColumn : "Notes"

tell application "OmniOutliner"
	tell front document
		set listRows to every row
		repeat with i in listRows
			set textCellNotes to value of cell nameColumn of i
			set note of i to textCellNotes
		end repeat
	end tell
end tell


Thanks! Yes, trying out Pro, so I will give the script a shot.



You’re welcome. I hope it solves your problem.


This worked for me as well! Thank you so much @unlocked2412!


Very interesting, worked perfectly.
However, it attached the note to the first column and now I moved columns… Can I mve the note?



Is it possible to do it the other way around?


So, does it really mean, one cannot do it the other way around, namely: Move Notes into a column prior to or throughout the export?