I have a some projects in OF which are stalled. I don’t want to delete them but move them into another application since there are also some reference tasks (Links etc.) included. However, I couldn’t figure out a way to copy the complete structure of a project and move it eg. to a note taking app (e.g. OO). Usually I plan projects in OO and then copy it to OF what works great.
Which note taking apps do you use for this purpose to collect references related to projects? Or where do ypu store stalled projects which will perhaps bever continue? OO doesn’t work that well for me since you can not search in multiple documents. What is a good and secure alternative (I don’t want to save my notes on an external server) which works good with OF?
A few options to consider are to export them as .ofocus documents, so you can then just open those documents up and paste the parts you want to use in to your main projects. Consider exporting them the .CSV, or .HTML depending on where else you might want to use the data externally. HTML is good for viewing it quickly anywhere, and is compatible with many applications, but CSV is better for spreadsheets and databases. If you really don’t care about the formatting or attachments, you can also export to plain text. You can select these options in the export dialog after you choose “Export” from the file menu.
I use .ofocus if my intent is to reuse the project(s) or parts of them later. I enjoy the ability to copy/paste the items in directly. It is the best format provided you will have access to OmniFocus later. The other formats make sense if you need a way to view your data without OmniFocus.
True! This might not be obvious, but if you go into the project itself on iOS and use the share extension, you can copy the entire project and paste it into Task Paper. I hadn’t thought of this option since it isn’t something possible yet on the Mac, but it could be ideal depending on the primary purpose of exporting.
I find it quite frustrating that you can’t simply Export & Import documents as in any other application. I admit copying and pasting from “ofocus” to the main window does work though, but it’s just not intuitive way of backing up