I’m sorry if this question has and obvious/easy answer but:
I am unable to create new rows when I paste a chunk of text from a text editor into in Outliner. If I paste text into a new blank document the text appears as a single row or section. Once I go into that row, can I not split this text into new rows? As far as I can tell, when I try to split the pasted text into rows, a new row is created below the pasted text but the text does not go with it.
I hope this question is worded correctly. Thanks for the help.
If I understand your question, you can split a row by pressing Control-Return.
That did work. I tried this earlier, but apparently I had another application running that was overriding the control-return key combination system wide. Quit that application, and now everything is fine. Thanks.
“paste as multiple rows” would be a great feature
I agree @junk. One of my weekly workflows involves copying a list from a webpage and putting it into an outline. I then cut and paste each line to a seperate row (I could do ‘Ctrl-Enter’ but I also need to remove a small amount of text). ‘Paste each line as a seperate row’ would be a command I’d love to have (or maybe something that could be done through a script??).
Try the “Useful Scripts” bundle: http://downloads2.omnigroup.com/software/MacOSX/Extras/OmniOutliner/OmniOutlinerUsefulScripts.dmg
One of the scripts is called “Create New Outline From Clipboard”. I believe it will do what you’re looking for.
(Note: not all the scripts in that bundle still work right under OO5, but I’m using this one under OO5, and it seems to work fine.)
Hi Hanzo, if you click on a row first then paste the text is that what you want? If the cursor is actually in the cell then you get only a single row with the entire clipboard pasted in it, but should get multiple rows if you select a row before pasting.
I just signed up to the forums only to thank you for this answer 🙌.
It just saved me so much time and makes OO so much nicer to use.