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README

VimOutliner is an outline processor with many of the same features
as Grandview, More, Thinktank, Ecco, etc. Features include tree
expand/collapse, tree promotion/demotion, level sensitive colors,
interoutline linking, and body text.

What sets VimOutliner apart from the rest is that it's been constructed
from the ground up for fast and easy authoring.  Keystrokes are quick and
easy, especially for someone knowing the Vim editor. VimOutliner can be
used without the mouse (but is supported to the extent that Vim supports
the mouse). 

Many of the VimOutliner commands start with a double comma ",,"
because that's very quick to type. All VimOutliner files have the ".otl"
extension. For an overview of the VimOutliner commands you can type ":h
vo_cheatsheet" when you have opened an otl file. For help on VimOutliner
type ":h vo".


* Usage

VimOutliner has been reported to help with the following tasks:

    - Project management
    - Password wallet
    - To-do lists
    - Account and cash book
    - 'Plot device' for writing novels
    - Inventory control
    - Hierarchical database
    - Web site managment

* Characteristics

    - Fast and effective
    - Fully integrated with Vim
    - Extensible through plugins
    - Many post-processing scripts  allow exporting to multiple formats
    - Extensive documentation

For more information on the use of VimOutliner see the README.detailed
file in this directory.


Installation details

To install from the zip file in this page do the following (exchange
"x" with version number from the package you have downloaded):

$ unzip vimoutliner-0.3.x.zip $ cd vimoutliner-0.3.x $ sh install.sh

gzip and vimball archives are available here:

https://github.com/vimoutliner/vimoutliner/downloads


To install from the gzip archive follow these steps:

$ tar -xzvf vimoutliner-0.3.x.tgz $ cd vimoutliner-0.3.x $ sh install.sh

Installing from the vimball archive does not require of external
utilities, just open vimoutliner-0.3.x.vba with Vim and type the following
command to install in your home vim folder:

:so %

If you want to install it in other folder use the following command:

:UseVimball path/to/folder

NOTE: If you install from a vimball archive you need to set the executable
permissions for the scripts in ~/vim/vimoutliner/script (like chmod +x
<script> in Linux/Mac OS X).

Download of all packages can also be done from the Freshmeat site:

 http://freshmeat.net/projects/vimoutliner       


For more detailed installation instructions see the INSTALL file in
this directory.





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