Possibility to promote or demote headers; possibility to convert headers to lists and visa-versa

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Glenn H.

25 Feb, 2013 03:39 AM

My apologies if these exist already and I missed them.

  1. It would be great to have a menu item for promoting or demoting a header (that is, subtracting or adding # marks). I find myself going out to editors that offer more powerful "search and replace in selection" options to do this. (One can do this with the TOC pane, but it would be nice to be able to do it with the keyboard while editing).

  2. It would be nice to be able to convert headers to lists and lists to headers with a menu item. I can see how it would be hard to figure out what the user wanted by way of hierarchical relationships in the "other" form, but in the presence of the function I suggested in (1), this could be very simple (I think)--converting one or more # to a single * for the former and [spaces]* to a single # for the latter. Promoting and demoting headers could recreate whatever hierarchical structure the user wanted. At the moment, the "Toggle list type" command can do part of the first, but one still has to remove the # marks manually.

The desire for both of the features comes largely from what a great outlining program MMC is, largely because the TOC relies on the hierarchical information embedded in headers (but not in lists). Once I start to fill in my outlines, what had been headers for navigation purposes may become lists within the text.

Thanks for the great program and for considering my suggestions.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Fletcher on 27 Feb, 2013 12:47 AM

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    You can promote/demote with the shift left/right command and key shortcut.

    I'll have to think about the header<->list idea.

    Thanks for the suggestions!

  2. Fletcher closed this discussion on 31 Oct, 2017 03:15 PM.

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