On 08/21/2009 07:00 PM, Steve Litt wrote:
Hi all,

Thank you so much for the outline view on LyX 1.6.x. You need two or three
more buttons to make the outline view fully functional:

* Insert
* Delete
* Maybe "Insert Subservient"

Add this to trac, Steve. It's a good idea, and I'm sure someone will implement it.


The Insert function inserts a new heading, at the level of the current
heading, directly above either the next heading at the current level, or if
the next heading superior to the current level, whichever comes first. A little
window should pop up for you to type the text of the heading into. This can be
mapped to the Insert key, which at least on my LyX is unmapped.

The Delete function deletes the current headline and everything subservient to
it. This function should have an "are you sure" screen, and maybe highlight in
the document view everything that will be deleted. No need for a keyboard
mapping --- this should not be done thoughtlessly.

The "Insert Subservient button would insert a headline 1 level subservient to
the current level, just above the next headline 1 level subservient to the
current one or the next level superior to that. In other words, it goes below
any text directly below the current outline. Maybe map this to Ctrl+Insert or

With these two or three added buttons you now have a fully functional outline
processor integrated with the document processor. True, this outline processor
isn't as fast or featureful as VimOutliner, but it can be used to
design/outline chapters.

I just tried designing a chapter with the current outline mode without the
buttons, and it's so slow as to make you forget what you're doing. You must
repeatedly type in headlines in the doc, then give them headline level
environments, then move them around with the up and down and in and out. I
can't explain why, but it's incredibly slow, and it takes your mind away from
the designing.

You know, even just the one Insert button would make this a WHOLE BUNCH faster
to use.



Steve Litt
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