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Forum: Applying OmniFocus 2011-07-08, 08:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,643
Posted By dp1
Event-Triggered Action

I'll experiment with this. Thanks, Pete.
Forum: Applying OmniFocus 2011-07-07, 08:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,643
Posted By dp1
Thanks, CatOne. Unfortunately, that particular...

Thanks, CatOne. Unfortunately, that particular option would require other changes to my procedure. In my setup, a flag means "You don't sleep tonight until this is done."
Forum: Applying OmniFocus 2011-07-07, 06:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,643
Posted By dp1
Event-Triggered Action

I have a single action that cannot be done until after an event occurs. I don't know when that event will occur. Yet, the action is essential and, after the event has occurred, will be urgent. I...
Forum: Applying OmniFocus 2011-02-12, 04:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,004
Posted By dp1
OF as part of a unified system?

Thanks for your reply, GrumpyDave. I'm certain that you're correct that, at least at the current stage of development, there isn't a system that does it all. Better to have specialized tools that...
Forum: Applying OmniFocus 2011-02-11, 09:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,004
Posted By dp1
OF as part of a unified system?

Imagine a paper-based workflow system consisting of a calendar, action list, and journal (often in the same book). When a project is in the future, this system functions as a planning and reminder...
Forum: Applying OmniFocus 2010-12-07, 09:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,424
Posted By dp1
How to make the cream rise to the top

It's not so much that the priorities are shifting, as that additional items are being added, which makes it necessary to revise the list order. The problem is that I'm coming from a tool that allowed...
Forum: Applying OmniFocus 2010-12-07, 05:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,424
Posted By dp1
How to make the cream rise to the top

Good feedback. Thanks to everyone. I'm leaning toward the idea of separate groups for different levels of priority. What are the tradeoffs of that approach?
Forum: Applying OmniFocus 2010-12-06, 01:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,424
Posted By dp1
How to make the cream rise to the top

I've got a Single Actions project that contains 80+ actions in the same context. All are available. None has a hard deadline. None is contingent upon another. From OF's point of view, they are all...
Forum: Applying OmniFocus 2010-11-22, 04:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,239
Posted By dp1
Managing complex projects

I'll consider it, but they probably consider me a pretty high-maintenance client. It sounds like I'm constantly critical, but the fact is that their stuff is so good that I pretty much live in it....
Forum: Applying OmniFocus 2010-11-22, 06:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,239
Posted By dp1
Managing complex projects

- Project outlines typically include Points of Contact, Request for Quote, Scope of Work, Policies, and other elements that I hoist, convert to PDF, and email to contractors.

- Outlines sometimes...
Forum: Applying OmniFocus 2010-11-20, 05:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,239
Posted By dp1
Managing complex projects

I use it for projects that have many milestones and dependencies, But I have the same issue with it as with OO. To my knowledge, it doesn't sync in any way with OF. My problem isn't with project...
Forum: Applying OmniFocus 2010-11-17, 05:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,239
Posted By dp1
Managing complex projects

Thanks for the idea, but unfortunately, that's the heart of the problem. I do execute simpler projects entirely within OF. But the outlines of the projects to which I'm referring exceed OF's...
Forum: Applying OmniFocus 2010-11-15, 10:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,239
Posted By dp1
Managing complex projects

I'm nearly paperless, but that seems irrelevant. Whether paper or digital, you're still looking at double entry. The actions need to be tracked in the project tool, but also in OF. Some sort of...
Forum: Applying OmniFocus 2010-11-13, 12:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,239
Posted By dp1
Managing complex projects

Some of my workload consists of multi-month projects, which I manage in OmniOutliner. A typical project outline contains many pages of deeply-nested non-action reference data which make it...
Forum: Applying OmniFocus 2010-07-17, 08:07 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,255
Posted By dp1
Dovetailing OF with complex outlines in other tools

I run some of my projects from OmniOutliner Pro documents which are many pages long, deeply hierarchical, and contain screenshots and diagrams. Nearly every item is an action of some sort, but it...
Forum: Applying OmniFocus 2010-07-14, 06:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 8,304
Posted By dp1
I'll do that. Thanks for the replies.

I'll do that. Thanks for the replies.
Forum: Applying OmniFocus 2010-07-14, 02:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 8,304
Posted By dp1
Finding all actions on a specific date or in a date range

I'm a bit new, so please bear with me. I'm trying to decide whether to commit to an activity on 08/02/2010. I can see in iCal that I have no conflicts in terms of appointments. But it's possible that...
Forum: Applying OmniFocus 2010-02-14, 10:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 13,480
Posted By dp1
Thanks to all who responded. Helped clarify my...

Thanks to all who responded. Helped clarify my thinking on a number of points.
Forum: Applying OmniFocus 2010-02-14, 09:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 13,480
Posted By dp1
I see your point. In the effort to extend OF's...

I see your point. In the effort to extend OF's features, I would end up crippling some other capabilities. Thanks for the insight.
Forum: Applying OmniFocus 2010-02-14, 08:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 13,480
Posted By dp1
That's a critical consideration. I'm currently...

That's a critical consideration. I'm currently managing this in a FileMaker database, and scripting the transfer of dated items into iCal. My main reason for moving to OF is the iPhone client. If...
Forum: Applying OmniFocus 2010-02-14, 08:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 13,480
Posted By dp1
I see your point, I think. Upcoming deadlines can...

I see your point, I think. Upcoming deadlines can be viewed across contexts. This requires me to put firm deadlines on actions that might not otherwise require them. But I would still miss the action...
Forum: Applying OmniFocus 2010-02-14, 08:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 13,480
Posted By dp1
That's an interesting idea. Since I'm just...

That's an interesting idea. Since I'm just starting, and have no legacy overhead to convert, let's extend it a bit. What if I had no sub-contexts, but populated the note with whatever variables were...
Forum: Applying OmniFocus 2010-02-14, 08:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 13,480
Posted By dp1
I'm confused. If I put a note on an Office...

I'm confused. If I put a note on an Office action, I won't see it in other contexts. If I understand correctly, you are recommending multiple entries for the same action in order to cope with...
Forum: Applying OmniFocus 2010-02-14, 07:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 13,480
Posted By dp1
My boss often leaves town for several days...

My boss often leaves town for several days without informing me in advance, but is usually available via email. In that event, the Boss items get put on hold, and I might miss the deadline. Although...
Forum: Applying OmniFocus 2010-02-14, 07:45 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 3,105
Posted By dp1
Newbie iCal syncing questions

You would think that I could test this myself without bothering the forum, but I have not yet synced with iCal for the first time, and want to make sure that I understand what's going to happen, lest...
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