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Originally Posted by smcho View Post
And the file format of OmniOutliner looks like binary one. Where can I get the doc/info about this?
From the OmniOutliner Help:

A plain OmniOutliner 3 file is a simple XML-based text file. If you are so inclined, you can open it up in a text editor or manipulate it with text-processing scripts and the like.

Be aware that if you have selected the Compress on Disk checkbox in the Document inspector, the file will be saved in a binary format (using the gzip compression method) and will not be readable as a plain text file.

Also remember that if an OmniOutliner 3 file has ever had a file attached to it, it will have become a Mac OS X package containing the XML contents and the attached files. In that case you'll need to go inside the package to find the XML text file.
But if you're going to go to all the trouble to auto-generate an OmniOutliner XML file, why not just use plain text, one action per line? Then just copy and paste into OmniFocus.

The best way to do this is:
  1. Select an existing action in your OmniFocus main outline where you'd like to insert your list of new actions. The inbox might be a good place to use as a beachhead.

  2. Make sure you're not in edit mode on that action, otherwise a paste operation will paste the entire clipboard contents into a single action's title, which is probably not what you want.

  3. With the existing action selected, copy and paste your plain text actions. OmniFocus will create a new action for each line of text pasted.

  4. Organize new actions as desired.


Last edited by Toadling; 2010-02-26 at 03:08 PM..