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Please consider adding the ability to open a section of an outline (OO file) in a new window similar to what Circus Ponies NoteBook has with its menu > Page > "Open in a New Window." I find this very useful in NoteBook as I can read from one page while working in another. You do not break your files into pages as NoteBook does, so you would have to implement it differently, perhaps the ability to hoist a section into a separate window so that this window can be viewed alongside a different section.

Or if you have something like this already and I just don't know about it, please tell me.


Yes, this would be a very useful addition for us as well.

We often need to be working in one section of our very long outline, while looking at another section... sometimes even dragging-and-dropping information between the two sections. However, this just isn't possible in the current version of OmniOutliner. Even if we collapse all the sections, we still have to scroll for a very long time.

We would love to use the "Hoist" functionality to "focus in" on two sections, but you can't do that either. You can only hoist one section at a time! OmniOutliner doesn't let you hoist more than one section simultaneously!

We need to be able to see 2 different sections at the same time, even if these 2 sections are at completely different ends of a gigantic outline.
A few more thoughts on this:

Microsoft Word and FileMaker Pro also allow the ability to open up as many windows as you want for the exact same document. This would probably be the ideal solution to this problem.

And another solution to this problem would be to emulate another Microsoft Word trick: the ability to split any window into 2 panes, so you can be looking at 2 different sections simultaneously.

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