Monday, December 30, 2013 at 9:54 AM

Archiving sections of large outlines

If an outline is getting large, you may want to archive pieces of it.

It works by converting a sub-outline into an include.

An advanced feature

  • This is an advanced feature and should only be used by people who understand includes, and have large outlines that are taking a long time to save. Most people don't need to archive sections of their outlines, at least not yet.

Archived material can't be edited

  • Only archive sections that you don't need to edit, because you won't be able to edit them.

  • For example, if you're keeping a blog in Fargo, you might want to archive July's posts at the beginning of August, only if you're sure you won't need to edit them.

How to

  • Put the cursor on the section of the outline you want to archive.

  • Choose Archive outline from the File menu.

  • Click OK to the confirmation prompt.

  • Wait a few seconds.

  • The bar cursor should change to an include node.

Technical details

  • The archives are stored in the archive sub-folder of your Fargo folder in Dropbox.

  • They're stored in a calendar structure and given fairly cryptic names that are very unlikely to "collide" with each other.

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By Dave Winer, Monday, December 30, 2013 at 9:54 AM. When in doubt, blog.