Monday, December 30, 2013 at 7:31 PM

The Arrow Pad

The arrow pad is designed to make reorganizing and navigating in an outline easy on a tablet like the iPad.

To access the arrow pad, choose the command from the Outliner menu.

Screen shot.

There are two buttons and four arrows.

The leftmost button says either Navigate or Reorg.

  • If it says Navigate, the arrows move the cursor.

  • If it says Reorg, the arrows reorganize the outline.

The arrows move in the indicated direction, when you click them.

  • They are only enabled if movement in the indicated direction is possible. They are structural, so left moves to the parent when navigating, or moves the bar cursor outline out a level in

The rightmost button says either Expand or Collapse.

  • The setting depends on whether the cursor is on a headline that is expanded or collapsed, and it says what the button will do if you click on it.

When you're in text mode in the outline, the arrow pad automatically goes into Reorg mode.

Last built: Tue, Dec 9, 2014 at 3:29 PM

By Dave Winer, Monday, December 30, 2013 at 7:31 PM. Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain.