Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at 9:47 AM

Using the Reader app

You can share outlines with the Small Picture Reader app.

To use it...

  • Prepare an outline in Fargo that you want to share.

  • When you're ready, choose View in Reader in the File menu.

  • Reader should open, with your outline displayed.

  • You can then send the URL of that page to friends or colleagues, or use the Tweet icon in the left margin to send it to your Twitter followers.


  • Here's an example of an outline from Fargo being viewed in Reader.

Automatic updates

  • Reader is always checking to see if your outline has updated, and when it does, it automatically displays the updated outline.

  • If this bothers you, click the lock icon in the left margin. Reader will hold on to any updates, and only show them when you unlock it.

  • When there are changes the lock icon will change from gray to green.

Rules are removed

  • Rules are used in Trex to format outlines, but they are not interpreted in Reader.

  • To make it possible for you to view outlines in either reading environment, in Reader 0.15 we remove any rules that may be present.

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

By Dave Winer, Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at 9:47 AM. Only steal from the best.