Since DT stores the original file, would it not be possible to allow present the file to the associated application for editing?
Then you would just let the file live in DT and edit it there.
If the file format was understood then it would be possible to display it with Wiki style behaviour too which would solve one of the main shortcomings of OO for me.
In some sense I want to use OmniOutlner as a meta data editor, using the outline to to define a folder structure with descriptions, definitions and other lightweight data and have scope to add supporting documents into the tree. I suppose I really want to be able to use the comment section as a DT Group and add the VoodooPad Wiki style things to record links between different bits of sructure.
If you are creating configurable meta data, Omni Outliner mght eb a good model for the data interface with columns as fields and the comments section as a file or group actual data.
Omni Outliner has a fantastic interface for swiftly getting down some disparate thoughts and organising them but it runs out of steam when it comes to actually doing something about them.
If I had DT’s functionality for managing associated data and a combination of DT’s search and statistical techinques and VoodooPad’s simple wickying to help me actually do the work, I would be very happy indeed.
For example, if I had to put together a support manual. I would like to be able to lay out the structure using something like Omni Outliner. Gather the relevant data, user queries, documentation, illustrations, design notes in the relevant locations. Write documents that reflect that information and make relevant cross references and then be able to export the document in various formats, possibly according to standard templates. At the moment Outliner does a great job of the first bit then runs out of steam. DT on the other hand is great for storing and retrieving the data but is more clunky on the data input/output side.
For this reason I don’t it’s really the text editing aspect of outlining that I would really miss. I actually find Word’s outlining rather flaky as it is tring to do too many things, organise fomatting in particular. OmniOutliner on the other hand, in its limited domain, approaches perfection.
On neat feature would be if attachments to rtfs were indexed where the file format is supported.
Please don’t get me wrong, I like DT a lot and am using it heavily but it is now tantalisingly close to being even better (for my purposes)
Possibly there are two apparently similar but different concepts here. What I want would be a Wiki-enabled meta data comment editor with easy keyboard group creation and intuitive single key navigation. Can you do a deal with Omni?