The Outline plug-in outlines a document in EmEditor. There are two major functions of this plug-in. The first function is outlining in the custom bar. A tree view appears when you click the on the Plug-ins bar. The second function is outlining as a guide. Outlining appears on the left side of the editor without the custom bar. The Outline plug-in is installed by default with EmEditor Professional.
Press the F6 key or ESC key to set the keyboard focus back to the editor. The custom bar position can be set from top, bottom, right or left by right-clicking the plug-in button on the Plug-ins bar, and selecting the Properties.
Outlining in the custom bar
A tree view appears when you click the Outline plug-in button on the Plug-ins bar. Or on the Tools menu, point to Plug-ins, and then click Outline. In the Outline custom bar, the outline appears as a tree. You can click on nodes to expand or collapse levels. You can right click on the custom bar and expand all or collapse all. If you click on an item in the custom bar, the main text is synchronized. You can drag and drop an item, to change the order of the text. Selecting ALT+UP or ALT+DOWN moves the selected item up or down within the tree. You can right click on an item and click Select, and the corresponding text will be selected within the main text. The Outline custom bar shows up to 6 levels.
Outlining as a guide
A guide appears on the left side of the editor without the custom bar. By default this outline guide is synchronized with the custom bar. To disable this outlining guide even if the custom bar is displayed, right-click on the Outline button on the Plug-ins bar, select Properties, and clear the Display Outline as Guide check box. In the main text window, when the levels are closed, they display a [...] if there is more text. You can hover over the [...], to view the rest of the text. You can right click and expand all or collapse all, or even expand or collapse to a specific level. Some useful keyboard shortcuts include, ALT+RIGHT to expand, and ALT+LEFT to collapse. ALT+UP jumps up a node and ALT+DOWN jumps down a node.