The Outline plug-in creates an expandable outline of your document, so that you can quickly switch between different sections, reorder text in the document, and expand or collapse parts of the file.
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 Outline plug-in button on the Plug-ins bar. The second function is outlining as a guide, where Outlining appears on the left side of the editor without the custom bar. The Outline plug-in is installed by default with EmEditor Professional.
While the keyboard focus is inside the Outline custom bar, press the F6 key or ESC key to set the keyboard focus back to the editor.
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. 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+UP to jump up a node and ALT+DOWN to jump down a node.