I just wanted to comment on how much I enjoy using TaskPaper. Taskpaper to me is a functional text based outlining program. That is, it is first and foremost a text outlining tool that you can use to develop text ideas or, writing out ideas in text, in an outline format (sort of).
Right now I am starting to tackle a rebuttal argument from petitioning the Air Force to retroactively correct my service records. Long story but, it is way overdue.
I put the four page letter from the USAF review board in TaskPaper. Now I have to review where I disagree with their interpretation of my evidence and carefully review their decisions and, their many errors.
I also want to keep looking at the whole document so I don’t lose track of what I am responding to. Using TaskPaper it was so easy to create a tag, in this case “@re”, and put it after every Project name in the letter that I want to respond to. Then I click on any “re” tag and I will have only the parts of the document I wanted to start working on.
Of course, I can still focus out and see the whole document at any time.
Since TaskPaper has no way to style individual words, use hanging indents, insert page breaks, add images, or add headers or footers, I will still have to copy paste eventually back to Nisus, my word processing program. But that is not a problem - would be nice to have but, not holding my breath.
What makes Taskpaper so nice is that now I can roll up my sleeves and start arguing my case, point by point, using TaskPaper.