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Events conspired to keep the latest changes from appearing in January. Nonetheless, we just released:
- An improved active documents tab.
It's now much shorter and only includes documents from the last month. No more truncated titles, tags or document names -- and, the columns are now sortable. Active documents now appear bold in the lists.
- The ability to empty the Trash.
Finally! Get rid of unwanted documents, shared or private. If they're not yours, you'll just be removed from them.
- List numbering and styles.
Nest lists, start numbering them at whatever you like, and display them as alphabetic, numeric, roman numerals, etc. You can also move list items up and down through the context menu (I just moved this list item up one -- cool!).
- Blog posting with categories.
Whatever tags you apply to your documents will now get passed through as blog categories. A very popular request!
- Selecting viewers to e-mail when publishing.
Checkboxes let you control who to include in your messages.
- Various bug fixes.
Pasted links in the HTML view remain intact; context menus and spelling suggestion menus no longer fall off the edges of the window if they're too close to the side or too long; and more. We also shifted some items between the File and Edit menus, when some of you pointed out our inconsistencies.
Firefox released a patch today that fixed the pasting bugs that have been plaguing us. We worked around most of them (insert link, bookmark, etc.), but plain ol' pasting wasn't something we could fix. If your copy of Firefox didn't prompt you to update, just go to Help > Check for Updates.
I hope I can find a good way to continue this.
What the heck is an active document anyway?
There was some programming IDE for MacOS that supposedly did something like this, but the technology would be very cool on a website, and probably not that difficult to implement.
Wiki has all the collaborative bells and whistles but CAN NOT import Word and all the other stuff Writely can do.
I have been doing a lot of playing with Wiki and Word because of a pet project of mine: Get collaboration to write stories. There is Wikifiction but it doesn't take off like Fanfiction.net
The main reason I believe is because most Wikis have a lousy client for editing pages and most would be fiction writers get intimidated by Wiki markup or by the lousy feature poor Wiki edit page. Not even a spell check ? pu-lease!
Writely would be a great front end for a Wiki.
Anyhow, you can see my pet project which is not even in Alpha yet here
PS: I did set up a Writely account but for now I'm trying to do my site in a free Wiki
Greetings with love from kaotixx ( Uli)