Overview: Notecards can be linked to topics in your outline. When you are ready to start writing, you can export the outline with the content of your notecards included, to prepare for writing. 

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You may drag notecards into the outline from either the Tabletop View or Detail View

  • An advantage of using the Detail View is that you are able to view the full content of the notecards as you choose the ones you move.
  • A reason to use the Tabletop View is that you can move an entire notecard pile into an outline topic. Dragging a notecard pile into the outline will add all of the notecards within that pile.

In the Tabletop View, drag-and-drop a notecard from the tabletop onto a topic in your outline. 

In the Detail View, notecards can be moved by their drag handle (three lines in the upper-right corner, when viewing the content of a notecard). 

Moving a notecard into your outline does not remove it from the Tabletop View or Detail View; it only associates the notecard with the topic in the outline. A notecard can be added to outline more than once, if it applies to multiple topics. Notecards placed in the outline are represented by a notecard icon. 

On the Tabletop View, notecards that are linked to at least one outline topic are marked with a checkmark in the upper left corner. 

To remove a notecard from the outline, drag it out of the outline back onto the tabletop area.

To edit a notecard in the outline, double-click it to open the "Edit notecard" window.