Master the outliner

In this article

You'll learn the basics of the bullet outliner

One of the biggest differences between Delibr and other text editors is that Delibr is a bullet outliner. Being a bullet outliner means that documents in Delibr consist of a list of nested bullets. This gives the documents some powerful abilities. Here are some of them: 

1. You can drill down as far as you like by nesting bullets under each other, but at any time "hide" everything by hiding everything below a certain bullet point. 
2. You can quickly re-organize the content of your document with drag-and-drop or keyboard shortcuts. 
3. The ability to keep details hidden, but easily revealed, makes the outline documents perfect for presentations. Begin with all but the headings hidden, and expand to show relevant sections as you present. 

1. Adding and removing bullets 

Adding a bullet to a document is done by hitting enter while on an already existing bullet. This will create a new bullet under the bullet you were previously standing on. 

To remove a bullet, make sure all text is deleted and hit backspace. You can also remove a bullet from the bullet menu. Click on the bullet you want to remove, choose more and remove (this does not require you to remove all text).

2. Moving bullets and sections within the tree structure

There are two ways of rearranging bullets within a document. 

1. Keyboard shortcuts. Make sure you are focused on the text field of the bullet you want to re-arrange. Hold down ctrl and move the bullet around using arrows (←, ↑, → or ↓).

2. Drag-and-drop functionality. Hover the bullet you wish to move, click and hold the hamburger menu to the left, drag it to the desired new location, and drop it. 

3. Collapse and expand sections 

There are two ways of collapsing and expanding sections. 

1. Click the arrows. Use the arrows to the left of a bullet to expand or collapse. If the bullet is expanded, it will collapse. If it's collapsed, it will expand. 

2. Keyboard shortcuts. While standing on the bullet you wish to expand or collapse, press [ ctrl+space]. If the bullet is expanded, it will collapse. If it's collapsed, it will expand. 

4. Zooming in on a bullet or section 

There are two ways of zooming in to a bullet. 

1. Double-click the bullet. By double-clicking on the bullet you will zoom into the bullet. 

2. Using the bullet menu. Click on the bullet to open the bullet menu, choose more, and zoom in. 

Note: Zooming into a bullet creates a unique URL. The URL can be used to for instance share specific parts of a document with others. 

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