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Wikilinks on Mac

Howard Morrison Dec 01, 2014 10:11AM PST

I have just purchased & downloaded the Mac app. The User Guide does not cover wikilinks (or at least a search did not find the subject). When I try to create a link to say 'PageA" in the same section using the format [[PageA]], I get a working link but to a newly created page titled "PageA" not to the "PageA" which already exists in the same section.

The iPad version allows links to existing pages, as does every other app I have met which uses wikilinks.

Am I using the wrong format for wikilinks on the Mac ?

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Val Dec 01, 2014 10:25AM PST OUTLINE Helping Hand
Hello Howard,
thanks for contacting us.

Indeed, putting a word in brackets creates a link to a new page. It was designed this way.
To create a link to existing page, right click that page in the page list, choose Copy link to this page, and then paste this link where you need it.

Does it work for your? Please let me know!
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Howard Morrison Dec 01, 2014 02:34PM PST
No, sorry, it does't work for me. On the Mac "right click" is usually interpreted as "Control + click" but when I do this on the page list nothing happens. The same is true if I use Command, Option or Shift with the click. No drop down list of options appears. I am using a Macbook Pro with a trackpad (OSX Mavericks), rather than a physical mouse, but I find "Control + click" works for me in all other circumstances.

Outline is great in other respects - but wikilinks on the Mac is an important feature for me.

I have to say that I think automatic creation of a new page is an unusual design choice. In all the other wikilink sensitive apps I have used, a new page is only created if the page to be linked to does not exist.

Grateful for any other advice you can offer.


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Val Dec 01, 2014 11:55PM PST OUTLINE Helping Hand
thanks a lot for explanation.

It makes sense indeed. Your request is noted.
We will see what we can do about Wikilinks.

Eager to meet your expectations!

As for page options, this issue is reported to our dev team for investigation.
Sorry for this temporal inconvenience.

I will keep you updated on the status of the fix.

Keep in touch!

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