TextEdit has a built-in outliner

by Robert Daeley

Related link: http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?story=20051122224405807

Who knew?! Thanks to this macosxhints.com article for pointing out a cool feature in the 10.4/Tiger version of TextEdit: a built-in outliner.

While in RTF mode, on any blank line, hit Option-Tab to create a list item. Hit Return for the next item and so on. Additional Option-Tabs will increase the indentation; a Return on a blank list line will decrease it.

It uses hyphens to indicate list items by default. Right-Click (or control-click) to choose all kinds of "List..." styles.