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Scrivener does all of what you're asking for. You can color code documents. You can organize documents in an outline, in a "corkboard," in various collections and categories, and in a hierarchy. You can create keywords represent anything that interests you (characters, locations, plot threads, themes, ...), tag each document with the relevant keywords, and ...


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The easiest solution is to use DTP (desktop publishing) software. It used to be very expensive. It isn't now. There are some free titles available. Personally, I use Serif PagePlus. A free version is available here, but I don't know what the limitations are on this version (usually they then offer you an upgrade for very little). Although you can do the ...


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Etherpad. It has Commenting PLUS change proposals PLUS attribution Output as plaintext (even better than Markdown for the workflow) Collaboration in realtime with color coding Minimal WYSIWYG A local installation for security


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Windows will already do this for you if you just turn on the search contents option. -Open any folder -Go to Tools / Folder Options -Select the Search Tab -Check the radio button for Always search file names and contents. The search will take longer than normal and the results aren't going to be really beautiful, but it'll give you what you want. If ...


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The Literary Machine (http://www.literarymachine.com/) is exactly about storing, finding, and connecting lots of small texts (and more). I never used it much, but the concept was very nice, so it is not really a recommendation, but a research hint. It is local, not server, Windows, I presume. The current version is free (see the download page) but a little ...


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I haven't used it for exactly this kind of thing, but I'd recommend Confluence. It's a wiki software that does full-text searching of everything in it (even attached files). I use it primarily for storing a large collection of PDFs. It's fast, and it's intended to be installed on a server. The $10 for the cheapest license is very affordable for the ...


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I use Evernote and MS One Note for all of my writing work. You can make separate/unlimited notebooks for everything, save web pages and items from the web. You are also able to search all your text in both. You are able to make audio files in both that you are also able to search. In Evernote, you are able to create tags for all of your work that makes ...



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