I'm looking for an authoring tool (for a book project - don't ask for more details just yet). It needs to work on a Mac.
The end goal is to create a Word document that makes use of styles only. No manual formatting, font changing etc.
Surely Word itself (and similar monstrosities, such as OpenOffice) can't be the only option?
I took a look at Scrivener, which seems nice, but exports really bad Word docs. I would love to use Pages, but it doesn't do outlines (WTF?). MultiMarkdown sounds perfect, but doesn't export to (real) Word docs. Mellel seems nice, too - but again, the Word export just creates formatted text (no styles).
John Bergmayer's comment on 43folders sums up my requirements perfectly:
The dream program for me would be a standard word processor, but one that REQUIRES the use of styles for all text. No free-form. No manually applying and formatting, ever. Add a mode for easier drafting/rearranging/outlining and good full-screen, and I’d be very happy.