This form of export is done via the Plain Text export view, also called the 'Nakakoji' view. The view is pan-document and only one can be opened per TBX document. Unlike HTML export, the scope of export is dictated by selections made on the view. The scope can be:
- the whole TBX document.
- the selected note and contents (children & descendants depending on the template chosen).
- selected note(s), in the current major view (the default selection).
- a path (all notes connected via a selected link type); notes are listed in outline order.
Generally, the second option is the most used. Via use of the envelope & letter technique it is possible to use a small number of templates to cascade across a large number of notes.
Plain text export uses a sub-set of Tinderbox's export code markup. The primary limitation is in use of stylistic mark-up and this method is designed to export plain text for file in UTF-8 encoding. The export data can be selected copied from the export view window if desired, e.g. to avoid creating a file on disk. As the scope of notes exported is controlled by the export view, making data includes via export code are not supported.