Is it correct to say:
"In the following, we outline how this can be done".
My main question is that: Is "In the following" at a right place?
You can but it is better to say, In the following [add subject, for example: questions, topic, animals, picture, etc...) we will outline how this can be done. So it will become something like: In the following questions, we will outline how this can be done.
Some other ways to say the same thing:
"The following outlines how this can be done:"
"In what follows, we outline how this can be done."