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  1. Pasting screen-caturped images

    Docear seems to be missing an important feature: pasting a screen-captured image directly into the map:
    1. Capture a part of the screen, and
    2. Paste it into the working map.
    As far as I know, we can only insert a picture as a file format in order to insert it into the map.

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    • Option to import selected text from other PDF sources.

      I have an Sony digital paper E-ink reader DPT-S1 - that have ability to highlight text and make annotation notes. But when i try to import those in Docear i see Blue selected text(not yellow) and able to import only annotation notes.

      Is there workaround for this?

      there is file with example annotations.
      https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resid=1D3C39DAE54F289!499953&authkey=!AMfWvPVRTrR0xjQ&ithint=file%2cpdf

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      • Update folder structure to match MindMap

        If you have a flat literature repository, and you organize all of your documents into a MindMap, it would be great if you could click a button that would create folders and move the files into them to match MindMap structure.

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        • A button to open PDF's

          I am a keyboard junkie. I would love to have a button (so that I could assign a keyboard shortcut) to open PDF's. I can't currently find this in any of the ribbons.

          The main usefulness will be to "hit hotkey shortcut" and the PDF opens up.

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          • No password in registration mail

            Please don't send any part of my password, even just the last 3 characters, by unencrypted email!

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            • Pls pls pls its urgent! Organising project folder in th emind map

              Docear's accepting many links into the mind map nodes is extremely useful feature & its extremely easy to click open any link (folder, file, web page etc.) directly form the nodes in the map. Another functionaity that can be added on top of this feature is organizing the whole project folder structure on a mind-map. Such that usual win-explorer functions, drag-drop a (sub)folder, move (etc.) fucntions may be implemented directly on mind-map; dropping a folder from win in to the mind-map would bring links of all subfolderss files etc. on the map and also inserting a new node in the…

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              • Use of different file extensions for freeplane and docear

                using freeplane and docear at the same time on one computer, it's not possible to open for example file.mmd with docear by double clicking in the file browser and for example file.mm by double clicking in the file browser with freeplane. i tried to configure in different ways windows vista sp2 to do so. it didnt work cause freeplane and docear seem only to accept ".mm" as extension.

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                • Preference setting for length of node in characters before an automatic line return. I cannot find such an option

                  Put an options in the preference menu to set the number of characters before a node inserts a <p> or line return automatically. It seems this is set to 100 currently, but I cannot find an option to change it.

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                  • hide node

                    A feature allowing one to hide a node and show hidden notes in a fold or list in the workspace pane would be wonderful. This would represent ideas / subject matter that was considered, but not used. Thus allowing one to retain this information without cluttering the map. Filtering may be able to do this, but it is a bit clunky.

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                    • Incorporate <s> or <del> into format option

                      Along with bold and italic formats, please consider including the html tag format <s> or <del> that would strike-through text. This, in my work, signified an idea that has since been determined to be of little to no use. It is easily done using the <s> or <del> tags in the HTML view, but would nice to have it accessible through the format toolbar.

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                      • basket embedded

                        basket is a software like Onenote, only lack of mindmap, and with basket, the text in Docear can be arranged freely, ok, it's just a little mind storm...

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                        • Easily share-able mind maps and bibliographies

                          Sharing projects between multiple people is difficult because of absolute paths in both the mind map file and any saved bibliography file.

                          Lets say I do two things
                          a) create a project with a file structure beginning (C:\Users\NAME\...)
                          b) create a folder with pdfs and documents with its own .bib file

                          I monitor the folder in b) and add the pdfs as necessary and I link the .bib file.

                          If I wish to share my project with a colleague I first save the mindmap to a shared folder and I give them a link to the project folder, mindmap and…

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                          • Translation

                            Hi,
                            I am using the German Version of Docear. It is very useful to have some German word in the software and it would be great to have everything translated. Until now, I have to go towards the commercial software. Is it planned to translate the Software?

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                            • Username changable

                              I just created Docear account with wrong username. Can you provide an web entry to change the username or provide a method to delete my account that I can create a new one.

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                              • citavi

                                you should be able to import your pdf-files from citavi

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                                • Docear4word - independent bibliographies within a single document

                                  If, within a single document, you need to create multiple bibliographies, an option to select the text for which specific bibliographies should be generated could be convenient. Please. Multiple chapter thesis, or individual bibliographies for intro's and methods.

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                                  • Create a hyperlink from the reference in the text to the bibliography (docear4word)

                                    MS Word has the ability of creating hyperlinks from references to e.g. table and figure captions. It would be nice if the docear4word references could hyperlink to the bibliography.

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                                    • Support for formats other than PDF

                                      We also need support of docx and odf formats.

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                                      • Papers management

                                        1 Autorecognize DOI in papers
                                        2 Create hierarchies of papers based on references list in the end. Add annotations to the places where paper is cited - either direct links to papers from local library (if present) or links to dx.doi.org or another custom doi providers (added as plugins) .
                                        3 Autorecognize authors and titles and other meta and fill in pdf fields for them, if not filled by the author (this will allow to see it when I hover the document with mouse pointer in windows explorer)
                                        4 fetch additional info from dx.doi.org such as tags ...

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                                        • if it was possible to merge two nodes

                                          Sometimes I find it helpful to first highlight a reference or keyword, and then a bit later in the text highlight the rest of the information. These highlights are now imported to docear as two separate annotations. To combine them, I press F2, copy and paste, etc. It would be nice to have a shortcut to do this immediately. This is not a super important feature, but a nice one.

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