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  1. docear4word: install without admin rights

    I have a corporate PC and I can not run the setup program. A zip-file with instructions on where to put the files would allow persons without administrator rights to run docear4word

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    • Separate incoming and literature_repository folders, pdfs moved on import

      I have over 1000 pdfs in my monitored folder. As a result, updating using the refresh function to detect newly added PDFs takes some time, especially the first time.

      It would be great if docear had separate incoming and literature_repository folders. Only the incoming folder would be monitored, and once it was refreshed, the PDFs would be moved to the literature_repository folder, keeping the incoming folder relatively empty.

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      • joining multiple node

        when joining multiple node with pdf file, it will just remove all other pdf file & left one pdf file. Hope can fix this problem.
        Suggest change to "group" & "ungroup" with similar function in ms words.
        So we can gather the same categories information in one group.

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        • Close multiple maps

          Currently we can only close a single map. It is great if can close multiple map by add "close other tabs" & "close tabs to the right" function that similar in chrome.

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          • icon-set for Docear

            Hi,

            I saw an icon-set and I found it useful for Docear. I believe, the way software looks has a great impact on them. The link to this icon-set is:

            http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/EleMint+Icon+Theme?content=165866

            In gnome-look web site, there are lot's of icon-sets that are free. You may consider them for using in Docear, if their license is suitable.

            Cheers,

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            • Projects & sub-projects; their designs directly on a mains mind map

              Hi there
              I wonder a smarter new project deployment or overlaying...

              The workspace panel might be assisted with a parralel pannel that may work completely like a mind map; such that we may organise, relate or deploy new projects and/ or sub-projects directly by simply adding a node after another or by directly dragging and dropping from another node or from a win folder. All of the neccesary backgroung shufflings folder adresses reference materials may also be reorganised by the software...

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              • Manual Download Link

                Do you have a link on the website to download the manual in pdf or word. If not, it would be a great addition. If there is one, where is it located?

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                • Docear4Word: parse csl fields "accessed" and "issued" (day)

                  Styles that contain the csl fields "accessed" or "issued" (day) are not yet parsed correctly (as it works with Zotero, it seems to be a D4W-problem, cf. http://www.docear.org/2012/08/08/docear4word-mapping-bibtex-fields-and-types-with-the-citation-style-language/). These fields would be important for providing retrieval information in the bibliography. Would it be complicated to parse these fields and how much would we have to donate?

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                  • hyperlink

                    It would be very useful to have the capacity to choose between relative path and absolu path when creating an hyperlink

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                    • 1 vote
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                      • "save all mindmaps" also saves changes in bibtex

                        I'd like to have a shortcut/menu item which saves everything. I often overlook the asterisk (unsaved changes) in the bibtex panel.

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                        • (Reliable) Keyboard-based switching between windows

                          The focus doesn't jump back to the map once you clicked something in the ribbon bar. Hitting any Alt-{1-3} doesn't produce a reliable outcome. You can't even see which panel is active right then... either the cursors moves in the map or nothing happens.

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                          • Don't display the wr****** welcome screen all the time

                            Every time I clean up my workspace and close all my maps that wretched welcome screen jumps into my face. I've been trying to remove it from the origins I found but to no avail! Please, please allow me to start with a blank workspace!

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                            • Have integration with bug/issue tracker like BugZilla, or Mantis, or others like these.

                              It would be less time consuming if I could directly sync my issues or bugs from Bugzilla to Docear.

                              I think you could add that option as sub-nodes of the starting point, or from a chosen node.

                              As reference, in eclipse you can see bugzilla tasks, which are fetched from bugzilla server.

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                              • See the assigned keyboard shortcuts

                                In FreePlane you can see the assigned shortcut a menu entry but not in DocEar. As I am switching from FreeMind there are quite a few differences and I need to relearn those anew (like "add local link"). Currently I must open FreePlane to get the key and switch back to DocEar to use it.

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                                • Automatically add file link to manually created reference

                                  Once in my "Literature & Annotations" I can "Create ... reference" but for some papers only manually (blank BibTex). Doing so leaves the General->File field empty although the file details are available.

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                                  • where did the floating icon window [alt+i] go?

                                    In FreePlane I can hit [alt+i] to get the floating icons window. [alt+i][+] gives me a check mark. I do these shortcuts a lot (and almost never use the mouse).

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                                    • Be able to import org-mode text files.

                                      org-mode is an emacs application for organizing notes, links, managements etc. http://orgmode.org/
                                      It is hierarchical by design and it works with pure text files. It should be straigthforward to implement a filter to convert headers to nodes etc

                                      org-mode files also have todo list we could be converted to todo list in docear as well as calendar entries.

                                      Currently org-mode has a very simple freemind export but the output doesn't seem to be compatible with docear. However, this just show you that mindmaps are the perfect compliment.

                                      Also org-mode have a big following among emacs users so an import of…

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                                      • I'd like the monitoring folders to capture more information from PDF comments

                                        It would be great if the monitoring folders captured more information than just the text of a comment. For example, it would be great to also get the comment's author, subject, and color. Xchange has a lot of different ways to tweak the comments and I'd like that to be reflected in this program.

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                                        • saving the ribbon state

                                          i like the ribbons and find them very useful. instead of showing the menues all the time i like to hide them to maximize my working space. On every start of docear they are visible again. so please put an option to save the last state oder configure the general visibility

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