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

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    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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            • "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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                                • the Option to start in offline mode

                                  I don't want to to be connected all the time. I favourise to go in online mode if i want to use the service. So there should be an option to save the last modus that is used or to configure the mode i would like to use when the software starts

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                                  • Enable features of Docear4Word to allow automatic (re)numbering for lists and update corresponding references in paragrapbased on sort/order

                                    I see that the reference list from Docear is not alphabetically sorted when inserted in MS Word. Moreover, any change of reference in docear (add/delete reference) means order and corresponding number of items in reference list changed. Hence, changes in references in Docear should be automatically updated to corresponding references in MS Word.
                                    A scenario :
                                    I made a project in Docear. I had a mindmap created from 8 pdf documents. Those documents were added into reference list at different time. (it appears that items in reference list of Docear is numbered by time at which they are added ) …

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                                    • How to sort bibliography in Alphabetical Order with Autogenerate key for reference in Docear

                                      When we put an reference list in MS Word for our paper, the reference list should be alphabetically sorted. Hence, Order and number of items in the reference list is totally changed if we add new pdf reference in Docear.
                                      However, I see in my paper processed by MS Word, reference list from Docear is not sorted.Moreover,changes in reference list are not automatically updated to references inserted in paragraphs of my paper.

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                                      • Interactive 'connect'-arrow

                                        When a node connected to another one with a 'connect'-arrow is buried within a folded branch, the node where the 'connect'-arrow ends, that node is still visible with a stump of the arrow. It would be useful, if it would be possible to unfold the branch with the node starting the arrow with clicking on the hanging end of the arrow (that looks as a small bullet).

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                                        • split screen:

                                          With 4000 nodes, I find it hard to re-organize the map. I would like to have the option of seeing multiple parts (2 different sub-nodes) of the map side by side. Right now, I have 1 column of "incoming" and a second (much smaller node) of sorted results.

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