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  1. being able to work with other mindmap software

    I often use Refworks in my document for writing documents with references. I also need to find a way to use a mindmapping tool to be able to import the references I have written notes with from the reference citation in my document and then add that to the mindmap.
    When you are writing large documents and want any references that have changed to show up in the mind map that would be really handy. I have been using mindmaple and this is a great nice free tool, not sure if you can implement importing the mind maps from one…

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    • Using the XChange Editor..

      Using Xchange Editor instead of Viewer? Any suggestions/ways to do this???

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      • alternating/ shifting menu bars-buttons according to nodes chosen

        menu bars and right click items alternation or change according to the node or item choosen may enhance usage and user comfort & may contribute larger time save throughout long hours of usage

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        • concept maps with more than one root node for Scientific wokrz/ theory construction & testing

          hi,
          we are constanly working on new projects with extensive theories; in detail we try to correlate different concepts, with that way we try to construct new bridges between seemingly unrelated processes and try to test them experimentally in laboratory environment...

          it would be great if we may construct mind maps with more than one "standing alone"-root node and see the whole picture with an extensive wiring or possible connectivity

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          • DocearVR

            Docear is great in creating and mapping the creation of academic documents. When doing there are limitations imposed by the screen space and mouse input. I can imagine that integration with the currently developing VR headsets (eg. Oculus Rift) would allow the Docear user unlimited screen space. Additionally, with hand tracking, navigating and manipulating the mind map could be done with the users hands.
            Are there any thoughts or possibility for VR integration with Docear?

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            • Docear4Word Adding "see", "e.g." and the like

              I really miss the possibility to add words like "see", "e.g.", "c.f." and the like -> As pointed out by several authors (e.g. Pym 2006, Vermeer 2000)

              Furthermore, the "p." for inserting pag reference should be customomizable for other languages p. -> S. (for German etc.)

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              • Drag-and-drop rearrangement of projects in the workspace tab

                To be possible to rearrange (re-sort) projects in the workspace tab/window (left side).

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                • Docear4word recognition of rich text formats in Bibtex

                  Rich text formatting is a fundamental requirement for citations and bibliographies. Special text formats such as italics (used for species names), super and sub scripts. Inclusion of this type of formatting would boost the usability of Docear and Docear4word. Currently, users have to post edit their bibliographies for rich text formatting in their word processor. A lot of time could be saved and Docear made a lot more attractive if this feature was included.

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                  • Extraction of notes from BibTex files

                    When exporting a collection to BibTex with Zotero, there is the option to include the items' notes. These show up as 'anote' fields in the BibTex file. Currently Docear simply ignores these fields (and I believe deletes them after reading the file) – it seems there is no way to import the notes in any way. I imagine it should be relatively straightforward to add them as attributes (like the 'key' and 'authors'); this I think would already be a big help. Even better would be to import them as nodes attached to the relevant pdf.

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                    • More developed spell and grammar checker.

                      Most of time when I import PDF annotation, it has double space between letters and words. By one click, the program can fix it!

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                      • PDF annotation support for STDU Viewer

                        I use STDU Viewer as a PDF file viewer. Important to those of us in some of the sciences are technical files that are in .djvu format, which STDU Viewer has support for. It would be great if you can give all the annotation features that Docear provides for this program as well.

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                        • Easy 'free nodes'

                          apply node settings to all children of the node or a setting to make all nodes free nodes.

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                          • images being properly exported into word

                            I have tried exporting a mindmap into a word (.doc) file and I cannot see the images. When I export them as bmp, there is a space where the image should be (but no image) and when I tried with png or jpeg, not even the space appeared. Any ideas on this issue? Is it a bug? Or is this feature non-existant?

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                            • 3 votes
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                              • Right click images and "Open containing Folder"

                                1. Have an image in docear
                                2. Right click the image
                                3. Have an option to "Open containing folder"
                                4. Docear will open up the folder that holds the image with the image selected.

                                2 votes
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                                • embedding files into the map

                                  I would like to use docear as a presentation program like the powerpoint, if i could embed files into the map, whenever i want to show the audience the particular graph or image or table then embedding file and opening it in an instant image viewer can help.
                                  thanks
                                  raja

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                                  • 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.

                                    21 votes
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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

                                      6 votes
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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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