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  1. import document structure from lyx

    Any chance you could add the ability to import a document structure (table of contents) into a mind-map from LaTeX or better yet Lyx?

    I often find it handy to analyze a document by breaking it down and rearranging it via a mind-map. I don't want the body of the text, just the headings, sub headings and so on. Its a quick and handy way of sifting to the very important/relevant contents you need to to work with.

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    • supporting the export of the attributes together with the nodes when exporting to word

      Generally every paper involves many aspects that we want to comment on, e.g., keywords, methods, novelty etc, and we often need to use some criteria to filter out which paper we are interested in. We could use different child nodes for one paper for different aspects, but even if paper A has an interesting node a, when we use this as a filter, we will not be able to see A's other children b,c, etc. So using attributes for these aspects is a good choice to show all the things together, but I notice that when exporting to .doc, the…

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      • enabling handwriting notes taking with pen like Microsoft Onenote

        One of the most convenient features in One-note that I missed the most after shifting to Docear is handwritten notes. it would be great if you added this feature so one can take notes with drawing tablets. The paper in Onenote is of infinite size so no need to flip to new page to continue your notes and what is more, it is searchable with the smart handwriting recognition feature.
        I hope I can do the same in Docear.

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        • to be able to choose which fields of the data base are displayed when adding the reference.

          only a sort of id number is appropriate to characterize a data base entry. Therefore it should be possible to display other fields than only the default fields in the window where I select the reference to add it.
          The best would be to display just all fields present in the original data base.

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          • Import SVG images into the mind map

            The images supported currently include JPEG, GIF and PNG. Please add SVG to the list. This would make exporting to LaTeX even better for technical publication.

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            • Alt keyboard shortcuts for using tab bar

              Using the alt key, you can navigate to any command in the tab bar in microsoft office and other programs that use a tab bar in its user interface (http://thenewpaperclip.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/01/WindowsLiveWriter/ShortcutKeysinWord2007Excel2007PowerPoin_EDB7/shortcuts%5B9%5D.png). Please implement these types of shortcuts in Docear.

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              • Integration with Highlights app for Mac

                It would be great if Docear could recognize PDFs' highlighted text from Highlights App for Mac. This should allow docear to import them as annotations.
                I'm using Highlights App because it allows you to organize your highlighted text in the pdf by color. For every color you use, you can assign a specific category so that every time you come back to that study you can easily recall what was the parts that you were supposed to cite/quote, the parts where you agree or disagree on etc. It's a pretty unique feature and it's very helpful. A good integration with…

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                • Organize notes by sections and subsections in PDF document

                  I take a lot of notes in PDF documents. It would be useful to organize them by chapter, section, and subsection (i.e. notes taken in section 1.3.3 of a document are in a "1.3.3 node"), and possibly by color (for example grey highlights in a node with a gray outline).

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                  • At least include Latex formulas in plain text when Exporting

                    There is no Export function that includes Latex formulas from the mindmap. I suggest to handle them like another Details box. This will still be relevant when you upgrade to the newest freeplane version, because of backwarts compability.

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                    • Upgrade to the newest freeplane version ...

                      ... for better Latex support

                      Freeplane deprecates the Latex boxes, which are still used in Docear. I like the new concept to activate the latex feature in a node by typing "\latex"

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                      • 5 votes
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                        • 7 votes
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                          • Update of JabRef to the last version (3.4 at the moment)

                            The used version of JabRef is somewhat outdated. It would be helpful, to use the actual version with its new features. May be it is possible to update the JabRef by a link to the jar-file?
                            Best regards, Christian

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                            • pin the program to the taskbar

                              I don't like having a lot of icons in the desktop. I have all the programms I use in the taskbar, but docear. i'll be great to have docear too

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                              • pdf xchange

                                i want to know how to use pdf xchange for Mac, i have alreadly fixed several pdfs but that can't work with docear,i really like docear but is there any solution for Mac?

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                                • automatic matching nodes and references

                                  now, I have to drag&drop the references from the reference window to the nodes to match them, the nodes may be PDF links. if i have a lot of this kind of nods, i have to drag&drop the icons one by one, it;s boring! so i wander if there is a way to match references and nodes automatically, maybe according their name or other. thanks, maybe this suite already provides this function but i haven't found it.

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                                  • support for high dpi screen

                                    I'm using MS Surface Pro4 with 2736×1824 dpi, which makes the control panels and icons too small to discriminate them, why not support high dpi screens for better experience?

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                                    • metadata extraction from doi

                                      since in mostly all papers the digital object identifier (doi) is apparent, why not using it to get the citation data directly from the journals page, instead of using google scholar, which does not work for all documents

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                                      • Using PDF-XChange Editor V6

                                        Hello,

                                        My name is Patrick and I work at Tracker Software Products ltd (publishers and designers of PDF-XChange). I have installed your Docear system in response to our mutual user's request, and can see that our replacement for the PDF-XChange Viewer The PDF-XChange Editor is not supported.

                                        The Editor was built from the ground up as a replacement for the viewer starting in 2013. I am happy to say that though our initial releases of the Editor could not really hold a candle to the tried and true Viewer, it now surpasses the Viewer in almost every respect. New compatibility…

                                        14 votes
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                                        • Docear webbrowser integration, Webbased Platform agnositic PDF viewer & Hypothes.is

                                          This is long but bear with me....

                                          1. Docear integration with popular browsers (firefox, chrome, konqueror etc) for Zotero like functionality
                                          2. move PDF viewer to default platform agnostic PDF viewer - webbased seems logical - eg .js used in above browsers.
                                          3. Intergrate with annotation/highlight import from online scholarly annotation project - hypothes.is
                                          4. integration with webbased office - googledocs, windows, and most importanlt upcoming libreoffice online (as well as offline - as previously requested)
                                          5. full emacs org integration as requeated previously - including taking the opportunity to possibly import ideas from org, eg task making, calender/time marking…

                                          6 votes
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