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by geoffh
Tue Jan 11, 2011 5:02 am
Forum: Reviews & Recommendations
Topic: No 1
Replies: 35
Views: 13669

Re: No 1

Good post Bobueland! The Tree of Man , Patrick White Runners-up: Something Wicked this Way Comes , Ray Bradbury The Unusual Life of Tristam Smith , Peter Carey Lolita , Vladimir Nabokov Franz: When I was a teenager One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich had a powerful effect on me, one that I came t...
by geoffh
Fri Jan 07, 2011 8:47 am
Forum: Reviews & Recommendations
Topic: The Millennium Trilogy by Stieg Larsson
Replies: 21
Views: 4235

Re: The Millennium Trilogy by Stieg Larsson

I "did" the Millennium over Xmas too, and was shocked to read it in just three days, a speed which was partly the result of its page-turning style, but also due to the ease (newly discovered, for me) of reading ebooks. I just sat back in my very comfy computer chair and kept clicking and c...
by geoffh
Thu Dec 23, 2010 1:17 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: For lovers of the bizarre
Replies: 10
Views: 1732

Re: For lovers of the bizarre

"Posts on the teen's Facebook page indicated a deep-seated animosity towards fruit, and his favorite groups included Stealth Tactics against Lemons, How to Field-dress a Pawpaw and Watermelon Trophy Gallery."
by geoffh
Thu Dec 23, 2010 11:13 am
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: For lovers of the bizarre
Replies: 10
Views: 1732

Re: For lovers of the bizarre

"Police cited similarities to recent unprovoked attacks on apples and oranges in the Cambridge area".
by geoffh
Thu Dec 23, 2010 4:58 am
Forum: Reviews & Recommendations
Topic: Mind Mapping Software - Freeplane
Replies: 1
Views: 1183

Re: Mind Mapping Software - Freeplane

Freeplane development has really taken off now, and in the latest "Preview" version (1.2.1) they have introduced a new feature - "Details" which mean you can have three major blocks of information associated with each node (the others being:, the main node text, and a "Note&...
by geoffh
Sat Dec 18, 2010 4:53 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Customer Support Closed for Christmas and New Year
Replies: 26
Views: 5710

Re: Customer Support Closed for Christmas and New Year

Enjoy the Christmas and New Year break Keith, Ioa and David. You have given us all lots of gifts over the year so its definitely time to kick up your heels and have fun with friends and family.

Geoff
by geoffh
Thu Dec 16, 2010 5:50 am
Forum: Feedback (Windows)
Topic: Is anyone using a text expander with the Windows Version?
Replies: 5
Views: 814

Re: Is anyone using a text expander with the Windows Version?

I remember looking for a windows text expander a few years back and couldn't find anything even near approaching the functionality of the simple TextPlus app that I still use on my very aged Palm Treo. It was rather strange that there seemed to be nothing out there! I have moved back to mac now, so ...
by geoffh
Thu Dec 16, 2010 3:21 am
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Ungroup in Corkboard: Retain Nesting
Replies: 10
Views: 1054

Re: Ungroup in Corkboard: Retain Nesting

Dear Ioa

Many thanks for all those great suggestions, lots of possibilities to explore. The reason I overlooked containers originally was that I was trying them out with nested documents (which didn't work of course) and only later realised that this was not critical for my purposes.

cheers

geoff
by geoffh
Wed Dec 15, 2010 3:59 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Ungroup in Corkboard: Retain Nesting
Replies: 10
Views: 1054

Re: Ungroup in Corkboard: Retain Nesting

Actually having played around with this a bit more, I think I can get all the functionality I described above with an ordinary folder. As long as there is no nesting of the items in the binder view, the cards remain where they are as I switch focus. And even if I turn freeform corkboard off for anot...
by geoffh
Wed Dec 15, 2010 7:09 am
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Ungroup in Corkboard: Retain Nesting
Replies: 10
Views: 1054

Re: Ungroup in Corkboard: Retain Nesting

Hi Ioa Many thanks, that's brilliant. :D Using a collection's flat view does solve the basic problem since the arrangement of cards is retained even if you shift focus in and out of the collection. Below I describe the way I see using this now, as the argument mapping component of a larger template ...
by geoffh
Tue Dec 14, 2010 7:28 am
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Password Protection and perhaps some sort of encryption?
Replies: 14
Views: 3221

Re: Password Protection and perhaps some sort of encryption?

From the point of view of the docs inside your Secure Test container, yes you are doing things correctly. My only recommendation in using this method is that you check, on an application by app basis, whether the app creates any automated backups of the files you are working with. Scrivener, for exa...
by geoffh
Sun Dec 12, 2010 6:53 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Mellel, Bookends, Sente, Zotero....
Replies: 24
Views: 3657

Re: Mellel, Bookends, Sente, Zotero....

Ah thanks for the link Eric, thats great news! Maybe now Endnote will even consider dropping their outrageous prices!

cheers

geoff
by geoffh
Sun Dec 12, 2010 5:35 am
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Mellel, Bookends, Sente, Zotero....
Replies: 24
Views: 3657

Re: Mellel, Bookends, Sente, Zotero....

Personally I don't like Zotero as I have a distrust of online services that don't have an offline equivalent. Actually all of Z's core functionality is offline. The only online features are those that would likewise require net connectivity in Endnote and other applications. I think its as good as ...
by geoffh
Sat Dec 11, 2010 1:02 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Ungroup in Corkboard: Retain Nesting
Replies: 10
Views: 1054

Re: Ungroup in Corkboard: Retain Nesting

You are - if I understand you correctly - essentially asking for a corkboard mode that acts like the outliner. But that, of course, is the whole point of the outliner. :) Hi Keith, Yes that's exactly what I was thinking about, but a more visual version of an outline, i.e. a map, like, say, the hier...
by geoffh
Sat Dec 11, 2010 12:24 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Ungroup in Corkboard: Retain Nesting
Replies: 10
Views: 1054

Re: Ungroup in Corkboard: Retain Nesting

Thanks MM for taking the time to respond in your tired state! I agree that what Im after isnt really 'ungrouping' because as you say that presumes some loss of order, and perhaps that comes in handy sometimes. I guess what I'm after are 'Expand' and 'Collapse' commands for freeform, nested corkboard...