User options

Mindv support the user option, the user can set personal preferences.

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On the image above, "1" Click Mindv button, "2" on the pop-up menu, click "Options", then the Options dialog box pops up:

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1. Application storage options

Click on "application storage " tab item to set application storage options. It is the first thing you should do when it is the first time a user uses mindv, or if the user re-installed computer. The application storage is assigned a secure storage area by the operating system to each application (including Mindv). Why it is called secure storage area? because the storage area is isolated from your normal file system. Mindv is based on Silverlight technology, it can not access your file system directly, but it can access the "application storage". Mindv will store many temp data in the "application storage" area, instead of in a disk folder. The application storage's default quota is 1M, it is too small, so it is proposed to expand the quota immediately, and the proposed quota is 51 MB. Note that the quota can only be increased, and quotas does not mean that it really occupy so much disk space.

2. General options

Click the "General" tab item to set the general options

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"1" In order to communicate with the user, mindv support team may broadcast messages. So everytime when mindv starts, it will search the messages automaticly. By default, it will search recent 14 days messages. The user can change the value from 1 day to 30 days.

"2" The initial distance between the center topc and topic is 36 pixel. You can change it by setting this value. If the distance is too large, there will be a lot of blank in the middle part of the mind map. If the distance is too small, topic's links to center topic will be overlapped. The user can set the appropriate data.

"3" Save the thumbnail of the high-precision in the map, the default is not selected. When to save file, mindv will save a thumbnail of this mind map. The default set will keep the files much smaller, because of the low accuracy of thumbnail file will be small.  When you browse mind map file, it will display this thumbnail. Another use is to be exported to Word, PDF format, the thumbnail of this mind map will be embedded in the first page of the document. At this situation, you may need a high-precision thumnail .Not every mind map file need to be converted to Word, PDF, so the default is not to choose. If you are a Professional Edition user, you can set this option .

"4" Mindv support multi interface languages: Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, English, In the future we plan to support Japanese, Korean and other languages. Users can choose mindv interface language, click "OK" button and then refresh your browser to see the results.

"5" Mindv mind map has nine themes, each theme  includes a format template of the various elements of the Mind Map. Here you can choose the default theme for a new map. Click "Ok" button to save your options ,and the next time when you open Mindv it will import these default settings for your new created mind map.

3. Topic feature options

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"1" In addition to text information, you can also set a topic's note, task information, hyperlinks, multimedia in topic features dialog box. This dialog box locates left of the window by default, you can choose to display on the right according to the preferences of yourself.

"2" When the topic display task informations , such as start date or end date, it can include year or not. To let the start date or end date string include year information, please check the "Show year in task information dates" checkbox.

"3" In different regions, the date format is different. In "date format" dropdown list box, please choose a prefer format.



In different regions, the statutory workday is different. If you want make precise work plan , you need a precise calendar. The user can edit this calendar which will be applied to all the new created maps.

"1" Under "Workdays", choose which day will be workday.

"2" In "Hours per day", input work hours per day .

"3" In "Days per month", input work days per month.

"4" In "Holidays" listbox add holidays.

"5" In "Workdays" listbox add workdays. In some regions, a Saturday or Sunday may be temporarily designated as workday.

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