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==Plugins delivered with 0.8.0==
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==Plugins in 0.8.0==
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Some "Gotchas":
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There are several plugins delivered with FreeMind 0.8.0 and 0.8.1, including a reminder plugin, a plugin for export to SVG and PDF and a help plugin. If you use the ''max'' version of FreeMind, you have the plugins delivered as part of the distribution, so you do not need to install them manually. The functions that plugins offer are accessible from various menu items.
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* You need to be using the FreeMind "Max" version to be able to access the plugins (it's great, by the way!).
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* Also, there is a bug (in FreeMind v.0.8.0) that means that plugins are not operative if you start FreeMind by clicking on a .mm file that is not in the same folder as FreeMind. See [http://freemind.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php/Tutorial_effort#Freemind_-_Known_Bugs_.26_Workarounds Known Bugs & Workarounds]
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Plugins delivered with FreeMind 0.8.0:
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; Plugin<nowiki>:</nowiki> Time Management
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! Title
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: Enables adding reminders to nodes. A reminder contains a date and time and is stored with the node it is attached to. FreeMind regularly checks if the date and time is already reached and informs you using blinking icons.
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! Description
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:* ''Tools > Show Calendar''
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:* ''Tools > Show Time Scheduler List''
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| Time Management
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: See also [[Time Management HowTo]].
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| The time management plugin enables you to select dates from a calendar, add these dates to the selected nodes and to add reminders. A reminder is a date that is stored with the node it is attached to. Periodically, FreeMind checks if the date/time is already reached and inform you using blinking icons.
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; Plugin<nowiki>:</nowiki> Export to SVG and PDF
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: Enables export to Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) and export to Portable Document Format (PDF)
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:* ''Export > As PDF''
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:* ''Export > As SVG''
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; Plugin<nowiki>:</nowiki> Help
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:* ''Help > Help'' – brings up a help system reminiscent of help usually delivered with Microsoft Windows applications.
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See also [[Time Management HowTo]]
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Ensuring that plugins are enabled and loaded:
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| Export to Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) and export to Portable Document Format (PDF)
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* Adds a menu item ''Export -> As PDF''.
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* Adds a menu item ''Export -> As SVG''. See also [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SVG SVG] at Wikipedia.
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==Architecture and implementation==
==Architecture and implementation==
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Architecture and implementation of plugins:
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TODO
* [http://freemind.cvs.sourceforge.net/viewvc/freemind/freemind/accessories/plugins/ accessories/plugins/] - CVS - internal plugins
* [http://freemind.cvs.sourceforge.net/viewvc/freemind/freemind/accessories/plugins/ accessories/plugins/] - CVS - internal plugins

Revision as of 17:25, 31 October 2009

Plugins in 0.8.0

There are several plugins delivered with FreeMind 0.8.0 and 0.8.1, including a reminder plugin, a plugin for export to SVG and PDF and a help plugin. If you use the max version of FreeMind, you have the plugins delivered as part of the distribution, so you do not need to install them manually. The functions that plugins offer are accessible from various menu items.

Plugins delivered with FreeMind 0.8.0:

Plugin: Time Management
Enables adding reminders to nodes. A reminder contains a date and time and is stored with the node it is attached to. FreeMind regularly checks if the date and time is already reached and informs you using blinking icons.
Menu items:
  • Tools > Show Calendar
  • Tools > Show Time Scheduler List
See also Time Management HowTo.
Plugin: Export to SVG and PDF
Enables export to Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) and export to Portable Document Format (PDF)
Menu items:
  • Export > As PDF
  • Export > As SVG
Plugin: Help
Menu items:
  • Help > Help – brings up a help system reminiscent of help usually delivered with Microsoft Windows applications.

Ensuring that plugins are enabled and loaded:

  • Only FreeMind "Max" version contains plugins.
  • There is a bug in FreeMind v.0.8.0 in that plugins are not loaded if you start FreeMind by clicking on a .mm file that is not in the same folder as FreeMind. The bug should not be there in FreeMind 0.8.1.

Architecture and implementation

Architecture and implementation of plugins: TODO

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