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MagicView :: Gather Information & Take Notes (Popularity: 163608 )
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08/17/08 at 10:29:30
 

 
 
Quick Download  here  Smiley.
 
 
Quickstart step-by-step  here  Smiley.
 
 
 
Quick Web-2-Outline examples begin here.
 

 


  EccoMagic

 MagicView      
    Gather & Access Information

 


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Introduction:
 

        There used to to be a cool program called "NetSnippets" which saved webpages (including graphics) and sort of allowed some kind of outline structure. But it wasn't a real outliner,  and very soon,  all those web pages got out of hand.

If you can't find your info... you don't have it!

        Which problem led to this very special tool.   Instantly enter notes and clip information from the screen, the web, Word, Excel, PDFs, E-Mails, etc.,  and place into an outline where you can access the information, move it around, and organize it!  

        The best, (and maybe only), way to have control of your information is to have it organized.  Traditional 'key word search' techniques or crude outline lists don't let you do that.  MagicView does.

        With MagicView you can comfortably save over 1G of over 30,000 text clips per ecco file. Your clips and notes of up to 8 Megs per ecco item can be seamlessly secured with Microsoft's AES 192 bit encryption.  You can grab a bunch of clips and flip through them all together.  You can send your live or saved MagicView page (from any source) directly to your browser or instantly revisit the original.  You can search in Ecco and see a manageable results screen.

        You can add to, export, and print your saved  clips.  Maybe best of all,  you can modify, and easily mark up your saved clips,  with super easy to use highlighting,  indexing, cross-page hyperlinks and outline numbering.



With MagicView you can:

    • Gather clips into an outline and automatically track clip date , source, and categories based on clip content.

    • Copy from your viewpages directly to outline sub-items, and visa versa.

    • Enter notes directly and clip from just about anywhere, including graphics from the screen and quick audio notes.

    • Freely attach multimedia files or other objects (JPEG / PNG / GIF / BMP / WAV / WMA / WMF / MP3 / MPEG / AVI / SWF / MP4 / PPT / PDF / DjVu / DOC / XLS / EML / MHT / ETC.), as the viewpage of any item.

    • Comfortably save over a billion characters of text and a virtually unlimited amount of graphics in over 30,000 view pages per ecco file.

    • Seamlessly secure your text with Microsoft AES 192/256 bit strong encryption (requires XP/Windows 2003 or higher).

    • Send your live or saved MagicView page (from any source) directly to your browser or instantly jump to the original source document.

    • Save your pages either within ecco or seamlessly in an external disk folder. 

    • Grab a selection of pages and flip through them all together.

    • Share the same note/viewpage between multiple items.

    • Share clips among multiple networked users in real time.   Clips from the web, Word, Excel, Email, etc., can be viewed and edited on networked systems--  even if the system does not have that software installed.

    • Link directly from any viewpages to any other.

    • View a page and all of its linked pages together as one.

    • Export one item or as much of an outline as you select.

    • Export any/all view pages in outline format to a web browser viewable tree, seamlessly including viewpage graphics, PDFs, DjVu, MP3s, media files etc.

    • Export timelines with timeline dating.

    • Search in Ecco and see a manageable results screen.

    • Easily mark up your saved clips and notes,  with super easy to use:

      • Highlighting,

      • Indexing,

      • Private notes & comments,

      • Cross-page hyperlinking,

      • Outline cut & paste integration,

      • Block math,  and

      • Flexible outline numbering.



        Hopefully too, MagicView feels at home.

        MagicView is fully compatible with your existing Ecco files.  For those who have used a NoteEdit/EditNote plugin with "RTF" notes,  you can instantly use existing notes by simply renaming the note folder to "MagicView_1"  and enabling the RTF option in the File menu.  The MagicView notes are not only more compact and much more powerful as notes,  but are secure and open the door to true information gathering and organization fit for the information age.

        Just like in Ecco's main outline, Control + K opens your text formating window.  Tab indents your outline level.   Most every command has a hotkey shortcut. Control + Q is there to instantly insert the date & time, and even the "<" and ">" navigation butons work exactly like the "Prev" and "Next" buttons in Ecco's form view dialog. 

        MagicView integrates deeply into the Ecco workflow on many levels.  For example, selecting and moving information from MagicView to ecco items is as easy as pressing Control + Alt + C  to instantly copy the current MagicView selection as a new Ecco child item.

        Using Ecco MagicView you can move around, organize, and access huge blocks of data using very small tag lines.  You can have Hundreds of Megs of data, and yet have ecco orderly, responsive, and downright fun to use.


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EXAMPLES & TUTORIALS

INTRO EXAMPLES & SCREEN SHOTS:

Simple Note Call Log  Outline Capture
Partial Web Clip Complete Web Clip Marked-up & Bookmarked Web Clip
MultiView (with borders, in 'Minimalized' MagicViewer) MultiView of individual log items 2up/3up Document Thumbnail views
TimeLine Multiple Ecco sessions Example of dual internal MV sessions
A Sample .eco file for you to try WebClipSample Screenshot Another screenshot of the "WebClipSample"
From my personal WebClips .eco "WebClipSample" file setup with viewtab as MV viewpage Dual MagicView panes for each item
Vertical pane Startup tips and suggestions
 

PRACTICAL USE EXAMPLES:

 

Example of working with technical documents    Audio player Audio recorder
Example of building an outline from multiple viewpages
Example of a MagicView Template accessing linked Ecco folder data Alternative phonebook form Tracking Emails
Example of an external file (in this case a .zip file) as seamless encrypted internalized viewpage Live Directory Window
"How do I organize my documents ?" Group Export Output WebClips Template

 


 
Downloading info
 
In addition to the main MagicView tool,  you can also download the MagicView Ecco Extensions installer.  Run once from your Ecco32.exe program directory.   The Activator will install right click and double click tools inside of ecco, and add any necessary dll files.    
 
Some (especially older) systems may need additional files for features such as direct screen clipping.  The Activator should handle this automatically.   If there is any issue with your system, feel free to request an additional file package.
 
Helpful notes:  
 
Should no longer be an issue, but helpful to have Ecco already running when you start MagicView.  
 
To activate lined notepad template selected "Template > Ruled Paper" from the View menu.
 
 

 
When getting started with MagicView keep in mind:
 
MagicView is carefully designed to work with critical data.  Data is only overwritten if you do so very intentionally.  The start-up defaults will not automatically save changes to view pages unless you issue the command to save.  Also,  if your ecco file is not set up to auto-save,  MagicView will not save your ecco file (including the MagicView in ecco pages) unless you issue the command to do so.   The purpose of this initial setup is to protect your ecco file so that it cannot be accidentally changed or permanently modified.  (Control + S  saves the current viewpage,   Winkey + S saves viewpage and ecco file together.   If you open another viewpage you will be prompted to save changes in the previous,  unless the save without prompting option is activated.)
 
MagicView's default set-up is to 'thumbtack' page views.  That is,  the page view will not update when you change focus of the ecco outline item,  unless you expressly update (for example winkey + ?).   To activate the quickview mode,   you can press Winkey + Q.
 
MagicView is integrated into outlining functions.   You are generally much better off marking all the text of a Word file and pasting into a viewpage than just attaching a word document as a page.   Similarly,  MagicView can accept pastes which (1) Replace the existing viewpage's content, (2)  Append to the existing viewpage  or (3) Create an entirely new viewpage  (either at the current ecco item selection or into a special webclip folder).  You can also clip based on (A) clipping the selection which is currently marked, (B) clipping the marked selection as the clip title and clipping the entire webpage where the marked text is found, and (C) clipping the webpage found at the address in the currently selected text.    Additionally you can clip (i) without making local copies of clipped graphics or (ii) with saved copies of any graphics in the clipped page/selection.  Becoming familiar with these very distinct options will significantly clarify the clipping options).  

 
 
 
80 page MagicView PDF manual available here.
 
 
 
 
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Reply #1 - 10/19/08 at 18:38:44
 

 
Example 1  
 
Note Call Log
 
 
What's going on here  
 
Attached to an ecco item (for example, person in phonebook),  what a multiple entry call log attached to a single ecco item can look like.
 
Times are entered as in ecco, Control + Q.
 
The highlighting makes review (getting/finding info from our notes) super easy.
 
The outline structure allows easy & clear note taking.  (all is searchable from within log or ecco).
 
here we've highlighted a followup task "call next fri", and with two clicks (or a single keystroke),  auto copied it as a sub item that you can see in regular ecco views and, if desired, assign to-do tasking date, etc.).   Allows keeping detailed (but still organized and when appropriate highlighted and indexed) logs that don't clutter the ecco outline itself,  and effortlessly still keep any key info as a sub item.
 
 
 
To use the index feature, for example,  to add key dates/notes to index so that we will have the key note info at fingertips:  Mark what we want to index, Click on Index, shift click on Add Bookmark,  and marked text is instantly indexed.   (Don't hold down shift to manually enter index entry when desired.)
 
 
with Zoom and font zoom,  can view the note as small or as large as desired.  (Clicking on the word "Zoom"  restores normal zoom level).
 
 
 
Notes can also be attached to individual items,  for example with the highlighted part being ecco item,  and text being individual MagicView log.   What is cool about that is you can mark a bunch of your items,  (ie. event list  in ecco outline), and view them ALL,  IN CONTEXT, in single MagicView page.   (Hint: use MultiView Borders).  (See Example 7 doing exactly that below.)
 
 
In 'MultiViews' you can see a list of all items (Alt + Home),  and instantly jump to any (index of items),  *and* any indexed entries (from any items),  are also accessible as usual from index.
 
 
MagicView pages can be added & accessed multiple ways (ex., double click,  WinKey+Z, WinKey+?, right click and select MagicView, etc.).
 
 
 
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Reply #2 - 10/19/08 at 18:50:26
 

 
Example 2  
 
Partial Web Clip
 
 
What's going on here  
 
Attached to an ecco item, what a partial clip looks like.
 
 
A partial clip can be added to MagicView by selecting any portion of a webpage or any other program (Word, Excel, PDFs, etc.),  and pressing WinKey + Control + C.    
 
You can also just copy (Control + C)  and then paste (Control + V),  or drag & drop.
 
 
A partial clip can be saved from web browsers directly next to the currently active ecco item by marking any portion of the webpage and pressing Winkey + Shift + E.  (A similar tool,  Winkey + Control + E  'captures' the clip,  and from within Ecco,  Winkey + Control + E pastes).
 
 
Note:  You don't have to memorize more than one hotkey to clip.  Winkey + F12 (from anywhere)  shows a clip control menu of the then relevant clipping functions.  That one key press does it all.  You don't even need to touch the keyboard to clip-- right click on the MV tray icon and select "Next Right Click".   Select the desired clip, and then press the RIGHT mouse button.

 
 
 
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Reply #3 - 10/19/08 at 18:52:30
 

 
Example 3  
 
Complete Web Clip
 
 
What's going on here  
 
Attached to an ecco item, what a complete clip looks like.
 
The size of the page (zoom level) is fully, and instantly controllable.  
 
The page text is searchable in Ecco and MagicView.
 
 
 
You can clip 'complete' HTML in several ways,  including by selecting (highlighting) the page's URL and using the Winkey-F12 menu to create 'New from URL' vewpage.  You can also clip or copy some of the page into MagicView and then use Shift + Alt + O  to load into MagicView the original page.  
 
(To view a super 'exact' version of a page,  click into "View" mode to see the page as if from a web browser. "Magic" mode exposes hidden parts of page,  so,  for 'original' look,  use "View" mode).
 
 
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Example 4  
 
Marked-up & Bookmarked Web Clip
 
 
What's going on here  
 
Direct clip from web,  key info highlighted & bookmarked.
 
 
The links (in blue) are live, just like on the original page.
 
 
Can append to this page with more clips later,
 
and when this page is viewed,  the key info  is right there waiting.
 
 
The index, links, etc.,  are all saved in the Ecco file,  and available to you as part of your ecco data.
 
 
You may notice the browser here is K-Meleon,  and MagicView should work with all browsers.
 
 
These examples are taken from the web,  but same for Excel files, Document files, PDFs, etc. etc.
 
 
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Reply #5 - 10/19/08 at 21:22:52
 

 
Example 5  
 
MultiView (with borders, in 'Minimalized' MagicViewer)
 
 
What's going on here  
 
1. The items.  
 
I opened a notepad and added an Item "Sample Clips".  
 
With that item selected,  minimized Ecco, and opened web browser.
 
 
Marked text I wanted to clip, and pressed Windowskey + Shift + E.  
 
Opened another webpage, and repeated--  marked desired clip,  pressed WinKey + Shift + E.
 
Again with another webpage.
 
 
 
2. The MultiView.
 
 
I have the  'MultiView borders' option set.
 
I marked all 3 Ecco items and pressed Winkey + ?  (from either Ecco or MagicView).
 
 
The result is a 'MultiView'.
 
 
 
Alt+Home opens the MultiView index, allowing instant jumping to any page.   Each page can be 'hoisted' by pressing Alt + L  anywhere within that page's portion.   The MultiView can then be recalled by pressing Alt + <.   Any of the pages can be opened directly in your web browser,  and the entire MultiView can be viewed in the browser.
 
 
 
 
 
3. The 'minimalized' MagicViewer.
 
 
I actually don't use this size much because have found the buttons in normal MagicView extremely easy and fast at doing the most common tasks.   The menu is showing the right-click menu.
 
MagicView also has a sidebar mode,  where MagicView becomes a sidebar directly with the Ecco window.
 
 
 
 
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Reply #6 - 10/19/08 at 21:34:56
 

 
Example 6  
 
Magic TimeLine
 
 
What's going on here  
 
 
The timeline (F5) allows instant view of individual, or multiple items.  (ie. you can 'MultiView' single pages you've viewed in the past directly from the timeline).   MultiViews are also saved, so that you can instantly 'recreate' your view.   The pages displayed are the current/active pages.
 
You can also filter the timeline (Control + F5) using simple or 'Regular Expression' filters.  (Shift + F5 to reset).
 
 
 
 
Alt + "<"  and ">" will move us back and forth in viewing history (including filtering if selected),
 
 
Winkey  + "<" and ">" will move us up and down in the Ecco file,  showing our MagicView pages.
 
 
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Reply #7 - 10/21/08 at 21:25:44
 

 
Example 7  
 
MultiView of individual log items.
 
 
What's going on here  
 
This is an alternative way of keeping logs,  as compared with example 1.
 
In ecco is an example log,  with each entry being made to a separate item.  
 
The log entries are attached individually to the ecco items, as shown in top MagicView window.
 
(You can open multiple MagicView windows if desired.)
 
 
The lower MagicView window shows a 'MultiView' with the 'color border' option selected.
 
 
Selecting all items in Ecco, and pressing Winkey + ?  brings up this page in MagicView.
 
 
 
In 'color border' mode,  multiview indents the log items automatically.   Other multiview options include 'Footnote mode' which places the item ID tag at the bottom of each item.  Footnote mode is fantastic, for example,  if you use source bibliographic as the ecco item tag,  and attach material as the magicview page.  You can organize in ecco freely,  and when ready,  simply bring up a multiview with all the material.   Drag & Drop into Word and with very little cleanup you are done.    
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Reply #8 - 11/26/08 at 12:34:55
 

 
Startup tips and suggestions  Smiley
 
 
* Helpful, if Ecco is running before starting MagicView *  Wink
 
 
1. You can turn off transparency by right clicking on the MagicView tray icon and de-selecting "Opaque window".
 

2. You can add MagicView as a sidebar of ecco by:

 
     Pressing Winkey + Control + Z  from within Ecco or MagicView, or
 
            by Selecting SideBar via the "View" menu.
 
            The default startup is for the 'internalized' sidebar mode.
 
     to restore (de-sidebar),  press Winkey + Control + Z,  or,  
 
            RIGHT CLICK and select View, and deselect SideBar.
 
     to restore the normal MV buttons,  deselect "Minimalize" on the View menu.
 
     To view any item's viewpage press Winkey + ?, or
 
     Press Winkey + Q to enter "QuickView" mode.
 
     Note: the "Always on Top" feature is automatically deactivated when 'inside' of ecco.  
 
3. You can change the background to lined paper (like ecco)  via VIEW menu "Template > Ruled Paper" option.
     You can change color of background via Format > Colors > Default Page color.
 
 
the entire default template is customizable,  (including using background 'skins' as in MS Notepad),  and these suggestions are just to get you started.
 
 
4. Clicking the MV window's "X" closes the window, NOT the program.   You can freely click "X"  to minimize the view.  (Alt + click "X" will close program).
 
     Winkey + H  will minimze the view in 'Sidebar' mode.    
 
     F11 will maximize the view.
 
     Control + F11 toggles between MagicView and Ecco.
 
 
5. One of the key intended purposes of MagicView is to be a replacement for NetSnippets,  MyBase, and other programs for web clip collection and management..   MagicView takes the clip & save concept one step further, and Winkey + Control + C  will also grab & save clips (and whole documents) from MS Word, Excel, E-Mails, etc...   putting directly and instantly at your fingertips a mobile copy of *every* scrap of info you need for your projects.    
 
     The Alt + O command will show the original source page for web clips in your default browser,  and will show the original source files for Word and Excel  in the appropriate default program for that file type,  eg., Word or Excel.    MagicView does not cache the original source of clips,  only the portions actually clipped with a link to the source.  Thus,  showing the original source is dependent upon the original source being available and located where it was when the clip was made.
 
 
6. F1 toggles the help view MagicView.
 
     Alt - X  is helpful in the help view (just like it is for notes and clips you index) providing a nice table of contents/index for instant jumping.   Control + F search also works.
 
 
7. If you upgrade versions of MagicView, be sure to check (Ctrl + F1) your settings.  Especially advanced folder settings.
 
8. A copy of the version 5 instructions can be found in pdf format here
 

 
 
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Reply #9 - 01/06/09 at 20:40:42
 
A Sample .eco file for you to try.
 

 
Unzip the attached file for a step-by-step quickstart tour of MagicView's Look & Feel.
 
 
 
Guide summary (detailed in .eco file included in attached .zip):
 

Quickstart STEPS:

  1. Download the MagicView files from www.EccoTools.com:

    1. optionally MVInstall.exe

  2. Rename the files by removing the "_File" extension.

    1. eg.: MagicView.exe_file to MagicView.exe

  3. Place the files in your ecco program directory.

  4. Make sure this example .eco file is in same directory as the WebClippersSample.eco.web Folder (from the Zip file).  ".web" folders are located in the same folder as the .eco file they connect with.  (This is the normal mode,  a different name and location for the .web folder can be manually designated to override the default,  but is not recommended unless you have a reason to do so-- for example, sharing MV pages between multiple ecco files.)

  5. Optionally, with Ecco not running, run MVInstall.exe ONE TIME.
    1. Then re-open EccoPro.

  6. Run MagicView.exe

    1. NOTE: if prompted by 'anti-spy' software such as ZoneAlarm, etc. AUTHORIZE MagicView. It will not work if it cannot 'spy' and 'take over' Ecco. Most anti-spy software correctly recognize that MagicView is 'spying' on your use of another program. MagicView must 'Spy' on EccoPro in order to work!

              If prompted by firewall software, AUTHORIZE MagicView to access DNS, the web, and act as a server. You cannot access most webclip features without access to the Web. You do not need web access for localized files. This example does include a few localized files, so, YOU DON'T NEED WEB ACCESS TO TRY THIS-- BUT YOU'LL BE VERY, VERY LIMITED WITHOUT IT!

    2. MagicView's use of the internet is 100% controlled from the user's machine and does not even check for updates.  It is 100% spyware and adware free.

  7. Optionally set some MagicView settings.

    1. Click the "View" button, and select "Lined Template" .
    2. Click View and if unchecked select "Internalize".
    3. Click View and select "As Sidebar" (you can press Winkey + Control + Z instead).

You should now see the MagicView pane inside of your ecco. You can play with pressing F6 a few times, then Shift + F6, and then ALT + F6 to get a feel for different placement options.

Press Winkey + Q (or Right click inside of MagicView pane and select File > QuickView)

note: The initial default setting for QuickView uses a more universal but often slower connection method with Ecco. You can change this later by selecting File > Folder Options > Alternate QV Connection. Once you are familiar with MagicView it is suggestion you try the change to see which Ecco connection method works best on your system.

Click on any of the sub items of Section B in the demo file.

 

Some things to try:

  1. You can press Winkey + < or Winkey + > to move up/down in ecco. Left click on the "<" and ">" buttons in magicview pane for same.

  2. Press F11 in magicview pane to enlarge. F11 again to restore. F1 for help. Alt-X index helpful with instructions. F1 again to restore. Press Winkey + Z to see how to restore/remove the button strip. (Also via Right click View > Minimalize)

  3. You can Make your own clips by using Winkey + F12 from your web browser or mostly any other program.

  4. If non-obvious, Ecco ALSO has a built in timeline for clips. (So long as you have any auto-datestamp folder enabled). Press Alt+1 to see in this example.

Note: with  encrypted pages, if you enter wrong password, use Winkey+Alt+D (from MV pane) to clear.

 

Someother basic features that may not be obvious at first:

  1. Items have additional folder info, which you can view in columns.

  2. Similarly, you can view items by clip date using the Calendar view.

  3. Within MagicView pressing Alt + O will open the original page in your web browser.

  4. You can directly and freely edit & markup any viewpage, just like any other part of your ecco outline or columns.

  5. Alt + Click on any link opens that link in your web browser.

 

 


 
 
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Reply #10 - 01/08/09 at 16:38:36
 

 
Example 8  
 
"WebClipSample" Screenshot
 
 
What's going on here  
 
This is what an outline and clipped web page look like.  
 
 
(You can fully adjust the size and location of the panes).
 
 
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Example 9  
 
Another screenshot of the "WebClipSample" file.
 
 
What's going on here  
 
Ecco allows controlling the size of panes, and allowing multiple panes in single viewpad, including as in this example, the calendar view.
 
 
 
 
Note: Auto-Dating of clips/viewpages is by an auto-date folder setup (just like normal Ecco).
 
MV will share (left or right side of ) single pane view.
 
On dual pane view,  MV takes place of 2nd pane so you can freely adjust size.  (For 2 pane view with MV, add 3rd pane,  or exclude MV from sharing that tab number).
 
 
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Reply #12 - 01/08/09 at 19:05:55
 

 
Example 10  
 
"WebClipSample" file setup with viewtab as MV viewpage.
 
 
What's going on here  
 
Two panes in Ecco, with the second pane closed or almost closed = Single pane MV.   Any viewtab in Ecco can be set up this way.
 
 
 
 
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Reply #13 - 01/08/09 at 19:21:12
 

 
Example 11  
 
From my personal WebClips .eco  
 
Shown with MV pane on left, and with columns.
 
 
What's going on here  
 
Alt+F6 to shift MV pane left/right.
 
Alt + Z or zoom slider to control zoom of view.  Can set default zoom for page,  or just view pages zoomed.  Click on "zoom" when button bar displayed brings to 100%.  (Alt + Control + Z for same via keyboard,  or Right Click > View > Zoom Off). (Control +/- are also shorthand zoom controls).
 
Perhaps not obvious from picture is that the 'web captured' image is also a live edit pane.  In "Magic" mode as shown here, you can add to, mark-up, and directly edit viewpages, instantly and live.  ("View" mode allows viewing without the ability to modify.)
 
 
 
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If look carefully can see how a STRUCTURED outline allows ACTUALLY FINDING THE INFO WHEN YOU WANT IT.  "Creedo Personal 'Flexible Computing'  shows up right where I'd look for it,  under software > virtual machines.  A text search for "virtual machines"  or "virtual desktops" would NOT have found this clip,  and I personally did not remember the name "Creedo" until I was making this note.   In the back of my mind I remember the software,  clipped it & put it in outline where made sense.   I can still text search,  but no comparison to organized info, ie. OUTLINE.
 
Powerful outliner is backbone for keeping outline...  which is why ECCO is so incredibly powerful here.
 

 
 
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Reply #14 - 01/13/09 at 14:15:34
 

 
Example 12  
 
Example of dual internal MV sessions.  
 
One session is set to show active item,  the second manually selected from search results.
 
 
 
What's going on here  
 
Set up a viewpad (or more) with at least three panes.
 
Run one session of MV and configure to use top pane.
 
Run second session of MV and use default bottom pane configuration.
 
 
Note: Important in at least one of the sessions to exclude every other pane from the View > MagicView Size > Viewpad Exclusions menu.  
 
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Reply #15 - 01/13/09 at 16:01:02
 

 
Example 13  
 
Multiple Ecco sessions.
 
In the small Ecco session the MV page displays a paste of clip from the 'default' ecco startup template.
 
 
What's going on here  
 
Ecco can run with MV in multiple Ecco sessions.
 
You can send pages between MV sessions, and can load pages into any MV session from any Ecco session.
 
 
Note:
 
1. Multi-Ecco sessions with MV requires adapting Ecco with the freeware 'MultiEcco Enabler' tool (see main EccoTools.com board).
 
2. The displayed color clip was captured with the freeware EM 'Slang RTF Outline Copier' (see main EccoTools.com board).
 
 
 
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Reply #16 - 03/10/09 at 19:34:21
 

 
Example 14  
 
Example of working with technical documents.
 
 
What's going on here  
 
The outline is a sample of what could be a large and very complex outline of the City Code of some city. (Which might be a part of a larger outline of codes and laws of a state, etc.)
 
The MV pane shows a clip made from a DOC file containing the city ordinance.  Highlighting, tabs, fonts, sizing, etc., from the original document was retained in the clip.  The clip was made from a MS Word file running on a networked machine,  and just like any other ecco item or folder value,  was updated in real time over the ecco workgroup.   The clip can be marked-up and edited even though this particular machine does not have Word installed.   The mark-ups update to all other networked machines just like any other ecco folder value.
 
The MV button panel is displayed (Winkey + Z to toggle).  The technical material has been highlighted for easy reference by selecting the text to highlight and clicking on the 'Highlight' button.   Highlight color can be selected by clicking on the color box next to the highlight button.    (That box can be toggled to display as a box, or a slash pattern by control clicking on the box).
 
A private note (Control + F8) has been added in blue (selected by clicking on the "Text" button).  F8 toggles showing private note text, and Shift + F8 toggles showing private note markers.  (Thus you can include private text within the normal flow of a page [text showing, markers hidden],  or hide private text entirely [text and markers hidden]).  Private notes allow freely adding comments and graphics to a page, while still being able to view or print a 'clean' copy of the page.
 
 
This item can be included (just like any other ecco item) in a project folder,  so all the relevant laws for that project are gathered together in a single notepad view.  The viewpage can also be mirrored to a subitem in another section of the outline, or even another outline,  and the marked text (including private notes) can be copied (Control + C) and pasted in another note,  or even a word file, etc.
 
The information is then always at your fingertips.  You can instantly find the law within the outline,  or via keyword search (by item label, pageview content, or both),  by grouping via ecco folders,  and via the magic view F5 history/timeline pane.  
 
 
The relevant parts of the information are instantly available,  with the important sections highlighted, and commented.     (Using the Alt + X indexing feature is also very helpful on large viewpages).
   
 
Every user in the system (for ecco workgroup setups) has access (if such access rights were granted) to the relevant information, and can add/collaborate in real time.   Once something has been researched/added to the outline,   you own it-- and have real access to it.
 
 
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Reply #17 - 03/19/09 at 22:49:04
 

 
Example 15  
 
Example of building an outline from multiple viewpages.
 
 
What's going on here  
 
In the left Ecco viewpad is an outline being built from clips of viewpages.
 
The viewpages are stored with their own outline in this Ecco file,  and are being viewed by two internal view panes and two external panes.   (An unlimited number of viewpanes can be opened and edited at the same time with multiple viewpages from the same or different files.)
 
In this example, each viewpane contains a viewpage attached to items in the Ecco file which were clipped from different websites.
 
By highlighting any section and pressing Control + Alt + C  (or using the right click menu "Copy > Copy to Child")  any selection can be instantly added as a child to the outline under construction.  (Material can also be dragged from one MV pane to another).
 
 
 
 
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Reply #18 - 06/30/09 at 08:07:12
 

 
The MagicView installer (MVInstall) should take care of URL link launching automatically,  but if not.....
 
 
You can set up a Launch Tool  (Tools > Launch > Manage Launch Menu > New) in ecco,   basically as follows:
 
 
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Reply #19 - 07/01/09 at 18:01:56
 

 
Example 16  
 
Example of an external file (in this case a .zip file) as  seamless encrypted internalized viewpage.
 
 
What's going on here  
 
To encrypt internalized pages,  set the File > Encryption > Always Encrypt option.
 
To internalize an external file,  drag & drop the file to the ItemText box (at bottom of MV pane) while holding down the Shift and Control keys.
 
The viewpage is 'live' and you can double click on any item, drag & drop items out of MV,  or control + right click for 'zip' options.  
 
Internalized pages are stored 100% within the .eco file.   Up to 6.1 Megabytes can be stored per single ecco item.   However, not generally recommended to do that as loading such a large page will take up to 30 seconds.   Pages up to about 60k can comfortably be internalized.  The zip file in this example is 175k and works flawlessly.   (If no other global pointers are used up elsewhere,  each ecco file can hold about 10,000 internalized pages of this size,  just over about 1.5Gigs per file.)
 
As a general setup it is recommended to have MV store files in the .web folder, and not internally in ecco-- it keeps ecco file smaller, and larger MV pages load faster. (If you want to encrypt files inside the .web folder use an encrypted folder such as pismo's http://www.pismotechnic.com/download/  as the .web folder,  or better/safer to place the .eco file and .web folder inside an encrypted pismo folder or http://truecrypt.org virtual encrypted drive. If you use a truecrypt drive use only NTFS file system with ecco.  Truecrypt FAT + ecco = eventual BSOD.)
 
 
 
 
Notes:  
 
1. The viewpage updates across networked eccos,  just like any other folder value.   Allows very convenient sharing and shared updating of materials-- so long as the general size is relatively small.    
 
2. MagicView is designed to protect the internalized data from accidental changes. For example, files can be added/deleted directly from internalized .zip files, but to protect the ecco datafile, changes will only be made to the internalized file upon a Control + S, or other intentional save command.  Word, Excel and similar data files will generally not save modification made from within the MV viewpane.   To edit internalized Word and other similar documents,  export the document to a disk file (File > Export as MHT),  edit the exported file,  and then internalize the newly edited file.  
 
3. There are two ways to override the normal protection for Word/Excel etc. files and allow saving changes.  (A) Edit the file in "Package" mode (Alt + F1)  and save normally (Control + S).  Then toggle Package mode off (Alt + F1) and save the magicview page (Control + S  or Winkey + S, etc.).   Or,  (B) A special sequence (Reload/Cancel/Reload/Save/Save) will 'override' the normal protection for Word/Excel etc files and allow saving changes. On most systems, you would thus:  (1) after making any modifications reload the page [winkey + /];  (2) cancel when prompted; (3) Cancel again if prompted a second time; (4) reload [winkey + /] and "Save" the changes; (5) Immediately Control + S to finalize save within MV.    
 
4. While the data is very secure while encrypted inside of ecco,  while being accessed the data can be seen & read by a range of spyware type software.  Ie., while in use of the data is not more secure than opening ordinary .zip file.    Also,  to remove most trances of any encrypted .zip (or any encrypted internalized file in ecco) it is generally necessary to open two other internalized items (eg., internalized .zip files) of the same type and same or larger size in sequence to safely 'flush' most trances of the originally accessed file.   Doing so will generally wipe detection of file contents for most recovery tools.  (The longer your password & the larger the character set [numbers, multi-case, symbols, etc.]  the more secure the data INSIDE of ecco.    Proper password provides US military grade encryption *inside* of ecco and for encrypted MV pages stored externally, but not any grounded images, etc.  For encrypted images use an encrypted .web folder, or, store the images individually as internalized encrypted objects, or, use encrypted internalized MHT format.)
 
 
Note: For more examples, click here, or on Page "2" below.
 
 
 
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Reply #20 - 09/11/09 at 06:29:15
 

 
Example 17  
 
WebClips Template.
 
(Especially helpful for new Ecco_Pro users!)
 
 
What's going on here  
 
Attached for downloading is an .ect template to use as a base or an example for organizing web clips.  
 
The date clipped is automatically recorded,  and clips can be found & viewed by day/week/month in the calendar view.
 
 
 

 
 
 
Notes:
 
While an outline allows you to organize massive quantities of data,  the outline does not organize it for you while you sleep.    
 
Many new users want to clip clip clip,  but aren't yet at home at organizing all those clips.   The template provides one way.   (This is just ONE way of organizing,  there are many others,  including the use of folders to designate categories of clips in place of outline subjects.  You can even use auto-assignments in folders based on key-word in the item's text,  and with slang-extension regex key-word in MagicView page).
 
 
You can clip clip clip directly into the "WebMagic Folder".   BUT.... every day you should move each item to some appropriate place in your web clips outline.
 
The Magic Hijack! tool is *highly* recommended for the purpose.  The eccomagic Classic tool (www.eccomagic.com) is also helpful in allowing simple cut & paste of items with magicview pages.  Native ecco copy and paste will not copy folder values (and MV page is a folder value). In Native Ecco you can still move items manually.   To do this: from the "WebMagic Inbox" tab, *FIRST* click an item into the Web Clips folder by clicking on that column,  then remove from the Inbox folder by clicking on *that* column.  (Doing in reverse order will create an 'orphan'.)
 
Once you move an item into the Web Clips folder,   it is critical you drag & drop the item (or alt + UP/ alt + DOWN) where it belongs in YOUR outline.    
 
(With the Magic Hijack! tool you can mark one or more items (Winkey + M)  and simply place them where you desire (Winkey + Shift + M)).
 
 
With either the Magic Hijack! tool or manual movement,  you can mark (Control + Click / Shift + Click) multiple items and move them all together.  The shortcut keys such as Control + J,  Control + 1, Control + 2, Control + 3,  Control + H, Control + G, Control + E,   etc.,  are *very* helpful in moving around and using the outline.  It is very much worth meeting and getting to knows these very helpful ecco friends (and their click equivalents such as double click on dot, Alt + double click, Control + double click) .
 
 
 
 
Some tips:
 
Think about designations and differences that make sense TO YOU.  
 
Think about the general AREAS of SUBJECTS that you typically clip from.
 
When any item or sub item gets too 'full',  figure out how to define sub parts that make sense.
 
 
If the information is not worth a few seconds to organize at the end (or start) of the day,  the info is not worth clipping!
 
 
 
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Reply #21 - 09/21/09 at 12:39:46
 

 
Example 18  
 
Dual MagicView panes for each item.
 
Two entirely separate MagicView panes are active for each item in the .eco file.  Click on or move to any item and see the respective magicview page in the appropriate MV pane.  All functions inside the MV panes work as usual.
 
 
Extremely useful  for example:  
 
1. When one of the MV panes is set to "Always Encrypt" with a 'supervisor' password.   For example,  project workers can have setup with single MV view and record notes and clips as usual.  'Hidden' secondary pane is locked with password and cannot be viewed by project worker in any case.  'Supervisor" views items with both the project worker comments and the 'supervisor' comments in the second MV pane.
 
2. For advanced network users,  the MagicView_ folders can be shared and the MagicViewB_ folders private, allowing both a shared and private set of MV pages for each item.  
 
 
What's going on here  
 
This is something for 'advanced' MagicView users.  Very much recommend to get to know MagicView well before trying this.
 
 
Concept 1: Two MV panes in same Ecco window.   This requires setting up three 'notepads' per view.   One notepad is the actual pad viewed,  the two others to position the MV panes.  One MV should be configured as "Top"  the other not.   You can add views to one of the MV's exclusion windows for views where another setup is desired.
 
An alternative is to have one MV pane inside Ecco, and one or more MV panes outside of Ecco.  Requires no special setup within .eco file,  functions exactly the same.
 
 
Concept 2: One of the MV sessions is to for "Alternate Folders" (Alt + 2,  or File > Folder Options menu).  Up to about 10,000 primary and 10,000 secondary pages can be used per file.   (15,000 primary and secondary if "Strict Page Choice" is also enabled).  
 
Strick Page Choice restricts the MV pane to either the primary or secondary viewpage.  If this option is not selected,  both MV panes will display the same (primary or secondary) page when that is the only MV page attached to the active item.
 
 
Concept 3:  Each MV session is individually set to "QuickView" mode (Winkey + Q) *from within each MV pane*.  (The "Pause" button feature is helpful for controlling by which MV pane external clips are captured.  
 
 
 
 
 
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Reply #22 - 09/24/09 at 16:32:11
 

 
Example 19  
 
Group Export Output.
 
 
A live version in packaged export format is posted here,
 
and a live version in HTML format is posted HERE.
 
 
What's going on here  
 
A large demonstration file of the "Group Export" feature.
 
Select desired items, File > Group Export.
 
The export consists of a primary index.html  and a folder containing one file per MV viewpage.
 
Both internally & externally stored view pages *and* attachments (DOC/DjVu/PDF/EML/ZIP/MP3/WAV/AVI/etc) can be exported.
 
 
Within the exported tree view:
 
The tree pane can be expanded by dragging the right border.
 
Shift + Click on item's 'dot' shows an items direct children (like Control +J in Ecco),    
 
Control + Shift + Click performs the same for current item & all subsequent.
 
 
 
NOTE:  
 
1. In the browser viewing the index.html  support for MHT (and any other data types included in the export,  such as PDF, etc.) must be properly set-up.  Javascript must be allowed for the collapse functionality of the treeview.
 
2. MS Internet Explorer is pre-configured for MHT files.  Firefox and similar browsers require setting up the appropriate plugin to view MHT files,  or in the alternative,  require a "IE TAB" add-on  to view the index.html.  If browser is not properly set up,  selecting any item will either cause the appropriate view page to open IN A NEW WINDOW (instead of the viewing pane to the right of the tree view),  or will show some 'technical' information followed by a TEXT version of the view page (followed by a HTML code of the page).
 
3. Depending on system settings,  when a packaged export is used over the web, the FIRST time a large viewpage item is click on,  only a 'blank' page (or a text only page) may show.  (The delay in loading 'confuses' the windows rendering system).   If presented with a blank page or 'text only' click again on the item and the page will be properly displayed.  
 
4. The first 'live' example above involves about 125 'packaged' files and is 100% portable (can zip & relocate anywhere). The same example using HTML export format involves about 2,200 files and is not portable (moving the files breaks links to 'grounded' images), but is 100% web compatible.
 
 
 
 
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Reply #23 - 10/27/09 at 12:47:02
 

 
Example 20  
 
Vertical pane
 
here in calendar view:
 
 

 
 
here with side by side outline views:
 
 

 
 
here as a reference pane with three outline views:
 

 
 
and below showing a live Excel spreadsheet.
 
 
What's going on here  
 
The vertical pane arrangement allows working with a wide ecco pane or with dual ecco panes and a full sized magicview pane.  Depending on the focus of information,  can be very helpful.    
 
 
How to:
 
View > Magicview Position > Vertical Pane  (or Winkey + F6) toggles Vertical pane mode.
 
Dragging an excel spreadsheet to the ItemText box will link that spreadsheet to the active item.  (Hold down Control + Shift to internalize,  or Shift to 'auto-ground' the spreadsheet- ie., save it in the .web folder).    
 
 
 
 
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Reply #24 - 11/15/09 at 00:55:52
 

 
Example 21  
 
Audio player
 
 
What's going on here  
 
The MagicView pane supports internal (and externally linked) audio (and video & games).  
 
Audio notes, especially where each note covers a distinct subject, idea, or issue,   can be effectively outlined just like text.   By using the item text to described or summarize the audio,   a very effective outline can be created.  
 
 
How to:
 
Select any item in Ecco and view the MV page for that item (Winkey + /).
 
Drag & drop to the ItemText box ( or File > Load > Load Disk File ) any AVI, MPG, WMV, SWF, MP4, MP3, WAV, MID, WMA, or similar multi-media file.  If the file is under 6 Megs (under 500k  recommended) holding down the shift & control keys when dropping will cause the file to be internally stored in ecco.   Holding down the shift key will cause a copy of the file to be stored in the file's ".web" folder.  Dropping with no modifier keys pressed creates a live link to the file.  (A linked file can be grounded at any time, either to the .web folder or internalized).
 
Multiple (even thousands) of media files can be drag & dropped into Ecco/MV at the same time.
 
 
 
Note:
 
MagicView has a built in audio recorder for taking quick notes (Edit > Recording  or F10) which makes it easy to record (and even append to) quick audio notes for any ecco item.   Audio notes are saved to the file's .web folder and may be internalized via the Shift + Alt + G (ground viewpage) function.    
 
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Reply #25 - 12/01/09 at 16:05:06
 

 
Example 22  
 
"How do I organize my documents ?"
 
 
What's going on here  
 

Ecco organization generally.

The underlying power of Ecco allows you to OUTLINE the structure of your documents (and audio & video files).  One example might be:

* TLI = Client Matter

Sub item 1 = Filings

Sub item 2 = Correspondence, etc.

Individual documents in this example are placed under the appropriate sub item.

Documents can also be tagged by multiple categorizations and instant searches/views created based on category.  Documents can be assigned (even automatically) to multiple category or date folders (for sequencing, exporting a time line,  and viewing in daily/weekly/monthly calendar views), and all documents of the same type can be viewed together, in full context.

 

Adding documents to MagicView.

Literally tens of thousands of documents can be added to an ecco file at once, but there is a preliminary question to ask:

Question 1:  Where do you want the documents physically to reside ?

There are 3 options. 

1. On your disk or network, exactly where they are.

In this case you'll create a live 'link' to the files.   Note: if you move or rename the files the link will be broken.  On the other hand,  if you update the file and keep the same file name,  the updated file will be linked.

2. A fixed copy of the file in the ecco file's ".web" folder on your hard drive (or network).

This is safe.  This does not touch the original file,  only make a copy of it in the ".web" folder.

By networking the ".web" folder, these files can be shared across a network freely.

(This is the recommended approach to try.)

3. An internalized copy of the file inside of ecco.

This allows keeping all related files together & sharing them in an ecco network (without the need to also sync a shared network ".web" folder).

So long as the files are not too large (up to about 1/2 a Meg) this works fast & effectively.   (Files up to 6 Megs in size per file can be 'internalized' but viewing is slow due to the data transfer rate of so much data in and out of ecco.)

Up to about 1.5 Gigs of information can be stored in each ecco file.

 

There are many ways to add files to a MagicView page,  the simplist of which is dragging the file(s) into MagicView's 'Drop Box'.

 

Note:

1. Activate the Drop Box: From within MagicView via  View > Drop Box  (or  Winkey + Alt + B).

2. You can Drag the drop box to move it as desired.

3. Files dragged tot he Drop Box will be inserted at the currently selected ecco item.  If that item is a "Top Level" item,  the insertion will be as sub-items,  otherwise as new ecco items following the currently selected item.

4. If you want to 'localize' or 'ground' the files,  e.g., to copy them to the ecco file's ".web" folder,  hold down the shift key when you drop the files into the ItemText box or Drop Box.

5. If you want to 'internalize' the files to store them entirely within the ecco file,  hold down the control + shift keys together when dragging the files.

Note: You can 'ground' any linked file (ie., move a copy to the ".web" folder) at any time by pressing Alt + G when the item is viewed in MagicView.

 

6. Files may also be added to any active MagicView page by:

A. Dragging and dropping to the MagicView pane's  "Item Text" box.

1. Select a parent item under which you desire to insert files. 

2. In Ecco go to that item.

3. Load its MagicView page (Winkey + / ).

4. Drag one or more files (PDF/ DjVu/ MHT/ DOC/ XLS/ EML/ JPEG/ WAV/ AVI/ SWF/ MP3/ MPEG/ HTML/ ETC) to the MagicView pane's "Item Text" box.

B. Using a 'File Selection Dialog' to select any file, via File > Load > File.

C. Loading the file name in the clipboard via  File > Load > Shift +  File.

 

Note: After you've attached documents (or multimedia files) to ecco items, you can select multiple items and Winkey + /  to load them all together in a 'multi-view' (similar to EverNote's ribbon but instantly exportable to a web browser while also allowing you to select which documents are included).   To view documents in a selected 'multiview', press F2,  or press Alt + W  to send the 'multiview' to your browser to view the documents.  (Multi-view features also come into play, for example Alt + Home provides a multi-view index,  Alt + L allows zooming to any single item, etc.)

To have the documents shown in MagicView to always be the document attached to the active ecco item,  activate 'QuickView' mode by pressing Winkey + Q. 

 

You can freely move items in Ecco around,  and their linked documents move with them.  To Copy (or Cut)  & Paste items with their view pages  (to the same or other .eco files)  use the EccoMagic Classic tool .  If you make extensive use of moving ecco items,  the MagicHijack tool is recommended (as is learning to use Ecco in multi-view mode to show multiple viewpads at the same time).  Placing the MV pane in 'vertical' mode is often helpful when working with native ecco multiple columns.

You can also export your documents in outline format to a html format that all web browsers (if the systems have installed the proper software to view the relevant type of files, eg., pdf, djvu, etc., ) will be able to view.  Both the ecco outline and the attached documents will be exported.

 

Once you get the hang of EccoMV,  it really is easy.  'Getting the hang' sometimes takes a deeper understanding.  Feel free to ask questions and share solutions in the forums.  That is what they are there for!

 


 
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Reply #26 - 12/17/09 at 13:04:08
 

 
Example 23  
 
Simple Form example
 (MV Template with Linked Folder Values)
 
Folder data for ecco items can be filled in and/or viewed from a Form template.
 
The easiest way to fill in Form data is via the "View" mode,  with "Form Enter Mode" selected (found on the "Edit" menu when in 'View' mode,  or as a Control+F1 MV Pane Template option).
 
Winkey + K loads folder data from the active item,  Control + Winkey + ,  or  .  move up and down the ecco file loading folder data,  Winkey + Shift + K saves folder data from the form to ecco folder values (see also Ecco Data Links in the File menu),  and a special link can be added to any form for saving the filled in form data as a child item of the ecco item the form is attached to (see example/how to).
 
 
What's going on here  
 
Background images can be added to tables, RTF and Text boxes,  and to the entire view page.
 
     Right click on the RTF or Text box edge, or right click in any empty table cell to set the background image.
     
Alt + A  accesses the advanced formatting tools for instantly adding Text,  RTF boxes, pulldowns and checkboxes.  (Existing boxes can simpy be copied or control + dragged & dropped to duplicate them elsewhere).
     
Right clicking on any of the above allows adding a link to an ecco folder.
     
 
Fields linked to date folders can be filled in with shortcut expressions or conceptual and calculated date expressions, including from and to times  (eg., "Today + 45days", etc.).  Such expressions are converted to a fixed date/time value which is saved in the linked date folder.
 
 
Linked data can be helpful for 'pure' data entry or viewing via a form template. (Note: "<ItemText>" as a linked folder name will link to the ecco item text entry).  Linked data fields can be added to any viewpage (including clipped pages from the web, etc.) to 'push' or 'pull' data directly from the page's folder values in ecco.  Note: Form filling is best done in "View" mode.
 
Up to 250 named templates can be designated per ecco file,  and any viewpage can be loaded as an active template.   Shift + Alt + D  displays the 'active' template as the current view page,  Control + Alt + D displays the template as a view page unattached from any item. (See the View > Template menu for other options).
 
 
Templates can also be used with fields which are not linked to ecco folder values.  The filled in template form can be saved as an independent magicview page.    Where text fields are involved,  saving the entire form as a MV page provides a substantial memory savings for ecco internal pointers.   The disadvantage is that filters, sorts, and views based on folder values will not be available for the data,  nor will export/import of the individual folder values per item.
 
 
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Reply #27 - 12/20/09 at 17:14:50
 

 
Example 24  
 
2-Up and 3-Up Document Thumbnail Views
 
 
What's going on here  
 
You can select different options when viewing multiple documents in a single MV pane.  (Multiple MV panes can be open at the same time, viewing single or multiple documents in each).
 
 
From the View > multiView Borders menu you can select Full pane, 2-up and 3-up views.   Varying the width of the MV pane will vary the relative size of the document which is displayed.  
 
From the View > multiView Borders menu you can also select various border options,  having the border on top, as a footnote to the documents view,  as  a highlighted text, omitted, etc.
 
A multiView can also be saved as its own MV page to allow handling set groups of documents in a single view.  (multViewed documents can also be recalled as a group via the F5 history pane).  You can instantly zoom to any selected document with Alt + L.  (The multiView index features such as Alt + Home are also available).
 

 
 
 
 

 
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Reply #28 - 12/29/09 at 18:16:41
 

 
Example 25  
 
Live Directory Window
 
 
What's going on here  
 
MagicView can act as a live directory window linked to any item(s) in an outline.
 
Just drag & drop any directory folder from windows explorer into the MagicView "ItemText" box,  and save the viewpage.
 
 
The directory view is live,  essentially just as if you had opened the directory folder in window's explorer.  Files can be opened, copied, renamed, etc. etc.
 
 
Control + Right Click to select the view type,  in this example Thumbnails.    The appropriate thumbnail plugin for different file types (PDF, DjVu, etc.) must be installed to preview documents in thumbnail mode.    Thumbnails are displayed in default size as set in windows' explorer.
 
 
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Reply #29 - 01/16/10 at 16:26:17
 

 
Example 26  
 
Outline Capture
 
 
What's going on here  
 
You can capture all or part of any Ecco outilne as a MagicView page (select items to include from within Ecco then Winkey + Control + Shift + R  or Winkey + F12 > Replace Viewpage > as MV Outline)
 
As in ecco the outline is collapsible (From magicview "View" mode [F2 to toggle modes]).  
 
The captured outline can include basic outline numbering, and you can optionally limit the maximum item text size.
 
As with any other magicview page,  font, background color, sizing is all editable, and, you can send the page to your browser, export as an HTML, MHT, or EML,  print ,etc.
 
Capture of text formatting (such as bold, fonts, etc.) requires the freeware ecco 'slang extension'.
 
 
Allows easy sharing,  and archiving of outline text.    
 
An outline from one ecco file can also be saved as a MV page inside another ecco file.
 
 
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Reply #30 - 02/23/10 at 16:00:40
 

 
Example 27  
 
Quick Audio Note
 
 
What's going on here  
 
MagicView has a built-in audio recorder which makes adding quick audio notes a snap.
 
Winkey + F10  opens the record pane for the active viewpage.  If the viewpage already contains a MV audio note,  that note will be opened for editing/appending.  Audio can be inserted anywhere within an audio note.  
 
You can also instantly record from the Edit > Recording menu,  or  directly:  Control + F10  to begin recording instantly,  Shift + F10 to pause,  Control + Shift + F10 to save the recording  (see the MV help guide for complete list of editing and playback commands. For example click on "<<" and ">>"  or press Control + Alt F10 and Shift + Alt F10 for rewind/fast forward, etc.).
 
 
Audio notes are normally stored in the Ecco file's .web folder, and alternatively can be stored internally within ecco via the Shift + Alt + G (ground viewpage) function.
 
Quick audio notes are extremely useful for easily adding quick verbal notes within an outline structure and for adding quick verbal explanation for outline items.   For dictation,  recommended to use dedicated dictation/audio editing software.  Audio files from that software can still be added as viewpages and managed within an outline structure.
 
 
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Reply #31 - 05/09/10 at 17:26:25
 

 
Example 29  
 
Custom Form View
 
 
What's going on here  
 
 
MagicView templates can act as a 'Phonebook' form replacement in the phonebook and in regular notepad views.
 
Colors fonts sizes, fields, layout can be formatted as desired.   For those who use phonebook fields on larger monitors,  can be *very* helpful.   Values can be modified and saved.  In QuickView mode  with Data Link Navigation enabled,  the form is filled with the linked folder values of active item, and updates automatically.    
 
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Reply #32 - 05/15/10 at 18:21:18
 

 
Example 30  
 
Custom Form View II
 
 
What's going on here  
 
A MagicView form can be set up to link multiple RTF boxes to different text folders.  This way,  multiple 'mini' MV pages can be used for each item.
 
This can be extremely useful for tracking notes by different users for the same item.   This works well either with linked data fields to different ecco text folders,  or if there are extensive notes,  then a single MagicView page set up with multiple input areas for each user.
 
A similar approach can be used for critical notices and maintenance notes.   Depending on the importance/urgency of the note,  the note can be assigned a different area in the magicview page.
 
 
When multiple users edit an ecco file at the same time,  best approach is linked data folders, to prevent 'overwriting' between one user and another.   Where this is not an issue,  for best pointer allocation,  is more efficient to use one magicview page with multiple RTF text areas,  instead of linked data.
 
 
Also note that additional note folders can be used in addition to MV pages attached to items.   If a second MV window is used with a form that has fields linked to text folders,   the notes can be used independently of the MV page attached to any item.   In this way, for example,  documents can be linked to items in addition to notes about the document, etc.
 
 
 
 
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Reply #33 - 09/20/10 at 16:05:18
 

 
Example 31  
 
Email to Ecco Task
 
 
What's going on here  
 
".EML" files and links can be dragged directly (from windows explorer or email programs which support .eml drag & drop) to the MagicView viewpane or the "DropBox".  In addition to Outlook, etc., many non-Microsoft programs such as TheBat! allow dragging emails.
 
When dropped into the viewpane (as shown in the example below),  the text and message index (From/To/Subject, etc.) will be appended to the active viewpage.  Thus, emails can be added to new, or existing MV pages.  
 
When dropped into the 'ItemText' box or 'DropBox' (hold down shift to localize the .eml file in the .web folder,  shift+alt to localize as standardized MV page [without attachments]  and control+shift to internalize the email as a standard MV page in the .eco file).  If attached in native .eml format,  the graphics, and formatting of the message are included and the .eml is treated as an 'object'.   (With such view pages, only one email can be attached, and  Alt+O will launch the default .eml email handler to reply to the message.)  
 
Once an email is added to an ecco item,  that item can be outlined, set for followup, etc., as any other ecco item.
 
 
Sections of the email can be selected (as with other viewpages) and via Control + Alt + C and instantly added as sub items of the active ecco item, or the item to which the viewpage is attached.  (Control + F1, Advanced Folder Options > Copy Child to Viewpage Chld).  Allows easily creating sub items with different action or subject aspects of emails.
 
 
 
 
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Reply #34 - 08/25/16 at 04:29:06
 

 
TechNotes:
 
Key suggested settings (on Control-F1 menu) include:
 
Viewing Options:
 
    Multiview Borders [SELECT]
    Color Borders [SELECT]
    Navigation menus [SELECT]
    Tree based Phonebook [SELECT]
    Colorized horizontal lines [SELECT]
    Highlight on Copy to Child [SELECT]
    Display Audio File Names [SELECT]
    Manual Play [SELECT]
    Export to HTML [SELECT]
    Use Outline Numbering [SELECT]
 
MV Pain Options:
 
    Opaque window [SELECT]
    Internalize [SELECT]
    Drop Box [SELECT]
    Vertical Pane [SELECT]
    Broad Universal Click Range [SELECT]
 
 
Disk Options:
    
    Ground local files [SELECT]
    Fast unverified image grounding [SELECT]

 
 
Advanced Folder Options:
 
    Child Clip Prefix [SELECT]
    Copy to Child of Active Viewpage [SELECT]
    Contiguous Copy to Child [SELECT]
    Stabilized Memory [SELECT]
    Accept RTF [SELECT]
    Enable OnDisk folder [SELECT]
    Filter DropBoxed Filenames [SELECT]
    Fix clip citations [SELECT]
    Alternative QuickView connection [SELECT]
    
 
Optional expert mode initialization files (in Magicview.exe folder):
 
    em_defaultview.html - html (Override default/blank Page template)
    MVExportLength.ini - numeric (Override length of export line size with outline exports)
    MVURLFilter.ini - text (Override Regex filter to fix direct load URLs, e.g., Win+Shift+Ctrl+E downloads)
    MVSpecialFix.ini  - text (REGEX filter that can be used via search menu to remove raw HTML from text MV page.  Use via search > Special Fix.)
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