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September 2002

Visual Mind 5.0 is released!

We are happy to announce that we have released a new version of Visual Mind. The new features represent so much added functionality to Visual Mind that we have decided to skip the "4.0" version tag. The new version is therefore named "Visual Mind 5.0".

Later in this e-mail, you will find a list of all the new features that are introduced in Visual Mind 5.0.


Try Visual Mind 5.0 for free!

Visual Mind 5.0 comes with a 30-day free trial period. This even applies if an earlier version of Visual Mind is installed (or has been installed) on the computer.

Visual Mind 5.0 will be installed alongside earlier versions of Visual Mind. This means that if you already have Visual Mind installed, you can still try out Visual Mind 5.0 before deciding if you would like to upgrade or stay with your current version.

You can download Visual Mind 5.0 directly from this newsletter. Just click on your preferred language below.

                    English

                    Norwegian
                    Danish
                    Swedish

                    Finnish

Visual Mind 5.0 can also be downloaded from the Visual Mind download page:
http://www.visual-mind.com/MindMapdownload.htm


Pricing:
Visual Mind 5.0 is available at the following prices:

Single license: US$129.00
Site license: US$695.00

Single license, upgrade from v3.5: US$59.00
Single license, upgrade from v3.0: US$69.00
Single license, upgrade from v2.6: US$89.00
Site license, upgrade from v3.5: US$495..00

Upgrading of other license types: Please contact us for a firm price quote.

To order Visual Mind 5.0, please visit the Visual Mind order page:
http://www.visual-mind.com/order.htm


New features in Visual Mind 5.0:
Visual Mind 5.0 comes with the following new features:
 
  WEB PUBLISHING
  Visual Mind 5.0 allows you to publish interactive Visual Mind maps on the Internet or to your local computer network with just a few mouse clicks. This allows your colleagues, friends and other contacts to view your map in their web browsers. The viewers will be able to read the map in very much the same way as you do in Visual Mind. This includes reading branches and notes, expanding/collapsing branches, launching web hyperlinks, downloading linked files, and much more.
 
 
  MS OUTLOOK EXPRESS USERS: E-MAIL SUPPORT
  Like earlier versions have supported files, web hyperlinks and e-mail addresses, Visual Mind 5.0 also supports links to specific e-mail messages. This allows users to open e-mail messages directly from Visual Mind.
 
 
  MS OUTLOOK USERS: OUTLOOK ELEMENTS SUPPORT
  It is now possible to include Microsoft Outlook elements (e-mails, appointments, tasks, etc.) in a Visual Mind map. This allows users to open Outlook elements directly from Visual Mind.
 
 
  IMPROVED DRAG&DROP
  The new version has improved a lot on the drag&drop features. This has opened up for a lot of new possibilities, as it is now possible to:

- Drag files and folders from Windows Explorer
- Drag e-mails from Outlook Express
- Drag Outlook elements (e-mails, contacts, etc.) from Outlook.
- Drag web addresses from web browsers.

In addition, Visual Mind 5.0 supports moving or copying individual branch elements (images, file hyperlinks, etc.) from one branch to another.
 
 
  SPELL CHECKER
  Visual Mind 5.0 includes an English spell checker. Additional languages are available at additional cost.
 
 
  IMPROVED PRINTING
  The printing feature is highly improved in Visual Mind 5.0. It is now possible to specify which zoom factor, orientation and number of pages to use. In addition, you can now see a small preview of the result before actually printing it to paper.
 
 
  DOCUMENT TEMPLATES
  It is now possible to create new documents (Word, Excel, etc.) directly from Visual Mind. The new document will automatically be inserted into the Visual Mind map.

If the user wanted to do this in earlier versions, he/she had to:
1) Start the other application (Word, Excel, etc.)
2) Create the new document in the other application.
3) Save the new document to local hard disk.
4) Insert a link to the new document in the Visual Mind map.

Now, all this can be done in one operation from Visual Mind. Visual Mind 5.0 comes with templates for the most common document formats. In addition, other document formats can easily be added.
 
 
  THUMBNAILS FOR IMAGE FILES
  When the user inserts a link to an image file, Visual Mind 5.0 will show a small thumbnail of the image.
 
 
  PHONE SUPPORT
  While earlier versions of Visual Mind supported web hyperlink, file links and e-mail addresses, Visual Mind 5.0 also support phone numbers. This allows you to make phone calls directly from Visual Mind.
 
 
  FOLDER SUPPORT
  It is now possible to link to file folders (not just files) in Visual Mind. This allows you to open a particular folder directly from Visual Mind.
 
 
  SAVE "VIEW INFORMATION"
  Visual Mind 5.0 can store "View Information" about a Visual Mind map. This allows a Visual Mind map to be opened in the same state as it was when it was closed the last time. This includes the view style, the zoom factor, expanded branches, and the selected branch.
 
 
  IMAGES OF OTHER FORMATS
  Importing own images to the image toolbar (right side of the map) was a bit complicated in earlier versions of Visual Mind, as Visual Mind only supported images of the ICON format. Now, Visual Mind supports a lot of image formats (JPG, BMP, PNG, WMF, etc.). This means that you can now easily insert your own images in Visual Mind.
 
 
  OVER 500 IMAGES INCLUDED
  Visual Mind 5.0 comes with more than 500 images that can be inserted into your Visual Mind maps.
 
 
  EXPORT TO WORD OUTLINE
  Visual Mind 5.0 includes an export format definition file (*.VMX) for exporting a Visual Mind map to a "Microsoft Word Outline Document". This means that the information in a Visual Mind map can be viewed in the interactive outline format of Microsoft Word.
 
 
  EXPORT TO XML
  Visual Mind 5.0 includes an export format definition file (*.VMX) for exporting a Visual Mind map to XML, which has become the most popular format for sharing information between applications.
 
 
MINOR FEATURES AND BUG FIXES
Visual Mind 5.0 also includes the following minor features and bug fixes:

  
SAFER SAVING
  Visual Mind 5.0 has improved the saving routine. If something happens during saving, Visual Mind will be more able to recover the map.
 
 
  REFER TO BRANCH TEXT WHEN PRINTING NOTES
  When printing notes, the user can now have Visual Mind refer to the branch text when printing notes. This makes it easier to see which branch the notes belong to.
 
 
  DELETING BRANCHES THAT ARE SORTED "BACKWARDS"
  Earlier versions of Visual Mind generated an error when the user tried to delete branches that was sorted "New children on top" or "Alphabetic (Z-A)". This is fixed in Visual Mind 5.0.
 
 
  COPYING TEXT FROM VISUAL MIND
  In earlier versions of Visual Mind, copying text from Visual Mind sometimes included some garbage (RTF coding) at the beginning of the text. This does not happen in Visual Mind 5.0.
 
 
  COPYING TEXT TO VISUAL MIND
  In earlier versions of Visual Mind, copying text into Visual Mind sometimes included some garbage after the text. This is fixed in Visual Mind 5.0.
 
 
  DELETING MULTIPLE BRANCHES
  Earlier versions of Visual Mind generated an error when the user tried to delete branches that are children/parent of each other. This bug is fixed in Visual Mind 5.0.
 
 
  ONLY ONE INSTANCE OF VISUAL MIND
  Earlier versions of Visual Mind sometimes opened different maps in different instances of Visual Mind. Now, all maps are opened in the same instance of Visual Mind  
 

Do not hesitate to contact us at sales@visual-mind.com or support@visual-mind.com if you have any questions regarding ordering or using Visual Mind.


 









 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




 











 

 
 
 

 

  The Visual Mind newsletter is published by Norcan Data AS, the developer of Visual Mind.
Visual Mind web site: www.visual-mind.com

Copyright (c) 2002 Norcan Data AS.

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