Opening Presentation Mode

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Lee

04 Dec, 2017 02:02 AM

How do you enter Presentation Mode (in Desktop and/or Connect)? I do not seem to be able to find it.
Thanks.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Richard Parslow on 04 Dec, 2017 09:03 AM

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    Hello Lee

    Thanks for your inquiry.

    Full Screen Mode is only available in Goalscape Desktop: the option is under the View menu and there is a new hotkey shortcut Ctrl+ F (see attached screenshot).

    Since Goalscape Online is a web application you can use the relevant functionality in your browser. In Chrome under Windows you can use F11 to toggle Full Screen/Normal view (or click Customize > Control Google Chrome and use the Zoom option).

    Enjoy the journey!

    Richard

  2. 2 Posted by Lee on 04 Dec, 2017 09:44 PM

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    Dear Richard,
       Thanks for your prompt reply! I am enjoying exploring the application, using it currently for focusing on actions related to creating a presentation and accompanying document. I find the spatial-area interface (vs. typical mind-mapping wire diagrams) to be quite appealing to the mind and imagination.

    Like many, I do wish that there were some way to effectively work around the RTF limitations on images. One possible "feature" that would help me is the following. I would be content with attaching one png file per note, with the option of being able to set a trigger to automatically open and "dock" the image to that note whenever the note is selected -- persisting as long as I am displaying that note. It would provide at least a rough approximation to a flexible walk-through of visually rich slides.

    Would some such feature be of interest to your team's near-term agenda?

    Best regards,
    Lee

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Richard Parslow on 05 Dec, 2017 04:33 AM

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    Hello Lee

    Thanks for the great feedback!

    Yes: as you say, in the goal Notes field we are currently restricted by the functionality available in Adobe rtf, so it is not possible to add images 'inline'. We are investigating ways to resolve this to make it easier to display images. So thanks for your suggestion about the automatic trigger for an attached image: that is certainly something we can consider.

    All the best

    Richard

  4. 4 Posted by Lee Mondshein on 06 Dec, 2017 12:56 PM

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    (I am not sure my previous transmission was successful.)
    Dear Richard,
       Is it possible to copy selected attachments from one goal to another ?
    The ability to do so would improve my ability to rapidly create and extend
    a visually focused presentation.

    At this time, the only way I can “copy attachments from goal A to goal B”
    is to copy and paste goal B so as to create a new goal C , delete the
    attachments I DO NOT want, and then transfer the notes from A to C and
    delete A — which is not very pretty !

    Best regards,
    Lee

  5. Support Staff 5 Posted by Richard Parslow on 06 Dec, 2017 01:13 PM

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    Hello Lee

    Yes, we did not receive the previous message – your last one received here was Dec 04, 2017 @ 04:44 PM.

    I understand what you are trying to do here. The alternative to your workaround (apart from re-uploading your attachments to the newly-created goal) would be to use a filesharing facility like Dropbox or Google Drive and in the Notes or Comment field use a hyperlink to the uploaded document (or folder). Then you would only need to copy the link to your new goal.

    All the best

    Richard

  6. 6 Posted by Lee Mondshein on 06 Dec, 2017 02:08 PM

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    (Please ignore previous garbled transmission!)
    Dear Richard,
       Is it possible to copy selected attachments from one goal to another ?
    The ability to do so would improve my ability to rapidly create and extend
    a visually focused presentation.

    At this time, the only way I can “copy attachments from goal A to goal B”
    is to copy and paste goal A so as to create a new goal Bprime , delete the
    attachments I DO NOT want, and then transfer the notes from goal B to
    Bprime and delete B — which is not very pretty !

    Best regards,
    Lee

  7. Support Staff 7 Posted by Richard Parslow on 06 Dec, 2017 08:17 PM

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    Hello Lee

    Your latest message appears to be a duplicate of your previous one!

    For maximum clarity please go to your discussion here: https://goalscape.tenderapp.com/discussions/questions/65017-opening... to check your messages and our responses. Then if you need to know anything else, post a new message by entering text in the Reply box, then click Comment.

    Best

    Richard

  8. 8 Posted by Lee Mondshein on 13 Dec, 2017 01:51 AM

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    Dear Richard,
       I am definitely benefiting from my exploratory use of Goalscape, and
    anticipate some form of purchase.

       I wonder if you or someone on the staff could answer a basic question.
    (I have looked at online information already.) Namely, I am not sure
    about whether the Desktop or Online version would be most appropriate.
    Thus far, I am quite happy with my free Online trial version (but only have
    12 days to go !).

    I (almost) always expect to work online. That being the case, it seems that
    the installation of the Desktop version would present unnecessary work.(I
    noted that there seem to occasionally be issues with having the latest
    Adobe AIR, or possibly other installation problems I would prefer avoiding
    any risk of.)

    I have already put a lot of time and effort on a gsp file, and I would not
    want to be diverted with installation issues. If such issues arose, I
    would immediately want to go to a purchase of the Online version anyway.
    Therefore, my thinking is that I avoid any risk by buying the Online
    version, and the only thing I lose is the ability to sometimes work
    offline. Am I missing any other considerations ?

    Thanks for you guidance, and your help thus far.

    (P.S. I am still working on possible work-arounds for addressing the
    image-enhancement issue, from a user (not implementation) standpoint.

    Best regards,
    Lee

  9. Support Staff 9 Posted by Richard Parslow on 13 Dec, 2017 02:43 AM

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    Hello Lee

    Thanks for your inquiry.

    To answer your question: yes, the only difference is that with a Goalscape Online Unlimited subscription you cannot work offline.

    You say 'Thus far, I am quite happy with my free Online trial version (but only have 12 days to go !).' You must be referring to the Goalscape Desktop free trial, since there is no time limit on the Goalscape Free account.

    You can try it for yourself: simply register for a Goalscape Online Free account. As a Free user you can create 1 project (30 goals maximum) and share it with anyone you like. The major functionality is exactly the same and you can use it for free for ever. If you delete your default empty project (using the option under the Home tab) you will be able to upload one of your Desktop projects (.gsp files) using the 'up into the cloud' button. Even if an uploaded project has more than 30 goals you will still be able to make changes to it (you just won't be able to add any more goals).

    When you purchase a Goalscape Online Unlimited subscription you will be able to create (or upload) an unlimited number of projects of unlimited size – and of course that means you will be able to upload all the projects you have created during your trial of Goalscape Desktop. As an Unlimited user you can also share your projects with others – you can even give Free users Edit access to large projects (1 per Free user).

    Note too that when you do not have an internet connection you can always use the free Goalscape Mobile app (for all Android and iOS phones and tablets): it syncs with Goalscape Online to display your projects and goals in an indented text hierarchy (like the Goal List in the main application). Or you can just use your phone as a mobile WiFi hotspot!

    If you have any more questions please post again.

    Enjoy the journey!

    Richard

  10. 10 Posted by Lee Mondshein on 13 Dec, 2017 07:01 PM

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    Dear Richard,
      >> ' You must be referring to the **Goalscape Desktop** free trial, since
    there is no time limit on the Goalscape Free account.

    Your are correct ! I am very happy with my experience with the Desktop
    trial version --- so it seems that a good choice is to pay $60 for the
    Desktop version, which gives convenient offline access.

     I understand that such a purchase gives me 6 free months access to the
    Online version as well, where I can also continue my work, and of course
    share it with others. Is that correct ? (Afterwards, I can decide on a
    further Online purchase.)

    Best regards,
    Lee

  11. Support Staff 11 Posted by Richard Parslow on 14 Dec, 2017 12:57 AM

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    Hello Lee

    Yes, that is exactly right: the Goalscape Desktop single-user lifetime license includes a free 'Web Bonus' 6-month Unlimited subscription to Goalscape Online. When that expires you can renew it by purchasing a new monthly or yearly Online Unlimited subscription. Your Desktop license will of course remain valid whether or not you renew your Online Unlimited subscription.

    The two products are compatible: in Goalscape Online you can upload your Desktop .gsp files to work on them (and share them) as Online projects; and you can download your Online projects as .gsp files that you can open in Goalscape Desktop.

    Note though that there is no automatic sync between Goalscape Desktop and Goalscape Online. You can download a project as a .gsp file and give it the same name (and location) as a previous version of that project to overwrite the previous file; however if you change it in Desktop and re-upload it to Online, that will create a new instance of that project in Online, so you will need to do your own version control. We do not recommend doing this on shared projects because a collaborator may have updated the original project in the meantime, which will cause 'branching'. For shared projects, the original Online version should always be the 'master'.

    Cheers!

    Richard

  12. 12 Posted by Lee Mondshein on 14 Dec, 2017 12:52 PM

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    Dear Richard,
         Thank you for you input. In a very clear way, you resolved the
    questions that really concerned me.

    Best regards,
    Lee

    PS. If I have some questions in the future, should I send them as “replies”
    to email, or add content to the online discussion? In this context, I am
    not concerned about privacy, but wonder which approach is simplest, for
    your workflow practice.

  13. Support Staff 13 Posted by Richard Parslow on 14 Dec, 2017 01:24 PM

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    Hi Lee

    No worries – glad to help.

    For any future questions you can post a new discussion on our customer forum or email [email blocked]. We always respond fast.

    Enjoy the journey!

    Richard

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