Use background images to enhance communication. Logos, photographs
and other slide-type material can be used for impact in presentations
or as a visual prompt in eliciting feedback.
Models can now be password protectedwhich makes them even more useful
as read-only user interfaces for processes and systems. This has dramatically
broadened the potential value Visual concept can add in the corporate
Full Screen View option enables the toolbars to be hidden and
the 'material' to be displayed in an uncluttered manner. Visual Concept
has great potential for not only assisting the thinking process and
the development of ideas, but also in the communication of those ideas,
concepts and conclusions it has been used to form.
Models can now be saved as HTML files, with active HTTP
links, so that they can be shared and used as an intranet / internet
Pop-up NotesYou can now display notes without having to enter
the Idea Properties dialog. With the 'Show notes' mode active, all the
notes in an idea will be displayed in a read-only pop-up when the cursor
is hovered over the notes icon.
Clustering from a list is now possible in the selection wizard.
This really helps when working with large number of ideas and espacially
in 'live' contexts when you are trying to keep up with a group discussion.
Spell Checker will help your outputs be of a consistently high
standard. It can check 100,000 words a minute! You can customise your
dictionaries. Up to 16 custom dictionaries can be open simultaneously!
American and British English are included, and Portuguese, Danish, Ditch,
Finnish, French, Italian, Spanish and Swedish dictionaries are avalaible
as optional extras.
Exporting to Word. Exporting models to linear text format has
now been made more efficient with this new toolbar feature. Now, creating
a report based on your visually developed ideas is just a click of the
mouse away - all you have to do is format the text with your chosen
Four levels of Undo / Redofor speed and peace of mind. This gives
the confidence to 'go like a train' to the professional user and gives
novices the confidence to experiment.
mode enables you to rapidly enter or collect ideas and convert them into objects. Leaves
you free to concentrate on ideas.
Clustering: select a number of related ideas , click a button and Visual
Concept will create a cluster for you and arrange your ideas within it.
tools for selecting and sorting your ideas: Select your idea on colour
criteria or text search and automatically export them to another model or
Information: lets you see how long you have worked on a model, when it was
last printed and its revision number.
makes it easy for you to attach and edit sizeable 'notes' with each type of
also lets you work in a linear table view, and switch easily between this and
the model view.
Create your own
shapes: edit any form and create your own shapes, save them in a template
for later re-use
model: you can link any shape with another model to create multi-level
models. Special tools ease the navigation through the different levels.
automatically extracts the essence of each model (the cluster titles) and
creates a meta-model, treating cluster titles as objects linked back to their
Create your own
templates: for simply saving set-up time, for providing a framework for a
thinking process, helping with output generation or challenging thinking by
providing a framework.
objects: place graphical objects in your model for added visual impact.
You can also place audio files which will be played when clicked or animations
for multimedia presentation. Visual Concept is a full OLE32 client
viewing & zooming functions: allow you to view a model in different
ways and with different levels of detail. You can display as many views of the
same model as you want, each view showing a different scaling factor, print
preview or table view.
provides an additional window showing you where you are in relation to the
whole model and allowing very easy view scrolling and dragging.
toolbars: Visual Concept lets you adapt its environment to suit your
requirements. Create your own toolbars or edit and change the existing ones,
let them float or dock them where you want.
Properties editing: allows you to control and change every graphical
element of any object, with only one mouse click. (Font: size, style, colour
etc..., outline colour and width, style, shadow width, etc...).
allows you to apply or copy the style (its graphical elements and definition)
to any number of other objects.
graphical printing facilities: give you total control on how your model
looks on paper. You can display a model and its print preview at the same time
to finely control your printing. You can print your model as a twelve-page
poster if you want!
importing models to/from other applications: in a variety of graphical and
textual forms, lets you use and re-use the results of your work. You can
import models from ASCII text, and export to TXT formats, or as graphical
image to BMP, DIB or, JPEG formats.
linking: helps make your model the flexible and central information and
knowledge centre. With Visual Concept, you can attach any type of file to any
shape. Word processing documents, spreadsheets or presentations will be
launched by a double-click on the object.
linking: link your shapes to web and other resources on the internet or a
company intranet. A double-click on the object will open the linked website or
will fetch the resource from the intranet.
Using your MAPI e-mail system, you can also e-mail models with their embedded
imported external components, from inside Visual Concept.
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