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Aibase documents contain smart objects
 

- Objects can be text, images, image-text combinations, tables, panels, connectors, rulers, shapes, numerical charts (bar, line, pie, functionplotter) and logical scripts. All objects can be placed freely or assembled in an easy and playful manner. The printable document canvas can have a side length of 1 km.

- Many objects can be assembled into trees, can be dropped into table cells, can be placed on panels or can be visually connected to build diagrams like concept maps, mind maps, flowcharts and organization charts.

- A panel can also show a calendar interval. Local times of different time zones can be compared.

- Objects can be grouped to form a new object (image).

An image can show a whole Aibase document - the same document (which could act as reusable graphics-symbol) can be shown at many places (by many images).

An image mostly shows a still image, but can also be extended to a slide show (controlled by time).
Each slide can show a whole Aibase document. A slide show can also be exported as gif animation.

- Shapes can also be free-form. SVG import is supported. Compound-curve segments: Line, Arc, Bezier, B-spline. Curve-end arrows addable. Editing with Bezier-handles:

- Each object has an attached note containing text and canvas.
Simply select an object in the main view and start to write in the note view!
Aibase shows a document in a twin-view:

- Many objects (text, images, connectors, etc.) can have links to documents.
A link to a new Aibase document is automatically created by selecting a linkless object and pressing F2.
Links can also be used to start external programs, show webpages, external documents or folders.
In addition, they can hold keywords and referential (bibliographic) information.

- Script-containers (Aimos with logical script (Python 3)) can be placed on the canvas to implement actions, especially calculations. The script has access to quantities (numbers, money or physical quantities) in the Aibase document. Table-based calculations can also be implemented by invisible, attached Aimos. In addition, the script is able to use (import) external Python (v3) modules. Python has a large community, and is strong in education and science, for example SymPy.

- Text-objects can contain multiple styles, links, visual equations and symbols.

MathType or MS Equation Editor (distributed by MS Office) is required to edit visual equations. A key-stroke on the equation in Aibase will start the edit-mode. Visual equations can be easily exchanged with MS Word and applications which understand MathML (standard format). MathType is very quickly installed and free; more advanced (purchasable) features are optional.

- Many objects (text, images, tables, panels, charts) can be connected by lines, called connectors.
Connectors can have a label and arrows, and they automatically follow when objects are moved. Editing a step connector is really fun:

- With connectors, various line-object diagrams can be built, such as:
Conceptmap, flowchart, BPMN (Business Process Modeling Notation), organization chart, mindmap, circuit diagram, ...

- The numerical chart-object can contain multiple plots (mixed type).
Plot-types: Barplots (stacked, clustered), Scatterplot (with errorbars), Lineplot, Datatrend, Piechart, Paramlist-curves (Bezier, B-Spline), Functionplots (userdefined script Y(x); script (X(t), Y(t)); script R(theta); script (Theta(t), R(t))).
Axis-types: linear, logarithmic.

Trees (outlines) deserve a special attention in respect to their common use
 

- Trees in the document can contain text, images, tables, panels, charts, bullets and numbering. See large screenshot of trees

- Trees or sub-trees can be collapsed.

- Trees don't need to be small, they can represent whole documents (headings and paragraphs).

- By drag and drop you can insert items, tables or panels into trees, or change the order.

- Trees can also be built and changed by using the keyboard alone.

- You can copy any sub-tree to the clipboard by simply pressing the C-key.

- See also: Seeing the information trees

Many operations are done by pressing only a single! key, e.g.
 

- Navigation to other documents: F2 (Forward to), R (Recent), T (Top), A (All)

- C (Copy), X (Cut), V (Paste), + (Upsize), - (Downsize)

- F2 on linkless object (Create link and new document)

Automatic document creation and deletion
 

- A new document is automatically created when you select a linkless object and press F2. The new document title is equal to the link text and you don't have to care about filenames.

- A document is automatically deleted when the document has no use ( when it has neither link access nor user-content. ) This mechanism works in the background for you, you never have to care about it.

Each document holds a pre-document history
 

- In most cases you go into a document by using a link. Each document holds a history of documents that were used for access. Later you can use these backlinks for navigation.

Auto-synchronizing between link-text and document title
 

- This synchronization is a very important method for efficiency in large information spaces. It ensures that you get what you see (you see the link, and you get a linked document with the shown title ).

- With this synchronization you see the document title much more often than you would see otherwise. This motivates the user to categorize (structure) more precisely and will result in a more robust information space. It is beneficial for own memorization and creativity.

Maximal screen estate for document content
 

- Aibase provides an efficient toolbar at the top. There is no separate menu bar which could reduce the visible document height. You get quickly more functionality by context menus and using the keyboard.

Document library
Customizable concept for colors and symbols
Scalable printing (fit document into x pages)
RTF-exchange with MS Word via clipboard
 

- By copy and paste, Aibase can exchange data with MS Word, MS Wordpad, OpenOffice and other applications that understand RTF (Rich Text Format).

- In this way you can also export numbered outlines, tables and equations to MS Word.

Import (SVG, WMF, EMF, MathML, pixel) and Export (HTML, SVG, MathML, pixel)
 

- This whole website (HTML) itself was exported by Aibase with a single click. It's a domain of Aibase documents; you can see the Aibase document for this page in Aibase help.

- SVG is the common vector-image standard (sharp at any zoom, viewable in web-browser).

- MathML support (optional) depends on MathType installation (is internally used for conversion).

System Requirements

- PC with Pentium 233 MHz or higher

- 40 MB RAM, 80 MB hard disk

- Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, XP

 
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