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Kwende Kefentse


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Hi everybody,

I'm just wondering about how to use the interactive web document saving feature. I've presented my map at a symposium and was asked for a digital copy to put on a website. If I export a pdf however, they'll get the concepts and connection but none of the content. How do I use the interactive web graphic so that I can give the symposium the full content of my presentation?

-K
Mike Korcynski

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Hi Kwende,

I just wanted to clarify one point in your question in order to better understand what you're trying to do. When you say "they'll get all the concepts and connections but none of the content" are you talking about slides, or node notes, or resources, or something else in terms of missing content? I think in the long term we'll be re-evaluating the interactive web graphic as part of VUE3 to see what more we can offer in it, same for the PDF layouts.

Thanks,

Mike
kkefentse

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Hey Mike,

I should have been more clear. I definitely meant node notes, and links. Also, while the visuals are perfectly scaled down and clear at extreme zoom, does the interactive web-graphic option permit a "pop-out" feature in any way similar when using VUE?

Thanks a lot - this software is revolutionary.

-K
Mike Korcynski

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Kwende,

Thanks for the clarification, having seen one of your maps (great job btw), I can tell you that the current interactive web graphic wouldn't be able to handle the density of nodes on your map in order to keep all the node note rollovers straight. But, this will be something we work more on for VUE 3. Alternatively, when you currently export the interactive web graphic, you get get all the information about each nodes placement in CSS:

As well as all its Resource and Notes info:

So if you were feeling ambitious you could certainly take this data and layout the graphic in anyway you'd like, it's farily open.

If you were in a real pinch I'd recommend giving out the graphic, and in concert also printing a Node Notes Outline available in the File-> Export Handouts and Notes menu. We have 7-8 different layouts which depending may be of use there.

Finally, regarding the "pop out" I'm guessing that what you mean here is that you'd like to be able to zoom in on a node in the web graphic and then always be able to "pop" it back to the fullscreen view? If so, I think this is a really good idea, and something I'll definitely try to address in a future revision of this part of the code. If you meant something else let me know.

Thanks,

Mike


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kkefentse

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Much appreciated! I'll keep that in mind. I may end up doing what you suggested, or alternatively posting my abstract alongside the pdf of my map for now.
sandra Jost


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I am trying to upload my vue map to my wiki. I have numerous links to files and websites that I would like to be interactive. I have tried to follow the video that explains how to upload to a wiki but I am not having any success. The script on the video does not look the same as the script on my html. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Mike Korcynski

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sandra,

Are you using VUE 2.2.8? We have rewritten a lot of the HTML Export, the video on the website applies to one of our development releases of VUE 3. There will be a new experimental build out soon with the latest HTML export code.

-Mike
sandra Jost


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Hi Mike,

Yes I am using 2.2.8 How do I get 3.0?
Thanks
Sandra
melanie st.james


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Hi Sandra,

Sorry we missed your message. You can download the Preview Release 4 in the Experimental Corner on the Download page:
http://vue.tufts.edu/download/index.cfm

Best,

Melanie
sandra Jost


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Hi,

I am still not able to upload my map to my wiki. I can't find preview version 4.0 and I have tried downloading the applet but I can't get my map to be interactive. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
Sandra
Mike Korcynski

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Sandra,

Preview4 is no longer up, just download VUE 2.3.1 that has the lastest Interactive web document code, let me know if you have any problems getting it into your wiki once you've exported the document and we can work that out.

Thanks,

Mike
sandra Jost


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I did download and install 2.3.1 prior to posting my question. I then followed the video that was posted. The problem is when I following those instructions all I get is the html code appearing. If I try adding it under "add html" it doesn't work either. I am sure it is quite simple but I am having no luck. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Mike Korcynski

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What wiki software are u using?

-Mike
sandra Jost


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Hi,

I am usin pbworks.

Sandra
Mike Korcynski

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Sandra,

OK, PBworks probably tries to limit the types of HTML tags you can insert in your pages to a safe set, a lot of public wikis do this. I was able to get this working by saving the Intractive HTML document from VUE, and uploading them as file attachments to PB Wiki, then using an <iframe> tag on the wiki page to embed the map. The one thing that you'll have to do is edit the .html file that VUE outputs so that the src element pointing to the map image, matches wherever PBWorks stores the map in my face it was a matter of changing src="some.png" to src="/f/some.png". I've attached a short video to give you an idea of how to do this in the interface.

http://screencast.com/t/BTzO2knNjl

Hope this helps,

Mike
 
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