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  1. Add hover feature to URLs internal to PDFs

    In Acrobat Reader, when you hover over text with a URL link, a box appears that displays the URL (and allowing one to click through). It would be very helpful in an embedded DocumentCloud pdf, if such link information could be displayed also -- either as a hover feature, or in the plain text tab generated through OCR. Perhaps this already exists somewhere?

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    • Projects within Projects

      Currently projects work like folders in Document Cloud, and it would be really helpful to be able to drag and drop projects into other projects; so a parent project can be the folder for a lot of connected projects with heavy data sets or files.

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      • Improved sort options

        Would be nice to be able to sort in ascending or descending order, which (unless Im missing something) isn;t possible. I have a set of docs related to an ongoing court case and would like to be able to sort so that the most recent ones are on top. By prefixing the title with the date, I can sort oldest to newest, but not the other way around.

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        • Better e-mail address analysis needed

          E-mail address handles are not analyzed correctly, as opposed to complete e-mail addresses. For example a handle like this is in a To, From or CC line: last, first (DFG). The parenthetical acronym represents the division of an organization. The handle could as easily be "first last (DFG)". Also, consider that a To or CC line may contain mixed kinds of e-mail addresses or handles, some of which may have names embedded in ' ' or " ".

          I also note that names tend to get scrambled in the analysis, with the first name of one person mixed with the…

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          • Responsive embed

            The current embed code options include full page or fixed pixel width.
            With the rise in popularity of mobile devices and the move toward device-agnostic responsive web designs, a percentage-based width embed that can scale with it's container would be welcome.
            Right now the fixed-pixel width of the embed container offers a less-than-ideal user experience when viewed on a mobile device smaller than the specified embed width.
            From the looks of the code the embed generates, adding this option would only require reconfiguring certain fixed-width divs to use percentage-based widths instead.
            Thanks for considering.

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            • import from web url

              Any way to upload/import directly from a web url, and set the "original document link" rather than downloading and then re-uploading the file?

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              • Icon to show document is queued for publishing at a later date

                It'd be nice to have a little icon that shows up next to the document to signify that it is in queue to be published at a later date.Thanks!

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                • Create a "Publish all in Project" Button

                  When dealing with lots and lots of documents associated with a project, a button to publish all is nicer than scrolling through the list and selecting all, then clicking through a series of options to publish. Thanks!

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                  • Delete Button Prompt

                    Hello,

                    Is there a chance the delete button for comments can offer a prompt such as "Are you sure.." before it deletes a comment? As journalists, we often work late in hazy environments, and I recently worked on a comment for an hour, went to make an additional edit, but accidentally hit the delete button... and you can't go back.

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                    • More detail in email notifications

                      I often upload a batch of documents all together. It would be great if the email notifications of completion specified which documents they were referring to. (Maybe even included the status of all of my outstanding docs, or of all my uploads in the past 24 hours, etc.)

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                      • Hierarchical navigation with autocomplete

                        Id like to use visualsearch, but I saw a problem: I need provide hierarchical navigation in a taxonomy thru selecting categories. I mean, what I need is:

                        1 - I choose a facet, like Localization

                        2 - I choose a state, like California

                        3 - I wanna choose San Diego (I cant do this right now)

                        Now, it puts in the same list California and San Diego.

                        I could create a new facet called city. But, from faceted search technique its wrong. See:
                        flamenco.berkeley.edu/demos.html

                        In the visualsearch, it could appear this way:

                        x localization: Califormia > San Diego x section:…

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                        • Accounts/User API

                          I need to add 15 user accounts. Be nice if I could do that through the API.

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                          • Easier splitting of documents into separate files

                            It would be helpful to have a feature allowing users to easily split up bulk document collections into smaller parts (large FOIA dumps for example) as they scan through the document viewer. Would be especially handy for secondary analysis tools like Overview.

                            6 votes
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                            • Remember parameters for embedding for future embeds

                              The embedding is great, but every single time we upload a new document to embed, we have to reset the parameters from the default (that is from "full page" to "fixed width" and then we have to set the size and uncheck the option to display the sidebar). Would be nice if the system just remembered what we did the last time, and used those as our own personal defaults until we decide to change them *or* if there were a feature that let us set the embed defaults. Thanks!

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                              • Search for draft or private notes?

                                Search for notes in private or draft notes is needed to find the ones you want to use and publish in large collections. Annotations only work on public ones.

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                                • Can annotations be created via the API?

                                  This would be helpful, and it appears to not be possible.

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                                  • Emailing attachments to DC

                                    It would be fantastic if the system could accept email forwards and rip the attachments from them. Right now, my work process is to see the email, download the doc, and then upload it. An email grabber would take one step off that process. Thanks!

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                                    • Bug: list/thumbnail view toggle button is backwards

                                      The button shows list depressed when it's showing thumbnails and vice versa.

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                                        • How about some analytics?

                                          Is there any plan in the works to provide statistics for the number of views for documents? Just that basic stat would be helpful, though a full analytics package would be nice too.

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