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  1. 4 votes
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  4. search by date uploaded/published

    I'd like to search for documents that mention Sarah Palin and were uploaded between June 1, 2011 and June 30, 2011. It seems like we have that information, but can't search by it.

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  5. ability to copy document id/slug to clipboard

    It might be useful if the document right-click context menu included option for copying the full document ID to the clipboard. (For manual use in external CMS or other tools.)

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  6. improve timeline date parsing

    In one of the documents in my set, the text 1226-01/01/02 existed. The regex identifying dates seems to have decided that was 1/1/1226 and highlighted just the 1226-01/01. Can we get that parsing tweaked? I'd guess dates probably only have slashes or dashes not both.

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  7. Include secure parameter in API result

    If I have uploaded a document with the `secure` parameter, it would be nice if it's JSON output included a boolean indicator.

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  8. Offer full screen blowout on docs with a sidebar

    Currently, we only display the "blowout" option on embedded documents with no sidebar. In some cases, even with a sidebar the option would be useful. Eg. http://www.newschannel5.com/category/208153/radon-results-from-first-rounds-of-tests-inside-metro-schools

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  9. Combine documents

    Currently, you can insert, rearrange, or delete pages within a document. It would be helpful to be able to combine whole documents.

    10 votes
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  10. 1 vote
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  11. Text Selection on top of document image

    How about doing text selection on top of the page image itself.

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  12. Custom sizes for embedding multiple documents

    It would be incredibly handy if we could specify the size of the embed box for embedding a list of documents. Right now, the widget does not scale down to the width my website requires, and it ends up cutting off a portion of the text.

    4 votes
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  13. More, better API examples

    I would love it if the API documentation contained links to a complete source code example or examples of the API being implemented for a particular project.
    With a limited (but growing) knowledge of scripting, examples of source code can help me move along implementation of the API much more rapidly.

    14 votes
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  14. Re-target embed's "Original document link"

    Currently, when you click the "Original document link" in the embed, whether you're using the full-page or fixed-size, it takes you to the DocumentCloud s3.amazonaws.com-hosted version of the PDF.
    It'd be nice if a document has a "Published URL" property that the "Original document link" took you to that URL rather than the DocumentCloud s3.amazonaws.com one.
    One benefit is we could better track viewership as views would be on our hosted page rather than the DocumentCloud hosted one.
    Thanks for listening!

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  15. Add / combine entities

    It would be great to be able to "teach" about entities that I know are in the documents, but that aren't recognized or are split.

    I'd like to say, look for this entity called XYZ. I'd also like to "teach" the system that entity ABC is the same as DEF.

    Ex: Bank of America is an entity, and it should pick up the full name and variations on the abbreviation.

    6 votes
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  16. Improve search results

    We recently moved the search count up to the top of the page, but we're looking for feedback on more ways we could improve DocumentCloud's search results.

    Some ideas include:
    * Allow sorting by contributor or newsroom
    * allow sorting by publication status (has related article, doesn't have related article)
    * show a list of news orgs and contributors separate from the actual results so you can refine your search by a single contributor or newsroom.

    What else have you been itching for in our search results?

    4 votes
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  17. Advanced Searches

    I'd like to be able to refine searches with "AND" / "OR" / "NOT" to limit them. Ditto for wildcards and connectors:

    http://www.lexisnexis.com/help/global/us/en_us/connect_frameset.asp

    http://www.lexisnexis.com/help/global/us/en_us/gh_terms.asp#wildcards

    5 votes
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  18. Timestamps on Notes

    Lately I'm finding that I'd really like to know when I added (or at least last edited) the notes on a document.

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  19. allow wildcard searches for "projects"

    I may be wrong, but it looks like you need the exact name of a Project to find it. What about wildcard searches?

    3 votes
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  20. 2 votes
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