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  1. What questions you should ask before hiring a webs development company?

    When it comes to designing a business website, business owners often prefer to outsource their web development projects to web development agencies offering web design services for their clients. Growing demand of creating websites have directly increases the demand of skilled professionals. Before you hire a web development company in Singapore, you need to ask these questions to choose best web developer.

    What kind of website you require? Just to inform novices’ website development is subdivided in to different groups on the basis of features and functionalities included in a site. It can be a simple brochure site with simple…

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    • Article suggestions: author list below each article

      In the e-mails with article suggestions, the author list below each article could be made shorter not by removing the last authors, but by removing middle authors. In biology at least, the last (senior) author is more relevant to me than the ones in the middle who did a PCR or two.

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      • Prompt for path to existing library on first run

        When running Mendeley Desktop on a fresh install without prior existing configuration the application automatically pulls all the files from the server in an attempt to synchronise the local library. By default, this is done in the "~/Mendeley Desktop" directory on Linux. However, this shouldn't really be needed if the user already has an existing library of files somewhere else that can be reused and updated if needed (e.g. in a different path or even on a network storage shared across computers).

        There are many cases where a user configuration may be missing or is explicitly not persisted, leading to…

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        • Ability to save open tabs and page locations as well as zoom levels after closing program. Allow side-by-side pdf viewing.

          Basically I would want a "save current state" button that would allow me to close the program or restart the PC and still have it open to the state I saved it to.

          In addition to that a basic function that remembers the last used zoom level when opening new papers or set a default zoom level so the papers don't always "fit to width".

          Finally, a way to allow side-by-side viewing of PDF pages.

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          • Improve: Export PDF with Annotations

            I am not sure if this is used a lot but wen text is highlighted and then the Export PDF with Annotations is used the highlighted text becomes less and less readable in the generated PDF.

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            • Notes field visible in the Details tab.

              Add a Notes field visible in the Details tab (a new field, or the first lines of the actual Notes field). Now If you want see any personal note you have to click the Notes tab to see if any was written. Now I rarely use the field Notes for my notes for this reason.
              Thanks

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              • More settings and shortcuts for highlighting

                The current short-cut for highlighting is cumbersome - find a better one or allow the user to define it.
                Make a short-cut for changing the color of the highligter as well.
                The intensity of the highlighting color is not high enough for me and I usually highlight twice in order to get the right popping color.

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                • Handwriting feature

                  Can you add handwriting feature, by which reader can write something on the downloaded research papers. This will mimic as a printed paper and will be useful to refer to later on.

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                  • Extend Mendeley to handle course certificates (v.g., Edx, Coursera, DataCamp)

                    I know there's LinkedIn, but I think it would be great if I can add my course Certificates to my Mendeley profile and showcase my diplomas. It would also help me keep it all tidy and organized.

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                    • Organize files as the software's structure

                      Currently Mendeley just renames the files and store all of them in only one folder. But it is really essential if Mendeley could organize files as the folder structure that is available in the software itself.

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                      • FUNCTION request : option for categorization while reading

                        I wish to have an option for categorize the pdf document while reading the pdf in the tab of mendeley. This option I can easily categorize the paper in different folder after read it.

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                        • Add music sheets as document type

                          I would love to manage my sheet music with mendeley.
                          This has already been recommended and declined due to lack of interest but i would like to open the discussion again.
                          Fields as composer, year, instrument, ensemble, key, opus, name, genre, etc.

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                            • Document details - overlay and easy to hit button

                              Make the Hide/Show document details easier to "hit" by letting more of the area around the menu item sence the cursor and visualize it by showing a circle or something. Also it would be nice to if the doc details could be a transparent overlay on top of the document in the right side, så the documents text could remain the same size. It should enhance the experience of using the contents tab.

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                              • Surface version

                                I think mendely's original function is very good thank you.
                                but in recent years 2-in-1 notebook has been popular.
                                I use MS Surface Pro, and iPad...

                                So I think Mendeley Desktop (PDF viewer) should have portable/tablet functions such as Pinch Zoom, Free hand writing and so on for tablet user.

                                Thank you :)
                                Wish for good news

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                                • CSV Export - Bibliometrics - Meta-Analysis

                                  Mendeley should support exporting to facilitate bibliometrics and literature review analysis.

                                  If we need other reference manager like Jabref why don't we use direct it?

                                  I'm requesting this because I've developed a method called SystematicSearchFlow to make Literature research with meta-analysis and bibliometrics, and the exporting data in CSV to a spread sheet is fundamental to make the analysis and synthesis.

                                  Also I've developed a guide to do so with EndNote:
                                  https://www.researchgate.net/publication/266383560_Systematic_Review_and_Bibliometrics_A_Step-by-step_Guide_Using_the_EndNoteR_tool

                                  I'm creating one guide to Mendeley and this functionality is one of the futures that is missing and could boost Mendeley use.

                                  Hello Mendeley Developers! Please make a…

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                                  • add a document type for sound recordings (e.g., radio broadcasts) and/or podcasts

                                    Sound recordings, especially podcasts, are an increasingly common form of media, in both popular culture and in scholarly circles. Such a category could be used broadly across disciplines.

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                                      • Unsorted folder in Mobile Apps (iOS, Android)

                                        On mendeley Desktop you have a folder called unsorted. Please bring this folder to mobile Apps such as iOS and Android. Without it, it is not possible to get organized on tablets.

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                                        • Add DOI variable to IEEE style

                                          How do we add a DOI variable to a reference in IEEE style when it exists in Mendeley Desktop ?
                                          In Visual CSL editor, I tried : ADVANCED/Macro:access/Conditional/Else-if DOI/DOI(variable) and save the updated style, but it doesn't work.
                                          How should I proceed ?
                                          Thanks

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