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==Usage==
 
==Usage==
  
The usage of zim is very self-explanatory. This [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yBZpWgzO9Ps screencast] provides a good overview about the basic functionality.  
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The usage of Zim is very self-explanatory. This [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yBZpWgzO9Ps screencast] provides a good overview about the basic functionality.  
  
 
==Configuration==
 
==Configuration==
  
The main configuration file is located in zim's config directory: {{Filename|~/.config/zim/preferences.conf}}. Another important file is located in the same directory: {{Filename|~/.config/zim/notebooks.list}}. This file contains a list of all wikis and there file path.  
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The main configuration file is located in Zim's config directory: {{Filename|~/.config/zim/preferences.conf}}. Another important file is located in the same directory: {{Filename|~/.config/zim/notebooks.list}}. This file contains a list of all wikis and there file path.  
  
 
Besides the configuration there exist the wiki directories which are set up when a new wikis are created. Those folders store all wiki pages in plain txt format.  
 
Besides the configuration there exist the wiki directories which are set up when a new wikis are created. Those folders store all wiki pages in plain txt format.  

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"Zim is a graphical text editor used to maintain a collection of wiki pages. Each page can contain links to other pages, simple formatting and images. Pages are stored in a folder structure, like in an outliner, and can have attachments. Creating a new page is as easy as linking to a nonexistent page. All data is stored in plain text files with wiki formatting. Various plugins provide additional functionality, like a task list manager, an equation editor, a tray icon, and support for version control.


Features

  • Keep an archive of notes
  • Take notes during meetings or lectures
  • Organize task lists
  • Draft blog entries and emails
  • Do brainstorming

Installation

Zim can be found in the community repository.

# pacman -S zim

Usage

The usage of Zim is very self-explanatory. This screencast provides a good overview about the basic functionality.

Configuration

The main configuration file is located in Zim's config directory: Template:Filename. Another important file is located in the same directory: Template:Filename. This file contains a list of all wikis and there file path.

Besides the configuration there exist the wiki directories which are set up when a new wikis are created. Those folders store all wiki pages in plain txt format.

Zim Tips

Specific user tricks to accomplish tasks.

Plugins

Zim provides a lot of useful plugins where many of them are not enabled by default. They can be found at Edit -> Preferences -> Plugins. That is, there is a plugin which provides a tray icon.

Troubleshooting

Problems at launch

A common error is at start up resulting in a error message like the following ¹:

UnboundLocalError: local variable 'i' referenced before assignment

It is often related to a problem with the file path of the wikis stored in Template:Filename. Try to delete or move this file and restart Zim.

Resources

Official

Tutorials