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There is also an AUR package called [https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=46486 zim-bzr] which provides the latest developer snapshot.
  
 
==Usage==
 
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===Problems at launch===
 
===Problems at launch===
  
A common error is at start up resulting in a error message like the following [https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=120139 ¹]:
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A common error is at start up resulting in a error message like the following [https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=120139 *]:
  
 
  UnboundLocalError: local variable 'i' referenced before assignment
 
  UnboundLocalError: local variable 'i' referenced before assignment
  
 
It is often related to a problem with the file path of the wikis stored in {{Filename|~/.config/zim/notebooks.list}}. Try to delete or move this file and restart Zim.
 
It is often related to a problem with the file path of the wikis stored in {{Filename|~/.config/zim/notebooks.list}}. Try to delete or move this file and restart Zim.
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===Error: Unable to find or create trash directory===
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This error message indicates that Zim is not able to find the trash directory [https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=126413 *]. This occurs when the wiki is stored on a partition that does not have any trash directory under {{Filename|/partition/.local/share/Trash}}. Due to that one is not able to delete pages as Zim tries to move them to the trash. Solutions are either the creation of a trash directory or the installation of the developer snapshot instead of the stable version which permanently deletes a page if no trash directory can be found. Thus, the user does not receive this error message anymore.
  
 
==Resources==
 
==Resources==

Revision as of 23:58, 14 September 2011

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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

There is also an AUR package called zim-bzr which provides the latest developer snapshot.

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 *:

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.

Error: Unable to find or create trash directory

This error message indicates that Zim is not able to find the trash directory *. This occurs when the wiki is stored on a partition that does not have any trash directory under Template:Filename. Due to that one is not able to delete pages as Zim tries to move them to the trash. Solutions are either the creation of a trash directory or the installation of the developer snapshot instead of the stable version which permanently deletes a page if no trash directory can be found. Thus, the user does not receive this error message anymore.

Resources

Official

Tutorials