Zim - A Desktop Wiki


The dialog with notebook properties can be accessed with the menu item "File" -> "Properties". The following notebook properties can be configured:

The notebook Name is used in the "Open Notebook" dialog and e.g. in the menu for the Tray Icon. This name is also used for the window title.

The notebook Interwiki keyword can be used to link to this notebook for other notebooks. See "Interwiki" in Links for more info.

The Home Page is the first page to open in a notebook if you have no history yet. It can be accessed with the toolbar icon for the home page and the <Alt><Home> key binding. Typically the home page should be an index page linking to other pages.

The notebook Icon is an image that is used together with the name to identify the notebook.

The Document Root is a special folder which contains documents that can be linked from the notebook. To link files in this folder start the links with a "/" (see Links for more details). This folder is typically used for notebooks that are published as web page. When exporting the notebook to html the document root can be mapped to a special URL.

The Profile is an advanced property which allows having multiple sets of preferences. E.g. if you have two types of notebooks and each type you want different preferences, plugins, style, etc. you would assign notebooks different "profiles". Practically speaking this means that a separate set with config files is being used per profile.