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 icon button 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 containing documents that can be linked to 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 to be published as a webpage. When exporting the notebook to HTML, the document root can be mapped as a special URL.

The property Prefer short names for page links controls the behavior e.g. when pasting a page link. When enabled a link like "CustomerA:ProjectB" will be inserted with "ProjectB" as link text.

When the property Do not use system trash for this notebook is enabled, the "Delete page" menu action will perform a permanent delete instead of a moving files to trash.