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    Nigel Gilbert
    @micrology
    Welcome to the PRSM community! This is the place for feature requests, discussions on how to use PRSM, examples and use cases.
    Ed172
    @Ed17210_twitter
    How do you export maps in PRSM to other programmes (i.e. powerpoint or excel) ?
    Nigel Gilbert
    @micrology
    To export an image of the map, look under the the downward triangle next to the Save network icon along the top black navigation bar. Clicking on the triangle will revel a choice of download formats, one of which is Image. Selecting this one will prompt you for a location to save the Image. The image can then be inserted into a PowerPoint document. In the same menu, there is an item, 'CSV' (comma separated values). Selecting this one will export two files, one with data about the Factors and one with data about the Links in your map. These files can be opened in Excel.
    Dr Paul Brand (RS)
    @DrPaulBrand_twitter
    Hi Nigel - getting the hang of the latest update but have some questions. First one - in DRAWING MODE I can create an item - lets say a rectangle - and I have worked out how to UNDO it - but I cannot re-select an item in the background layer and move or resize it. Am I missing something, or is that a future function to be developed?
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    Dr Paul Brand (RS)
    @DrPaulBrand_twitter
    Q2: Creating second map. The new version says there is a drop down next to the map name which lists your recent maps so you can choose one of them. But I cannot see how to create a new map - everytime I open the browser it opens my first one. How do I create NEW map? Instructions not clear on this
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    Dr Paul Brand (RS)
    @DrPaulBrand_twitter
    Hi Nigel - what determines the order in which the participant avatars appear? Can we 'force' host avatars to the left?
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    Dr Paul Brand (RS)
    @DrPaulBrand_twitter
    @micrology Using PRSM this afternoon for a workshop - and for some reason I have no copy-paste function - not using menu or keyboard shortcuts. I can select factors and move them, but not paste a copt
    Nigel Gilbert
    @micrology
    Apologies - it should be working again now
    Vittorio Nespeca
    @Nesp
    Dear all, nice to find this wonderful support community! :) We are using Prsm for a participatory mapping effort to study the dynamics of infectious disease spread and health-related behaviors
    Question: is there a limit on the number of participants? It seems that when more than 20 people join a prsm room some of the functions are not working anymore. Refreshing the page helps but only to some extent.
    Is there any way around this?
    Nigel Gilbert
    @micrology
    @Nesp The limit is mainly due to the amount of internet traffic required to keep all the participants in sync. So the maximum number of users partly depends on the speed of the broadband they are using. Quite a lot of the traffic is generated by tracking everyone's mouse cursors. If you are having problems with a lot of users, it is worth asking everyone to switch off mouse tracking (ask them to open the Settings panel, go to the Network tab, and switch off 'Show other users'). Do let me know if this helps. Also, it would be useful for us to know which are the 'functions that are not working any more' , as we can then take a look at what might be the problem.
    Vittorio Nespeca
    @Nesp
    Thank you @micrology for the very helpful tips! The function that several participants found to be difficult was adding links. Specifically, when clicking "add links" it was not possible to add links and you would end up selecting and moving the first factor rather than connecting it with other factors with a link.
    Sometimes it would also get "frozen" and you could not even pan across the map.
    Nigel Gilbert
    @micrology
    @Nesp Version 1.9.6 (the current one) has a re-implementation of tracking other users' mice cursors, which is now very much more efficient. Hopefully the problem you had should no longer occur - let me know if it does.
    Vittorio Nespeca
    @Nesp
    @micrology Thank you very much! I will let you know :)