MMI2 introduces various features, functional improvements, and a new user interface and chart library management functionality.
This section summarizes these new features.
The Chart Library
Unlike MMI 1.0, Charts are now stored in an internal database and not as stand-alone files. Users can still export and import individual charts, create folders and manage their charts while enjoying a centralized managed repository.
Improved Data Entry Forms
The Data Entry forms have been rebuilt from scratch to create a more intuitive and responsive interface.
Birth locations can now be typed in and selected from lists and saved in a 'favorites' list to reduce repetitive typing. In addition, extensive drag-and-drop support has been added to composite charts.
New Imaging & Print Engines
For MMI2, a new Rendering Engine generates higher-quality Rave Chart images much faster.
You can now bring up information on Defined Centers and Gates in a Chart by clicking on them.
Printing Charts with MMI2 is easier than ever, with all printing options grouped into a simple dialog that supports multiple concurrent printing options and provides the user with a preview of the different options.
Users can now add text comments to each Chart in their library. A full-Text Editor with formatting tools is integrated into MMI2 for that purpose.
New Information Panes
The large volume of data displayed by MMI2 for each Chart is arranged into a new set of collapsible Information Panes, putting the most relevant data at your fingertips. In addition, a new context-sensitive Popup window allows the user to highlight defined areas in a chart with the cursor and instantly preview a summary of the activations and their properties.
The new Rave Ephemeris can now display the movements of the planets in 2-hour intervals and has a new interface that highlights a change in line for each planet so you can see cusps with a quick glance.