any way to import a list to a marker category all at once?

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import a list to a  marker category
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John Rigdon

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It is possible to import a list to the marker list as text tags. The simplest way to do this is to use the MAP add-in (http://www.olympic-limited.co.uk/product/map-for-mindmanager/). You would need to first import the list into a map as sub-topics to a main topic and then use MAP's Sub-Topic to Marker feature to convert the sub-topics.

If however this is a one-off task and you don't want to get MAP (though it has lots of other features which you might find useful) you can do it if you have Outlook by using Outlook categories. Basically you import the list into Outlook, then assign a single task all these categories and export this to MindManager. The first part of this process used to be a lot simpler before Outlook 2007 when you could simply import a comma-delimited text list into the Outlook master category , but this feature was dropped from 2007 onwards.

There is however a workaround as described here: http://www.slipstick.com/outlook/outlook-categories-and-color-categories/ Essentially you use the All Fields page on a contact form and paste a comma-separated list into the Category field. These categories are then available to use on any item in Outlook. A Task or other item can be assigned all the categories and sent to MindManager as I described. Personally I find the MAP alternative a lot simpler.
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So basically you're saying there is no easy way to create a new marker/group category and import a list versus adding each item individually.
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Without MAP, no. With MAP it's fairly easy.
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Thank you for your assistance and reply. Much appreciated.