boundaries on concept map

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hi all, happy to join this community!

Is it possible to create a boundary around concept map elements in MM2016?

the button is all the time disabled! how I can use this function?

thanks a lot

Bruno

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Hi Bruno,

Unfortunately I don't think it's possible. I suspect that the concept map is largely a cosmetic overlay on what is really a conventional map comprising a bunch of floating topics linked by relationship lines - or at least that is what a concept map reverts to in terms of appearance if you copy and paste one into a standard map. The border command is available only for those topics which have "normal" subtopics attached to them.
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I understand, many thanks Alex!

It is sad but I switched to PowerPoint, since I'm used to communicate concept with schemes, ad appreciate MM... however I'm not giving-up, I appreciate MM and used it for several purposes

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If you are using PowerPoint you could look at importing screenshots of the concept maps from MM and using the drawing tools in PowerPoint to add shapes on top of the map to represent the MM boundary function.
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Yes, it could be very useful

Unfortunately I experienced very bad results in importing screenshots from MM to PWT, big loose of quality of graphics...maybe due to poor resolution/vectorial capability of the import/export functions. Maybe you know some specific techinques to do it without loosing quality?



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There are a couple of options for importing MM images to PowerPoint. You can use the Image Export facility in the MM MAP add-in which produces reasonable images, but if you want something with higher quality have a look at ImagePrinter Pro, which effectively "prints" high quality images as JPEGs or other file formats. The technique I use to import MM slides is described here.
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would be great if works! but unfortunately I tried with imageprinter pro and...

diagonal lines and characters looks like with steps/breaks...

seems impossible to acheive the same quality as with  pasting images selecting the option "image (windows metafile)" with PowerPoint as I'm usually doing. this option, or something similar, is not available for pasting imagese from outside Microsoft office applications ...

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I'm sorry to hear that. I've had good results with ImagePrinter Pro, though I haven't used it yet with a concept map. Have you tried playing with the settings for resolution or the different image file types?
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I also found out the disability of adding boundaries in concept maps. This is really a missing feature which makes the concept maps almost unusable for me.

This feature should be added in the future!

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Hi Bruno

With regard to your remark...
"Unfortunately I experienced very bad results in importing screenshots from MM to PWT, big loose of quality of graphics...maybe due to poor resolution/vectorial capability of the import/export functions. Maybe you know some specific techinques to do it without loosing quality?"

We have found that there is a setting that may cause these - bad images -
it is under File-Options-Visual Effects and called Show fill color gradients.

Try to -uncheck- it and see wat the results are.