Can I select which levels to export to Word?

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I am trying to export a map to WORD and want to select the levels that are exported. For example, I would export level `1 for an executive summary, levels 1 and 2 for a plan and levels 1,2 and 3 for a checklist. Is it possible to select which level(s) to export?
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Andrew Waddell

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Andrew Wilcox, Champion

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Yes by filtering the map (setting level of detail does not work)

Filtering: Select the topics you want to see in the Word document and View - Filter: Show - Selected topics. These will be the only topics exported to Word. I don't know of a way to select different levels in the map. You could apply a marker to every topic at a certain level and Power Filter using these markers.

I explored using a Hidden font in Word.
- I created a Hidden style and added it to normal .dot
- I applied this style to unwanted levels in the map in the Word Export dialogue.
- The MM Topic X style in the exported document was based on Hidden but the Hidden attribute was unticked!
- Then I realised any Topic Notes etc. would not be hidden by this process.

However if you just have topic text in the exported Word doc, you can set the font attribute to Hidden in the MM Topic X styles and hide them.
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You could also check out WordX, our add-in for MindManager (Windows version) that gives you more control over what is exported at any level.

There is more information on WordX here:


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As Nigel says, WordX gives you a lot more control over the export process, for example allowing you to select which topics do and don't get exported even at the same topic level and also to select on a topic-by-topic basis which Word style will be applied. The styles are those in the Word template that you use in the export process.

Your post does seem to indicate however that as well as controlling the level of topics that are exported you also want to use the same material several times in the same document, so for example Level 1 topics will become the executive summary but will then appear in both the plan and the checklist. I don't think this is possible to achieve in a single export but as an alternative you could set up three separate exports using WordX with different styles being applied each time.

To do this you would first create a Word template with several different styles - one style only for executive summary content, one or more styles for the plan content and a third set of styles for the checklist content. You would then set up the first export, applying the executive summary style to the level 1 topics only. After saving the exported file you would clear the markers set up by WordX and apply the plan style(s) to the level 1 and level 2 topics.

After exporting these to a second document you would then clear the plan styles and do a third export involving all three levels and applying the checklist style(s). Then all you need to do is merge the three Word documents, presumably in the order they were exported in.