Design -> Align not working

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Align topics only works on the first level of a map.  I have right growth map (auto) and cannot align any topics beyond the first level.  Select two (or more) and the align buttons are grayed out.  Very frustrating.
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Nigel Goult (Olympic & MIVAP)

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Ho Bors,

The Align feature only works with Topics at the Main Topic level. Beyond this the topic positioning and size can only be changed through the Format Topic function and then only in relation to size and spacing.

So it is not a case of the Align function not working, it just only applies to Main Topics which I would guess is as designed.

Hope this helps

Rgds
Nigel

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That is my definition of not working.  Being able to align only the first level is catastrophic for a visual organization tool.  When a map gets to the hundreds of topics stage, it gets too busy and needs alignment to reduce visual clutter to aid navigation. 

Will likely have to change to a different tool, an expensive waste. 
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See the comment of Nigel Goult above for your answer
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Carsten Levin

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Trying to find the align to/snap to grid function, where is it?
Version 10 for Mac
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And where is the design tab?
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This post is about MIndManager for Windows. If you are using MindManager for MAC it behaves different, for obvious reasons
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Carsten, Topic Alignment functions are found in the Format menu on the Mac as there is no Design Tab in the Mac version (see screenshot below)

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As an update to this topic I thought I would mention that there is a partial solution to this problem available in MAP for MindManager. The Fixed Topic Width function enables you to create aligned Topics and give the impression of tabular data in columns.

The example below shows the before and after of this:

Before



After



The 1.7 release of MAP will be available next week and includes an improvement update to Fixed Topic Width enabling much finer control.

There are another 29 functions in the MAP and more on the way so why not try a 14 day trial.

MAP is also included with all online purchases of MindManager (upgrades and new licenses) through Mindjet's online stores until April 15th.

Regards

Nigel

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Where is the Fixed Width function
Mac version 10
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Have you read the Help for MindManager for MAC? You may find which functions are available and where you may need to find another solution.
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Carsten, Fixed Width is an added functionality which is available through an add-in which is only available for MindManager for Windows.
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Nigel, this is the output I was looking for - all the topics aligned, not only the first level. Thank you.