Duplicate/copy and paste

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Hi Im new to mindjet. I have set up a project where we are dividing a larger job into phases (1-6) All phases will be the same with the same tasks. Does anyone know if you can copy and paste/duplicate a whole thread of tasks? Thanks from Graham in the UK
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Just worked this out. So obvious in the end! Had a blind spot!
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Glad you worked this out. I'm not sure how you are approaching it but one option is to store the group of phased stages as a map part. Then you just need to click on the map part to paste it wherever you want in the map.
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Hi Alex,

Thanks for this. Not sure how I managed to miss the tabs in the top corner!

One other thing I was trying to work out was that I had 5 phases of a project that then lead into one meeting about the 5 phases. I couldn't work out how to link 5 boxes into one. Any ideas?

Other one was that I would like to lock/limit access to certain memebers of the team. Is this possible?

Cheers

Graham
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Hi Graham,

Not sure exactly how your map is set up, but the best option is probably to treat the phases as tasks with start dates, due dates and durations and then connect the phases tomeach other and to the final meeting using relationship lines. I'm assuming here that you're using Mindjet 11 for Windows.

If the phases are sequential you could establish relationships with a finish to start dependency (ie, the start date for task 2 must occur after the due date for task 1), culminating in the relationship line from the final phase to the concluding meeting. The program will adjust the dates of dependent tasks as appropriate, so for example if task 4 is due to start on a Tuesday but task 3 doesn't finish until Wednesday, the starting date for task 4 will be pushed back a day.

This proess will also take into account the calendar for the map so that if a task that falls due on a Sunday but that is not a designated work day in your calendar, the due date will be pushed out to Monday. The date of the final meeting will obviously change to reflect the culmination of all the automatic adjustments in the preceding tasks.

If the phases or tasks are concurrent rather than sequential you will need to draw finish to start relationship lines from each task to the meeting. The date of the final meeting will then change only to reflect the due date of the task with the last deadline.

In relation to your second question you can password protect a map so that it needs a password either to be edited or alternatively to be opened at all. Another option to allow team members to view but not alter the map is to export and distribute it as a read-only interactive PDF or SWF file, the latter being readable in the Mindjet map viewer.

Hope this helps. Have a look at Mindjet's online help for further information on these two questions.

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