Export full linked map content to Word

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I am in the process of setting up a series of linked maps, because my content spans about 400 files and it would be a nightmare to put this content into a single map. I have been testing out the Linked Map functionality but am finding one small problem that I have not been able to find a way around: Ho can you export all linked map content at once into a single Word document? Is that the purpose of the #View #Combine All menu item?
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Mike Danielski

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Yes, I believe that was the intent behind the 'combine all' command. However, it may take a bit of time to combine all the content as MindManager, behind the scenes, must extract all the data and insert it into a new map. 
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Mike Danielski

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Thanks for your response Michael. I thought I had it right (the intent). I just wish I could preserve the relationships I would normally have used in a single map, when it is broken down into multiple maps -- and then (breath!) reassemble at output time to my final Word document output form :)
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Relationships don't work across maps. Within a map they produce a useful go to link in the Word document.

If you use the link to topic within a map process after Combine All and export to Word you should have something that can be post processed by a macro to create the same function and display as the relationship.  You have to add a reverse link in the linked to map to get a bi-directional relationship.
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Thanks for the feedback Andrew. I do like what they get me in the final Word output - something i want to take advantage of. I need to take a closer look at the Macro functionality to see what kinds of things I can do with that. I am a .NET developer so I love getting under the hood, so to speak.

Could you tell me what you mean by a reverse link?
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A relationship with an arrow at both ends produces a link in the Word document at both "ends". A link to a topic is one ended. It goes to the topic text but there is no automatically created link back in Word (unless you used "Send to New Map" to create the link in which case the child can have link created back to the parent.
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Mike Danielski

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Ooooh.... I didn't realize that! That is really good to know - I thought that the arrows were totally cosmetic. I'll need to study this further I think :)