Export to Powerpoint or Keynote is mainly content, not slides

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I want to export the actual slides from MM, not just the content as bullet points. I am finding that I get the first general overview slide, then subsequent PP slides are bullet points of the content.

This would be a key reason for me to upgrade – if it worked. Or even if there were an acceptable workaround.

Having read other posts on this general subject, do I conclude that this kind of export is broken?
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You haven't indicated what version of MM you are using, so my comments are based on MM2012.

There are some options depending on what you want to achieve:

1. If you want to create a standalone presentation that is accessible outside MM and which won't involve any material or extra slides, you don't necessarily have to go to PowerPoint. An alternative is to turn the presentation into a PDF instead by creating a slideshow from the slides and printing that to PDF.

2. If you do want to incorporate the slide images in a PowerPoint presentation you can use the snipping tool in Windows 7 or Vista to take snapshots of individual map slides (or sections of the map itself) and paste them on individual PowerPoint slides.

3. Alternatively you could export the slides to PowerPoint but select Export as PowerPoint Objects instead as bullet points. This will give you map-like elements in PowerPoint: the default format for these "topic" shapes is pretty ugly but these can be reformatted to look more like those in MM. You may even be able to set up a template in PowerPoint incorporating better-looking default shapes.
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This needs to be simpler. There are other, very cheap competitive products that do a MUCH better job of creating PowerPoint content. What "I" am after should be simple - the first PowerPoint page with an image of the MindMap. Each subsequent page then is a BULLET LIST of the contents of each branch. Simple. MindMaple Pro does this. Currently my process is: Use MindManager to create my Mind Map, save the file, import into MindMaple, then from MindMaple export to PowerPoint. Shouldn't have to pay for two tools when MindManager literally costs an arm and a leg (and a kidney, pelvis, etc). I love and need the other features in MindManager - but this integration with PowerPoint needs to be shored up big time. The other products are working on catching up to MM, and some of them already have great PowerPoint integration.

Just my 2 yen.
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Please don't shoot the messenger!

I'm just an interested MindManager user like you and I share your concerns re this and other limitations of MM. I was just pointing out some possible work arounds.
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This is not a problem, but a request for change. Just like requests to export to Prezi, etc. By the way, the number of powerpoint users is decreasing day by day because of simpler ways to communicate your message.

However, what you want can be done in a simple way.
The solution can be found in the Help section of MM2012, or by attending a training - workshop by one of the excellent trainers (like ourselves ;-)) that have specialized in the product.
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Thanks for the above. Can I export MM into Prezi?
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Ary Velstra, Expert Trainer

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Prezi has no *.mmap import function.
It is possible to go via Powerpoint though, since Prezi DOES import your Powerpoint slides.

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