Exporting Topic Notes to csv Files

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I need to export a very large map to excel, but can't figure out how to get the contents of the Notes field exported along with the content on individual branches. Anyone know how to do this?
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Although the export to Excel facility that comes with MM2012 works well, it does not incorporate a facility to export notes. However a number of third-party add-ins do offer this, for example ActivityOwner's Map2Excel (free, but you can make a donation): http://wiki.activityowner.com/index.p...

Part of the problem is that MM exports CSV files, while Map2Excel exports Excel files (as well as text outlines and HTML). Each approach has its advantages and disadvantages, but it is difficult to handle notes in CSV files.

Map2Excel has an option to export notes as comments on the relevant cells in an Excel spreadsheet, which if you think about it is probably the only way to do it - it would be difficult to set a particular column for comments or notes, given that topics at any level can have a note. Map2Excel also optionally allows topics to be exported as hyperlinks.

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