For Printing: how can I split pages (pagination)?

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In the digital age, I sometimes still need printouts. With extensive maps I print on e.g. 4 pages. Text boxes are cut through most of the time. A manual division is too complex.
To use the slides function, as suggested several times, I do not consider as effective, because many details, like lines etc. get lost.
I would like a solution like in MS Word, where I can determine the page break myself!
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Klaus Jung

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Alex Gooding, Champion

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You do have a number of options with slides, such as resizing and moving the slide frame around the map. So for example you could make multiple slides of the whole map, resize the slide frames and position each in a different place over the map. Obviously you can also select specific topics and branches to show in slides.

Alternatively you could just use the Windows snipping tool or an app like Snagit to take screenshots of portions of the map and print these.
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Klaus Jung

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Hi Alex,
thank you for your reply!
However, all your suggestions are cumbersome tricks.
I assume Mindjet will offer practical solutions soon - we're not working with freeware here, are we?
Regards KKlaus
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Fair point, but I think that Word’s pagination system isn’t really an ideal model to use to compare to MindManager. This is because as a word-processor, Word works on a linear model so automatic pagination is fairly intuitive. Manual intervention is also simple - all the user really needs to do is determine where to put page breaks in a stream of text.

MindManager doesn’t operate in the same way. A more appropriate comparison would be Excel, which like MM (but unlike Word) can be expanded almost infinitely in either direction. Of course Excel has built-in pagination but this introduces sometimes arbitrary page breaks, both vertically and horizontally. These can be controlled and the process for doing so could provide a model for MM, but it isn’t as as straightforward as Word’s.
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Klaus Jung

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Hello Alex, again many thanks for your explanations.
Yes, I agree, the functions in Excel would be a better basis, there we have for example:
No cell is "cut up".
the scaling (print n pages high/wide)
and especially in the "Break preview" I can specify exactly the row/column for the break
Yes, I would be happy to have these features in MindManager!

Just a little note: I like to use the many export options. But there are still bosses who still only accept paper - for a professional program this output has to be practical and fast.

Many greetings from Munich
Klaus