Go to specific numbered topic

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Dear MindManagers,

  MindManager 20.1.231 (64-bit) 24.01.202

  I have a map with numbered topics: say 1; 1.1.; 1.1.1 and so on.
  Now I want to quickly read a topic by its number, say 1.2.3.
  I noticed that topic numbers fall outside the scope of MM search functionality.

  Is there a way to do this without manual navigation?

Thank you.
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Andrey Kazak

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Vincenzo Quintani

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I will connect to this question and ask in addition another one. I use the same numbering approach, but when I export topics (using zapier to export in evernote) I cannot find numbers in any field of Topic properties. Do you know where number is stored as property  and if it is exportable?
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In answer to Andrey's question, no, I don't think this possible, at least not without some code being written. 

There are two things which it should be possible to search, filter or set smartrules for and also integrate into topic properties in MindManager - topic level within a map, and topic numbering (or to be more specific, topic position with a branch). The MAP add-in does make the topic level number available as a topic property, but not the second.

In answer to Vincenzo's question, as I posted in another thread, another feature in the MAP add-in allows you to add pre-set prefix to sub-topics, including topic numbering. This should make it easier to export maps to applications which don't add their own numbering automatically. However, as the topic numbering is incorporated into the topic text, these numbers don't change if the "real" topic numbers are subsequently changed in the map.
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Oh...
I find built-in numbering functionality quite good and handy.
However, it seems to me that MM team has introduced the numbering, but at some step forgot about it...
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Thanks Alex. 
What is the MAP Add-in you are referring to? Where I Can find it?
Just to give you a wider explaination, I'm exporting Topics to Evernote using Zapier. Numbering would help me to identify topics since I would order by Name (and thus by topic numbers), moreover I have some find functions that could benefit from numbering.
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Map addin info can be found at olympic limited uk
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Hi Vincenzo, as Ary said Olympic Ltd sells the MAP add-in. 

Just bear in mind that (as I said before) the topic numbering feature in MAP adds a text prefix with numbering built in which is static once it's added; ie, if you subsequently change the topic order or add or delete topics, the changes in MindManager's topic numbering won't be reflected in the topic numbers that MAP has added.

As you say incorporating adding a topic number to the topic name should not be an issue for sorting by topic name in another program. However, any numeric functions or formulas in the software you are exporting to may not work with the MAP topic numbering in an exported map if they are expecting a "real" number.
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Clear Thanks a lot. Unfortunately I was not able to export to evernote via Zap therefore I took another path. Thanks a lot.