How do I remove all the blank space around my Mindmap in an interactive HTML export

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When creating a new Mindmap the canvas is automatically a lot larger then your screen.
All this empty space is also exported when creating an interactive HTML file.
I would like the export to only contain the used area. Is this possible?
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I did some tests and yes, the working screen - whiteboard of a map can be a bit larger than the actual map. That is a huge benefit since one of the advantages of maps is that they invite you to add to the map and thus get a better insight and understanding of the problem you want to solve using mindmapping.

If the map is just a small one you could alwasy do a Fit Map (Ctrl F5), but after exporting to html5 the first thing you see is the larger image, but still some room around it.

And yes, the export to html5 has the same size, but all that you placed in the map is centered so no need to scroll if nothing more is on the map. Maybe you have a large screen to work on, but not everybodiy could invest in that.


So.... Just to ask.... Why would you want that? What is the benefit? Who has a problem? If there is a problem, what is it?

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Hello Ary, thanks for your reaction.

The maps I want to share do not have to be expanded or collapsed, they are pretty much "what you see is what you get".
I do however want to add notes to the topics, to be displayed when clicking them/hovering over them. Therefore the need for an interactive export instead of just an image-export.

I am sharing the maps with people that don't use MindManager/have no experience with Mindmaps.

Why dont I want the blank space:
I noticed the HTML interactive map is not exactly centered when opening it.
Furthermore, the possibility to scroll left-right or up-down raises expectation there is more to see, while this is not the case.
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OK I understand.
In my tests I think the map is pretty much centered after export to html5, but maybe I am not precise enough.

If someone scrolls and there is nothing else, most people will get it.
And they do have the option to zoom-in out and do a FIT MAP, and even switch to presentation mode so...

But maybe, someday when developers can add your request to the product, you will be more happy and I already was.
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