Hi all, I have a large MM (over 600 end nodes) in a 3 level context. These end nodes I have grouped by a single level theme using 80 General Tags.
Is there a simple way (or some sample macro code) that can reorganise the map nodes (and children) into a new map based on the general tag grouping that I have used.
I don't really want to filter>show Topics for each and then copy/paste.
Many thanks in advance,
The big caveat is that this transformation would place severe constraints on the use of markers. They would have to be mutually exclusive across marker groups as well as within groups. If not, then a transformation to a marker-based hierarchy could result in the same topic appearing twice in a map, which is not currently something that MindManager can support. The Map Marker index copes with multiple references to the same topic, but moving that into the map will immediately create duplication. It could be solved with hyperlinks or relationships, but that undermines the value of visualising information in connected sets. Or, it could be solved with topics that are synchronised in sets through a database. But it's a great problem to solve.
Save As - Save a copy of the filtered map (You can add this command to the Quick Access Toolbar by right clicking it)
You could use a general purpose Windows key stroke saver to do this. (I haven't used once recently, so can't recommend a specific app)
Thanks immensely for the responses.
@Andrew, I am trying to [re]assemble my map in a way that makes sense to the tags - mainly for presentation reasons, so do not really want to save as individual maps - even through the Multi/linked map features are absolutely amazing.
@Nick, I have the markers as not exclusive at this stage, for some of the end nodes are relevant to multiple tags.
The best context I can give is a competitive feature comparison, when a feature can exist in in more than one product. acting as a product manager, I want to see the feature format, however as a sales/pitch manager, I want to see what features I'm up against on a certain product.
I haven't played much with the coding/macro options as I haven't been able to find good sample code to play with, however if there are some good examples, then I'm happy to give it a try :-)
In the map index, there's a PLUS icon. If you click it, you can select 'Copy Index' from the menu. You can then paste the index into a new map and you'll have all the associated topics organized by markers.
A future enhancement would be to keep all the meta data too (e.g. topic text, show markers, task info, etc...).
And we use tags, text colours etc because we provide trainings around various subjects -like operations management, knowledge management, projectmanagement, etc.
We do NOT make new maps, because that can cause errors and duplicates.
We simply use POWERFILTER to select only the topics and subtopics that we need for the subject theme we train that day.
This saves a lot of time. So if one of use gives a projectmanagement training, she uses exactly the same map as some other colleague who gives a knowledge management training. We just filter out our training goal for the day.
You may consider this as well.
(although any improvement to the software as suggested, is always welcome ;-)
What a clever product this is, and a really clever way to show a filtered view across a large topic - that's one impressive map. I also did a similar thing for my Masters degree. It was awesome to go into an open book exam with only 12 mind maps for each unit.
I have over 2,000 end points to manage. It prints out as 4x2 A3 pages and is just legible, however way too much hierarchical information to digest in one sitting.
I was hoping to 'pivot' the map based on a new theme (tag group) so that I can show that each thematic grouping (containing over 50 sub items) in a different way so that there are only 5-10 sub items - or less difficult choices for users.
Here's hoping a new feature is on the way??