How to create PDF Files in MindManager 2018

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Hi - I recently upgraded to 2018 and no longer have the option to export as PDF? How do I get this back? My client was unable to view the HTML version, she got an error, so I had to choose JPEG, but I really prefer PDF. How can I find this? I have a PC running Windows 7
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Also - though I have Office Home on my PC, only Word is showing available for export, not clear why PowerPoint creation is greyed out/disabled? I checked "options" and PowerPoint IS selected as a save option...
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Ary Velstra, Expert Trainer

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For pdf most of us use a free pdf printer like Cutepdf. Mindjet decided that with the power of html5 nobody needs pdf. Except your client and most of us ;-)
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haha I love your last sentence! I am so bummed about no PDF, and I did save as HTML but I guess it saved to a local drive or something is what I am guessing, and my client couldn't see it. I actually have Adobe Acrobat 9.0 Pro, but can't seem to print to it, but did find some other program that doesn't work great, but hey at least that gets me to a PDF, thanks!
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Powerpoint can be created via slides. First you goto view .. autocreate slides and export to ppt
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Hi Heather,

Often, people have security applications or settings that block them or show errors when attempting to view local HTML files with javascript.

The easiest way to share a MindManager file in version 2018 is to use the Publish feature. Here is an example that also provides more information on publishing: https://share.mindmanager.com/#publish/BVspUWF5lZQr7ucneZEJ0UfCWzoumqXp1RwZs4je
Because published files are hosted on the web there should be no errors for your client. Also as of the latest patch released today, you can customize the branding for your published files (EG add your own logo and hyperlink). You can see an example of that here: https://share.mindmanager.com/#publish/v_-9BsTHGtUXYGLGOivief7-I_ttyS1JC7S0zcNz
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ah cool! Except, I have a pop up that says there is an update to MindManager available, is that what you mean by the patch? It made my screen black, and I had to shut down and reboot so I'm not sure whether to try again....
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Hi Heather, 

No, the patch I was referring to is on our server side so there is no need to update MindManager. However if you are running version 18.0 (original MindManager 2018 released in September), you may get a notification asking you to update to the latest version which is 18.1 (released in November).

To publish a file you need to do the following:
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I saw the publish, thanks! I think I bought the 2018 version in November or December, so not sure why I am getting the pop up about the update? I apparently have 18.0.284 and am being told to update to 18.1.154? When I downloaded the update it blacked out my screen and I couldn't get anything back till I rebooted
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hmmm, can't seem to follow you on the PPT piece.  Attaching screenshot of what I see in the "view" menu? Could not find "autocreate slides" in any of the menus....
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The auto create slides command is under the "Presentation" menu. It looks disabled in your screenshot. I'm not sure why though, it should be enabled. If you can't enable it on your own, please contact our support team https://www.mindjet.com/contact/
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weird! OK, I went to the options menu a bunch of times, will try support if I can't figure it out thanks!