How to UPDATE LINKS when moving a topic to another map?

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One of my maps was becoming too big, then I cuted one of the biggest topics, creating a new map with it. But the links in the first map that points to that topic, now are broken. I tried to edit the links, changing the name of the map to the new name, but it didn't work. What should I do? Maybe there is a way to update the links.
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Jorge Aramuni

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Have you tried the famous Send To function? You find it when you rightclick the topic - you wish to move to a new map - in your original map. You automatically create a new connected map with it.
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Thanks Ary! I'll try your suggestion. I did it, but I deleted the link between the main topics. I'll try again and post the results hear.
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After making some tests, I found out that when sending a topic to a new linked map, the internal links in the new map are not updated. The links to an external map work, but the internal links doesn't. An improvement for the next versions is the capability of updating the links after sending a topic to a new linked map. A good example is the HTML editor Dreamweaver: when moving pages, all the links are automatically updated. Please click two times in the image, and then click one more time to enlarge.

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In the example you give above, the SendTo Multiple Linked Maps function available in MAP for MindManager should maintain the internal links which have become broken in the sample you gave above. I just ran a quick test and it seemed to maintain them.

It was designed to allow you to run multiple SendTo's in one process but can be run on a single Map Topic if you wish.

Topics that are linked from the source Map to the structure being sent to the new Map will still become broken but it should allow you to maintain all internal links in the new Map which would reduce the amount of re-jigging required.

There is a fully functional 14 day trial of MAP available on our website which would allow you to try this. You can also explore the other 50+ capabilities MAP offers that may help you expand your MindManager experience in other areas of application.

Feel free to contact me directly with any questions or help with this. There is a contact link below.

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Thanks very much Nigel! SendTo Multiple Linked Maps seems to be very interesting, and I'll try it. Perhaps this is a way to solve this deficiency of Mindmanager, which is extremely serious. Mindmanager is an extraordinary program, but the developers team urgently needs to find a way to update all the existing links on maps, whether external or internal, so that they are not lost when topics on a map are moved to others Maps.
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Thanks for your tests.
I was under the impression - but am not sure - that this used to work as expected in earlier releases,
I passed the request on to the developers using my channels.
See, when they can fix this.
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Thanks Ary! Adding the capability of updating the links when moving topics to other maps (or a new map) will be a very very important improvement for Mindmanager! It will be much more flexible after that. Another welcome improvement can be the capability of drawing shapes in the maps, like arrows, circle, squares and others.
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Arrows can be done, Try relationshiplines and you can format them.
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And if you select a topic, go to the design tab and click the small triangel you can change the topic in many ways, like circles triangles etc etc.
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Ary Velstra, Expert Trainer

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If you create a New- Flowchart- You have even more options to change the topic layout.
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Maybe problem is that it is forgotten to update all links in the maps that the moved topic points.
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Jorge Aramuni

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The point is exactly this, Alf. How to update the links?
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Alf Christophersen

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Well, the map contain at start all needed info about all maps the map is linked to.
Make an initial copy of that before storing the map in new place, and then traverse that list in order to update all links and store them.
Then make a final store of newly moved map.
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Currently, if a topic containing internal links (between sub topics) is moved to another map, or to a new linked map, all internal links are lost; they become useless.
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An observation: my version of Mindmanager is 16.1.193 64 bits. It's not the latest version. Maybe the latest 2017 version can update the links?!
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Why not download a trial of MM 2017 to check if you see improvements.
You can install it next to an earlier version.
After 30 days the trial becoms a reader.
Then I suggest to either upgrade or delete the trial
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Thanks Ary! I'm downloading the latest version.
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Has this issue been resolved in the 2018 version?

I'd test this myself, but I just now started my free trial, and I'm still in the process of learning the basics.

Thanks in advance for feedback from anyone with more experience.
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Thank you, Alex. Very much appreciate your prompt feedback and follow-up. 
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It's URGENT that the Mindmanager team give attention to this problem! Maps increase size fast, and then you need to split them. If the links do not work anymore, all maps become useless.
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I found a workaround to this bug (I am using relative hyperlinks to files stored in subfolders of the main folder containing my map) based on this observation: copy/paste a submap to  a new map replaces the original folder path in the hyperlink by the folder path set as default in the options (open and save) tool of Mind Manager, while the subfolder path is correctly indicated. To prevent the effect of this bug, one has to set the main folder in which those specific maps are created as default before creating the maps. Once this is done, the entire working folder containing subfolders and maps can be copied to its definitive location according to the project, and hyperlinks will be automatically adjusted to the new path by Mind Manager.
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Hey everyone, it's Michael from the MindManager team. I've passed this on to our product manager and testers. Thanks for sharing and escalating this. We'll take a look and see what we can do to resolve this issue permanently. 
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and apparently, I signed in with my non-MindManager credentials, whoops! :)