I cannot create a powerpoint presentation via the export function

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When I select the export to PowerPoint, I get a pop-up that states:
There are no slides in this map.
To create slides from a topic, right click.... etc
That is not what I need - I need a presentation, I can export to Word OK
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Posted 6 years ago

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Brittney Mazzetta

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By selecting the slides from the topic, you will then be able to export to PowerPoint as a presentation. Try this out and see if it works for you. Thank you!
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I recently upgraded to MM2012 and found same problem. In the past, all I had to do was hit export to powerpoint and V8 or earlier versions automatically made the slides. Now I have to hit each leg in order to create my slides. Whose bad idea was it to make the program do less than it used to do? It is easier and takes less time to create a map and export, then delete the slides you don't want, than it does to click each one you do want. What a pain. Wish I hadn't upgraded. I use the convert to power point feature a lot. How about giving customers the option to convert the whole map through export as we used to do, or to create single slides as your new protocol forces us to do. Please listen to your customers. I have seen a lot of complaints on this feature change.
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Brittney Mazzetta

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Thank you for your feedback Wally. It is appreciated. I will be sure to pass this along to our product team.
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I agree that Mindjet have taken a step backwards with slide creation in MM2012. However it is possible to select multiple topics and then create slides, though there are a few issues with this approach - for example, don't be tempted to use Select All, because you will get a separate slide for each and every topic and subtopic.

I find it easier to export to Word using either MM's own facility or Opti-Word, which gives you more control over heading levels etc and then import from Word to PowerPoint.
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Alexsg- thanks for the tip. it doesn't solve my issue or answer my question about why MM took a perfectly good process and screwed it up. I used to be able to covert a map to a PPT presentation with one click. now I can't and MM is not doing anything to fix the problem
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Wally, I completely agree with you and I have a range of other problems with the new export process. I was just trying to suggest a workaround.

I can't answer your question as to why Mindjet made such a major change to the process of exporting to PowerPoint, but I'm afraid this isn't the only example where MindManager "upgrades" have actually dumbed down previous features and left users worse off.
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Alex- again, thanks for your original tip. I tried it and it works. Not as easy as earlier versions of MM, but your solution gives me an option when I use MM2012. For now, I will continue to use MM V8. I've found not only a problem in V12 with PowerPoint export, but I am also now having a problem with V12 locking up. It takes a lot of memory. This is one upgrade I should have researched before I purchased. But I have been a MM user almost 10 years, and previous versions have been very useful to productivity, and my clients enjoy it when I build planning sessions that help them visually interact with ideas I capture while they brainstorm. Looks like I'll stay with V8. V12 is like Microsoft's Vista. It to was a dog.
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Wally, to be fair, it was actually MM9 that was Mindjet's Vista. A lot of things changed for the worse, including the introduction of the current PowerPoint export process.

Unfortunately while MM2012 brought some improvements and fixes it can hardly be called Mindjet's equivalent to Windows 7. It has also introduced some problems of its own and many of the underlying issues from MM9 remain.

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