Mind map to power point.... very frustrating

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I have created a small map.  I exported it to MS Powerpoint.  I closed the pane on the left side of the screen which looked like a ppt slide view.   the map then had small icons on it that represented the slides.  I clicked on one of those, and now the only thing I have left of the map is what is in that one slide.   And I can NOT figure out how to get back to my original map.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.   
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David Pickrell

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At the top right of the pane showing the slide, there should be a button called "Show Map". This will return to the normal map view.
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David Pickrell

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I have tried that button and it doesnt return me to the full map.   I looks like my map has been carved up into one topic per slide and I while i can click on each slide.   I cant get the map back in its original mindmanger format.   Screen shot attached.
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I tried to reproduce this but only have more questions...
Is the screen shot what you see after clicking "Show Map"?
Does the command View > Presentation > Show Map not return to the map view either?
Can you return to map view by closing then reopening the map?
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Ary Velstra, Expert Trainer

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Strange...

There is another option to return to the Map View
In the pane on the left - just above the slides you see a twisty next to the word slides.
Click on it and it shows a complete menu including a Show Map Command -just as under the View Tab> Presentation as Nick pointed out -

Try this and see if it solves your problem.



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David Pickrell

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I tried all those instructions,  and nothing changed  it back to the map.   However,  I found the trick.  In the lower left hand corner was a little pink message that said. Show one level,  and when I right clicked on it, one selection was highlighted.  show all levels.   When i clicked that option the map returned complete.   And the little pink message went away.  I have been trying to recreate it to take screen shot, but so far no luck.     Not sure how I got there in the first place.    I believe that was some kind of warning error message because it was the only thing that I saw that was colored pink.  I dont know whether yesterday, I never right clicked on it, but today when i right click and picked the option, my map went back to working the way i expected it to.   And all of your above suggestions now work as well.    Thus my conclusion that some how it is an error warning.       Thank you all for your help.
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My memory says that MIndManager was good at opening error messages behind the current window which locks "your current" window. This can happen with other apps popping an error or attention message e.g. Outlook pops up a Notification window. So a general tip with a "frozen" window is to Alt-Tab, spot the error or notification window, hit it with a soft object and then click the appropriate button.