PDF Viewer not able to view map links and attachements

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When using MM 2012 I export to PDF viewer and both the map links and the attachments are not visable in the PDF to non MM users.
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Peter Perks

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Andrew Wilcox, Champion

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The PDF Viewer only supports web links not links to local files and attachments.

My suggestion is to copy the attachments to an accessible drive e.g. Network, web, Dropbox, Skydrive and link the map to them.
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Peter Perks

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Hi Andrew

Could we create a file structure and copy to DVD and view from this device?
We are trying to deliver project docs to a client where all the docs are available .
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Mick Jones

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An alternative might be to export the map to a Web Page(s), I believe it pulls in all the attachments into a folder alongside the HTML files.
I have used that to deliver training/help screens, which included docs and short "how to" recordings.
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As Mick says the web export although not as "dynamic" as the viewer because it does not use Flash, does support linked docs & attachments, images & tables in notes and relationships (links between topics which are now web pages in some of the exports).

I am very confident the web export will work on a DVD but I don't think I have tried it.

The Mindjet Viewer does not work with attachments or locally linked files. It won't function on a DVD. The links have to be to http URLs.
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Yep it works..
internally in the company , i posted the web pages and attachments on a shared folder,
externally for the partners i just put them all in a folder on a data CD..
you end of with an Index file to which you can just create a pointer, so it looks slick
you can get as ornate as you want on the web pages, defining how many levels etc... and you can insert your own LOGOs etc....
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Peter Perks

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Hi
Thanks it works great with just 1 issue is that I had linked maps which work if you have MM so aill try to convert these to word so that non MM users can access all the files. Thanks for the help
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Mick Jones

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If it does not become too complex or unwieldy, you can incorporate all the linked maps into the main map.
I had a pretty large map when i put together the training i mentioned. with embedded screenshots, text instructions, linked docs and short video files, etc.
the advantage was that i could use the main map in walk through mode for the training sessions, i exported to word for student notes, and exported to web pages for help/reference.
The advantages were that collecting data and collateral and organizing it is easier using the map, and then i had one source to keep updated.

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