Roll up task info from a linked map

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I use mindmaps to control projects, and one map may contain an overview of all ongoing projects, with links to maps with detailed project information.

It would be great if I could roll up task info from the central topic in the linked maps to the main project overview map,
This would give a quick overview of the progress in the projects.
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Mick Jones

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there is an add-in from Chart2map at http://www.mind2chart.com/home/master... called Mastermap linker. It works OK but there is an outstanding fatal error if you use "roll up task info to here" in the Topic Task info.
they are aw3are of the issue, but i am not sure if they will fix it.
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@Ary the Map Linker was based on MindManager 6 or 7 (I think), and indeed was a free add-in from Mindjet from the time that Michael Scherotter was evangelizing some great ways to connect and extend Mindjet. Given Mindjet's add-in architecture, it shouldn't be too much work to port it to Mindjet 11.

However, most of this functionality is now available using the SharePoint integration (storing and retrieving tasks of different projects)... so I don't think this 'linked map solution' will be a Mindjet priority soon?
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@Mick Jones - thanks for the info and link.

I've been trying to track down whether MasterMap Linker was still available. I have it but it hasn't been behaving properly since I upgraded from MM9 to MM2012 even though both use the same version. I'll try to reinstall it but it looks like the problem I'm having hasn't been resolved.
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was it the same as the problem i had mentioned? with topics with the "Roll up task info" feature. it appeared to work if you didn't use that.
i reported the issue but I am not sure how motivated they were to fix it.
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@Mick - I think it was but I'll have to check. In any case task info roll up is probably the most useful feature of MasterMap Linker, so as an add-on it's of limited use to me at the moment.

@Ary - I agree with you on this. It's such a simple feature but so useful. Hopefully Mindjet will bring it back or the current resellers of the MasterMap Linker add-in will fix the bug in MM2012 and update it for Mindjet 11.
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Mick Jones

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Hi Mars
I think you may have to wait a while for mindjet to respond. In the meantime I found a great solution for that with an add_in from Olympic Ltd in UK. .works great for me.
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Ary Velstra, Expert Trainer

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Here it is. We use it for several large projects already and even translated it into Dutch language for our users. http://www.olympic-limited.co.uk/product/topic-tracker/
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Thanks for your response Ary, it looks usefull. I will look into this :)
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Mindjet Task Roll-up of all active maps is DEFINITELY needed.  I've had to purchase ManagePro to handle my tasks since Mindjet Mindmanager fails to provide this feature.
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Ary Velstra, Expert Trainer

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For a lot less then Managepro you could have TopicTracker

http://www.olympic-limited.co.uk/product/topic-tracker/