There is a help document that describes applying settings from one configure visible fields of one database topic to all the topics. That functionality appears to be missing from the configure visible fields window. MindJet's help would be appreciated.
From the help document:Default topic text and visible properties
You can change which data fields in this table are displayed as topic text and basic properties: for the current topic only, for the entire map, or for every map created using this connection.
Right click the topic's database topic icon .
Click Configure Visible Fields.
Specify the visible fields:
In the Topic Text field, enter the names of the fields you want to display as the database topic's text. Enclose the field names in [ ].
In the Properties list, check the fields you want to display as Basic Properties on the database topic.
To save these settings so that they will always be used by this connection, select Save in configuration.
To use these settings for all topics on the current map, select Change for all instances.
Don't select either option if you only want the settings to apply to the current topic.
I can not find the option to select change for all instances.
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Right click on the database icon in the database topic.
Left click on the Configure Visible Fields...
Window Title: Configure Visible Fields
Topic Text: [CategoryName]: [Description]
Properties: Checkbox Category Name
There are no other options available to apply the selected preferences of this database topic to all the database topics in the map.