Submapping without external files

  • 1
  • Problem
  • Updated 5 months ago
I'm using MindManager 2020 for story writing and document planning in general for my academic work. Since Topics tend to be well sorted, easy to access and very complex, I want to have a sort of submapping. Topics are more of a category for the story.

Currently in xMind you can easily link those sheets in a SINGLE file by a few clicks. For MindManager I have to create multiple files and open all of them. 

Also I need to link the files to each other in all topics. On xMind those are automatically linked on both files, so you can go back and fort with ease. Thus leading to a submapping system, where you can have head-cateogries with more and very complex substructure, while all is linked to ONE single topic -> the story.

Can you please add this feature as well, so submapping for complex projects are possible, thus Linking will already show you all Topics you could link and if they are named exactly the same they will link vise-versa for fast navigation. In Pen&Paper every second on the interaction is important. While for big and complex writing like my dissertation this would be a big help.

I hope you understand my trouble for my stories to have a document for each character or each literature of my dissertation, leading to around 200 files at least, which is very unproductive.

Kind Regards.
Photo of Kongola Nasif

Kongola Nasif

  • 1 Post
  • 0 Reply Likes

Posted 6 months ago

  • 1
Photo of Alex Gooding

Alex Gooding, Champion

  • 1264 Posts
  • 340 Reply Likes
Hi Kongola,

I'm still not clear exactly what you're trying to do, but in relation to two-way links (as shown in your video attachment), this can be done easily within the same map using the Topic Linker feature in MAP, the MindManager add-in available from Olympic Limited. 

Edit: This sets up pairs of two-way linked topics; while you can set up only one pair at a time an individual topic can be part of several pairs, so you could have key subtopics paired back to a single central or main topic.

There are several different ways you can rearrange how topics appear. One is to use the Map Roll-up feature to create a dashboard map with a summary view of selected topics and branches, either in the same or a different map. Another is to use the icon or tag view which will show the map with topics in columns based on their icon or tag (which have to be set to mutually exclusive). A third is to use smart filters; instead of hiding topics which don't meet the filter criteria you can fade them so the structure of the rest of the map remains visible but faded.