Topics (numbering) counterclockwise

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Is there a possibility to arrange the topics counterclockwise?
(If numbered the lowest number should be top-left and not top-right)
If this is not possible now, I suggest it as an idea for the next release. THX.
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Posted 4 years ago

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Ary Velstra, Expert Trainer

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Although it may be a nice idea, please bear in mind that millions and millions mindmappers around the world have  adopted a few rules made by Tony Buzan. We all expect maps to follow these rules.
One of them is to order your topics clockwise and start in the top right.

So, IF Mindjet would ever follow up on your idea and provide an option to allow counterclockwise and start top-left, let them at least keep the default as it is.


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Thanks Ary. 

Eingangfreak, what are you doing with map that you want it to perform the way that you mentioned? 

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Thanks Ary and Michael.

@ Ary: I didn ́t think about the rules of mindmapping, when I posted my question. I ́ll have a look at them.

@ Michael: I wanted to have the topics counterclockwise, because it supports kind of the natural way of reading. But that argument only counts, when one looks at the details of the map and not when the map is regarded as a whole construct.

That means, I pull back my wish for the counterclockwise option. :-)
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Ahh, I get it, you mean read the left side of the page and then the right side, top to bottom. Thanks. I really appreciate your perspective because it represents the majority of people who download our software based on a recommendation but they've never been formally introduced to the 'rules' of mapping. Thanks for the fresh perspective. 
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Alternatively you can create a macro that can enumerate your topics.
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@ Michael: That ́s exactly the situation.

@ necsus it.consulting: That ́s a good idea. Is the Mindjet VBA-Editor similar to the one in MS Office?
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@eingangfreak: Yes almost. It is WinWrap Basic based on Visual Basic and the programming is like in MS-Office. So if you are familiar with VBA it should be no problem for you to create a macro in MindManager..
You can find help on WinWrap Basic in the macro Editor of MindManager.