Unwanted numbering in generated note content when importing from Word

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it looks like I am going to be doing a LOT of importing from Word, then pasting into my master map. We are talking 400+ pages.

I don't seem to see any options during this import, unless there are some set elsewhere that can change the default behavior that I don't know about. I am noticing a strange behavior that I would like to eliminate.

When I run the import, it creates the topics as it should. I think copy the content of the newly generated map into my master map. Lastly, I use Olympic's OPTI-Addin to switch "Topic 2 Notes".

Then I inspect the note content, and see the problem. I am seeing numeric headings being generated that I don't want. Only on some custom styles I use, but you will see a 1, 1.1, 1.1.1, etc. in some parts of the content.

Is this a MindManager behavior, or an unwanted effect from OPTI-Addins? Does anyone have any experience with this?
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Alex Gooding, Champion

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Hi Mike, please see my response to your other question on importing from Word.

I've done a bit of importing from Word but usually in situations where the formatting wasn't a major concern. Also I'm not sure if you're talking about paragraphs which were already numbered before importing but which behave oddly after importing or MM numbering paragraphs that were not previously numbered. Obviously in either case MM's topic notes editor obviously is not as sophisticated a word processor as Word is.

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Hi Mike,

The numbering is a result of the Topic2Notes function in OPTio-Add-ins,

We are currently writing some updates and new addions to OPTi-Add-ins for a new version to be release in a few weeks (hopefully) and this will be made optional.




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Good to know! Can you notify me here when the new version is available because I will put it to immediate use :)
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Just in case you don't know this.

Change .mmap to .zip
Open XML file in zip folder with a text or XML editor
Inspect the notes

The XML export will allow you just to inspect.

I think in Notepad ++ you can store search and replaces to remove or change unwanted markup.
I used Useful File Utilities -Batch Replacer with RTBL files to post edit folders of HTML files after using Web Exports. I never cracked editing files within zip files.
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Mike Danielski

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Oooooooh, now you're talkin'!

That is some good stuff - thanks Andrew! I am a 4 star software tool junkie... you sort of have to be do as much different stuff in development that I do. I have never tried in-situ edits of ZIP file content before either.

I will say that one of the most powerful text search, interrogation and manipulation suites is from a small company named JGSoft. EditPad Pro (their text editor) is top of the line, and their Windows based GREP utilitiy, PowerGREP is absolutely second to none. I have been using both for years and STILL haven't figured out all the cool things they can do :)

Thanks again!