View saving

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Hi,

After running multiple queries and hiding some items from the map,
I would save this view for later reference when required, and still I would keep it editable,

Otherwise, I need to waist another 30minutes for doing such filtration again

I don’t think Slides view are meant for this!! Or do you think it is

Would appreciate others to share their experience to overcome this
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Yes, in previous versions of Mindjet you could save a view but in the latest versions this has been replaced by the Sildes View feature which does about the same.
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thanks,

I will try it,
it didn't let me play as i wish with the view, but will give it another trial
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yes, as expected, its not as flexible as required saved view

as an action when you are having a slide you cannot do "show branch alone"

another example, is what ever change you do on the slide, it changes the whole slide, I mean if you apply a filter again, and then wants to go back to the original slide/view, you cannot, its already changed
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I'm not sure what you mean by "when you are having a slide you cannot do show branch alone "? I did create some slides and are able to show the branch alone when I'm viewing a slide. Also, I can create a slide from a branch after I did Show Branch Alone.

Could you please be more specific or attach a screenshot?

Indeed, slides are updated on the fly when you change something (filtering etc.). A work-around might be to first duplicate the slide (by creating a new slide from the active topic) and then do the actions like filtering?

Hope this helps!
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find attached a snapshot, and it shows the "show branch alone" as dimmed command

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Hmm, that's interesting....

I'm on Mindjet 11.2.185 and I'm able to focus on topics within a slide? (see screenshot below)

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am using 11.2.185 also

would it be possible to attach your sample file to me?
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No problem, Fahad Can you drop me an e-mail at mathieu(at)ahacoaching(dot)nl as I'm not able to attach files here?
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I think the difference is that Fahad's screenshot is actually of the slide view (not slideshow), which greys out the Show Branch Alone command from the ribbon. On the other hand Mathieu has created slides but is still in the map view, so in his screenshot the Show Branch Alone option is not greyed out. Switch between the two views and you will see what I mean.

In my experience with the slide view the rules seem to be this. If you have created some slides with various views and then make changes to an individual slide's view, such as zoom level, whether topics are shown or hidden and whether topics are filtered etc, then obviously that slide and the map will be changed. No other slide should be affected.

On the other hand, if you make changes to the map view by applying zoom, filtering etc then none of the already-created slides should not be affected. However, when you are actually in a slide show none of the changes are persistent; if you change a slide and go back to it the slide should have reverted to its original state. I hope I got all that right!

As Mathieu points out, if you want to have "before and after" views embedded in the slide sequence (which is handy for example for export to PowerPoint) you can create multiple slides of the same core topic showing each state (eg, collapsed or expanded, filtered or not filtered, show branch alone/not alone etc).

These slides should remember their state, so you should be able go from one to the other and back again.
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Great point, Alexsg!

I went into Walk Through view, enabled the Ribbon and was unable to use the Show Branch Alone feature in my slides.
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that's bad

how to communicate this as enhancement request to developers?

and now I should think about using Macros, to do the series of filters in order to reach to my preferred searches faster

this takes me back, to the main requirement, which is saving multiple sequence of filters
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While you may not be able to have slides retain changes in filtering made during a slide show or apply the show branch alone command, as far as I can tell you should be able to save a sequence of slides showing the results of applying the different filters to the map itself.

These slides should each retain their filtered state, which means that you can set everything up beforehand. And you are still able to apply filters on the fly during the show - it's just that the changes made by filtering won't be "remembered".
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yet, doesn't serve the purpose

How to raise an enhancement request for such?
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I have sent a request to Michael Deutch about converting this thread into a product development idea.
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thanks
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Moved to the idea's section.