Wanted. Ability to edit notes in a Word like editor showin all notes from all nodes, navigatable from the map.

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When writing scientific articles using Mindmap where there also is a need for references, Word is not a good tool to edit the topics in each map node (notes)

Today only one topic note is shown and make it difficult to see all text together in a context manner like when editing articles in Word.
And, copying the text of concern to Word turns out to destroy the layout of Endnote references.

I there would believe showing the notes in a separate window which could be kept open when editing on another screen would be a  big improvement if the map could be used to navigate in the different paragraphs belonging to each topic.

Or is this avaiable in some addin tools?
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Alf Christophersen

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Export to MS Word is One-Way so there is no solution there like you can do with Excel-linker (where you edit in excel)

But to give you some option to switch: Try the View=> outline and see what is possible.
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What I miss is ability to see whole map in a separate windows, with all topic headers and notes gathered together like in Word using Outline view, but synchronize with the topics in the map view.
That would make use of MindManager much more flexible, at least for authors.
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One aim is to get rid of saying same thing more than once, and use the map to split evt. chapters where parts belong to other parts of article because topic mixing that should be edited away.
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Well.... there is an option called Split Map where you can have the same map in two windows next to each other (horizontal or vertical.) At least you can work in on Window and keep the other visible.

Rightclick on the Map-Tab and select Split window.



Obviously this is not a solution to control and check your writing things more than once.
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Problem is, topic text about only one node is editable. I'm at moment using these, but has the layout horisontal so more text is visible in the editor.

With the layout as in Word Outline view you may move around in all topics by either selecting a node, or move mouse around in text edtor.
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In the view left I have an overview of the whole map to see what else is there.
I can move that around using the Hand-mouse or with scrollbars

In the middle view I have the map with one active topic and the notes window to the right.
I can easily click / select  any other topic in the middle map to edit the text in the right Notes..

Maybe I do not understand you, but this is what it is.

And yes... MindManager is NOT MSWord with all its other limitations like the one you mention:
"writing scientific articles using Mindmap where there also is a need for references, Word is not a good tool to edit the topics in each map node (notes)"
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What I want is, when having two screens on computer, being able to edit the topic notes on a separate window on the other screen :-)
And view the text of all nodes gathered while navigating in it on selecting node for main focus using the tree on main screen..

It needs a new design, but should be possible to do.
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