What’s the best way to identify duplicate content across multiple maps and easily merge, consolidate and de-dupe similar content? We're looking for an option that requires less manual labor than searching keywords across maps in our account & manually moving and deleting topics / subtopics.
Also - Is there a way to easily visualize the content we have on multiple maps without having to dig down level by level? (This may help us identify areas for merging and deduping).
I have access to both MindJet 16 and 15 for Windows.
In that case you could consider combining all maps you have in one HUGE map.
This can be done by selecting the central topic of a map.
Go to the HUGE map
slect the central topic
This saves you opening lots of different maps.
You can now do faster search, and easier index usage.
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Suggest copying your MindManager files to a duplicate folder structure.
Then change all the .mmap extensions to .zip . The .zip folder will contain a .xml file with the topic text. You may have to expand the .zip folders.
The search can be set to just search the .xml files.
You should get a list of duplicate topic texts and files.
But Nigel and Nick may have more elegant solutions.
Good discussion...happened into the user area because of the simple issue of not having my used maps appear when I reopen mindjet. There are relatively simple ways of avoiding duplicates...important to our work since one source makes that what we call a "knowledge asset" we can learn into.
Your question is very important, Rochelle.
This was one of the themes behind my frustration the mindjet folks seem to be struggling with sustaining simple functionalities right now. This really is a application with huge potential. It could be a very powerful dash for managing critical client needs...some of which are more important than most clients recognize...but first mindjet needs to work perfectly on basic stuff.
IF we pursue this type dialogue we should see some explanation of what is up at mindjet...and do they want to help customer here...or perhaps the question is can they?
My sad response is if you are looking for ways to consolidate content into single spot so it becomes a knowledge asset...you are going to need to step out of Mindjet. I also see issues for integrating with other apps starting to surface...Andrew is clearly an advanced user and touched on some in other topic areas.
I am not sure upgrading was a very good idea is one conclusion I am starting to conclude. I had hoped to see this version allow things to move ahead...not seeing so far.
Rochelle...you've gotten some great creative suggestions regarding searching for dupes. You might also get all your maps to make the giant map such as suggested by Ary then export it as a .CSV file for manipulation in Excel. Excel will allow you to search and sort so with some messing around, you could sort for duplicate topics.
I might note that MindManager Enterprise on a server provides for searching across all maps on any associated server. This is great if you are doing knowledge management and searching for all mentions of a specific item across hundreds or thousands of maps!