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Preserve the title page and TOC from the used Word Template.
I want to export a mindmap (2019 for windows) to Word will using a Word template, but this template already has a mandatory title page with a background image and I want to have the TOC on the second page. If I export the map then the title page and TOC are removed from the template when exporting. How can I solve this? Can the export to Word start on the second or third page from the template instead of the first?
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There are two options:

A. Export from MindManager to a completely blank document, then copy the exported text and paste it in a second blank document based on the template with the title page and TOC.


B. Follow these steps to export directly to a document based on a template with the TOC:

1. Create a new blank document in Word based on the template with the title page and TOC.
2. Place the insertion point on the first blank page where you want the text imported from the mind map to appear. Leave this document - and only this document - open in Word.
3. Switch back to MindManager and select the either the Central topic, if you want to send the whole map to the Word document, or if you want to send just a branch, the main topic for that branch.
4. Right click on the selected topic and from the context menu chose Send Topics to, then select Microsoft Word.
5. The Word Export dialogue box should appear. Select the options you want, then click on the Send to button to export.
6. Switch back to Word. The exported text should appear in the Word document, starting at the insertion point. The Central topic should appear as the level one heading, the main topics as level 2, etc.

This outcome differs from a straight MM export to Word where the central topic becomes the title and the main topics the level 1 headings, and so may need a bit of editing.

If this is the case OR if the MM topics don't show up in the TOC using either option, you will have to do a little bit of work. This is because while they look like the heading styles used in the template, the imported headings actually use MM's version of these heading styles with names like "MM Topic 1", etc. There will also be complications in terms of heading numbering for this reason if there are already Word headings in the document or if you want to add some more afterwards.

To deal with this, use the Word style manager to select all the MM topic 1 headings and apply the Word Heading 1 style, and repeat this operation for all the other MM heading styles. Then refresh the TOC.