Word Export: limit level range

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Greetings!

  Say I have a map representing a team and I want to list just a focused part of the organizational structure. How does one export to Word only a limited range of map levels to Word, say from level 2 to level 5 only?
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Andreas Lercher

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Filter the map and delete the rest in the word file
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IMHO filtering is sufficient. The filtered map will then be exported.
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Andrey Kazak

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Thank you, Alex.
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Thanks Andrey.

One thing I overlooked is that topic level is also available directly as a Topic Property in the MAP add-in under Extended Properties. This property can be easily added to all topics in the map and will adjust automatically whenever the topic changes level. You can filter on this property directly and then send topics at the specified level (without parents or children) to a Word document.
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Great option!
I wish the MAP to be a part of MM.
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Andreas Lercher

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There is are reason why it's not
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Andrey Kazak

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Can you lift the curtain of secrecy, please?
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They feature "Send to Word" will be stopped with MM21.

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Andrey Kazak

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Thank you.
I will look at the website and try releasing the budget for training.
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I was aware that this was being planned, and I'm extremely disappointed by your confirmation that it will be dropped as I use this feature a lot. It's incredibly useful to be able to select a group of sometimes-unrelated topics and send them to a Word document, and I can't see how this can be implemented in a dialogue-driven export model like the one currently used for Excel export. I was hoping that my pleas about this would have resulted in some compromise but obviously not.

Just as important for me is the implication that associated undocumented features like the ability to use MindManager Word styles to tailor imports from Word to MindManager are also likely to be stopped. This is another facility I use extensively.

I am aware that there is a desire to enable export of Office-compatible files from MM without requiring Office to be installed but I think this is a very high price to pay. I am surely not alone in using these features, especially Send to Word.
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Alex, I'm sorry but I believe you're the only one who is using this feature so much.

The new export is doing a great job.
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Having had my rant I assume that the new export facility will still allow the selection and export of filtered topics. if this is the case then in theory the option to filter on topic level before export should be possible, but I don't know if this will still allow the ability to exclude child topics.
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It's easy to define what you want to export. You can filter the map, or export the whole map
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Actually Send Topic(s) to Word has been retained, I'm happy to say - it just works through the new export dialogue.
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We live happily for at least one year!