Sharing your MindManager maps with non-users

The web export in MindManager has not changed for more than a decade. Every now and again you find a user who is exploiting it for the intended purposes: Sharing the content of your maps with non-MindManager users.

My training client has a “template” map for capturing knowledge which is used by many members of one group. They each edit and add all the relevant information to their maps and then export via a common template. Their audience can accesses the map contents via a familiar interface on their network drives or intranet with no need for a web server. Their maps have 50-100 or more topics (the index) with notes (the web pages).

They have adapted the dynamic outline web export template to suit their case. They use tables and images in topic notes which are not supported by the Flash Mindjet Viewer. They are also discoverying the awkward edges around controlling tables, Excel ranges, getting the Gantt view in the export and displaying task information. Some work arounds were proposed.

Fortunately the recent Service Pack for MindManager 2012 Professional has fixed the removing of spaces in topic text (it worked fine in MindManger 9 and before) but this aspect of MindManager deserves more attention from Mindjet.

If you need help sharing your maps via the web export, please contact me. Take an online session to get going or as I have done with other clients a series of sessions, coaching them on their customised web export development.

About Andrew Wilcox

Andrew is an experienced user of Mindjet MindManager and other mind mapping software who now shares his expertise by training and consulting on how to exploit these applications in business, organisations and for individuals. For more information about Andrew please visit his Google + profile.

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