03/07/07 Topic Styles
A new feature in MindManager 7. You create and access them via the
Task Panes (icon now bottom right of main window next to the + zoom sign
in the image below). You select a topic on your current map and then
"New style from selected topic" in the pane. Your style is loaded in to the
pane and can then be applied to any topic on the map. At this stage the
Topic Style is only valid for the current map. If you want to reuse the
topic style on other maps, you will have to save the current map as a style
20/06/07 More Insights
MindManager 7 takes a while to get used to. The menu bar has changed
and the location of other features such as Filter and Level of Detail which
are now at the bottom of the screen.
You soon get used to it and the time pay back from these changes starts
to kick in. The menu bar now give you immediate access to all the
features you need for each of the main activities. There is no longer a
property option to just see the most frequently used menu options. You
can now create your own Quick Access Toolbar at the top of the window.
In general I have found MindManager 7 to be more reliable than 6 and
certainly the time taken to load your initial maps, if you have a saved
desktop, has speeded up.
The Options have moved to the bottom of the menu you get by clicking
the top left MindManager button.
21/05/07 Show Branch Alone
Allows just one branch to be shown. Hides the central topic and all the
18/05/07 First impressions
It has the Office 2007 applications user interface. A new ribbon bar with
the fluid user interface. Is it an improvement. Yes more related tools are
visible at one time. Click Format and nearly everything you need is one
The most important options are under the MindManager button top right.
Save, print, export etc. It took me a while to realise that in Office 2007.
There are new close options if you right click an open map tab.
Right click the background and now you have the option to go full screen.