MindManager views—and how you use them

What do you want to do?

MindManager offers several views for working with your map.

Map view

The program starts in Map view. This is the best view for creating and editing your map and for getting the big picture of what the map covers. This view displays all the components of your map including floating topics, relationships, images and boundaries. You will probably do most of your work in this view.

Linked Maps view

The Linked Maps view is used to view maps that are linked together by links. It displays preview images of the current map and all the maps that it links to. (Other linked documents are displayed as placeholders). You can choose to display only the first level maps - those directly linked to this map - or maps at the second, third, or all levels.

In this view you can issue commands on all of the maps or on only a selected subset. Note that these maps are shown as previews: only the first map is opened unless you subsequently open the others.

Gantt view

The Gantt Chart view displays tasks on your map as a Gantt chart, and allows you to add, remove and modify these tasks directly from the chart. You can place this view at the top. bottom, left or right of the Map view. Topics without a Task Info Start Date and Due Date are not displayed in this view.

You can also change a subset of the Task Info for tasks in this view by entering information or dragging the Gantt bars.

Analysis View

Analysis views let you make better decisions by helping you to prioritize and categorize your mapped topics. In this view you can drag and drop the topics you want to evaluate into an analytic chart and position them to reflect their relative qualities. Once the topics are positioned on the chart, you can automatically assign markers to the associated map topics based on their chart locations .

You can create multiple Analysis Views from a single map, and any map topic can appear in multiple views. These views are saved with the map, and they can be modified at any time.


Outline view

The Outline view allows you to display and edit maps using a familiar visual form: topics are listed linearly from top to bottom. This view can be a helpful reference if you are just beginning to use MindManager.

If you plan to use an outline export format, (like Word) the outline view can be used to preview the map in a linear arrangement so you can make any necessary adjustments before the export. You may also print the map outline directly from this view.

This view is more limited than Map view: It excludes certain map components (floating topics, relationships, images and boundaries).

Slides view

In Slides view you can create a set of slides that display different parts of the map, to help focus attention for printing or presentation. You can start a full-screen slide show from this view.

  Walk Through view

Walk Through view allows you to display a map for presentation so you can navigate through the map with a minimum of distraction. It switches to a full screen view for maximum map space, hides all menus and toolbars and provides shortcuts and options to make navigation smooth.

You can view multiple maps in MindManager and switch between them using their tabs. You can tile maps in the main window to see two or more maps at the same time.  


Switch between views

Use the commands on the View tab, in the Document Views group.

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View multiple maps at the same time

Sometimes you want to view multiple maps side-by-side, or across multiple display screens. You can do this by detaching the map's workbook tab and relocating it

To display two or more maps simultaneously

  1. Click the workbook tab for an open map.

  2. Drag and drop the tab to the desired location or screen.

The map is displayed in the new location. Use the mouse to navigate between multiple maps; ribbon commands, task panes, and footer buttons will apply to the selected map.

To cancel multiple map display:

  1. Click the workbook tab for the "torn off" map.

  2. Drag the tab back to the MindManager canvas. When the map background is highlighted, drop the map on it.

The map is displayed in the original location below the ribbon

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Navigate between maps

The easiest way to navigate between open maps is to use the workbook tabs at the top or bottom of the map window. These are enabled using the MindManager View options, and you can choose to display either the Central Topic text or the map filename on the tab. Workbook tabs can be positioned at the top or bottom of the map window.

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Switch to a different map

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View maps in cascading or tiled windows

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By default, maps are displayed one at a time in either Map view or Outline view with workbook tabs across the top or bottom of the window.

  1. Do one of the following:

    Right-click a map's workbook tab, and then click Arrange. Or On the View tab, in the Window pull down, click Arrange.
  1. Optional in the list of open maps, select any maps you want to close and click Close Window.

  2. Select the maps you want to arrange. Maps you do not select will be minimized.

  3. Click the arrangement you prefer (tiled or cascading).

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See the location of a map

If you have a map open in the map window you can view its location on your system or in Mindjet Files.

  1. Right-click on the map's document tab at the bottom of the window.

  2. Click Show in Explorer or Show in Mindjet Files.

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