Links   

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Links serve as references to external documents, including other maps, Web addresses, or email addresses. Using Links lets you avoid cluttering the map by including or duplicating information, and ensures that you see an updated document or page each time you click the link.  
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You can ...

  • create links on your map in Map View or Outline View, and in topic Notes in the Notes window.

  • create multiple links on a topic. When you rest your pointer on the icon you'll see the link destination.  
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  • add links that point to:

    • an existing file (including another map), a folder, or a Web page

    • another topic within the current map or in another map

    • a new document (which is created when you add the link)

    • an email address

Mindjet online features
You can include links to files and document versions stored online in Mindjet Files on your maps.

When you create a link on a map, an icon will appear on the topic. The icon indicates the type of link  ▼.

   

 

Link to a file, folder, or Web page

You can link to an existing file (including another map), Web page, or folder. If you link to another map, you can select a specific topic to link to.

  1. Select the topic or click the location in a topic note where you want the link.

  2. Do one of the following:

    On the Home tab or Insert tab, in the Topic Elements group, click Link.

    Or

    Right-click the topic and click Add Link.

    Or

    Press CTRL+ Shift + K.

  1. In the Add Link dialog click Existing File or Web Page.

  2. Do one of the following:

    Link to a file, folder, or web page ▼

     

    Link to another map ▼

     

  1. Click Options to set special options used when you export your map to another document format or to a web page, or when you want to pass arguments with the link.

  2. A link icon appears on the topic, reflecting the type of link you've added - for example if you link to a map, a map link icon appears; if you link to a Word document, the Word icon appears, and so on. Some web addresses may use favicons (custom icons) when you link to them. A topic with multiple links displays this icon: .

To see the link's target location(s), point to it.  
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Check for broken file and folder links ▼

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Link to a topic in this map

You can link from one topic to another.

  1. Select the topic, or click the location in a note where you want the link.

  2. Do one of the following:

    On the Home tab or Insert tab, in the Topic Elements group, click Link.

    Or

    Right-click the topic and click Add Link.

    Or

    Press CTRL+ Shift + K.

  1. In the Add Link dialog click Topic in this Map. A list of all map topics will appear.

  2. If you have already created labels in the map, you can choose to see only labeled topics in the topic list. (This is useful for large maps.)

  3. Click the map topic or label you want to link to.

  4. Click Options to set special options used when you export your map to another document format or to a web page, or when you want to pass arguments with the link.

  5. The topic link icon  appears on the topic, or (on a topic with multiple links) in the link icon pull-down.
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Mark topics with labels ▼

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Link to a new document

You can link to a new document that is created at the same time as the link. Add content to the new document immediately or edit it later.

  1. Select the topic or click the location in a note where you want the link.

  2. Do one of the following:

    On the Home tab or Insert tab, in the Topic Elements group, click Link.

    Or

    Right-click the topic and click Add Link.

    Or

    Press CTRL+ Shift + K.
  1. In the Add Link dialog click New Document.

  2. Enter the file name in the Name of new document box. Use an appropriate extension such as .docx for a Word document or . xlsx for an Excel spreadsheet.

  3. Full path shows where the document will be stored. Click Change to specify a different location.

  4. Click Edit now to switch to the appropriate application and add content to the file immediately, or click Edit later to just create an empty document.

  5. Choose whether the link path is stored as absolute or relative to the location of the map.

  6. Click Options to set special options used when you export your map to another document format or to a web page, or when you want to pass arguments with the link.

  7. The document link icon appears on the topic, or (on a topic with multiple links) in the link icon pull-down.

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Link to an email address

Use an email address link to automatically create an email message each time you click on it.

  1. Select the topic or click the location in a note where you want the link.

  2. Do one of the following:

    Right-click the topic and click Add Link.

    Or

    On the Home tab or Insert tab, in the Topic Elements group, click Link.  

    Or

    Press CTRL+ Shift + K.

  1. In the Add Link dialog click Email Address.

  2. Enter the address, or click it in the list of Recently used email addresses.

  3. Enter a Subject to use for messages created by this link.

  4. Click Options to set special options used when you export your map to another document format or to a web page, or when you want to pass arguments with the link.

The email link icon appears on the topic, or (on a topic with multiple links) in the link icon pull-down. Click on it to begin a new email message.

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Other ways to create links

Here are some shortcuts for creating links:

A  visual cue ▼ shows you how the link will be added.

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Manage links

Topics with single links

Edit a link

  1. Do one of the following:

    Right-click the topic link icon (for example or ) in Map View or Outline View, or right-click the linked text or image in a topic note , and then click Edit Link.

    Or

    Click the map topic, or click the note text or image with the link. Then, on the Home tab or the Insert tab, in the Topic Elements group, click the Link pull-down, and then click Edit Link

    Or

    Press CTRL+ Shift + K.

  1. Make the changes, and then click OK.

Cut or copy a link from one topic and paste to another

  1. Right-click the topic link icon, and then click Cut link or Copy link.

  2. Right-click the topic or location where you want to add the link, and then click Paste Link.
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Copy or move links by dragging in Map view

Remove a link

Topics with multiple links

When a topic has multiple links, it displays this icon: . You can manage the links by doing the following:

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Display link targets in the built-in Browser

You can display supported link targets in the MindManager Browser pane. Supported targets include any files (such as HTML files) that can be opened by the browser.

To use the built-in browser to view links:

To open a page that is displayed in the built-in Browser externally in your system browser:

To open a link outside of MindManager when the Use Built-in Browser for Links option is enabled:

When the topic contains a single link:

 

When a topic contains multiple links

Right-click the link icon, then click Open Link Outside MindManager, or press CTRL while you click the link icon.

 

Click  the link icon, point to the link you want to open, and then click  Open Link Outside MindManager

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Show locations of target files

Show target files or folders in Explorer

When a link points to a file or folder on your local system, you can show the link's target in Windows Explorer.

When the topic contains a single link:

 

When a topic contains multiple links

 

For a topic with multiple links

Right-click the link icon, and then click Show in Explorer.

 

Click the link icon, point to the link whose target you want to see, and then click  Show in Explorer.

 

In the Manage Links dialog, select the link and then click Show.

 

Show target files, folders, or versions in Mindjet Files

When a link points to an item (map topic, file, folder, or version) in Mindjet Files, you can show the link's target in the Mindjet Files window.

When the topic contains a single link:

 

When a topic contains multiple links

 

For a topic with multiple links

Right-click the link icon, and then click Show in Mindjet Files.

 

Click the link icon, point to the link whose target you want to see, and then click  Show in Mindjet Files.

 

In the Manage Links dialog, select the link and then click Show.

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