Use Outline View

The Outline View allows you to see maps using a familiar visual form so you can read and navigate through the document from top to bottom. This view can be a helpful reference if you are just beginning to use MindManager.

If you plan to use a linear export format, like Word or Project, the outline view can be used to preview the map in a linear arrangement so you can make any necessary adjustments before the export. If you print the map from this view it will be printed in outline form. See Print an outline for more info. You can use the Topic Numbering option to add numbers to your outline before you print it.

Some map elements are not displayed in Outline View: Fill colors, Relationships, Boundaries, Task info, Images and Floating topics.

See a map in Outline View

The outline view shows a Topics column showing the topic text. You can expand or collapse topics using the + and - icons here. In addition, these other columns are shown:

Icon Marker column, showing all icons assigned to the topic

Labels column indicating if the topic has been marked with a label

Bookmark column showing whether the topic has been tagged with a bookmark

Hyperlink column, showing an icon if a hyperlink is included with the topic

Notes column, showing an icon if a topic contains notes text

Attachments column indicating whether the topic has Attachments.

Right-click on any column heading to choose which columns you want to show or hide.

Click on any of these columns to quickly add, remove or modify this information for the current topic.

Use the Detail and Filter commands to control which topics are visible here.

If you are viewing the map in Outline View you can choose a saved Map View to see the map in Map View.

What do you want to do?


Navigate in Outline View

Edit in Outline View

Print the outline