Join Curt Frye for an in-depth discussion in this video Displaying the map in outline view, part of MindManager 2016 for Windows Essential Training.
- When you create a map that contains topics and subtopics, you generate a structure for your ideas. That structure can be expressed as an outline, like what you would see for a book's table of contents. In this movie, I will show you how to display your map in outline view. As my sample file, I will use the Outline.mmap which you can find in the Chapter 5 folder of the exercise files collection. This map has a central topic as well as five main topics. The main topics, the ones directly connected to the central topic are Entry, Bathroom, Sitting area, Sleeping area and Fiber optic to room.
If I want to display this map as a textual outline, then I can go the View tab of the ribbon and in the Document Views group, click Outline. And you can see here that I have an outline based on the topics and subtopics that are part of the map. Because it's the same information, I can perform the same actions as I would on the map. So, for example, I have the Sleeping area topic, and I have two subtopics under that. If I want to hide the detail, I can click the Hide Detail control and that hides the subtopics.
To bring them back, I'll click the Show Detail button and there they are. I can also add icons to individual items. So, for example, if I want to make Add blackout curtains a top or number one priority, I can click that subtopic, go to the Home tab, click Icons and assign Priority 1. When I'm ready to switch back to the regular view, I can click View, click Map and there you see my map with the number 1 priority indicator added to Add blackout curtains.
Map view and outline view perform two different functions in MindManager. Map view allows you to look at your ideas as a whole and to see how they relate, where outline view is much more organized and allows you to see how topics are broken down into subtopics. They're both useful. It's just a question of when.
Author Curt Frye also explains how to best format map elements and present them, either by exporting elements into a slideshow or running the presentation right from MindManager. Finally, viewers learn how to review maps and distribute them to others.
- Creating and importing maps
- Adding topics and subtopics
- Creating and positioning callouts
- Defining relationships between topics
- Drawing boundaries
- Enhancing topics with hyperlinks and tags
- Creating map tag indexes
- Adding images to a map
- Formatting maps
- Changing map themes
- Balancing a map
- Changing map views
- Managing tasks with MindManager maps
- Reviewing and sharing maps