Context Matters: Edit Office Files Within MindManager Maps!

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Michael Deutch

November 17, 2008

Part 3 of 8 in the blog series, ‘What’s Great in MindManager 8’!

Here’s one of my favorite features of MindManager 8. Within MindManager, it’s referred to as the embedded browser. But the name underplays its power. 

With the embedded browser, you can open, view, edit and save changes to Microsoft Office files. Both attached or linked files can be opened within the browser. And this all happens within MindManager, without losing context of the map you’re in or losing focus on the task at hand.

Download the example above with MindManager 8 and give it a try. 

Need a trial? Click here.

Here are some ways the embedded browser can save you time and keep you focused:

 Managing Project Information

Keep your project documents and deliverables linked on your project dashboard map for easy access and updates.

 Writing and Research Projects
Writing can only be as good as the thinking that precedes it. Map out your research and organize your thoughts. Attach a word document and start writing with your visual outline as a guide.  

 Creating PowerPoint Presentations
Many presentation experts agree that mind-mapping is one of the best ways to organize your thoughts into clear, well-structured presentations. Start with your map and let it guide you the whole time as you develop your presentations. 

 Delivering Map Presentations
Add even more sizzle when you present your MindManager map by attaching and displaying slides, documents or detailed spreadsheets and charts. Everything you share will be in context and your audience will never lose sight of the ‘big picture’. When questions or comments arise, capture everything in your map or make real-time updates to your attached or linked files.

Stay tuned for more on this feature on my next post or check out this quick video tutorial to see it in action.   

How will you use the embedded browser? Leave your comments below.

Check out the previous posts in this series:

Post 1: What’s Great in MindManager 8: Introducing the Mindjet Player.

Post 2: Tackling Tough Tasks: MindManager 8’s Top Task Management Enhancements.

6 Responses to “Context Matters: Edit Office Files Within MindManager Maps!”

  1. Alf Arnold

    I updated MindManager from version 5 to 8. The export function to powerpoint was perfect in version 5, but does not work properly in version 8 leaving out all the slides with pictures of the mindmap. Who provides help?

  2. Sumeet Chadha

    I am very impressed with the new features in Mindmanager 8. However, I am not impressed with the company’s upgrade policy. I bought Mindmanager 7 on September 28th and now less than 2 months later I am expected to pay £79.00 (Excl. VAT) for an upgrade to the next version. At the time of my purchase I did not see any clear indication on the web site that a new version is on the way within a short period of time. If there had been some such indication, I might have decided to wait and purchase the new version.


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