With MindManager in ink mode on a Tablet PC (or a Windows 7 / Vista PC, a graphics tablet and Tablet PC tools enabled) you can sketch in a topic by making a traingle gesture. It’s a powerful tool for sketching ideas when brainstorming or making rough copies of graphs in a presentation.
I have always been frustrated when I turn the map into a graphic or web page. The rendering of the ink in the image is poor compared to the native on-screen ink (See images 1 and 2 below). This afternoon I realised there is an easy solution to the problem using the Snipping tool (screen grabber) that comes with Windows. Here is my process which replaces the sketch in a topic with an image (you may wish to save a sketch copy of the map first):
- Increase the map zoom to 200%. To get a higher resolution image. You might want a higher zoom.
- Open the Snipping tool
- Select the sketch
- Return to MindManager
- Select the topic with sketch
- Ctrl-Shift-Alt-v will the paste the image, replacing the sketch
|Screen grab of the sketch in MindManager|
|Screen grab of the sketch when
the map is exported as an image
|Screen grab of the sketch after
snipping in MindManager,
pasting in to the topic and
exporting as an image