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Using the new Mindjet for Windows – AutoCalc Function

Mindjet 11 for Windows now includes an AutoCalc function. This allows you to perform a few statistical rather than mathematical operations on the topic properties of subtopics and display the results in the topic properties of the parent topic (easier to see below!). You can display the sum, average, count, maximum and minimum values.

You cannot perform arithmetic functions e.g. price x quantity or price + tax or price – discount. Use the Mindjet Spreadsheet or Insert Excel Range to display these type of calculations.

The basics are:

  • Create a parent topic and the subtopics the calculation is to be based on.
  • Apply AutoCalc to the parent topic, create the value and calculation type.
  • Edit the subtopic properties to add values and see the result.
  • Add more properties and edit value names if required.

The map below expands graphically on the above:

Using Mindjet's AutoCalc Function

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8 Responses to “Using the new Mindjet for Windows – AutoCalc Function”

  1. eduardo says:

    Very practical and clear tutorial
    thank you very much

  2. Herman says:

    I assume this is not available in 10?

  3. Andrew Wilcox says:

    Correct.

    You can Insert a Mindjet Spreadsheet or an Excel range.

    There were add ins with similar functionality e.g.
    http://www.obds.com/ia/Real-Time-Calculator-for-MindManager.html
    But this is stuck in version MindManager 7 & 8.

    I am trying to find out what Topic Calculator does.
    http://www.olympic-limited.co.uk/product/opti-add-ins/
    It will work with 10.

    There may be other add ins if you search on the internet.
    I couldn’t spot one on my map of addins from 2010.
    http://www.cabre.co.uk/maps/MindManager_Add_Ins/

  4. Sur says:

    do you have autocalc sample for mindjet v14? thanks in advance.

  5. Andrew Wilcox says:

    Hi Sur

    Does this help?

  6. Marat says:

    Hi

    “Apply AutoCalc to the parent topic”…
    How to apply it? From where?:)

    Thanks

  7. Andrew Wilcox says:

    Hi Marat

    In MindManager 15 the AutoCalc function is on the Advanced ribbon. Select a topic then click the AutoCalc button.

    Advanced Ribbon - MindManager 15 Advanced Ribbon – MindManager 15

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