Mindjet and the Web – Rapidly assembling knowledge

July 5th, 2013

The map below summarises a webinar given to the Visual Thinking Hub on the 3 July 2013.

In summary: Its tips for getting links from web pages and web sites on to your web using simple drag and drop, toolbar buttons and active map parts.  It really is very easy, quick and immensely powerful.

Links to video will be added.

Mindjet and the Web Rapidly assembling knowledge
Right Click - Send to Mindjet - Internet Explorer Right Click - Send to Mindjet - Internet Explorer http://www.auctionsinaday.co.uk/next-auction-june-8th-and-we-have-published-our-2014-calendar/ http://www.auctionsinaday.co.uk/next-auction-june-8th-and-we-have-published-our-2014-calendar/ Download Mindjet map file of Cycle parts and shops Download Mindjet map file of Cycle parts and shops http://www.auctionsinaday.co.uk/review-of-the-auction-at-winchester-6-april/ http://www.auctionsinaday.co.uk/review-of-the-auction-at-winchester-6-april/ http://www.auctionsinaday.co.uk/itchen-abbas-2-march-2013-probably-the-most-people-in-the-room/ http://www.auctionsinaday.co.uk/itchen-abbas-2-march-2013-probably-the-most-people-in-the-room/ The Social Network Map Parts are for Facebook and MySpace. What about Ecademy and LinkedIn The Social Network Map Parts are for Facebook and MySpace. What about Ecademy and LinkedIn Download Mindjet map file of Cabre's WordPress web site Download Mindjet map file of Cabre's WordPress web site Dragging and Dropping Files from  Windows File Explorer to MindManager Maps - 1 minute video Dragging and Dropping Files from  Windows File Explorer to MindManager Maps - 1 minute video Download the Rapidly Assembling Knowledge Mindjet Map Download the Rapidly Assembling Knowledge Mindjet Map To set up a feed from Conspire, use http://blog.mindjet.com/feed/ To set up a feed from Conspire, use http://blog.mindjet.com/feed/ Constructing an Outlook Query in MindManager 9 - Applications of MindManager Constructing an Outlook Query in MindManager 9 - Applications of MindManager Constructing an Outlook Query in MindManager 9 - Applications of MindManager Constructing an Outlook Query in MindManager 9 - Applications of MindManager Auctions in a Day - Central Hampshire Auctions in a Day - Central Hampshire Using drag and drop to create your view of a web site - Applications of MindManager Blog Using drag and drop to create your view of a web site - Applications of MindManager Blog Creating RSS Feeds in MindManager Map Parts - Applications of MindManager blog Creating RSS Feeds in MindManager Map Parts - Applications of MindManager blog Download Mindjet map file of Cabre's WordPress admin menu links Download Mindjet map file of Cabre's WordPress admin menu links Windows Snippling Tool Windows Snippling Tool http://www.auctionsinaday.co.uk/next-auction-4th-may-at-itchen-abbas/ http://www.auctionsinaday.co.uk/next-auction-4th-may-at-itchen-abbas/ Using MindManager for price comparisons from on-line shops - Applications of MindManager Blog Using MindManager for price comparisons from on-line shops - Applications of MindManager Blog http://www.auctionsinaday.co.uk/next-auction-at-badger-farm-6-april/ http://www.auctionsinaday.co.uk/next-auction-at-badger-farm-6-april/ My basic tips for using MindManager to manage information - Applications of MindManager blog My basic tips for using MindManager to manage information - Applications of MindManager blog http://www.auctionsinaday.co.uk/review-of-the-auction-at-itchen-abbas-4th-may/ http://www.auctionsinaday.co.uk/review-of-the-auction-at-itchen-abbas-4th-may/ Managing Files and Folders with MindManager Managing Files and Folders with MindManager http://www.auctionsinaday.co.uk/review-of-the-auction-at-badger-farm-8th-june-2013/ http://www.auctionsinaday.co.uk/review-of-the-auction-at-badger-farm-8th-june-2013/ Andrew Wilcox LinkedIn profile Andrew Wilcox LinkedIn profile

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Mindjet and the Web Rapidly assembling knowledge


1. Internet Explorer Button

1.1 New, Open or Select a Mindjet map

1.2 Select a topic

1.3 Open Internet Explorer

1.4 Navigate to a relevant page

1.5 Click the Mindjet Button


2. Mindjet Browser

2.1 New, Open or Select a map

2.2 Open Browser pane

2.3 Navigate to a relevant page

2.3.1 Andrew Wilcox | LinkedIn
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2.4 Click the link button


3. Right Click – Send to Mindjet

3.1 Link

3.2 Image

3.3 Page

3.4 Untitled


4. Drag and Drop

4.1 URLs

4.1.1 From anywhere on a web page

4.2 Images

4.2.1 Unlinked

4.2.2 Linked
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4.2.2.1 Will not work. You get the link.


5. Copy and Paste

5.1 Ctrl-K

5.2 Snipping Tool
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6. Examples

6.1 Cycles
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6.1.1 Using MindManager for price comparisons from on-line shops

6.2 Web site

6.2.1 Using drag and drop to create your view of a web site

6.3 WordPress Admin

6.3.1 Use Find and Replace (hyperlinks) to point links to your web site


7. Map Parts

7.1 Web Services – Search

7.1.1 Google

7.1.1.1 Either

7.1.1.1.1 Add to topic and it will search for the topic text

7.1.1.1.2 Or edit the search text in dialogue

7.1.2 Facebook

7.1.2.1 The Social Network Map Parts are for Facebook and MySpace. What about Ecademy and LinkedIn

7.1.2.1.1 Untitled

7.1.2.1.2 Untitled

7.2 News Feed

7.2.1 Auctions in a Day
Bring in the morning – Sell in the afternoon at
Itchen Abbas nr Alresford and Badger Farm in Winchester
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7.2.1.1 Review of the Auction at Badger Farm 8th June 2013
Thu, 13 Jun 2013 10:24:22 +0000
The New Room Layout at Badger Farm Another bumper
auction.  Nearly 300 lots were sold. We had a surprise with
lot 110, a collection drawing instruments and a beret sold for
£400. The photo below does not reveal the WWII
Paratrooper’s cap badge on the other side of the Red
Beret. Secondly we changed the [...]

7.2.1.2 Next Auction June 8th and we have published our 2014 calendar
Sun, 02 Jun 2013 21:28:45 +0000
SHOCK ONE: the sun has been out all weekend and
the long-term weather forecast says it will be the same next
Saturday for our auction. Don’t go to the beach.
Don’t go to the New Forest. Come to our auction and
perhaps you will be able to pop to Sainsburys at 5pm and buy the
[...]

7.2.1.3 Review of the Auction at Itchen Abbas 4th May
Sun, 05 May 2013 11:16:07 +0000
A full room of bidders at Itchen Abbas On a sunny
afternoon at the village hall, 412 lots were photographed and
mostly sold. We had our highest total sales in our nearly 10 years
of auctions. One seller approached a £1,000 worth of sales.
They also had the highest value item in the sale at [...]

7.2.1.4 Next Auction 4th May at Itchen Abbas between Winchester and Alresford
Wed, 24 Apr 2013 11:01:07 +0000
  Best to book if you are planning to
sell at this auction. Please contact Bob on 01962 733475 or Claire
on 01962 734941. Please note delivery times for lots have been
revised to 09:30 to 10:30. We expect there to be between 350 and
450 lots on sale from 2pm. The quality of lots [...]

7.2.1.5 Review of the Auction at Winchester 6 April
Sun, 07 Apr 2013 22:54:25 +0000
Another busy auction at Badger Farm Community
Centre. We had 365 lots to sell.  Giving us time to sell the
items at about 120 lots per hour.  The result was a higher
percentage of sold items and the average value went up as
well.  This benefited our sellers, who are the principal
clients of the [...]

7.2.1.6 Next Auction at Badger Farm 6 April
Fri, 22 Mar 2013 21:14:01 +0000
If you are planning to sell, have you booked a
table? Phone one of the numbers above or send an email. Bob will be
away for this one. So we will be slightly more stretched than
usual. There were still many lots which did not sell at the last
auction. We will be stricter about [...]

7.2.1.7 Itchen Abbas – 2 March 2013 – Probably the most people in the room!
Mon, 04 Mar 2013 21:34:29 +0000
The auction room soon filled with lots and we had
to turn some unbooked sellers away. We are comfortable with 400
lots but we lotted 460 plus today. Thank you to those that arrived
early or on time for the viewing session at 12:30 and sat quietly
while we completed the lotting and photography. Just [...]

7.2.2 Creating RSS Feeds in MindManager Map Parts

7.2.3 To set up a feed from Conspire, use http://blog.mindjet.com/feed/


8. Also

8.1 File Explorer

8.1.1 Managing Files and Folders with MindManager
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8.1.2 Dragging and Dropping Files from Windows File Explorer to MindManager Maps

8.2 Outlook

8.2.1 emails

8.2.2 task

8.2.3 appointments

8.2.4 contacts

8.2.5 folders

8.2.6 Constructing an Outlook Query in MindManager 9

8.2.7 New Outlook Query Functions in MindManager 9

8.3 SharePoint

8.4 Mindjet Tasks

8.5 My basic tips for using MindManager to manage information

Using drag and drop to create your view of a web site

June 25th, 2013
  • WordPress links for CabreHave you ever lost your way navigating someone’s web site or even your own?
  • Do you need a better way of bookmarking the pages you use visit frequently?
  • Do you want to make notes about a page?
  • Do you need a mnemonic to help you remember a password?
  • Do you need to store a signature, some code or other piece of text you want to use on that web site?

MindManager can help you do this.

The key tool is using drag and drop to copy URLs and title text from a web page to the map.  Try it:

  • Drag the favicon next to the URL in the address bar on to your map. You will get a new topic with the meta tag title of the web page and a hyperlink.
  • Drag a menu item from a web page to your map and you get a similar result.
  • Drag any linked item on a web page to the map.
  • You can use this to add floating topics or insert a subtopic.
  • If drag onto a topic, just the link is added to the topic.

That’s how this map was created.

Now for something even more useful, the links on the map below of Cabre’s WordPress admin pages won’t work for you (except for the one bottom right to WooCommerce – Docs). But you can download this map WordPress Links for Cabre.mmap, use  Replace in MindManager to replace all the “http://www.cabre.co.uk/” with “http://www.yourwordpresssite.com/”  and this map will work with your WordPress site to. :) Make sure your have the hyperlinks box ticked in the Options section of the Replace pop up. ;)

This is a clickable image map export of the MindManager map. Use the scroll bars to view the map in detail.  Hover your mouse over the topics to see the links. My third tip on this blog is use the iFrame plugin for WordPress to display clickable image maps.

  • Upload the clickable map web export folder for your map to a web server.
  • Point the iFrame short code to the index.html file in the folder.
  • Edit the img src in the index.html file to point at the image file in the folder.
  • Edit any links to LinkedDocuments in the index.html file to point at the sub-folder you uploaded.

Add <i>scrolling=”yes”</i> to the short code parameters  to get the scroll bars.

Sharing Your Mindjet MindManager Maps with the Clickable Image Web Export

June 21st, 2013

A couple of days ago I posted my record of the first Visual Thinking Webinar on Conference Reaction.  I received a few how did you do that questions. This is an extended answer to those questions.

Sharing your MindManager Maps with the Clickable Image Export
Download Mindjet MindManager map of this blog Download Mindjet MindManager map of this blog Community is Essential to Building Brands - Record of presentation in mind maps Community is Essential to Building Brands - Record of presentation in mind maps ConferenceREACTION - Records and publshes events on the web ConferenceREACTION - Records and publshes events on the web http://www.cabre.co.uk/ http://www.cabre.co.uk/

To help search engines find this page and those with impaired vision to “read” the map.

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Sharing your MindManager Maps with the Clickable Image Export


1. Map

1.1 Visible

1.1.1 Topics

1.1.2 Topic images

1.1.3 Markers

1.1.4 Relationships

1.1.5 Labels

1.1.6 Boundaries

1.1.7 Background Image

1.1.8 Linked files
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1.1.9 Web links

1.1.10 Spreadsheets

1.1.11 Why are you still at work?

1.2 Not Functional

1.2.1 Outlook links

1.2.2 SharePoint links

1.2.3 Excel links

1.2.4 Alerts

1.3 Invisible

1.3.1 Notes

1.3.2 Attachments
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1.4 Tips

1.4.1 Don’t overload the map

1.4.1.1 Use more than one map if you need to

1.4.2 Portrait or Landscape?

1.4.2.1 Right Map or Left & Right or Tree or Org Chart

1.4.3 Export to check the image size

1.4.3.1 If the height or width are larger than required see next tip(s)

1.4.4 Layout Adjustments

1.4.4.1 Use main topic handles to move topics into better positions to maximise width or height

1.4.4.2 Adjust topic length

1.4.4.3 Use line wrap Shift-Return

1.4.4.4 Image alignment

1.4.4.5 Use topic alignment

1.4.4.6 Consider thumbnails with links to higher resolution images

1.4.5 Notes

1.4.5.1 Convert to text or Word etc . and link the file to the topic

1.4.6 Multiple Topic Hyperlinks
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1.4.6.1 Only first is linked in the export

1.4.7 Hyperlink Alt Text

1.4.7.1 Edit Hyperlink > Options > Link Text

1.4.7.2 Text for Google to find & index

1.5 Check

1.5.1 Mindjet Tasks


2. Export

2.1 Standard

2.1.1 Map Zoom factor (%)

2.1.1.1 Adjust to fit the shared environment

2.1.1.2 86% produces a readable image with default fonts

2.1.2 Include Map Background

2.1.2.1 Yes = large jpg

2.1.2.1.1 good for photos

2.1.2.2 No = small gif

2.1.3 Root Export File Name

2.1.3.1 Change from index.html to something-relevant.html

2.1.3.2 Change to *.php if you want to use php in a modified template

2.2 Modified

2.2.1 Header

2.2.2 Footer

2.2.3 Meta Tags

2.2.4 Map text as outline

2.2.5 Analytics

2.2.6 e.g.

2.2.6.1 Community is Essential to Building Brands


3. Sharing

3.1 Local Network

3.1.1 Share folder & html file name

3.1.1.1 X:\MyExports\index.html

3.2 Web Folder

3.2.1 Upload folders to the server

3.2.2 Share the URL of the html file

3.2.2.1 http:\\y.com\ex\index.html

3.3 WordPress

3.3.1 Upload the image

3.3.1.1 WordPress Media

3.3.1.2 Any online store

3.3.2 Upload the linked Documents folder and files

3.3.3 Paste the html.txt file into a page or post

3.3.4 Edit the image URL

3.3.5 Edit the Linked Documents URL

3.3.6 Check it works

3.4 Tips

3.4.1 Use several maps on one page
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3.4.1.1 Use one export as the master and paste sub map’s html in to the master html.

3.4.1.2 Remember to put all other files (image) and folders (linked documents) in the master folder.

Tips for Topic Notes

June 4th, 2013

I have just preparing a quote for an on-line training client. The quote is a MindManager map which is exported to Word. The process reminded me of few tips I could give you about using Topic Notes.

Topic Notes Menu Bar

  1. Use the Next and Previous notes buttons to check out the next paragraph or chapter of document.
  2. Table tool is good for getting control over column width and placing images with text wrapping around it.  These tables export to Word and the Web.
  3. When you add an image notice notice the Insert option at the bottom left of the file explorer view. Click it and you get the choice to Insert and Link. This means whenever you open, refresh or export a map the latest version of the image will be used.  You can save snapshots of a spreadsheet or project plan when you update it.  Then the image will be updated in the map.
  4. The Format Painter was added a couple of versions ago.
  5. These are tools for Tablet PC users.  You can sketch in the ink section of the Topic Note and convert it to an image in the “text” note.  Or write in ink and convert to text.

Do you have any tips for using Topic Notes?

Can you use Dropbox to share your maps and linked files?

May 22nd, 2013

Do you wish to share map(s) and linked documents with other people using the Cloud to manage a project, event, writing a  report, developing a web site, etc.? Mindjet offer this possibility via Mindjet Web which stores both maps and files which can be linked.  Is Dropbox a viable alternative?

Dropbox allows you to share files and folders via shared folders and your Public folder. You can share to non-Dropbox users and Dropbox account holders. Those with accounts will be able to edit shared files and add files to shared folders. How can you use this cloud store with Mindjet  MindManager files? I investigated what happens when a map which has linked files and folders, attachments and URLs linking to files in my SkyDrive account is accessed by other users and the iPad.

I created a new folder (Publishing) in the local My Dropbox folder on my Windows PC. I created a map and saved it in this parent folder. I created some sub-folders and saved some existing documents there. Then I linked these by dragging and dropping from File Explorer to the map. I also added links to the folders. I added some attachments and hyperlinks to other files and web pages.

Then I shared the Publishing folder with another Dropbox account running on another PC. Once the folders and files had been synced to this PC’s My Dropbox folder everything worked as expected. The relative links (don’t use absolute) to files and folders opened, as did the hyperlinks to web pages and the attachments.

Test Dropbox with Mindjet MIndManager

This will also work if you put the Publishing folder into your Public folder, share the link and the person you have shared the link with downloads all the folders and files in the structure to their PC. However this is a one off process. Their files will not be synced with any changes that are made by you to those files. They would have to repeat the download manually.

Both Dropbox (viewer only) and Skydrive (viewer and and editor) will open MS Office files via their browser pages (not via the local Dropbox application). This can accessed by a right click on the file in the local Dropbox folder.  The url links on the map to the PowerPoints stored on SkyDrive open the presentations in a browser window.

iPad

There is an iOS Dropbox app and this can be accessed many other apps on the iPhone and iPad.  What happened when I accessed this map from my iPad using Mindjet and iThoughtsHD?  Both applications support access to Dropbox folders and other cloud file stores.

Mindjet

  • The links to files and folders do not work
  • The attachments are not accessible

iThoughtsHD

  • The links to files and folders do not work
  • The last attached document in a topic is accessible. The second topic has two attachments but only one can be opened.

I cannot recommend sharing maps with document links and attachments via Dropbox on iOS.

Map Parts – Efficient and effective use of repeating topics

May 21st, 2013

Have you used Map Parts in Mindjet / MindManager for Windows? With just a little bit of effort you can be very efficient and effective when working with repeated use of topics.  The product comes with some useful ones: Days of the week, Ideas, Issues and Messages. Each Map Part has a parent topic and several sub topics.  When you click them they are added to the map at the selected topic.  They are very useful in meetings. Someone makes a suggestion, add a map part and start capturing the details within a defined structure.

Map Parts are easy to create.  Select the parent topic of the group you would like to be a Map Part and then click Add Selected Topic(s) in the Map Part pane. Your Map Part is now part of the library and can be added to any open map with a click.

I have two Map Parts I use frequently:

Map Part Virtual Boardroom

Virtual Boardroom

At a monthly meeting with a group of business friends we present an issue for discussion by the group.  I use the map part as a template for each person’s issue. As we progress around the table I add this map part for each issue. Then I use the topics as prompts for questions and recording the discussions.  At the end of the meeting it is easy to share the map as a whole or relevant sections to the person with the issue.

Signature MindManager Mindjet Map Part

Signature

I use this map part to add a floating topic to a map I am going to publish. It has a hyperlink back to my web site. I have other map parts with full contact details.Map Parts can have all the elements you use in a map. You could have a map part which contains attachments e.g. terms and conditions, office location map, feedback form, expenses spreadsheet.  You could have a map part which links to the parent maps in a project or process or the folder where the project documents are stored.

More Time Savers

There are more sophisticated map parts which will:

  • Search the web, Amazon or eBay for you and bring back the top X results.
  • Display the recent topics from an RSS feed
  • Add links to Files and or Folders on your PC

Set aside some time to see how you could use Map Parts to make you more effective and efficient with Mindjet MindManager.

 

Painless Annual, Quarterly and Monthly Returns

April 16th, 2013

I was using my Cabre’s Financial Administration map today to complete the annual return to Companies House which confirms who the directors , shareholders etc. are. It’s been online for several years and the fee even went down this year from £14 to £13!

As using the map made it very easy for me to complete and the original post about it was in 2008, I thought it might be worth reminding you of the benefit of using Mindjet for this. The process went like this:

  1. Received reminder email from Companies House. Click link to submission page.
  2. Open Cabre Finance Map > Companies House branch. Copy password, registration no. and authentication code to submission page.
  3. Complete submission. Paste submission number and payment reference on this years return branch.
  4. Use Outlook MindManager Add Ins to paste confirming emails on branch.
  5. Add a topic with date and topic alarm for next years submission.

I use similar processes for VAT, PAYE, Corporation Tax, Insurance, Annual Accounts.  All the web links, log in details  and records of past transactions are on one map.

Simple.

Finance Annual Return mind map

Converting Notes to Topics

April 11th, 2013

Mindjet Notes right clickI just did this for a map I am working on and thought I would share it with you.

I have a map with Topics and Notes which creates the agenda for a meeting in Word. I am going to the meeting shortly and I wanted to have this agenda on a paper map for taking notes. Printing it would not show the notes. So I tried this:

  • Right click the Notes icon on the Topic
  • Copy or Cut the Note
  • And Paste

Your Notes are now Subtopics.

You may find the free Opti Add In Topic2 Notes useful if you want to reverse the process.

Perhaps you have a tip for managing Notes. Why not share it as a comment?

Biggerplate Unplugged London – Post Event Output

February 26th, 2013

Biggerplate Unplugged London took place on the 31 January. What have people been publishing about the event:

1. Videos
2. Maps on Biggerplate
3. Blogs
4. Photos
5. Others
Please download the Mindjet map of these links: Biggerplate Unplugged London – What was said
Do you have anything to add?

Windows 8 – Tablet PC – Tablet Input Panel or On Screen Keyboard

February 9th, 2013

Mindjet 11 Ink mode is working well in Windows 8 but correcting the ink to text is painful when I am in slate format on my HP2740p Tablet PC.  I can’t easily correct the text because the on screen keyboard does not pop up.  I have found a solution.

In all previous Tablet PC versions of Windows (XP Tablet onwards) when I clicked on a text entry field with my pen the Tablet Input Panel icon appeared. I clicked it and entered text using either the onscreen keyboard or ink to text panel.  In Windows 8 this is missing for legacy applications like Mindjet and MindManager.  When I tap a field in a new Windows 8 apps, the half screen touch keyboard pops up but its too big for pen input.  I can access the half screen keyboard in the old desktop apps by swiping in from the right hand side of the screen  > Settings > Keyboard or by opening the old task bar and tapping the keyboard icon.  This is a painfully slow process compared to the past.

After some searching on the internet I realised a solution.  It’s a combination of the old – Wacom Tablet Driver and the new – On Screen Keyboard.

  1. Install this driver from Wacom  Tablet PC – Enhanced Tablet Driver. I know it says Windows 7 and beta but its been working fine on my Windows 8 PC for several months. I had the pen button programed to be the Ctrl key.
    • Open Control Panel
    • Open Pen Tablet Properties
    • Open the Button drop down menu
    • Select Open/Run > Browse to C:\Windows\System32\osk.exe
    • Change name if you wish to “On Screen Keyboard”
    • Click OK.
  2. Go to a field, press the button on your pen and the small on-screen keyboard opens.

Using on screen keyboard with Windows 8 and Mindjet

If I have missed an easier way to do this, please tell me?

If you know a way to pop up a small handwriting ink to text panel, I would pleased hear about it?