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Saving maps

When you create or edit a map the changes you make are not permanent until you save it. You should save your maps frequently to avoid losing your work. MindManager saves AutoRecover information for maps at regular intervals.

You can save a map with a new name to avoid overwriting the original. You can also save an xml version of your map that can be opened by applications that can read .xmmap files. See Cross-Platform Tips for more information.

To save a map for the first time:

  1. Choose File > Save.

  2. Type the name for the map.

  3. To save in a different location, choose a location from the Where pop-up menu or click the disclosure triangle to the right of the map name, and then choose the location.

  4. Click Save.

To save changes to an existing map:

  • To save the map with the same name choose File > Save.

  • To save the map with a different name (without overwriting the original) choose File > Save As, enter the new name, then click Save.

    Tip: After you save, the map with the new name remains open. To work with the previous version, you must reopen it. Choose File > Open Recent and choose the original version from the submenu.

To save the current map in xml format:

  1. Choose File > Save As.

  2. Choose .xmmap from the File Format pop-up menu.

  3. Type the name for the map.

  4. To save in a different location, choose a location from the Where pop-up menu or click the disclosure triangle to the right of the map name, and then choose the location.

  5. Click Save.

You can save your map as a Map Template for re-use as the basis for new maps, save it as a Map Part to include on other maps, or save the map's formatting settings for re-use in a Map Theme. To save map content in other formats, use the Export feature.


Related Topics

Exporting files

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