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Tips for working with other MindManager versions

Here are some tips to help you share maps with other MindManager users on Windows, mobile and web platforms.

Note: You can use Mindjet Files to easily share and collaborate on maps. Mindjet Files offers cloud- based collaboration and document management features, so MindManager maps can be accessed and shared across teams and devices.

Receiving maps from MindManager for Windows users

When you receive maps from MindManager for Windows users they may contain formatting and items that are not fully supported on MindManager for Mac. You can ask your colleagues using Windows to avoid these settings, or, in some cases, you can adjust the formatting of the map on the Mac to improve its appearance.

In general, most maps will appear as they do in MindManager for Windows.

  • Formulas

    Fomulas in maps created using MindManager for Windows can be viewed in MindManager for Mac. Any changes to topic properties are updated in a formula when it is recalculated.

    Adding or editing formulas is not supported in MindManager for Mac.

  • Format settings

    If the map formatting is set to Display Shadow, it cannot be disabled in MindManager for Mac.

    You cannot position main topics closer together than the Minimum Main Topic Height that was set in MindManager for Windows. This setting cannot be changed in MindManager for Mac.

  • Smart Map Parts
    Smart Map Parts lose their dynamic nature and become static topics. They will contain the information that was current at the time they were saved in MindManager for Windows. These topics are no longer linked to their sources (RSS feeds, Outlook items, and so on).

  • Spreadsheets, charts, and custom properties
    A preview of the data or chart is displayed but it cannot be scrolled (to see more data) or edited. For maps produced with versions of MindManager prior to Mindjet 6 Windows SP1, only a "missing chart" preview is displayed.

  • Images
    Windows users should check the Properties setting for saving cross-platform compatible maps before saving.

  • Hyperlinks
    Hyperlinks to folders and files are disabled.

  • Ink
    Ink is not supported in MindManager for Mac. Topics with ink created in MindManager for Windows will appear as small, empty topics in MindManager for Mac. These topics can be deleted, but they cannot be modified.

  • Fonts
    Differences in fonts between platforms may cause your topic text to shift slightly.

  • Outlook Appointments and Outlook Tasks
    These items can be edited like Calendar Events or Reminders, but can not be shown in Calendar (or iCal) or Reminders via the Viewmenu commands.
    Note: These items can be added to your calendar while editing.

  • Database topics
    These topics display data, but cannot be edited.

Sending maps to MindManager for Windows users

In general maps you create in MindManager for Mac will look the same in MindManager for Windows.

  • Images
    Most images in maps from MindManager for Mac can be displayed by MindManager for Windows. For Library images, MindManager displays the equivalent images from the Windows version Library. Images in Photoshop, SGI and TIFF formats will display in an alternate format.

  • Fonts
    Differences in fonts between platforms may cause your topic text to shift slightly.

  • Hyperlinks
    Hyperlinks to folders and files and in-line hyperlinks (in topic text) are disabled.

  • Calendar Events, Reminders (or To Do's), and Smart Calendar Topics
    These items display but cannot be edited.

Using maps created by Mindjet Maps for iPhone and Mindjet Maps for iPad with MindManager for Mac

Note: You can log in to MindManager and use Mindjet Files in the cloud to easily share and collaborate on maps. Mindjet Maps for iPhone / Mindjet Maps for iPad includes features for accessing Mindjet Files, so maps can be accessed and shared across teams and devices.

  • If you are not using Mindjet Files you can transfer map files in .mmap or .xmmap format from Mindjet Maps for iPhone or Mindjet Maps for iPad to your Mac by email, wi-fi or Dropbox transfer. Then, open the file with MindManager for Mac.

  • Maps will display with default Mindjet Maps for iPhone / Mindjet Maps for iPad formatting. You can change this by applying a Map Theme to the map.

Using maps created by MindManager for Mac with Mindjet Maps for iPhone and Mindjet Maps for iPad

Note: You can log in to MindManager and use Mindjet Files in the cloud to easily share and collaborate on maps. Mindjet Maps for iPhone / Mindjet Maps for iPad includes features for accessing Mindjet Files, so maps can be accessed and shared across teams and devices.

If you are not using Mindjet Files, you can transfer maps from the Mac to your iPhone or iPad as you would transfer other files. Maps saved in native .mmap or .xmmap format can be opened by Mindjet Maps for iPhone or Mindjet Maps for iPad.

The following objects are not displayed by Mindjet Maps for iPhone / Mindjet Maps for iPad:

  • Boundaries

  • Tags

  • Resources

  • Attachments

  • Callouts

  • Floating topics

  • Calendar and Reminder items

The following objects are partially supported by Mindjet Maps for iPhone / Mindjet Maps for iPad:

  • Formatting - topic styles (topic shape, line and fill color) are supported; other formatting is not.

  • Hyperlinks - only URL hyperlinks are supported.

  • Task info - only Priority markers are supported; all other Task info is not displayed.

For more compatibility information, see the MindManager support resources online.