Full Flexibility with iMindMap
If you’re an iMindMap user, you’ll know just how versatile and dynamic a Mind Map can be in any professional or personal situation. However, we understand that some occasions call for your work to be delivered or presented in a more traditional, linear format.
Whether you’re using iMindMap for a brainstorming session, planning a project, writing an essay or preparing a report, iMindMap is the perfect starting point to get your thoughts and ideas into an orderly structure. iMindMap Ultimate’s flexible export options then give you the freedom to expand upon your map by exporting them to a range of options, including the ever useful and adaptable Export as Document & PDF.
Once you’ve exported your map, your new document will adopt the ordering of your original iMindMap file. Your map’s Central Idea will become the main heading of your text document, with parent branches and their descendants as subheadings, accordingly. Any Notes attached to branches will be inserted as the main body of the text – so you can write an entire document from iMindMap.
Simply follow these simple steps, or watch the video at the bottom of this post to learn how to export your iMindMap (.imx) files as Document or PDF files, compatible with Microsoft Word and OpenOffice Writer.
Exporting your iMindMap files as Document & PDF
To get to the Document Exporter (PDF, Word and OpenOffice document):
* Windows: Go to File -> Export -> PDF and Document
* Mac: Go to File -> Export… -> Document
- 1. If you’re using Mac, choose whether you want to export to a PDF document, Microsoft Word document or Openoffice Text document by selecting from the “Export Type” drop down.
- 2. You can choose between three colour templates: “Ice”, “Spring” and “Warm”. The font and colour of your exported document will be changed according to the style of the template.
- 3. Finally, you can further customise the export by clicking “Customise Template” on Mac, or “Customise” on Windows. This brings up a window which allows you to set the font used for headings or hyperlinks. You can also define your document’s page and heading numbering and heading indentation.
- 4. Now you’ll need to save.
* If you’re on Mac, click “Next” and choose where you’d like to export your document to.
* If you’re on Windows, click “Export”. Choose whether you want to export to a PDF document, Microsoft Word document or OpenOffice Text document by selecting from the “Save as type” drop down. Finally, choose where to export your document to.
It’s as easy as that. You’ll find that your essay, report or document will be done in half the usual time and without the threat of writer’s block. Why not explore some of the other export options, and see how you can make make your iMindMap do even more for you.
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