Recently I was asked my thoughts on potential improvements to MindManager. I decided to focus on the MS Word export feature as I feel it to has the potential to be very powerful. In business I sometimes find an overall culture of mistrust and misunderstanding of things visual and it is of great help to be able to issue proceedings of a meeting or workshop both as a map and a set of notes - to satisfy all types.
I am beginning to understand the Word export option better now but still find it hard to imagine what the results of an export will be like before I do it.
So, the ideas I came up with for possible improvements were:
a) a preview option - based on the selected Word template options, a preview to be generated rather than having to run the export in full to see the results
b) the document created to use the Word template styles and not clones of them created by MindManager
c) I would like to be able to export embedded images in addition to icon markers
d) A faster loading of user defined Word templates - this is slow currently
e) a two way interaction with Word such that an MM template may be designed/derived/built by interpretation of a selected Word template - in terms of levels, heading, topic and note formatting
f) More control and options over how notes are exported.
What are your thoughts and experiences with this feature?