Wednesday, 4 August 2010

More on Slides in MM9

imageIn an earlier posting I described the new "Slides" feature of MindManager 9 - see "Working with Slides in MM9".  The version I was using at the time allowed for the creation of the slide views and for the slides to be printed. 

 

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A new version of the pre-release software has additional function that allows the information in the "Slides" view to be exported to PowerPoint.

In this simple example, I have first created three slides from a map I made by importing this week's tasks from Outlook 2010.

To save the slides to Powerpoint, click on the drop down menu in the slides pane - to the left of the main screen.  Select "Export Slides to Microsoft PowerPoint".

 

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This opens a "Save file" dialogue - enter the file name and select the folder location for the PowerPoint file.

 

 

 

imageA new dialogue box pops up offering you several choices. You can export your slides as a text outline - each slide will be converted to a bulleted list on a PowerPoint slide.  Or you can export the slide contents as PowerPoint objects - the map structure of the slide will be recreated as PowerPoint drawing objects.

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The bulleted list option.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The PowerPoint objects option.

Obviously one then has the option to edit the objects and reformat them to suit.

 

 

 

 

Other options let you select your preferred PowerPoint template and whether you want to export any topic notes as PowerPoint speaker notes.

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2 comments:

Alex said...

Thanks for this post.

I'm curious as to whether this facility replaces the Export to Powerpoint in MM8. If it works properly it would combine aspects of the MM8 presentation and export to Powerpoint features.

I presume from your post that the export to Powerpoint allows you to export a presentation as either a bulleted list or as Powerpoint objects, but not a mixture of both. However, I guess that a simple workaround if you wanted to combine elements of both would be to export the slides twice, once in each format, and then combine the relevant slides in Powerpoint.

Alex

Steve Rothwell said...

Alex

From what I can see in the review version I have, the MM8 export to PowerPoint feature appears to be have been replaced by that described in the post. An earlier version retained this feature however, so it's not clear wht will be included and what excluded in the final release.

And you are correct - the MM9 PowerPoint export feature allows either option but not both.

Steve