Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Creating Word Documents with MindGenius

The previous post (Creating Word Documents with MindManager) demonstrated how a document may be created using mind mapping software.  The software is used for all but the final steps - from an initial dump of ideas through a process of review and restructuring until it is exported to Word for some final formatting.

In that example I used MindManager - other software can provide similar results.  In this post I'll demonstrate this using MindManager.

Here is the report in the later stages of creation ....


MindGenius has an additional feature useful for visualising the structure of the document - this is the Map Explorer window at the top left.


You can even use this feature to restructure the topics in the map by selecting and using drag and drop.


If you've followed the steps in the earlier post, have created the text and structured it according to the strict hierarchy of Word Styles in your target template, then it is now ready for export.


Notice that the body text has been cut and pasted into the 'Notes ' of the appropriate Topic.


Select the export options, including the target template.


There is the completed, formatted Word document.



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