If you are testing Microsoft Office 2007 this post on the Mindjet Blog may be of interest. When I read, back in June 2005, that Microsoft Office 2007 was going to use XML I hoped this would mean better integration, perhaps even bi-directional linking, between MindManager and Office applications. Looks like it’s happening…
My Office is still version 2000 (Office XP at work) but the XML format and interface will be enough to add 2007 to the shopping list when it’s released.
- Allow users to use Microsoft Office Word 2007 to edit the document.
- Allow users to view and modify the MindManager content, like icons, map markers, task planning information, attachments, and comments from within Word 2007.
- This is all done without installing anything else (like add-ins) on Word 2007 because all of the code to modify the internal MindManager Map is in VBA Macros in the .docm file.
- Create the .docm files without having Word 2007 on the system with MindManager.
- Essentially edit the MindManager map on a system without MindManager on it. (I know this sounds like heresy to this audience but keep on reading).
- Because the MindManager map is embedded in the Word Document, merging the Word data back with the MindManager data is possible and doing a round-trip of the map back to MindManager is practical — without losing information
If you are beta testing Microsoft Office Word 2007 and would like to try this out…
Mindjet has allowed us to host a copy of the Windows Media Video sent out with the pre-release of the Word 2007 Add-in for MindManager…
Update 18–09–2006: Microsoft Channel 9 are also hosting the video