UPDATE 12/19/2007: Mindjet have temporarily removed this update due to an issue with Norton Antivirus. They say it will be reposted as soon as possible. See this thread on the MindManager Forum for more detail.
Seems to be update time for my Office applications. I’ve recently installed Office 2007 Sp1 (219mb for a patch?) and Mindjet also released a MindManager 7 update (a mere 83.5mb!). I haven’t noticed much difference in Office, yet, but MindManager 7.1 introduces a bunch of fixes and a few totally new features:
- Refined Graphics; I’ve noticed improvements to some Ribbon fly-out graphics. Compare the Topic Boundary tool from 7.0 and 7.1. It’s nicer looking and the clearer graphics make it easier to choose the desired option.
- A new Export Tab: Export was “hidden” on the “MindManager Button” and required you to Select MindManager Button, move down to Export, wait for the fly-out menu then select the Export option. It was a bit tedious so one of the first things I did was put the export button on my Quick Access Toolbar (QAT). MindManager 7.1 introduces a dedicated “Export” Tab to the Ribbon for easy access without customising the QAT.
- A new PowerPoint Export Option; MindManager 7.1 Introduces “Export as a PowerPoint Slide”. It attempts to export the map to a PowerPoint slide as native PowerPoint objects (rather than an image). Topics become auto-shape text boxes connected with lines. It works fine for simple maps but struggles with more complex layouts and totally ignores topic images.
The easiest way to update your MindManager is click on the Ribbon Tools Tab.