to export to MS Office Applications (PowerPoint, Word, ...) like MindManager Export function
I am in a strong need to export data collected in my brain to a "reuse" and customer presentable format like PowerPoint and MS Word. MindManager has this feature implemented and is very useful. I know that there are some difficulties which have to be solved in the context of the linking between thoughts and how to dissolve this, but I am not interested in a a "full feateured" solution: But a step ahead into this direction would be very helpful.
What you express here is the fact that the brain lacks visualisation of its contents to the external world. This is an issue I mentioned already in the forum. TB would be twice the product it is if some serious thought would be spend to visualize its content. In fact to be honest I like the Plex and the way it presents thing in a certain way, on the other hand it lacks real presentation skills. Therefore I think they should put a specific program on the rails to address this issue. This could be by listing to the brain users themselves and by having some GUI specialist together so combining functionality and user ergonomics. As an example I mentioned the way Prezi works. This product is fantastic to deliver presentation of the content and also usable in the cloud. The disadvantage of Prezi is that once you included you knowledge in there you are stuck, you can't get it out anymore. But the idea behind Prezi should make it into the brain. There should be different working-modes like the capturing mode, brainstorm mode, presentation mode. The presentation mode should use the objects (thoughts, attachments) within the brain as a source. In fact one could think about a presentation path that gets registered- in fact you could see this a stories (story-telling). These stories should be automate or manual directed. Example: combining several thoughts in different parts of the brain are leading to a story or idea that you want to visualize to your audience by means of social media or just by presenting it manually using the brain locally or in cloud. This way we could avoid export to specific products, even if they are the defacto standard. Nevertheless for the time being (as the brain does not do something about its presentation/communication/visualisation to external world) you option is surely good approach and even in the future if one prefers MSpowerpoint, word, mindmanger,...
Doug Krueger commented
The current export to Word is so basic that numbering in Word does not produce a workable outline. Notes should have an additional tab so they become subornate to the thought they exist in. Numbering and other formatting in notes should be carried across as well. I think you could offer a few formatting choices regarding photos or other multimedia e.g. "wrap with text" and perhaps some default x,y sizes. Please provide hyper links to files.
I actually downloaded and experimented with MindView4 (for about 3 minutes) because of the far greater business support. So please consider us biz types.
many thanks and keep up the good work.