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export of FreeMind mindmaps into writer [closed]

asked 2012-11-03 09:22:24 +0200

ROSt52 gravatar image

updated 2015-10-21 04:11:35 +0200

Alex Kemp gravatar image

I am aware that this question appears to be better placed to FreeMind (opern source mindmapping software). However, there is this question already posted with no reply since May this year. Therefore I would like to ask it here, hoping that someone can give me the answer.

FreeMind offers export of mindmaps into Open Office Writer Document. This works well (LibO 3.5.7) but only up to 3 outline levels. LibO supports 10. I would like to increase the exported outline levels of FreeMind to 10.

I wonder if someone could please give me a hint on how to do this?

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FreePlane (fork of FreeMind) seems to export up to 7 levels out of the box.

ehansen gravatar imageehansen ( 2012-11-05 19:50:21 +0200 )edit

Thanks for the hint about FreePlane.. Appears to be very interesting.

I am using iThoughts on my iPad, which doesn't support FreePlane export. Or is there a way to export iThoughts maps to FreePlane? Or do you know a iPad mindmapping app which exports to FreePland?

ROSt52 gravatar imageROSt52 ( 2012-11-06 08:42:25 +0200 )edit

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answered 2013-02-02 07:13:08 +0200

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Hi @ROSt52,

As much as we'd like to help you here on the LO Ask site, it sounds to me like the problem you're facing is that FreeMind is exporting only 3 outline levels.

We'd have to look at one of the exported files to be sure, but it doesn't sounds like FreeMind is providing enough information in the exported file for LibreOffice (or any other software) to glean information about the additional outline levels. Without that information, LO and other software that can consume .odt files aren't going to be that helpful to you.

It sounds like what you really want to do is to modify the export process in FreeMind (or this fork "FreePlane") to support for more outline levels. If you have some programming skills, I'd suggest you try to make some fixes -- showing a good faith effort of trying to fix the problem yourself might endear you a bit to the devs! :-)

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