Migrating to MindManager 8

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The page is intended to be a repository of information on migrating Activityowner.com tools to MindManager 8. Please edit in your improvements/corrections.


MindManager

  • Download version 8.0217 or later to avoid crash issues.
  • Consider disabling the internal browser add-in. Is it really helpful to open web pages in a half screen of MindManager compared with a dedicated application?
  • If you still have v7 installed, make sure the .mmap extension is associated with v8. If you browse to a map and you see a map icon instead of a red M, click right on it and choose "open with", "choose program", and choose v8 and check box to always open with this program.
  • If you are comfortable that you will be upgrading, go ahead and uninstall version 7 to reduce potential conflicts such as file association issue described above.

ResultsManager

  • Contact Gyronix to get the link for the 2.8.1 beta.
  • If you get an error related to installing the ResultsManager ribbon, go to the control panel add/remove programs and uninstall it.
  • Go to mindmanager options and uncheck the "open document at startup".
  • Go to mindmanager options, Add-ins, and uncheck "Project Task Management"
  • After installing ResultsManager, run through the Set-up tips for v7 as most will still apply. I don't know if it is necessary to turn off auto-crash (I mean auto-recovery) under Application, MindManager Options, Save).
  • If you have large dashboards or map networks, consider saving, closing, and reopening dashboards after generation or analysis by NAA. MindManager retains "undo" information for open maps, which can lead to memory issues after the map has been modified/updated with macros.

GyroQ

  • Contact Gyronix to get the link to the GyroQ 2 beta. GyroQ 1.9.4.7 won't send information to V8.
  • The GyroQ 2 beta has been tested with MindReader and looks like it is working well (1.9.4.9 issues gone).
  • Make sure you have "use extended tags" checked off in the options.
  • If you have any tags with map:open:'mapname' commands, make sure you change them to map:open:'mapname.mmap'.

Outlinker

  • Change outlinker setting (under Notes) for mmversion to 8 (from 7)
  • Add the reference to "MindManager 8 Type Library" (remove reference to 7)
  • If you don'thave the GyroQ beta
    • change outlinker setting for usegyroq to 0 (from 1)
    • This will transfer items immediately rather than sending to the gyroQ queue.

MindReader

Until the GyroQ beta is release and tools adapted to it, if you want to use MM8, you need to ...

  • Adding MindReaderNLP.mmbas macro to the topic context menu so that you can MindRead selected tasks (same as using "c" command).
  • You can mimic GyroQ and get access to other tags by download MindReaderCall.mmbasand running from MindManager.
  • Update your gyroq.ini file using Setup or correct the mna and mra commands. These tags have map:open commands that leave of the .mmap that is now required.

Mark Task Complete

  • Upgrade to the latest version to avoid crash issues.
  • Assign mark_task_complete.mmbas to the topic context menu if you don't have GyroQ 2 yet.

Next Action Analysis

  • Download latest version of macro code
  • consider disabling the browser add-in, or set showadvice=false if the macro isn't completing successfully.
  • Assign ao_next_action_analysis.mmbas to the topic context menu.
  • Make sure you have v8.0.217 or later of Mindmanager installed.

Put it in front of the door

Download latest rtd-dev.txt file or change map:open:'dailyaction' commands to map:open:'dailyaction.mmap' (same for review)

Map2table

  • If you still have v7 installed, make sure the .mmap extension is associated with v8. If you browse to a map and you see a map icon instead of a red M, click right on it and choose "open with", "choose program", and choose v8 and check box to always open with this program.