A quick way to clear the formatting or styles in the entire map's Topic Notes

renschmid shared this question 57 days ago
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The Problem:

Due to cutting and pasting from various sources, the MindManager Topic Notes can contain text with various fonts and formatting.

Users can remove fonts and formatting by using Ctrl-A to select all the text in a note and then Ctrl-Spacebar to revert the text to the default style. This allows users to change to a uniform Notes Style

Users need to clear the formatting before changing styles because MindMansger (for some reason) preserves the fonts and font size in the note.

While users can select all topics in a map using Ctrl-A on a topic, they cannot select all the text in every Topic Note and use the Ctrl-Spacebar to remove the formatting from all the notes.

It would save a lot of time if users could quickly reset the Topic formatting in complex maps.

A possible Solution:

Develop a macro that selects all topics and recursively removes the formatting on all Topic Notes.

ChatGPT (via Copilot) suggests that this is possible, but I do not have the skill to write the macro and ChatGPT does not know how to do it MindManager.

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you have to instruct it to write "mindmanager macros using winwrap",

also, sometimes you have to copy/paste the API for it.


ChatGPT also invents methods and properties that do not exist, because it is using autocomplete based on similar-sounding code from a range of languages and applications.


how about that?

a layman use it to translate simple english into a flow of logic, with non-existing functions/procedures.

then the layman could dig up the references and add them back.

sometimes, this is the only possible way/faster.

may be slower for experts, which i am not one.


I did see any methods for doing this in the API without also destroying hyperlinks, tables, bullet points and so on.

If the Notes text is only paragraphs of text then it would be possible to wipe fonts, bold, italic and underline, but other structures would also be lost.


Thank you for your responses. The following macro code works to clear the formatting on all Topic Notes found within a map. It returns the text to the default font and size. BEWARE: as Nick points out, it will also remove any links or bullet points in the Topic Notes. All text is preserved.


'#Language "WWB-COM".
'This macro loops through MindManager Map Topics and removes the formatting from the Notes on each Topic. It returns any formatted text to the base Style font and size.
'WARNING: it will remove any links within Topic Notes.

Option Explicit

Sub Main
Dim objApp As Object
Dim objDoc As Object
Dim objTopic As Object

' Get the application object
Set objApp = CreateObject("MindManager.Application")

' Get the active document
Set objDoc = objApp.ActiveDocument

' Loop through each topic in the document
For Each objTopic In objDoc.Range(mmRangeAllTopics)

' Check if the topic has notes
If objTopic.Notes.Text <> "" Then

' Remove formatting from the notes
objTopic.Notes.TextRTF = objTopic.Notes.Text

End If

Next objTopic

' Clean up
Set objTopic = Nothing
Set objDoc = Nothing
Set objApp = Nothing
End Sub



i guess you are not learning winwrap in a few days.

so, chatgpt made this possible?

btw, i'll suggest you to use chatgpt plus i.e. gpt4 and not anything else (bing chat, copilot whatever). the original, paid version one from openai is the smartest.

i'll say mindjet better grab this and make some mechanism,

may be users could have rewards (financially) if their macros were good and got incorporated.

i saw that many routine functions of mindmanager is indeep written using macros.

i mean, some "new" functions in the "new" versions are indeep macros, which could have been added to the old versions.

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