Update the Marker Group icons in various maps

Cleo H. shared this question 2 months ago
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Hi, I hope this has an easy solution, but I’m incapable to fins a solution by myself, please I need some help.

I’m in a point on my MindManager journey that I have to start to do the things the right way. Until today I was just using Marker Lists as a backup, but I really have to understand how this work.

I’m going to do an example to illustrate my problem:

I have a map with a Marker Group called SWOT Analysis with 4 icons related to this group. ( IMAGE_01.png)


Imagine I like to use this group in another map, at this point I have various options, copy the Marker Group do a Marker Lists, etc…


I can copy the Marker Group and go the new map and Paste Marker Group, this it paste the Marker Group, ok. For now that’s ok but imagine I have done this in 30 different maps and now I realize I need to change the Strengths icon and I would like to update it in all the 30 different maps I inserted that Marker Group.


I tried various methods to update/refresh the icons on that Marker Group and always end with the same result ( IMAGE_02.png).


I’m always updating my Marker Group and I need to find a way to update all the changes at once on all the maps, is there a way to do that?


Thanks a lot for your time,

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To change an icon that is already used, go to the Map Index task pane, right-click on the icon and click "Modify". You can then choose a different icon, and MindManager will change all the topics in the map where it is used. The old icon should not be orphaned as you show in Image02.

However, I don't know of a method of automatically doing this across multiple maps. The icons, which are part of the Map Marker set, is included in a template, or can be saved as a Map Marker list and applied to existing maps, but I don't think that is any quicker than making the above change.

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Hi Cleo,

the marker list is stored in the map, based on the list from the used template and can not be updated by a specific list. Therefore a data base would be necessary.

You could create your own Marker-Lists for different situations. So you can assign and change a marker list very easy when ever it is needed.


Regards, Andreas

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Hi,

The problem with me is that I’m constantly updating everything as I work, and right now with MindManager this is a problem for me, because I don’t have any map with the same exactly markers.


I hope they fix it in the future, I still love this software and I wouldn’t change it for any other,

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Hi Cleo,

you can create as many marker-templates as you like and activate them in the map you need. I'm using different list for myself.

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My personal Marker-Lists

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ONE-Standard marker-template the rules every map wouldn't work.

regards,

Andreas

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