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Turns out that FreeMind is the ticket. It's always been one of my
favourite programs, but its import features aren't especially intuitive.
Turns out that you can just copy / paste a text file. Tab levels determine
the node levels.
One wonders why such basic information couldn't be included in their help
file. I found what I needed to know in their SourceForge site.
Thanks for all the suggestions. As for why the TOC feature of my HAT
wouldn't work, I also want the ability to add colour and symbols to topics
in the map, as an aid to spotting types of similarities between topics.
On Fri, Feb 13, 2015 at 11:41 AM, Uwe Ziegenhagen <ziegenhagen -at- gmail -dot- com>
> I have two ideas:
> * Freemind: It uses a xml-based save file, so you can manually create the
> single nodes
> * Emacs Org-Mode: You can easily create new hierarchies, import is pretty
> simple since the whole file is text-only. It has great export options as
> 2015-02-13 15:46 GMT+01:00 Andrew Harvie <withanie -at- gmail -dot- com>:
>> G'day all,
>> I'm looking for a tool, and hoping that one of you will be able to
>> recommend one.
>> My goal is to explore ideas for a reorganization of my table of contents.
>> The current hierarchy is functional, but I suspect that it could be
>> The work flow that I envision for doing this is to:
>> 1) Export the current TOC to a text file.
>> 2) Import that into this magic tool that I'm searching for.
>> 3) Drag and drop the topics to form new hierarchies.
>> 4) Collapse and expand groups to facilitate viewing.
>> 5) Flag nodes using colors or symbols.
>> Mind mapping software is the closest tool that I can think of, but I
>> haven't been able to find one that can import a text file to create the
>> initial set of nodes. A price of cheap to free would be ideal, since this
>> is likely to be a one-time use.
>> One other relevant detail for this question is that the number of topics
>> Any suggestions?
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