Share (export) in different formats
SimpleMind Pro can share (export) mind maps in different formats.
- Image or .pdf
- PDF outline
- Text or .html outline
- Original format
- Website (SimpleMind for Windows only)
- Other mind map programs
- SimpleMind Viewer for Windows
- Presentation slides
Exporting as an image shows the mind map like you see it in SimpleMind. We recommend using .pdf format to share with others in the best quality.
Use other image formats, for example .png, to import the image in a word processor or other app.
Because an image shows the mind map as you see it, notes are not visible. If needed, add a notes report (see below)
This creates a .pdf with only topics with notes. Use this in combination with the image of the mind maps to share everything in the mind map with others.
Use this to create a .pdf that shows all topics and their hierarchy. You can choose to include or exclude notes, checkboxes, dates or numbering.
To see everything you still need to do, and/or everything you already did, make a .pdf checklist.
Text or .html outline
Use this format to import the file in word processors, use an .html outline. The .html outline includes links and notes.
Export one time in original .smmx format to share your mind maps with others that have SimpleMind Pro. When using SimpleMind on multiple devices, use a cloud rather than sending files back and forth.
Website - Windows Only
This creates a zip archive with .html pages containing clickable elements for notes, full size images and links. The zip archive includes all linked mind maps, full size images and linked documents. Click to see an example.
Note! Check the zip before you share, to prevent sending someone information you did not want to share.
Other mind map programs
It is possible to share as basic Freemind (.mm) or opml files. Opml is supported by most outliner and mind mapping apps, Freemind is supported by most mind mapping apps. This exports only the most basic information like text, notes and hierarchy. Any additional information, such as images will be discarded.
Main Menu → Mind Map → Export Mind Map → opml or mm