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For conversion scripts and XSLT, see also Accessories.

Import and export to other applications, alias conversion between FreeMind and other data formats:

Contents

Overview and miscellaneous

  • To and from Microsoft Excel Import and export with Microsoft Excel works by drag & drop or copy & paste of complete nodes. You can copy a selection of cells in Excel and drop it in FreeMind. Doing this with several columns, creates corresponding child nodes. This also works with the OpenOffice.org Calc spreadsheet application.
  • To and from OpenOffice Writer To export to OpenOffice Writer you first need to have all of the nodes on the right-hand side of the main/parent node in the mindmap (please make a correction if this is wrong). Then choose 'Select all' in the FreeMind mind map, go to OpenOffice Writer and select 'File > Paste'. OpenOffice Writer layouts using tab indentation can also be pasted into FreeMind which will recreate their tree structure.
    NB: Upcoming Freemind 0.9 supports direct export to OpenOffice Writer File (odt).
  • To Microsoft Word 2003 To export to Microsoft Word, you need to select only the top-most node, which you want to export. Next, copy the node in Freemind and paste it into Word. this will copy the entire hierarchy starting with the selected node. This works even, when not all sub-notes were to the right of the one selected. If you would select and copy all nodes, export would end up with duplicate nodes and sub-nodes.
  • From Microsoft Word 2003 Importing from Microsoft Word ended up with a confused hierarchy. (Please, can someone try how to do this best).
  • From KeyNote To prepare a file from Keynote, save your tree structure by selecting 'Tree > Save Tree to File'. Open the created file as a text file and use select all to copy all content. In FreeMind, select a node and paste the content. FreeMind analyzes the tree structure in the file and builds a mind map.
  • From the Internet You can copy part of a web page in your browser and paste it to FreeMind. FreeMind analyzes the tree structure in the HTML and builds a mind map. The other formatting (bold, font sizes, etc.) is not taken into FreeMind.
  • To and from GanttProject To do this you will need the XSL conversion script. If you don't want to download the xalan package, you can use the xsl template in the zip archive on this page from FreeMind File > Export using XSLT....
  • Almost every outliner should be capable of exporting to a tab-indented outline. This can be pasted to FreeMind.
  • To and from GoalEnforcer Click the ""Software Integration"" button on GoalEnforcer Hyperfocus main window. Select ""Import from FreeMind"" or ""Export to FreeMind.""

FreeMind

FreeMind to FreeMind (Hoist):

Changing the root node of a map could make it much easier to print. This hoist.xsl script needs a graphical link from the actual root node to the desired root node after the hoist operation. The former parent node become a child node of the new root and the ancestor tree turns like an umbrella in the storm. Try it:

  1. select the root node and the desired new root and place a graphical link.
  2. export using hoist.xsl
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<xsl:stylesheet xmlns:xsl="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform" version="1.0">
 <xsl:template match="*|@*">
   <xsl:copy>
     <xsl:copy-of select="@*"/>
     <xsl:apply-templates/>
   </xsl:copy>
 </xsl:template>
 <xsl:template match="/map">
   <xsl:copy>
     <xsl:copy-of select="attribute_registry"/>
     <xsl:apply-templates select="//node[@ID=/map/node/arrowlink/@DESTINATION]"/>
   </xsl:copy>
 </xsl:template>
 <xsl:template match="//node[@ID=/map/node/arrowlink/@DESTINATION]">
   <xsl:copy>
     <xsl:copy-of select="*|@*"/>
     <xsl:apply-templates select="." mode="aws"/>
   </xsl:copy>
 </xsl:template>
 <xsl:template match="node" mode="aws">
   <xsl:if test="parent::node">
     <xsl:element name="node">
       <xsl:attribute name="TEXT">
         <xsl:value-of select="../@TEXT"/>
       </xsl:attribute>
       <xsl:attribute name="ID">
         <xsl:value-of select="../@ID"/>
       </xsl:attribute>
       <xsl:if test="../@BACKGROUND_COLOR">
         <xsl:attribute name="BACKGROUND_COLOR">
           <xsl:value-of select="../@BACKGROUND_COLOR"/>
         </xsl:attribute>
       </xsl:if>
       <xsl:if test="../@COLOR">
         <xsl:attribute name="COLOR">
           <xsl:value-of select="../@COLOR"/>
         </xsl:attribute>
       </xsl:if>
       <xsl:if test="../@STYLE">
         <xsl:attribute name="STYLE">
           <xsl:value-of select="../@STYLE"/>
         </xsl:attribute>
       </xsl:if>
       <xsl:if test="../@POSITION">
         <xsl:attribute name="POSITION">
           <xsl:value-of select="../@POSITION"/>
         </xsl:attribute>
       </xsl:if>
       <xsl:apply-templates select="../edge|../arrowlink|../font|../icon"/>
       <xsl:apply-templates select="preceding-sibling::node"/>
       <xsl:apply-templates select="following-sibling::node"/>
       <xsl:apply-templates select="parent::node" mode="aws"/>
       <xsl:apply-templates select="../attribute"/>
     </xsl:element>
   </xsl:if>
 </xsl:template>
</xsl:stylesheet>

  1. if you are missing something, you have to add it to the template match="node" mode="aws" (I only need edge, font, icon and attribute and don't know what else is possible.)
  2. load your new map

JR 03:32, 17 Apr 2008 (PDT)

Emacs

Convesion from FreeMind to Emacs outlines and Wikipedia outlines:

There are two ways how to export FreeMind's mind map to the outline format understood by Emacs outlining mode and Wikipedia. Their descriptions follow.

Use conversion scripts

Our users have created two perl scripts for conversion between FreeMind and Emacs's outline.

  • mm2outline for Emacs outline (Perl) (This version does not work for wikipedia!)
#!/usr/bin/perl -w
use strict;

use Getopt::Std;
use XML::Simple;
use Data::Dumper qw(Dumper);

# Copyright (c) 2004 Christian Lemburg.
#
# All rights reserved. This program is free software;
# you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the
# same terms as Perl itself.

# usage

my $usage = <<'EOU';

Usage: $0 < freemind.mm > emacs-outline.txt

Options:

    h: print help
    p: outline mode heading indicator pattern atom (default "*")
    s: suppress topic of mind map as title in outline output (default off)

EOU


# setup

my %opts;
getopts('hsp:', \%opts);

die $usage if $opts{h};

my $heading_pattern_atom = $opts{p} || "*";
my $suppress_title = $opts{'s'};

my $QUOTE = "&quot;";
my $LESS_THAN = "&lt;";
my $GREATER_THAN = "&gt;";
my $NEWLINE = "&#xa;";

# action

my $xs = new XML::Simple();
my $ref = $xs->XMLin(\*STDIN);

die "Could not find mind map in input" unless exists $ref->{node};

my $start = $ref->{node};
print unquote($start->{TEXT}), "\n\n" unless $suppress_title;

my $level = 0;
process_children($start);


# subs

sub process_node {
    my ($node) = @_;
    process_node_text($node, $level);
    if (not is_leaf($node)) {
        process_children($node);
    }
}

sub process_children {
    my ($node) = @_;
    $level++;
    if (ref($node->{node}) eq "ARRAY") {
        for my $child (@{$node->{node}}) {
            process_node($child);
        }
    } else {
        my $child = $node->{node};
        process_node($child);
    }
    $level--;
}

sub process_node_text {
    my ($node, $level) = @_;
    if (is_paragraph_leaf($node)) {
        print unquote($node->{TEXT}), "\n\n";
    } else {
        print make_heading($level), " ", unquote($node->{TEXT}), "\n\n";
    }
}

sub is_leaf {
    my ($node) = @_;
    return not exists $node->{node};
}

sub is_paragraph_leaf {
    my ($node) = @_;
    # define: paragraph leaf = leaf with text that contains newlines
    return is_leaf($node) && $node->{TEXT} =~ /$NEWLINE/;
}

sub make_heading {
    my ($level) = @_;
    return $heading_pattern_atom x $level;
}

sub unquote {
    my ($s) = @_;
    $s =~ s/$QUOTE/"/g;
    $s =~ s/$LESS_THAN/</g;
    $s =~ s/$GREATER_THAN/>/g;
    $s =~ s/$NEWLINE/\n/g;
    return $s;
}
  • outline2mm for Emacs outline (Perl)
#!/usr/bin/perl
use strict;

use Getopt::Std;
use POSIX;

# Copyright (c) 2004 Christian Lemburg.
#
# All rights reserved. This program is free software;
# you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the
# same terms as Perl itself.

# usage

my $usage = <<'EOU';

Usage: $0 < emacs-outline.txt > freemind.mm

Options:

    h: print help
    l: pattern atom length (default 1)
    p: outline mode regex to recognize headings (default "^(\\*+)")
    s: show suppressed text paragraphs (default off)
    t: topic (top level node text) for mind map output (default "Start")

EOU


# setup

my %opts;
getopts('hsl:p:t:', \%opts);

die $usage if $opts{h};

my $QUOTE = "&quot;";
my $LESS_THAN = "&lt;";
my $GREATER_THAN = "&gt;";
my $NEWLINE = "&#xa;";
my $AMPERSAND = "&amp;";

my $atom_length = $opts{l} || 1;
my $pattern = $opts{p} || "^(\\*+)";
my $topic = $opts{t} || "Start";
my $show_suppressed_text_paragraphs = $opts{'s'};


# action

open_map();
open_node(0, 1, $topic);

my $n;
my @l;
my $found_heading = 0;
my $text = "";

while (<>) {
    if (s/$pattern//) {

        # header number calculation
        # use only one global by using empty first place in @l
        $n = POSIX::floor(length($1) / $atom_length);
        $n < $l[0] ? @l[$n+1..$#l] = (0)x($#l-$n) : 0;

        maybe_discharge_text($n);
        maybe_close_node($n, $l[0]);
        open_node($n, $l[0], $_);

        $l[$n]++;
        $l[0] = $n;
    } else {
        accumulate_text($_);
    }
}

maybe_close_node(0, $l[0]);
close_map();


# subs

sub open_node {
    my ($n, $o, $s) = @_;
    # push, maybe multiple with empty parents
    for (my $i = 0; $i < $n - $o - 1; $i++) {
        print indent($o + $i + 1), "<node TEXT=\"\">\n";
    }
    $s =~ s/^\s+//;
    $s =~ s/\s+$//;
    print indent($n), "<node TEXT=\"", quote($s), "\">\n";
}

sub maybe_close_node {
    my ($n, $o) = @_;
    return unless $found_heading++;
    # pop, maybe multiple
    for (my $i = 0; $i < $o + 1 - $n; $i++) {
        print indent($o - $i), "</node>\n";
    }
}

sub open_map {
    print "<map>\n";
}

sub close_map {
    print "</map>\n";
}

sub indent {
    my ($l) = @_;
    # the map element is one above us
    $l++;
    return "    " x $l;
}

sub accumulate_text {
    my ($s) = @_;
    $s =~ s/\s+$//;
    $s .= $NEWLINE;
    $text .= $s;
}

sub maybe_discharge_text {
    my ($n) = @_;
    return unless $show_suppressed_text_paragraphs;
    print indent($n + 1), "<node TEXT=\"" . quote($text) . "\"/>\n"
        unless is_only_whitespace($text);
    $text = "";
}

sub quote {
    my ($s) = @_;
    $s =~ s/"/$QUOTE/g;
    $s =~ s/</$LESS_THAN/g;
    $s =~ s/>/$GREATER_THAN/g;
    $s =~ s/&/$AMPERSAND/go;
    return $s;
}

sub is_only_whitespace {
    my ($s) = @_;
    $s =~ s/$NEWLINE/\n/g;
    return $s =~ /\A\s*\Z/;
}


Export from Emacs with freemind.el

There is an Emacs library on EmacsWiki that exports to FreeMind:

[freemind.el]

Patch FreeMind to paste outline to clipboard

Patching the source code is sensible, only if you are a software developer. In FreeMind's source in modes/mindmapmode/!MindMapNodeModel.java replace the lines

 for (int i=0; i < depth; ++i) {
    fileout.write("    "); }
         
 if (this.toString().matches(" *")) {

with

 for (int i=0; i < depth; ++i) {
    fileout.write("*"); }  //changed
         
 fileout.write(" ");   // new
          
 if (this.toString().matches(" *")) {

and if you copy a node in FreeMind you will find an Emacs/Wiki outline in the clipboard!

See also: How to compile FreeMind

Does anybody know how to patch FreeMind that it will also import these outline? (I made an feature request out of this.)

MindManager

Conversion from MindManager to FreeMind and vice versa:

From MindManager 4.0

Indirect MindManager 4.0 to FreeMind conversion:

How I converted all my mindmanager-mindmaps to freemind in one go. This works for me. Perhaps not for you. Mindmanager 4.0: MMScript?-Editor has a problem with: Dim mm As MmImageType?

  1. Download Download XSLT transformations sheets from Christoph Rissner from http://hkrott.iicm.edu/docs/seminar/sem2002_mindmaps.tar.gz and extract. You need some of those files in step 4 an step 8.
  2. Open Mindmap in Mindmanager 2002 (With Mindmanager 4.0 I had a problem with "Dim mm As MmImageType?". You CAN use further the MMScript?-Editor after the 21-days-trial-tim)
  3. Menu->Tools->MMScript?-Editor
  4. MMScript?-Editor: Menu->Open File->exportXML.MMScript? (see step 1)
  5. Menu->Makro->Ausführen (or key "F5")
  6. (x) Export whole map, Choose destination file, (OK)
  7. Copy all xml-Files in a new directory or make of cource a backup of all your mindmaps! Sorry windows, with linux the following conversion is very easy. Perhaps do it with windows with a batch-file or something else.
  8. Save the following bash-script to "mmtofmconvert" and make it executable with "chmod a+x mmtofmconvert":
  #! /bin/sh
  # mmtofm-convert
  # Leerzeichen in Dateinamen in _ umwandeln
  for f in *\ *; do mv "$f" "`echo $f | tr \  _`"; done
  # xml-Dateien in mm umwandeln
  # Pfad zur Datei mm2fm.xslt muss angepasst werden! See step 1
  # xsltproc:  http://xmlsoft.org/XSLT/
  for f in *.xml; do xsltproc -o `basename $f .xml`.mm /home/pete/mm2fm.xslt $f; done 
  # ACHTUNG! Entferne alle xml und mmp-Dateien. 
  # Attention! Delete all xml- and mmp-files!
  #rm *.xml *.mmp  
  # Codierung von utf-8 in lokal erwünschte umwandeln. With work for me.
  recode utf-8 *.mm
  1. execute script from step 8 in every directory with the xml-files you want to transform.
  2. the exported mindmaps have exactly the same structure like the original! I am lucky.

Regards, Peter

NOTE: The above version of the XSLT script does not process the MindManager "notes" if they exist for each node. This is my first time working with XSLT, but the following ammendment to "mm2fm.xslt" worked for me (sections below added after line 55 in the template '<xsl:template match="data">'):

   <xsl:if test="boolean(note)">
       <xsl:element name="node">
               <xsl:apply-templates select="note"/>
       </xsl:element>
   </xsl:if>
 </xsl:template>
 <xsl:template match="note">
       <xsl:apply-templates select="color"/>
       <xsl:apply-templates select="text"/>
       <xsl:element name="font">
               <xsl:apply-templates select="font"/>
       </xsl:element>
 </xsl:template>

--Apalmer00 10:27, 26 Jan 2005 (PST)

From MindManager X5

Direct MindManager X5 to FreeMind conversion:

I received a couple of MindManager mindmaps that I had to convert to FreeMind. These mmap files turned out to be zip-files containing an XML file with the mindmap data. So I've written a basic XSLT which directly transforms this XML to the FreeMind format without the need to install MindManager. I suppose a convenient Import from MindManager could thus be provided in FreeMind using this info/xslt. I also suppose that this XSLT could be extended to transform additional specifics like edge-color, edge-width, etc, but I could not immediately figure out where such data is stored in MindManager's XML, as I do not have MindManager.

NB: I changed "concat(#, below to "concat('#', below to make it work. I also used jar xf file.mmap to extract the files.

 <?xml version="1.0" encoding="iso-8859-1"?>
 <xsl:stylesheet version="1.0"
     xmlns:xsl="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform"
     xmlns:ap="http://schemas.mindjet.com/MindManager/Application/2003"
 >
       <xsl:output
         method="xml"
       version="1.0"
       encoding="iso-8859-1"
       omit-xml-declaration="yes"
       indent="yes"
       />     
   <xsl:template match="/">
     <xsl:element name="map">
       <xsl:attribute name="version">0.7.1</xsl:attribute>
       <xsl:apply-templates select="ap:Map/ap:OneTopic/ap:Topic" />
     </xsl:element>
   </xsl:template>
   <xsl:template match="ap:Topic">
     <xsl:element name="node">
       <xsl:attribute name="TEXT">
         <xsl:value-of select="ap:Text/@PlainText" />
       </xsl:attribute>        <xsl:if test="ap:Text/ap:Font/@Color">
         <xsl:attribute name="COLOR">
           <xsl:value-of select="concat('#', substring(ap:Text/ap:Font/@Color, 3, 6))" />
         </xsl:attribute>
       </xsl:if>
       <xsl:variable name="OId" select="@OId" />
       <xsl:variable name="relation" select="/ap:Map/ap:Relationships/ap:Relationship[ap:ConnectionGroup[@Index=0]/ap:Connection/ap:ObjectReference/@OIdRef=$OId]" />
       <xsl:if test="$relation">
         <xsl:variable name="toId" select="$relation/ap:ConnectionGroup[@Index=1]/ap:Connection/ap:ObjectReference/@OIdRef" />
         <xsl:element name="arrowlink">
           <xsl:attribute name="ENDARROW">Default</xsl:attribute>
           <xsl:attribute name="DESTINATION">
             <xsl:value-of select="$relation/ap:ConnectionGroup[@Index=1]/ap:Connection/ap:ObjectReference/@OIdRef" />
           </xsl:attribute>
           <xsl:attribute name="STARTARROW">None</xsl:attribute>
         </xsl:element>
       </xsl:if>
       <xsl:variable name="toId" select="/ap:Map/ap:Relationships/ap:Relationship/ap:ConnectionGroup[@Index=1]/ap:Connection/ap:ObjectReference[@OIdRef=$OId]/@OIdRef" />
       <xsl:if test="$toId">
         <xsl:attribute name="ID">
           <xsl:value-of select="$toId" />
         </xsl:attribute>
       </xsl:if>
       <xsl:apply-templates select="ap:SubTopics"/>
     </xsl:element>
   </xsl:template>
 </xsl:stylesheet>

An online conversion utility that uses the above XSLT to convert a MindManager .mmap file to FreeMind .mm format:

Q: How can I convert a mmap file with non-latin characters, such as Chinese and Japanese characters? Those words and sentenses will became several Question Marks!

NB: Please check your JVM default property "file.encoding".

   String defaultEncodingName = System.getProperty( "file.encoding" );
   System.out.println(defaultEncodingName);

Since "mmap" file's encoding is "UTF8", so that we have to use "UTF8" with "file.encoding" property. I straightly change the startup script to support it.

E.g: In Windows Version, it has a "freemind.bat".

java -Dfile.encoding=UTF8 -cp lib\freemind.jar;...

From MindManager (2)

From MindManager directly into FreeMind 0.9b9: Starting with freemind 0.9 b9 (?) it became possible to import a Mmap-File directly

To convert notes from Mindmanager to Freemind notes you have to replace the following lines in mindmanager2mm.xsl

 <xsl:template match="ap:NotesGroup">		
 	<xsl:element name="hook">
 		<xsl:attribute name="NAME">
 			<xsl:text>accessories/plugins/NodeNote.properties</xsl:text>
 		</xsl:attribute>
 		<xsl:element name="text">
 			<xsl:value-of select="ap:NotesXhtmlData/@PreviewPlainText"/>
 		</xsl:element>
 	</xsl:element>
 </xsl:template>

with

 <xsl:template match="ap:NotesGroup">		
 	<richcontent TYPE="NOTE"><html>
 	  <head>		    
 	  </head>
 	  <body>
 	    <p>
 		<xsl:value-of select="ap:NotesXhtmlData/@PreviewPlainText" disable-output-escaping="yes" />
 	    </p>
 	  </body>
 	</html>
 	</richcontent>
 </xsl:template>

To MindManager

To export a mind map to MindManager:

  1. Export the FreeMind mind map with no folded nodes to HTML.
  2. Open the HTML file in Microsoft Word and save it as Word file (.doc).
  3. Open the Word file in MindManager.

MindManager supports direct import of Word files and other Microsoft Office documents.

Notes

The file format of MindManager 5.0 and later is a zipped file. It is possible to get the contents of .mmap by renaming a copy of it to .zip and opening in favorite zip application.

It is not true for files saved using MindManager 4.0 Standard Edition.

To fix problems with character encoding:

  • Try to change the encoding="UTF-8" to encoding="iso-8859-1" in the xslt sheet posted above.

Plain text

Conversion from plain text to FreeeMind:

Wouter Bolsterlee wrote a small tool named Text-to-Freemind. This program converts tab-indented text files into an XML format suitable for display by FreeMind. It was written out of annoyance with the FreeMind user interface, and the lack of ‘merging’ capabilities when collaborating with other people. More information, including an example and download links, is available from Wouter Bolsterlee's blog entry on Text-to-Freemind.

Alternatively you can Cut and Paste directly tabular idented texts into a new or existing FreeMind maps. For example the text editor Crimson Editor can be used to create or edit tabular indented texts and use them directly in FreeMind.

CSV text

Conversion from FreeMind to CVS text:

This is an XSLT to output a Freemind mind map as a CSV text file with extra commas to represent the hierarchy. This is useful for importing into Excel to represent the nesting of nodes as a colum view.

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<xsl:stylesheet version="1.0" xmlns:xsl="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform">
 <xsl:output method="text"/>
 <xsl:template match="/">
 <xsl:apply-templates/>
 </xsl:template>
  <xsl:template name="linebreak">
   <xsl:text> 
</xsl:text>
  </xsl:template>
  <xsl:template match="map">
   <xsl:apply-templates select="child::node"/>
  </xsl:template>
  <xsl:template match="node">
   <xsl:param name="commaCount">0</xsl:param>
    <xsl:if test="$commaCount > 0">
      <xsl:call-template name="writeCommas">
       <xsl:with-param name="commaCount" select="$commaCount"/>
      </xsl:call-template>
    </xsl:if>
    <xsl:value-of select="@TEXT"/>
     <xsl:call-template name="linebreak"/>
      <xsl:apply-templates select="child::node">
        <xsl:with-param name="commaCount" select="$commaCount + 1"/>
      </xsl:apply-templates>
     </xsl:template>
     <xsl:template name="writeCommas">
      <xsl:param name="commaCount">0</xsl:param>
       <xsl:if test="$commaCount > 0">,<xsl:call-template name="writeCommas">
         <xsl:with-param name="commaCount" select="$commaCount - 1"/>
     </xsl:call-template>
    </xsl:if>
 </xsl:template>
</xsl:stylesheet>

Developed by Mike Bell at Simulacra.

If you have issues with accuented characters not being transferred correctly in Excel, you can do the following:

  1. save the exported file as somename.txt (instead of somename.csv)
  2. start Excel
  3. menu point File -> Open...
  4. choose "Files of Type" = Text Files (...*.txt...)
  5. then you get a dialogue where you can choose the "File Origin", which in Western Europe and USA is most probably one of Unicode (UTF-8) or Western European (ISO or Windows, I'd guess). Anyway, change the "origin" (correctly it's called charset) until the accents in the preview window are correctly shown.

Something similar should work under oocalc from OpenOffice.

Alternatively, one could also try to add an "encoding" parameter to the "output" element of the XSLT sheet, like in Zvon's XSLT Reference.

Tabulator separated text

Conversion from FreeMind to tabulator separated text:

This is a modification of the above XSLT script to output a FreeMind map as a tabulator separated text file with the first column represent the hierarchy, the 2nd the path as 1.1.1 number, followed by the node title and the attribute value pairs (FreeMind 0.9.0 beta16) which are present in the attribute_registry. This is extremely useful if you keep the position of your attributes constant over the whole tree! Importing into Calc or Excel is straight forward.

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<xsl:stylesheet version="1.0" xmlns:xsl="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform">
<xsl:output method="text"/>
<xsl:template match="/">
<xsl:apply-templates/>
</xsl:template>
 <xsl:template name="linebreak">
  <xsl:text> 
</xsl:text>
 </xsl:template>
   <xsl:template name="tabulator">
  <xsl:text>	</xsl:text>
 </xsl:template>
 <xsl:template match="map">
  <xsl:apply-templates select="child::node"/>
 </xsl:template>
 <xsl:template match="attribute">
    <xsl:value-of select="@NAME"/>
    <xsl:text> =</xsl:text>
    <xsl:call-template name="tabulator"/>
     <xsl:value-of select="@VALUE"/>
    <xsl:call-template name="tabulator"/>
</xsl:template>  
 <xsl:template match="node">
   <xsl:value-of select="count(../ancestor-or-self::node)" />
   <xsl:call-template name="tabulator"/>
   <xsl:number count="node" level="multiple" format="1.1"/>
   <xsl:call-template name="tabulator"/>
   <xsl:value-of select="@TEXT"/>
   <xsl:call-template name="tabulator"/>
   <xsl:apply-templates select="child::attribute[@NAME=//attribute_registry/attribute_name/@NAME]"/>
   <xsl:call-template name="linebreak"/>
   <xsl:apply-templates select="child::node">
   </xsl:apply-templates>
 </xsl:template>
</xsl:stylesheet>

JR 07:38, 20 Mar 2008 (PDT)

VYM

There is a useful project at Sourceforge: vym2fm.

Conversion from VYM to FreeMind:

The following XSLT converts an XML export file from VYM to freemind format (only links, Icons and colors are preserved):

 <xsl:transform version="1.0" xmlns:xsl="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform">
 
 <xsl:template match="/">
 	<xsl:apply-templates select="/vymmap/mapcenter" />
 </xsl:template>
 
 <xsl:template match="/vymmap/mapcenter">
 	<map version="0.8.0">
 		<node ID="_" TEXT="map imported from VYM">
 		<xsl:apply-templates select="branch" />
 		</node>
 	</map>
 </xsl:template>
 
 <xsl:template match="branch">
 	<node CREATED="0" MODIFIED="0">
 		<xsl:attribute name="TEXT">
 			<xsl:value-of select="heading" />
 		</xsl:attribute>
 		<xsl:attribute name="COLOR">
 			<xsl:value-of select="heading/@textColor" />
 		</xsl:attribute>
 		<xsl:if test="@url != ''">
 			<xsl:attribute name="LINK">
 				<xsl:value-of select="@url" />			
 			</xsl:attribute>
 		</xsl:if>
 		<xsl:attribute name="ID">VYM_<xsl:value-of select="@x1" />_<xsl:value-of select="@y1" /></xsl:attribute>
 		<xsl:apply-templates select="standardflag" />		
 		<xsl:apply-templates select="branch" />
 	</node>
 </xsl:template>
 
 <xsl:template match="standardflag">
 	<xsl:choose>
 		<xsl:when test=". = 'lifebelt'"><icon BUILTIN="flag"/></xsl:when>
 		<xsl:when test=". = 'flash'"><icon BUILTIN="clanbomber"/></xsl:when>
 		<xsl:when test=". = 'heart'"><icon BUILTIN="bookmark"/></xsl:when>
 		<xsl:when test=". = 'thumb-down'"><icon BUILTIN="button_cancel"/></xsl:when>
 		<xsl:when test=". = 'thumb-up'"><icon BUILTIN="button_ok"/></xsl:when>
 		<xsl:when test=". = 'arrow-down'"><icon BUILTIN="full-7"/></xsl:when>
 		<xsl:when test=". = 'arrow-up'"><icon BUILTIN="full-1"/></xsl:when>
 		<xsl:when test=". = 'lamp'"><icon BUILTIN="idea"/></xsl:when>
 		<xsl:when test=". = 'clock'"><icon BUILTIN="bell"/></xsl:when>
 		<xsl:when test=". = 'smiley-sad'"><icon BUILTIN="button_cancel"/></xsl:when>
 		<xsl:when test=". = 'smiley-good'"><icon BUILTIN="ksmiletris"/></xsl:when>
 		<xsl:when test=". = 'stopsign'"><icon BUILTIN="stop"/></xsl:when>
 		<xsl:when test=". = 'cross-red'"><icon BUILTIN="button_cancel"/></xsl:when>
 		<xsl:when test=". = 'hook-green'"><icon BUILTIN="button_ok"/></xsl:when>
 		<xsl:when test=". = 'questionmark'"><icon BUILTIN="help"/></xsl:when>
 		<xsl:when test=". = 'exclamationmark'"><icon BUILTIN="messagebox_warning"/></xsl:when>
 	</xsl:choose>
 </xsl:template>
 
 </xsl:transform>

McRee 03:12, 14 Nov 2006 (PST)

Mantis bug tracker

Importing issues from the Mantis bug tracker to FreeMind: There is a script to export issues from Mantis to FreeMind: the script.

Mantis 1.12 ships with an integrated FreeMind support: "This is similar to the relationship diagrams are already available in Mantis. However, the Freemind features comes with a built in Flash viewer (hence, easier to get up and running), includes details about the issues, relationships, attachments, statuses, links, etc. It is also possible to export a Freemind file." Blog post

The Freemind export & browser support is now packaged as a plugin for Mantis >=1.2.0: Info & Download.

Microsoft Office

It is possible to export FreeMind mind maps to the XML formats of Microsoft Office 2003 and newer. The resulting files are in the new XML format, so the extensions of the files are "docx", TODO. The export is available to Excel, Word, and Project. PowerPoint isn't supported, as it doesn't support an XML format.

The generic procedure of how to export to one of Microsoft products is the following:

  1. Use the menu item File > Export > Using XSLT...
  2. Open the XSL file, depending on which product you have in mind:
    • Word: "mm2wordml_utf8.xsl"
    • Excel: "mm2xls_utf8.xsl"
  3. Name the export file
  4. Open the generated file by double-clicking it

For instructions per product, see the sections for the products including #Microsoft Excel, #Microsoft Word and #Microsoft Project.

Microsoft Excel

To export to Microsoft Excel:

  1. Use the menu item File > Export > Using XSLT...
  2. Open the XSL file "mm2xls_utf8.xsl" (in /FreeMind/accessories)
  3. Name the export file something.xls
  4. Open the generated file by double-clicking it

Microsoft Word

Export - method 1:

To export to Microsoft Word:

  1. Use the menu item File > Export > Using XSLT...
  2. Open the XSL file "mm2wordml_utf8.xsl" (in /FreeMind/accessories)
  3. Name the export file something.docx
  • This seems to generate empty documents with Freemind 0.9.0 beta 12 on Windows XP. [Mike B 26 Feb 2009]
  • This works using Version:0.9.0 and if the export file is named something.doc. Word reports corrupt file if the mm export is given a docx suffix [Mike D 22 Feb 2011]

Export - method 2:

To export to Microsoft Word:

  1. Export the mind map to HTML using Control + H.
  2. Copy and paste the resulting HTML from the web browser to Microsoft Word

Export - method 3

To export to Microsoft Word:

  1. Export the mind map to HTML using Control + H.
  2. Copy the path and filename from the browser's location bar, e.g. "file:///C:/Temp/tmm116427495429051789.html".
  3. Open Microsoft Word.
  4. Press CTRL + O and CTRL + V to paste the location of the previously generated HTML.
  5. Click OK.

Note: This method seems to retain the layout and formatting better than method 2.

Import:

To translate a MS Word outline into a FreeMind branch, a workaround is to insert tabs before paragraphs.

This is a simple Word macro to do that for all paragraphs with a heading style. Optionally, all body text can be removed first (backup document!).

Once the tabs have been inserted, the text can be pasted directly into FreeMind. However, only one branch will be added to the root, so if the outline contains several top level headings, the first will be 'upgraded' to the first branch node. Thus it is not possible to convert an entire document into a mindmap, but each branch has to be imported separately.

Warning: This does not work in Freemind 0.9.0 Beta 9, but has been tested in FM Scholar, which is based on the FM 0.8.1 release.


Sub InsertLeadingTabs()
'' Insert heading level x tabs before each outline paragraph found.
    opt = MsgBox("Remove body text first?", vbYesNoCancel, "Insert leading tabs")
    If opt = vbCancel Then Exit Sub
    If opt = vbYes Then FilterHeadings
    With Selection.Find
        ' work around, since simple search for style does not act on sequential paras
        .ClearFormatting
        .Replacement.ClearFormatting
        .MatchWildcards = False
        .text = "^p"
        .Replacement.text = "^p###"
        .Forward = True
        .Wrap = wdFindContinue
        .Execute Replace:=wdReplaceAll
    End With
    For i = 1 To 9
        With Selection.Find
            .ClearFormatting
            .Replacement.ClearFormatting
            .text = "###"
            .Style = ActiveDocument.Styles("Heading " & i)
            .Replacement.text = Right("^t^t^t^t^t^t^t^t^t^&", 2 + i * 2)
            .Forward = True
            .Wrap = wdFindContinue
        End With
        Selection.Find.Execute Replace:=wdReplaceAll
        Next i
    With Selection.Find
        .ClearFormatting
        .Replacement.ClearFormatting
        .text = "###"
        .Replacement.text = ""
        .Forward = True
        .Wrap = wdFindContinue
        .Execute Replace:=wdReplaceAll
    End With
    If Selection.Start = Selection.End Then ActiveDocument.Range.Select
    Selection.Copy
    If MsgBox("Tabbed outline copied to clipboard. Restore text now? (Body text that has been removed cannot be restored.)", _
        vbYesNo, "Insert leading tabs") = vbYes Then RemoveLeadingTabs
    Selection.HomeKey Unit:=wdStory
End Sub ' InsertLeadingTabs

Sub RemoveLeadingTabs()
'' Strip any tabs after a paragraph break, at the beginning of a line.
    If ActiveDocument.Characters(1) = vbTab Then ActiveDocument.Characters(1).delete
    With Selection.Find
        .ClearFormatting
        .Replacement.ClearFormatting
        .text = "^p^t"
        .Replacement.text = "^p"
        .Forward = True
        .Wrap = wdFindContinue
    End With
    For i = 1 To 9
        Selection.Find.Execute Replace:=wdReplaceAll
        Next i
    Selection.HomeKey Unit:=wdStory
End Sub ' RemoveLeadingTabs

Sub FilterHeadings()
'' Remove all paragraphs but headings.
    If MsgBox("Delete all text except headings. Are you sure?", vbOKCancel, "Filter headings") = vbCancel Then Exit Sub
    For Each p In ActiveDocument.Paragraphs
        If Left(p.Style, 7) <> "Heading" Then p.Range.delete
        Next p
    End Sub ' FilterHeadings

Microsoft Word using Outlining

Export

Sub ToMap()
' This Word macro uses the currently active document as the basis for creating a FreeMind format (.mm) file
' It creates an output file using the Outline structure of the active document to determine the nodes in
' the FreeMind file
' The created document should be saved in text format and the resultant file renamed to .mm for FreeMind
' Notes:
'    We only go down one step at once - for example source content going from Level 1 to Level 10 (normal text)
'    will only result in a single step in the node hierarchy
'    Basic formatting (bold/normal and font size) is preserved in the node file
'

    Set scrdoc = ActiveDocument
    Set nodedoc = Documents.Add ' create our output document
    ' insert a minimal header
    nodedoc.Content.InsertAfter ("<map version=""0.9.0"">" + Chr(10))
    nodedoc.Content.InsertAfter ("<node TEXT=""New Mindmap"">" + Chr(10))
    
    reflevel = 1 ' the assumed starting level
    newlevel = 1
    For Each para In scrdoc.Paragraphs
        If (para.OutlineLevel > reflevel) Then newlevel = newlevel + 1 ' only step down 1 level
        If (para.OutlineLevel < reflevel) Then newlevel = para.OutlineLevel ' step back to document level
        reflevel = para.OutlineLevel
        magic = curlevel - newlevel + 1 ' then +1 ensures we get </node><node> when staying on the same level
        curlevel = newlevel
        If (magic > 0) Then ' unwind to new level
            For ncount = 1 To magic
                nodedoc.Content.InsertAfter ("</node>" + Chr(10))
            Next ncount
        End If
        ' create the new node
        txt = Replace(para.Range.Text, """", "'") ' always single quotes
        nodedoc.Content.InsertAfter ("<node TEXT=""" + Left(txt, Len(txt) - 1) + """>" + Chr(10))
        ' preserve basic formatting
        nodedoc.Content.InsertAfter ("<font NAME=""Dialog"" ")
Set fstyle = ActiveDocument.Styles(-1 - para.OutlineLevel).Font
        nodedoc.Content.InsertAfter ("SIZE=""" + Format(fstyle.Size) + """ ")
        btxt = "false"
        If (fstyle.Bold) Then btxt = "true"
        nodedoc.Content.InsertAfter ("BOLD=""" + btxt + """ />" + Chr(10))
    Next para
    ' unwind back to our base level
    For ncount = 1 To curlevel
        nodedoc.Content.InsertAfter ("</node>" + Chr(10))
    Next ncount
    ' terminate the xml
    nodedoc.Content.InsertAfter ("</node>" + Chr(10))
    nodedoc.Content.InsertAfter ("</map>" + Chr(10))

    ' propmt for output file name - save as "Plain Text(*.txt)"
Set fd = Application.FileDialog(msoFileDialogSaveAs)
    fd.Show
    fd.Execute
    ' all done
    nodedoc.Close
End Sub

Import

Sub xmltodoc()
' This Word macro uses the currently active document as the basis for creating a Word document with Outline
' levels corresponding to the node structure of the FreeMind (.mm) source file
' To load the source file, rename the .mm to .xml and open using Word
' The macro parses the node tree to determine the Outline level and then allocates the text for each node to
' the appropriate level
' The resultant document can be saved to Word (.doc) format
'
' A word of caution is necessary with any recursive function

    Dim objElement As XMLNode
    Set adoc = ActiveDocument
    Set outlinedoc = Documents.Add ' create our destination document
    
    outlinedoc.Content.InsertAfter ("" + Chr(10)) ' we need a starting point for our Promote/Demote sequence
    outlinedoc.Paragraphs(outlinedoc.Paragraphs.Count).OutlinePromote

    For Each objElement In adoc.XMLNodes.Item(1).ChildNodes ' start with the top level children
        xmllevel objElement, outlinedoc, False
    Next

End Sub


Sub xmllevel(nodes, outlinedoc, top)

        If (top) Then outlinedoc.Paragraphs(outlinedoc.Paragraphs.Count).OutlineDemote
        If nodes.NodeType = wdXMLNodeElement Then
            If (nodes.BaseName = "node") Then
                For acount = 1 To nodes.Attributes.Count
                    If (nodes.Attributes(acount).BaseName = "TEXT") Then ' insert the outline text
                        outlinedoc.Content.InsertAfter (nodes.Attributes(acount).NodeValue + Chr(10))
                        For Each objElement In nodes.ChildNodes ' descend to the next level children
                            xmllevel objElement, outlinedoc, True
                        Next
                    End If
               Next acount
            End If
        End If
        outlinedoc.Paragraphs(outlinedoc.Paragraphs.Count).OutlinePromote ' unwind

End Sub

Microsoft Project

Conversion from Microsoft Project to FreeMind and vice versa?

From MS Project

These are Python programs to create a FreeMind map (.mm) from an MS Project file.

mpp2mm.1.0.py will handle XML format (doesn't require win32com.client)

mpp2mm.py will handle .mpp and XML formats (and does require win32com.client)

mpp2mmw.pyw is a PyQt4 Dialog to invoke mpp2mm.py

Sample usage for mpp2mm.py is:

mpp2mm.py -i "c:\fullpath name\project.mpp" -c -a

This will produce a mindmap from MS Project file project.mpp, flag completed tasks and set some attributes. The output file will have the same name with a .mm extension.

Processing a .mpp file always requires the full path name

(I'm only a Python beginner so apologies for any "indiscretions". I haven't extensively tested them either)

AnGus


mpp2mm.py

#!/usr/bin/env python
#

"""Create a FreeMind (.mm) mind map from a/an MS Project file.
usage: mpp2mm -i <mppfile> -o <mmfile> -a -c
Options and arguments:
-a         : generate (some) Attributes
-c         : generate icons for completed tasks
-i mppfile : input MS Project mpp or xml file
-o mmfile  : output FreeMind map (name defaults to input filename)

Copyright (c) 2009, AnGus King
This code is licensed under the GPLv2 or later.
(http://www.gnu.org/licenses/)

"""

__author__ = "AnGus King"
__copyright__ = "Copyright (C) 2009, AnGus King" 
__license__ = "GPLv2 (http://www.gnu.org/licenses/)" 
__version__ = "1.1" 

import getopt
import sys
import win32com.client
import xml.etree.ElementTree as ET


class Mpp2Mm:

    def __init__(self):
        self.mmn = [] # create an empty node tree
        self.mmn.append("")
        self.lst_lvl = 0 # last level is 0
        self.do_attr = False # by default don't create Attributes
        self.do_flag = False # by default don't flag completion        

    def open(self, infile):
        """ Open the .mpp or .xml file and create a tree """
        if infile.endswith('.xml'):
            self.proj = None
            try:
                self.tree = ET.parse(infile)
                return self.tree
            except Exception, e:
                print "Error opening file",e
                usage()
        else:
            try:
                self.mpp = win32com.client.Dispatch("MSProject.Application")
                self.mpp.Visible = False
                self.mpp.FileOpen(infile)
                self.proj = self.mpp.ActiveProject
                return self.proj
            except Exception, e:
                print "Error opening file",e
                usage()

    def write(self, outfile, attr, flag):
        """ Create the .mm file :-) """
        self.do_attr = attr
#       create the mindmap as version 8.1 or 9.0) if generating 
#       attribute tags
        if self.do_attr:
            self.mm = ET.Element("map",version="0.9.0")
        else:
            self.mm = ET.Element("map",version="0.8.1")
        self.do_flag = flag
        if self.proj is None: # .xml file
            root = self.tree.getroot()
#           process Task elements and fabricate hierarchy based upon OutlineLevel 
            for node in root:
                if node.tag ==  "{http://schemas.microsoft.com/project}Name":
                    self.mmn[0] = ET.SubElement(self.mm, "node", text=node.text)
                elif node.tag ==  "{http://schemas.microsoft.com/project}Author":
                    if self.do_attr:
                        self.mmn[0].append(ET.Element("attribute", \
                            NAME="prj-Author", VALUE=node.text))
                elif node.tag ==  "{http://schemas.microsoft.com/project}StartDate":
                    if self.do_attr:
                        self.mmn[0].append(ET.Element("attribute", \
                            NAME="prj-StartDate", VALUE=node.text))    
                else:
#                   the guts of it is the Tasks
                    if node.tag ==  "{http://schemas.microsoft.com/project}Tasks": 
                        for nod in node:
                            if nod.tag ==  "{http://schemas.microsoft.com/project}Task":
                                if nod.findtext("{http://schemas.microsoft.com/project}UID") <> "0":    
#                                   UID, Name, Start, Finish, WBS
                                    lvl = nod.findtext("{http://schemas.microsoft.com/project}OutlineLevel")
                                    txt = nod.findtext("{http://schemas.microsoft.com/project}Name")
                                    lvli = int(lvl)
                                    if lvli > self.lst_lvl:
                                        self.mmn.append("")
                                        self.lst_lvl = lvli
                                    self.mmn[lvli] = ET.SubElement(self.mmn[lvli-1], "node",text=txt)
                                    if self.do_attr:
                                        self.mmn[lvli].append(ET.Element("attribute", NAME="tsk-Duration", \
                                            VALUE=nod.findtext("{http://schemas.microsoft.com/project}Duration")))
                                    if self.do_flag:    
                                        txt = nod.findtext("{http://schemas.microsoft.com/project}PercentComplete")
                                        if txt == "100":
                                            self.mmn[lvli].append(ET.Element("icon", BUILTIN="button_ok"))

        else: # .mpp file   
            self.mmn[0] = ET.SubElement(self.mm, "node", text=self.proj.Project)
            if self.do_attr:
                self.mmn[0].append(ET.Element("attribute", \
                    NAME="prj-Author", VALUE=self.proj.Author)) 
                self.mmn[0].append(ET.Element("attribute", \
                    NAME="prj-StartDate", VALUE=str(self.proj.ProjectStart))) 
            for task in self.proj.Tasks:
                lvli = task.OutlineLevel
                txt = task.Name 
                if lvli > self.lst_lvl:
                    self.mmn.append("")
                    self.lst_lvl = lvli
                self.mmn[lvli] = ET.SubElement(self.mmn[lvli-1], "node",text=txt)
                if self.do_attr:
                    txt = str(task.Duration / 480) + "d" # convert to days
                    self.mmn[lvli].append(ET.Element("attribute", NAME="tsk-Duration", \
                        VALUE=txt))
                if self.do_flag:
                    txt = task.PercentComplete
                    if txt == 100:
                        self.mmn[lvli].append(ET.Element("icon", BUILTIN="button_ok"))
            self.mpp.Quit()

        tree = ET.ElementTree(self.mm)
        tree.write(outfile)
        return

def usage():
    print __doc__
    sys.exit(-1)

def main():
    try:
        opts , args = getopt.getopt(sys.argv[1:], "i:o:hac", \
            ["help", "input=", "output="])
    except getopt.GetoptError, err:
        # print help information and exit:
        print err # will print something like "option -x not recognized"
        usage()
    input = None
    output = None
    attr = False
    complete = False
    for o, a in opts:
        if o == "-a": # wants attributes printed
            attr = True
        elif o == "-c": # wants completion flags
            complete = True    
        elif o in ("-h", "--help"):
            usage()
        elif o in ("-i", "--input"):
            input = a
        elif o in ("-o", "--output"):
            output = a
        else:
            assert False, "unhandled option"
    if input == None:
        print "Input file required"
        usage() 
    if not (input.endswith('.xml') or input.endswith('.mpp')):
        print "Input file must end with '.mpp' or '.xml'"
        usage()
    if output == None:
        output = input[:-3] + "mm"
    if not output.endswith('.mm'):
        print "Output file must end with '.mm'"
        usage()  
    mpp2mm = Mpp2Mm()
    tree = mpp2mm.open(input)
    mpp2mm.write(output,attr,complete)
    print output + " created."

if __name__ == "__main__":
    main()

mpp2mmw.pyw

#!/usr/bin/env python

"""PyQt4 menu to invoke mpp2mm.py (plagiarised from example from Qt v4.x)"""

import sys
from PyQt4 import QtCore, QtGui
from mpp2mm import Mpp2Mm

class Dialog(QtGui.QDialog):
    def __init__(self, parent=None):
        QtGui.QDialog.__init__(self, parent)
        
        self.openFilesPath = QtCore.QString()
        
        self.errorMessageDialog = QtGui.QErrorMessage(self)
    
        frameStyle = QtGui.QFrame.Sunken | QtGui.QFrame.Panel

        self.messageLabel = QtGui.QLabel()
        self.messageLabel.setFrameStyle(frameStyle)
        self.cancelButton = QtGui.QPushButton(self.tr("Cancel"))
        self.okButton = QtGui.QPushButton(self.tr("&OK"))
        buttonLayout = QtGui.QHBoxLayout()
        buttonLayout.addStretch(1)
        buttonLayout.addWidget(self.okButton)
        buttonLayout.addWidget(self.cancelButton)

        self.connect(self.cancelButton, QtCore.SIGNAL("clicked()"), self, QtCore.SLOT("reject()"))
        self.connect(self.okButton, QtCore.SIGNAL("clicked()"), self, QtCore.SLOT("accept()"))
    
        self.openFileNameLabel = QtGui.QLabel()
        self.openFileNameLabel.setFrameStyle(frameStyle)
        self.openFileNameButton = QtGui.QPushButton(self.tr("Open Project File"))
    
        self.saveFileNameLabel = QtGui.QLabel()
        self.saveFileNameLabel.setFrameStyle(frameStyle)
        self.saveFileNameButton = QtGui.QPushButton(self.tr("Save FreeMind File"))

        self.attributeCheckBox = QtGui.QCheckBox(self.tr("Create Attributes"))
        self.attributeCheckBox.setChecked(False)

        self.flagCheckBox = QtGui.QCheckBox(self.tr("Flag completed tasks"))
        self.flagCheckBox.setChecked(False)
    
        self.connect(self.openFileNameButton, QtCore.SIGNAL("clicked()"), self.setOpenFileName)
        self.connect(self.saveFileNameButton, QtCore.SIGNAL("clicked()"), self.setSaveFileName)
        
        layout = QtGui.QGridLayout()
        layout.setColumnStretch(1, 1)
        layout.setColumnMinimumWidth(1, 250)
        layout.addWidget(self.openFileNameButton, 7, 0)
        layout.addWidget(self.openFileNameLabel, 7, 1)
        layout.addWidget(self.saveFileNameButton, 9, 0)
        layout.addWidget(self.saveFileNameLabel, 9, 1)
        layout.addWidget(self.attributeCheckBox, 11, 0)
        layout.addWidget(self.flagCheckBox, 11, 1)
        layout.addWidget(self.messageLabel, 13, 1)
        layout.addLayout(buttonLayout,15,1)
        self.setLayout(layout)
    
        self.setWindowTitle(self.tr("MS Project to FreeMind"))

    def setOpenFileName(self):    
        fileName = QtGui.QFileDialog.getOpenFileName(self,
                                         self.tr("QFileDialog.getOpenFileName()"),
                                         self.openFileNameLabel.text(),
                                         self.tr("Project Files (*.mpp);;XML Files (*.xml);;All Files (*)"))
        if not fileName.isEmpty():
            self.openFileNameLabel.setText(fileName)

    def setSaveFileName(self):    
        fileName = QtGui.QFileDialog.getSaveFileName(self,
                                         self.tr("QFileDialog.getSaveFileName()"),
                                         self.saveFileNameLabel.text(),
                                         self.tr("FreeMind Files (*.mm);;All Files (*)"))
        if not fileName.isEmpty():
            self.saveFileNameLabel.setText(fileName)

    def accept(self):    
        mpp2mm = Mpp2Mm()
        infile = str(self.openFileNameLabel.text()) 
        tree = mpp2mm.open(infile)
        if self.saveFileNameLabel.text() == "":
            oufile = infile[:-3] + "mm"
        else:
            oufile = str(self.saveFileNameLabel.text())
        mpp2mm.write(oufile,self.attributeCheckBox.isChecked(),self.flagCheckBox.isChecked())
        self.messageLabel.setText(oufile + " created.")

        
if __name__ == '__main__':
    app = QtGui.QApplication(sys.argv)
    dialog = Dialog()
    sys.exit(dialog.exec_())

mpp2mm.1.0.py

#!/usr/bin/env python
#

"""Create a FreeMind (.mm) mind map from a/an MS Project XML file.

usage: mpp2mm -i <mppfile> -o <mmfile> -a -c
Options and arguments:
-a         : generate (some) Attributes
-c         : generate icons for completed tasks
-i mppfile : input MS Project xml file
-o mmfile  : output FreeMind map (name defaults to input filename)

Copyright (c) 2009, AnGus King
This code is licensed under the GPLv2 or later.
(http://www.gnu.org/licenses/)

"""

__author__ = "AnGus King"
__copyright__ = "Copyright (C) 2009, AnGus King" 
__license__ = "GPLv2 (http://www.gnu.org/licenses/)" 
__version__ = "1.1"

import getopt
import sys
import xml.etree.ElementTree as ET


class Mpp2Mm:
    
    def __init__(self):
        self.mmn = [] # create an empty node tree
        self.mmn.append("")
        self.lst_lvl = 0 # last level is 0
        self.do_attr = False # by default don't create Attributes
        self.do_flag = False # by default don't flag completion        

    def open(self, infile):
        """ Open the .xml file and create a tree """
        try:
            self.tree = ET.parse(infile)
            return self.tree
        except Exception, e:
            print "Error opening file",e
            usage()

    def write(self, outfile, attr, flag):
        """ Create the .mm file :-) """
        self.do_attr = attr
#       create the mindmap as version 8.1 or 9.0) if generating 
#       attribute tags
        if self.do_attr:
            self.mm = ET.Element("map",version="0.9.0")
        else:
            self.mm = ET.Element("map",version="0.8.1")
        self.do_flag = flag
        root = self.tree.getroot()
#       process Task elements and fabricate hierarchy based upon OutlineLevel 
        for node in root:
            if node.tag ==  "{http://schemas.microsoft.com/project}Name":
#               print "Project:" , node.text
                self.mmn[0] = ET.SubElement(self.mm, "node", text=node.text)
            elif node.tag ==  "{http://schemas.microsoft.com/project}Author":
#               print "Author:" , node.text
                if self.do_attr:
                    self.mmn[0].append(ET.Element("attribute", \
                        NAME="prj-Author", VALUE=node.text))
            elif node.tag ==  "{http://schemas.microsoft.com/project}StartDate":
#               print "StartDate:" , node.text
                if self.do_attr:
                    self.mmn[0].append(ET.Element("attribute", \
                         NAME="prj-StartDate", VALUE=node.text))    
            else:
#               the guts of it is the Tasks
                if node.tag ==  "{http://schemas.microsoft.com/project}Tasks": 
                    for nod in node:
                        if nod.tag ==  "{http://schemas.microsoft.com/project}Task":
                            if nod.findtext("{http://schemas.microsoft.com/project}UID") <> "0":    
#                               print "UID:", nod.findtext("{http://schemas.microsoft.com/project}UID")
#                               print "Name:", nod.findtext("{http://schemas.microsoft.com/project}Name")
#                               print "Start:", nod.findtext("{http://schemas.microsoft.com/project}Start")
#                               print "Finish:", nod.findtext("{http://schemas.microsoft.com/project}Finish")
#                               print "WBS:", nod.findtext("{http://schemas.microsoft.com/project}WBS")
                                lvl = nod.findtext("{http://schemas.microsoft.com/project}OutlineLevel")
                                txt = nod.findtext("{http://schemas.microsoft.com/project}Name")
#                               print "Level/Task:", lvl + " " + txt
                                lvli = int(lvl)
                                if lvli > self.lst_lvl:
                                    self.mmn.append("")
                                    self.lst_lvl = lvli
                                self.mmn[lvli] = ET.SubElement(self.mmn[lvli-1], "node",text=txt)
                                if self.do_attr:
                                    self.mmn[lvli].append(ET.Element("attribute", NAME="tsk-Duration", \
                                        VALUE=nod.findtext("{http://schemas.microsoft.com/project}Duration")))
                                if self.do_flag:    
                                    txt = nod.findtext("{http://schemas.microsoft.com/project}PercentComplete")
                                    if txt == "100":
                                        self.mmn[lvli].append(ET.Element("icon", BUILTIN="button_ok"))
        tree = ET.ElementTree(self.mm)
        tree.write(outfile)
        return

def usage():
    print __doc__
    sys.exit(-1)

def main():
    try:
        opts , args = getopt.getopt(sys.argv[1:], "i:o:hac", \
            ["help", "input=", "output="])
    except getopt.GetoptError, err:
        # print help information and exit:
        print err # will print something like "option -x not recognized"
        usage()
    input = None
    output = None
    attr = False
    complete = False
    for o, a in opts:
        if o == "-a": # wants attributes printed
            attr = True
        elif o == "-c": # wants completion flags
            complete = True    
        elif o in ("-h", "--help"):
            usage()
        elif o in ("-i", "--input"):
            input = a
        elif o in ("-o", "--output"):
            output = a
        else:
            assert False, "unhandled option"
    if input == None:
        print "Input file required"
        usage() 
    if not input.endswith('.xml'):
        print "Input file must end with '.xml'"
        usage()
    if output == None:
        output = input[:-3] + "mm"
    if not output.endswith('.mm'):
        print "Output file must end with '.mm'"
        usage()  
    mpp2mm = Mpp2Mm()
    tree = mpp2mm.open(input)
    mpp2mm.write(output,attr,complete)
    print output + " created."


if __name__ == "__main__":
    main()

To MS Project

Method 1

An XSLT stylesheet to transform a FreeMind mindmap into a XML file that can be opened within MS Project as a project.

>>> TESTED ONLY WITH "MS PROJECT 2003 e 2007"! <<<

  1. Copy and paste this code using an editor such as notepad
  2. Save the file with the XSLT extension
  3. In pull-down menu use "File->Export->Using XSLT..." (Do not forget that you must export using the XML extension)
  <?xml version="1.0" encoding="iso-8859-1"?>
  
  
  <xsl:stylesheet xmlns:xsl="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform" version="1.0">
  <xsl:output method="xml" version="1.0" indent="yes" />
  
  <xsl:template match="/">
    <Project xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/project">
      <Name>Project1</Name>
      <Author>Freemind2MSProject Conversor</Author>
      <Tasks>
        <Task>
          <UID>0</UID>
          <ID>0</ID>
          <Type>1</Type>
          <IsNull>0</IsNull>
          <WBS>0</WBS>
          <OutlineNumber>0</OutlineNumber>
          <OutlineLevel>0</OutlineLevel>
          <FixedCostAccrual>3</FixedCostAccrual>
          <RemainingDuration>PT8H0M0S</RemainingDuration>
        </Task>
  
        <xsl:apply-templates select="map/node" />
      </Tasks>
    </Project>   
  </xsl:template>
  
  <xsl:template match="node">
    <xsl:variable name="outlineLevel" select="(count(ancestor::node())-1)"/>
  
    <Task>
      <UID>1</UID>
      <ID>1</ID>
      <Name><xsl:value-of select="@TEXT"/></Name>
      <Type>1</Type>
      <IsNull>0</IsNull>
      <OutlineNumber>1</OutlineNumber>
      <OutlineLevel><xsl:value-of select="$outlineLevel"/></OutlineLevel>
      <FixedCostAccrual>3</FixedCostAccrual>
      <RemainingDuration>PT8H0M0S</RemainingDuration>
    </Task>
  
    <xsl:apply-templates select="node"/>
  </xsl:template>
    
  </xsl:stylesheet>

Regards,

Mauro Alexandre

PS (by lafs.info): I used the same code Mauro posted to covert .mm file into a MS Project file. I´m using MS Project 2007 in brazilian portuguese. I removed two spaces in all lines, before it the .xsl file didn´t work!


Method 2

From help forum:

PPS (by mlflanagan): Great contribution from Mauro, thanks. I modified the xsl file to also export notes from the .mm file. Changes are in bold:

     ...
     <RemainingDuration>PT8H0M0S</RemainingDuration>
     <xsl:apply-templates select="hook"/>
   </Task>
   <xsl:apply-templates select="node"/>
 </xsl:template>
 <xsl:template match="hook">
   <Notes><xsl:value-of select="text"/></Notes>
 </xsl:template>

ALSO: to be clear about how to export:

  1. Copy this code and save it to a file such as mm2project.xsl.
  2. In Freemind, select File --> Export --> Using XSLT ...
  3. Browse for the xsl file (mm2project.xsl) in the "choose XSL file" field.
  4. Browse to your target folder and name the exported file, such as project.xml. Note: The filename MUST have a .xml extension!
  5. Press the Export button to create the export file.
  6. Open the file with MS Project (using File --> Open ...).
  7. Follow the MS Project dialog to open the file.
  8. "Save as" to the standard .mpp format.

Method 3

From help forum:

  1. Create the project plan using Freemind features. Use link arrows to create predecedence. Default is for all tasks to start on the project start date
  2. Add an attribute (Alt-F9) to each low level task to specify the duration. Attribute is tsk-Duration value is either in standard MS (PTnHnMnS) format, allowing specifying hours, minutes and seconds or if you use AnGus' XSLT you can enter (whole) months, days or hours by suffixing the value with m, d or h respectively (eg. 2d for 2 days)
  3. Export the file as XSLT - File->Export->Using XLST ... You identify the XSLT translator (either the standard "C:\Program Files\Freemind\accessories\mm2msp_utf8.xsl" or "..\mm2msp_utf8_ak.xsl" to use the alternative duration formats. Remember to save the exported file with xml file type
  4. Open MS Project and import the file - Open->Files of Type->xml. First time import as a new file
  5. To load durations you actually need to open the file again and Merge it into the existing project (if you specify Start and Finish dates then the durations will be included on first import)

AnGus

mm2msp_utf8_ak.xsl

 
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!--
    (c) by Naoki Nose, 2006, and Eric Lavarde, 2008
    This code is licensed under the GPLv2 or later.
    (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/gpl.html)
    Check 'mm2msp_utf8_TEMPLATE.mm' for detailed instructions on how to use
    this sheet.
    This version has been modified by Angus King to allow task durations to 
    be in (whole) months and days (based upon 8 hours a day and 20 days a 
    month) - just suffix the period with d or m (or nothing for hours) 
--> 
<xsl:stylesheet version="1.0"
  xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/project"
  xmlns:xsl="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform">
<xsl:output method="xml" indent="yes" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="yes"/>

<xsl:key name="deps" match="arrowlink" use="@DESTINATION"/>

<xsl:template match="/">
<Project>
  <xsl:apply-templates/>
</Project>
</xsl:template>

<xsl:template match="//map">
  <Title><xsl:value-of select="node/@TEXT"/></Title>
  <xsl:apply-templates select="node/attribute">
    <xsl:with-param name="prefix" select="'prj'"/>
  </xsl:apply-templates>
  <Tasks>
    <xsl:apply-templates select="node" mode="tasks"/>
  </Tasks>
</xsl:template>

<xsl:template match="node" mode="tasks">
<xsl:param name="level" select="0"/>
  <Task>
    <UID><xsl:if test="$level > 0">
      <xsl:number level="any" count="//map/node//node"
        format="1"/></xsl:if>
      <xsl:if test="$level = 0">0</xsl:if>
    </UID>
    <xsl:call-template name="output-node-text-as-name"/>
    <xsl:call-template name="output-note-text-as-notes"/>
    <OutlineLevel><xsl:value-of select="$level"/></OutlineLevel>
    <xsl:if test="not(attribute[@NAME = 'tsk-FixedCostAccrual'])">
      <FixedCostAccrual>1</FixedCostAccrual>
    </xsl:if>
    <xsl:apply-templates select="attribute">
      <xsl:with-param name="prefix" select="'tsk'"/>
    </xsl:apply-templates>
    <xsl:for-each select="key('deps',@ID)">
      <xsl:call-template name="output-arrow-as-predecessor">
        <xsl:with-param name="level" select="$level"/>
      </xsl:call-template>
    </xsl:for-each>
  </Task>
  <xsl:apply-templates mode="tasks">
    <xsl:with-param name="level" select="$level + 1"/>
  </xsl:apply-templates>
</xsl:template>

<xsl:template name="output-node-text-as-name">
  <Name><xsl:choose>
  <xsl:when test="@TEXT">
    <xsl:value-of select="normalize-space(@TEXT)" />
  </xsl:when>
  <xsl:when test="richcontent[@TYPE='NODE']">
    <xsl:value-of
    select="normalize-space(richcontent[@TYPE='NODE']/html/body)" />
  </xsl:when>
  <xsl:otherwise>
    <xsl:text></xsl:text>
  </xsl:otherwise>
  </xsl:choose></Name>
</xsl:template>

<xsl:template name="output-note-text-as-notes">
  <xsl:if test="richcontent[@TYPE='NOTE']">
    <Notes><xsl:value-of
      select="string(richcontent[@TYPE='NOTE']/html/body)" />
    </Notes>
  </xsl:if>
</xsl:template>

<xsl:template name="output-arrow-as-predecessor">
<xsl:param name="level" select="0"/>
<PredecessorLink>
  <PredecessorUID><xsl:if test="$level > 0">
    <xsl:number level="any" count="//map/node//node" format="1"/>
    </xsl:if>
  <xsl:if test="$level = 0">0</xsl:if></PredecessorUID>
  <Type><xsl:choose>
    <xsl:when test="@ENDARROW = 'Default'">
      <xsl:choose>
      <xsl:when test="@STARTARROW = 'Default'">3</xsl:when>
      <xsl:otherwise>1</xsl:otherwise>
      </xsl:choose>
    </xsl:when>
    <xsl:otherwise>
      <xsl:choose>
      <xsl:when test="@STARTARROW = 'Default'">2</xsl:when>
      <xsl:otherwise>0</xsl:otherwise>
      </xsl:choose>
    </xsl:otherwise>
  </xsl:choose></Type> 
</PredecessorLink>
</xsl:template>

<xsl:template match="attribute">
  <xsl:param name="prefix" />
  <xsl:if test="starts-with(@NAME,concat($prefix,'-'))">
    <xsl:element name="{substring-after(@NAME,concat($prefix,'-'))}">
      <!-- Cater for duration in months, days, hours - rounded to nearest whole number -->
      <xsl:choose>
        <xsl:when test="@NAME = concat($prefix,'-Duration')">
          <xsl:choose>
            <xsl:when test="substring(@VALUE ,1,2) = 'PT'"> <!-- Assume MS format (PTnHnMnS) -->
              <xsl:value-of select="@VALUE"/> 
            </xsl:when>
            <xsl:when test="substring(@VALUE ,string-length(@VALUE),1) = 'm'"> <!-- months -->
              <xsl:value-of select="concat(concat('PT',round(substring(@VALUE,1,string-length(@VALUE)-1)*8*20)),'H0M0S')"/>
            </xsl:when>
            <xsl:when test="substring(@VALUE ,string-length(@VALUE),1) = 'd'"> <!-- days -->
              <xsl:value-of select="concat(concat('PT',round(substring(@VALUE,1,string-length(@VALUE)-1)*8)),'H0M0S')"/>
            </xsl:when>
            <xsl:when test="substring(@VALUE ,string-length(@VALUE),1) = 'h'"> <!-- hours -->
              <xsl:value-of select="concat(concat('PT',round(substring(@VALUE,1,string-length(@VALUE)-1))),'H0M0S')"/>
            </xsl:when>
            <xsl:otherwise> <!-- default is hours -->
              <xsl:value-of select="concat(concat('PT',round(@VALUE)),'H0M0S')"/>
            </xsl:otherwise>
          </xsl:choose>
        </xsl:when>
        <xsl:otherwise> 
          <xsl:value-of select="@VALUE"/>
        </xsl:otherwise>
      </xsl:choose>
    </xsl:element>
  </xsl:if>
</xsl:template>

<!-- required to _not_ output other things than nodes -->
<xsl:template match="*" mode="tasks"></xsl:template>

</xsl:stylesheet>

SampleProject.mm (map showing how to use above XSLT)

<map version="0.9.0"> 
<!-- To view this file, download free mind mapping software FreeMind from http://freemind.sourceforge.net --> 
<node CREATED="1236062058732" ID="ID_1005289263" MODIFIED="1237874353965" STYLE="fork"> 
<richcontent TYPE="NODE"><html> 
<head> 
 
</head> 
<body> 
<p> 
SampleProject 
</p> 
<p> 
Using XML export feature of Freemind v9 
</p> 
</body> 
</html></richcontent> 
<richcontent TYPE="NOTE"><html> 
<head> 
 
</head> 
<body> 
<p> 
This is a simple sample of using Freemind to create a MS-Project project. See "C:\Program Files\Freemind\accessories\mm2msp_utf8_TEMPLATE.mm" for a more expansive sample. Process is: 
</p> 
<ol> 
<li> 
Create the project plan using Freemind features. Use link arrows to create predecedence. Default is all start on project start date 
</li> 
<li> 
Add an attribute (Alt-F9) to each low level task to specify the duration. Attribute is <u>tsk-Duration</u> value is either in standard MS (<u>PTnHnMnS</u>) format, allowing specifying hours, minutes and seconds or if you use AKs XSLT you can enter (whole) months, days or hours by suffixing the value with  m, d or h respectively (eg. <u>2d</u> for 2 days) 
</li> 
<li> 
Export the file as XSLT - File->Export->Using XLST ... You identify the XSLT translator (either the standard "<u>C:\Program Files\Freemind\accessories\mm2msp_utf8.xsl</u>" or "<u>..\mm2msp_utf8_ak.xsl</u>" to use the alternative duration formats. Remember to save the exported file with <u>xml</u> file type<br /> 
</li> 
<li> 
Open MS Project and import the file - Open->Files of Type->xml. First time import as a new file 
</li> 
<li> 
To load durations you actually need to open the file again and Merge it into the existing project (if you specify Start and Finish dates then the durations will be included on first import) 
</li> 
<li> 
See Angus for help 
</li> 
</ol> 
<p> 
       
</p> 
</body> 
</html> 
</richcontent> 
<attribute_layout NAME_WIDTH="113" VALUE_WIDTH="125"/> 
<attribute NAME="prj-StartDate" VALUE="2009-03-10"/> 
<attribute NAME="prj-Author" VALUE="Angus King"/> 
<node CREATED="1236062115811" ID="ID_1928578570" MODIFIED="1237874135571" POSITION="right" TEXT="Sample Task 1"> 
<richcontent TYPE="NOTE"><html> 
<head> 
 
</head> 
<body> 
<p> 
Doesn't need a duration as this will come from sub tasks. 
</p> 
</body> 
</html></richcontent> 
<arrowlink DESTINATION="ID_1616088595" ENDARROW="Default" ENDINCLINATION="85;0;" ID="Arrow_ID_1010462294" STARTARROW="None" STARTINCLINATION="85;0;"/> 
<attribute_layout NAME_WIDTH="76" VALUE_WIDTH="125"/> 
<node CREATED="1236062115811" ID="ID_1617986385" MODIFIED="1237873897971" TEXT="Sub Task 1.1"> 
<richcontent TYPE="NOTE"><html> 
<head> 
 
</head> 
<body> 
<p> 
Task is 2 days long 
</p> 
</body> 
</html></richcontent> 
<arrowlink DESTINATION="ID_775688033" ENDARROW="Default" ENDINCLINATION="71;0;" ID="Arrow_ID_1152852365" STARTARROW="None" STARTINCLINATION="71;0;"/> 
<attribute_layout NAME_WIDTH="76" VALUE_WIDTH="125"/> 
<attribute NAME="tsk-Duration" VALUE="2d"/> 
</node> 
<node CREATED="1236062115811" ID="ID_775688033" MODIFIED="1237873915113" TEXT="Sub Task 1.2"> 
<richcontent TYPE="NOTE"><html> 
<head> 
 
</head> 
<body> 
<p> 
Task is 2 months long. Sub Task 1.1 is a Predecessor 
</p> 
</body> 
</html></richcontent> 
<attribute_layout NAME_WIDTH="76" VALUE_WIDTH="125"/> 
<attribute NAME="tsk-Duration" VALUE="2m"/> 
</node> 
</node> 
<node CREATED="1236142029373" ID="ID_1616088595" MODIFIED="1236144026607" POSITION="right" TEXT="Sample Task 2"> 
<node CREATED="1236142043702" ID="ID_1046123070" MODIFIED="1237874027985" TEXT="Sub Task 2.1"> 
<richcontent TYPE="NOTE"><html> 
<head> 
 
</head> 
<body> 
<p> 
Task is 48 hours, or 6 days long (MS Project format). Sample Task 1 is a Predecessor 
</p> 
</body> 
</html></richcontent> 
<attribute NAME="tsk-Duration" VALUE="PT48H0M0S"/> 
</node> 
</node> 
</node> 
</map> 

OpenOffice Writer

OpenOffice Writer to FreeMind:

Sometimes it's useful to be able to create a FreeMind mind map from an OpenOffice Writer document. The OpenOffice macro below does precisely this. It will extract all paragraphs of format "Heading 1" to "Heading 5" and create a .mm document that can be opened by FreeMind. The only constraint is that the Writer document must be correctly structured, with all heading levels correctly nested i.e. you can't go from "Heading 1" directly to "Heading 3". I hope you find this macro useful!


Sub headingsToMindMap
	newline = CHR$( 10 )
	headings = ""
	Dim levels(10)
	levels(0) = "</node>" & newline
	levels(1) = "</node></node>" & newline
	levels(2) = "</node></node></node>" & newline
	levels(3) = "</node></node></node></node>" & newline
	levels(4) = "</node></node></node></node></node>" & newline
	levels(5) = "</node></node></node></node></node></node>" & newline
	oldLevel = 1
	level = 1

	outURL = ThisComponent.getURL() & ".mm"
	n = FreeFile()
	open outURL for output access write as #n
	enum = ThisComponent.Text.CreateEnumeration()
	headings = "<map version=""0.8.0"">" & newline
	Do While enum.hasMoreElements()
		par = enum.nextElement()
		if par.supportsService("com.sun.star.text.Paragraph") Then

			style = par.ParaStyleName
			if StrComp("Heading 1", style) = 0 Then
				headings = headings & "   <node TEXT=""" &  par.getString() & """>" & newline
				level = 1
			End If
			if StrComp("Heading 2", style) = 0 Then
				level = 2
				if (level <= oldLevel) Then
					headings = headings & levels( oldLevel - level)
				End If
				headings = headings & "      <node POSITION=""right"" TEXT=""" & par.getString() & """>"
			End If
			if StrComp("Heading 3", style) = 0 Then
				level = 3
				if (level <= oldLevel) Then
					headings = headings & levels( oldLevel - level)
				End If
				headings = headings & "         <node POSITION=""right"" TEXT=""" & par.getString() & """>" & newline
			End If
			if StrComp("Heading 4", style) = 0 Then
				level = 4
				if (level <= oldLevel) Then
					headings = headings & levels( oldLevel - level)
				End If
				headings = headings & "            <node POSITION=""right"" TEXT=""" & par.getString() & """>" & newline
			End If
			if StrComp("Heading 5", style) = 0 Then
				level = 5
				if (level <= oldLevel) Then
					headings = headings & levels( oldLevel - level)
				End If
				headings = headings & "               <node POSITION=""right"" TEXT=""" & par.getString() & """>" & newline5
			End If
					
			oldLevel = level			
		End If
	Loop

	headings = headings & levels( level - 1)


	headings = headings & " " & newline & "</map>"
	MsgBox CStr( headings )
	print #n headings
	close #n
End Sub

--Jimarlow 14:12, 19 May 2009 (UTC)

3D Topicscape

Conversion from 3D Topicscape to FreeMind and vice versa:

3D Topicscape Pro and the Student Edition (SE is free as in beer) have built-in conversion to and from FreeMind (0.9.0).

If you make extensive use of FreeMind attributes for your own purposes, Topicscape won't know about them, and they will not be carried back again, but for a straightforward mindmap it seems to maintain integrity both ways. Topicscape can express structures that FreeMind can't (like multiple parents for one child and loose associations). The conversion translates these into color-coded curved lines with a single arrowhead and re-interprets this back to the multi-parent type of relationship on re-import.

To 3D Topicscape

FreeMind to 3D Topicscape conversion:

This allows a 3D mindmap to be built from a 2D FreeMind mindmap.

  1. File menu->Import
  2. Radio button: Other products and select FreeMind (.mm) from the drop down
  3. Radio button: Choose whether you want a new Topicscape to be built, or a floating topic in the currently-open Topicscape
  4. Give the full file path to the FreeMind file, including the file's name - explicitly or by browsing to it.
  5. Press OK
  6. If you selected the new Topicscape radio button, you will then see the dialog that lets you choose the new Topicscape's name and where it is to be placed. Make the selections you want and press OK. After a pause, you will either see the new Topicscape as a 3D landscape, or perhaps a report about files in the FreeMind map that cannot be found at their expected locations. The report panel provides options for dealing with this and once handled, you're done. The hierarchy defined in the FreeMind mindmap will now be represented in 3D.
  7. If you selected the floating topic radio button, you will next see the "Create New Topic" panel. Please name the topic. Use Hint if you wish to see if there is a similarly-named topic present in the Topicscape. Press Add. Drag the small red cone to its new parent, and drop it there. You're done. The 3D structure defined in the FreeMind mindmap will now be represented in 3D.

NOTE: The above process will not be able to handle any user-defined attributes on the nodes.

From 3D Topicscape

3D Topicscape to FreeMind conversion:

This allows a FreeMind (0.9.0) mindmap to be built from a 3D Topicscape.

  1. File menu->Export
  2. Radio button: XML and select FreeMind (.mm) from the drop down (currently it's the only one).
  3. Check boxes: Select which components to export. Topics at least must be exported (a topic will become a node). Occurrences will become attachments. Descriptions and Association details will become added attributes.
  4. Give the full file path to where the FreeMind file is to be placed, including the file's name - explicitly or by browsing to it. The Topicscape's name is used as a default.
  5. Press OK. A panel shows progress and completion will be announced.
  6. If you used the color scheme in Topicscape that allows each topic to be assigned a color automatically, the colors will be transferred (approximately) to the FreeMind map.

NOTE: The above process makes specific Topicscape attributes on the FreeMind nodes. To preserve the original Topicscape's integrity if you contemplate re-importing the mindmap to Topicscape, you need to avoid changing these atributes. The export may make double-headed gray lines and single-headed red lines. These are used to record multi-parent topics and loose associations. If you change them, then on any re-import to Topicscape, the structure will reflect those changes.

Round-trip

3D Topicscape to FreeMind and back again; a round-trip:

You can import to Topicscape and re-export to FreeMind - back and forth round trips are supported, provided you take into account the information in the NOTE paragraphs above. The Topicscape on-line manual has an entry about these conversions here: - http://www.topicscape.com/Topicscape-Pro/usersguide/help.php?page=132

Rearrange folder structure

The following describes a method and a script for copying directory and files structures in Windows with a structure defined as a FreeMind mind map. It uses copying and pasting from FreeMind to MS Word then a script of Visual Basic Script.

1. Import the existing directory/directories structure with freemind (File > Import > Folder Structure). Each final node has a link (Control + k) to the real file. It is preferable to set the preferences links path to absolute (Preferences > Appearence > Links = absolute)

2. Rearrange the file structure. The node description represents the name of the file and can be modified in order to rename the file or directory. The file then will be copied under the new name. It is important not to update the link of nodes as the are the only information in freemind about the real file location. To delete a file or directory, just delete it from the map and it will not be copied to the new file system.

3. Copy the branch or mind map to MS Word. I obtain a outlined and tabulated text like:

My Music <file:/C:/Documents and Settings/xxx/My Documents/My Temp/Music/>
give it to me
give it to me.mp3 <file:/C:/Documents and Settings/xxx/My Documents/My Temp/Music/give it to me.mp3>

4. Add the following macro to the Word document

Sub freemind_exportFolder()
'
' exportFolder Macro
' Macro recorded 11/24/2004 by fbanag
'
Dim current_depth As Long
Dim previous_depth As Long
Dim diff_depth As Long
' Define the Root directory
ChDir ActiveDocument.Path
Selection.GoTo what:=wdGoToLine, which:=wdGoToFirst ' start from beginning
  
unit_indent = 17.5 'to be updated for the .dot used
previous_depth = -100

Do
   Selection.EndOf unit:=wdParagraph, Extend:=wdExtend
   
   ' Depth extraction, use the outline level
   current_indent = Selection.Paragraphs(1).LeftIndent
   current_depth = current_indent / unit_indent
   current_outline = Selection.Paragraphs(1).OutlineLevel
   
   ' Update the unit_indent when outline is < 8
   If current_outline < 8 And current_outline > 1 Then
       unit_indent = current_indent / (current_outline - 1)
   End If
   
   
   ' Calculate the change in depth
   diff_depth = current_depth - previous_depth
   
   ' Update the directory level
   If diff_depth = 1 Then
       ChDir node_name
   Else
       Do While diff_depth < 0
           ChDir "./.."
           diff_depth = diff_depth + 1
       Loop
   End If
   previous_depth = current_depth
   
   'remove the last character of the selection
   Selection.MoveRight unit:=wdCharacter, Count:=-1, Extend:=wdExtend
   ' define if is directory or file
   directory_node = 0
   If Selection.Text Like "*<file:*" Then 'include the path
       'check if directory
       If Selection.Text Like "*/>" Then
           directory_node = 1
       End If
       ' extract the node name
       Selection.MoveEndUntil Cset:="<", Count:=wdBackward
       Selection.MoveRight unit:=wdCharacter, Count:=-2, Extend:=wdExtend
       
   Else
       directory_node = 1
   End If
   node_name = Selection.Text    
   ' check now if the selection is a file
   If directory_node = 0 Then
       ' selectionne the path
       Selection.EndOf unit:=wdParagraph, Extend:=wdExtend
       With Selection.Find
           .Text = "<file:/"
           .Replacement.Text = ""
           .Forward = True
           .Wrap = wdFindAsk
           .Format = False
           .MatchCase = False
           .MatchWholeWord = False
           .MatchWildcards = False
           .MatchSoundsLike = False
           .MatchAllWordForms = False
       End With
       Selection.Find.Execute
       Selection.Collapse Direction:=wdCollapseEnd
       Selection.MoveEndUntil Cset:=">", Count:=wdForward
       filepath = Selection.Text
       
       ' using the name written in the freeemind
       
       'FileCopy
       FileCopy filepath, node_name
       
   Else ' if not, then it is a directory
       asc_code = Asc(node_name)
       
       ' Check no empty name
       If node_name Like "o" Or node_name Like "" Then
           node_name = "NewFolder"
       End If
       
   
       ' create a directory
       ' doesn't handle the duplicate folder names at the same level and the end of file
       ' I will have to add that (a day)
       If Asc(node_name) <> 13 Then
           MkDir node_name
       End If
   End If
       
Loop While Selection.MoveDown(unit:=wdParagraph, Count:=1)
End Sub

5. Place the word file in the new root directory where You want files to be copied (don't forget to save the word document)

6. Run the macro

Known issues:

  • the script stops with an error message if there is special characters in the file name or path
  • the script stops if exists two files with the same name under the same directory

This method and script has plenty of room for improvement, but it has been good enough for my task of reorganizing hundred of files (result of years of filling up several hard drives). It is a task I would not even have started without FreeMind.

Thank You to the Freemind team.

ECCO

FreeMind to ECCO:

If a branch is copied and pasted directly in ECCO PRO, a well appreciated and freely available PIM (see Wikipedia: Ecco Pro).

The mind map structure is gracefully transformed in an outline and can be printed in a professional way.

IIS

FreeMind to IIS:

By: gobinathoss

Hi,

i need help to view the freemind file through IIS website

i am getting the following error: This URL is malformed! no protocol: myfreemind.mm

myfreemind.mm is my file name located in the IIS server

...

I got the solution


1 ) copy freemindbrowser.html, freemindbrowser.jar and <yourmap>.mm to some folder

2 ) go to IIS, right-click on your web site and choose properties. Go to HTTP Headers tab and click on MIME Types. Add the following MIME type :

extension : mm MIME type : application/freemind

Thanks S.Gobinath


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