2 Import function : proposal in text format... plan of the Cmap...

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maelcamb
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2 Import function : proposal in text format... plan of the Cmap...

Post by maelcamb »

Hi

I'm working on Cmaptools version 6.03

Is there complet information somewhere about the 2 import function of .txt files :
Import _ proposal in text format...
_plan of the Cmap...


I'm looking for a way to create automatiquely an organigramme base on a text file (created by an Excel file which contain the hierarchy of each "concept", and the text needed in each "concept")

Best regards
cmapadmin
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Re: 2 Import function : proposal in text format... plan of the Cmap...

Post by cmapadmin »

The "proposition as text format" is simple. One proposition per line in a text file, with tabs between concept and linking-phrase. That is:'

concept1 <tab> linking-phrase1 <tab> concept 2

To get an understanding of the outline import, I always recommend that you export one of your Cmaps as outline. That will give you a good idea of how it works.
bertold
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Re: 2 Import function : proposal in text format... plan of the Cmap...

Post by bertold »

The information of cmapadmin on 12-21-2018 is not correct:
Cmap exports not with tabs between concepts and linking phrases, but with 4 spaces each.
Inspiration exports with tabs, which cannot be read by Cmap.
On the other hand, each paragraph (text in several lines) within a concept generates a new concept.
All colours and frames go lost.
Therefore it seems to be easier to reconstruct the whole map than to import it.
I would be glad to get a better import tool for inspiration maps!!
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