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Posted by Cassius
Jan 2, 2008 at 03:03 AM


When I downloaded the MaxThink trial, I decided to stick with what I had although I now cannot remember why—perhaps the interface or limited formatting capability.

However, now that I’m writing a book and using NoteMap, I’ve discovered some aggravating aspects of NoteMap that I was previously unaware of.  Therefore, I’m considering MaxThink.  Regrettably, my MaxThink trial has expired.

Thus, I’d appreciate it if anyone could answer the following:

How extensive is MaxThink’s formatting capability?  In particular, does it include tabs, bullets, superscripts, subscripts, ability to create (or at least accept copies of) tables, and formatting style capabilities?

Many thanks!



Posted by Stephen Zeoli
Jan 2, 2008 at 03:11 AM


MaxThink has basic text formatting: bold, italic, underline. It accepts tabs. But it does not have bullets or autonumbering. It has no table function, and I would be surprised if it could accept a pasted table, although I have not tried that.

Steve Z.


Posted by Stephen R. Diamond
Jan 2, 2008 at 07:28 AM


MaxThink’s philosophy disapproves of heavy formatting in an outline. Its ability to export to Word, however, is unsurpassed.


Posted by Buckeye Marksman
Apr 10, 2012 at 07:28 PM


Another idea is to pipe the MaxThink file through a filter to convert it into a LyX file.


Happy Hacking!


Posted by Cassius
Apr 10, 2012 at 09:30 PM


If MaxThink can be converted to Word, then it can be converted to inspiration:
a)  Use Word to save the doc (or docx) file in .rtf format
b)  Open the .rtf file in Inspiration; the conversion is automatic.

Stephen R. Diamond wrote:
>MaxThink’s philosophy disapproves of heavy formatting in an outline. Its ability to
>export to Word, however, is unsurpassed. 


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