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MindView 3 Business Service Pack

Service Pack 3

IMPORTANT: Please read carefully the description of the Service Pack before downloading it to make sure that it corresponds to the license you have bought.

To verify the build number, click the MindView Button, click MindView Options in the bottom right and choose the Resources panel.

  1. Make sure MindView is NOT running.
  2. Download the .msp file from the link below.
  3. Double click to run the program. The program will execute and install itself.
  4. Once complete, you can start MindView.
  5. Verify it has been updated: click the MindView Button, click MindView Options in the bottom right and choose the Resources panel.

If you are experiencing problems when installing the service pack releases, please try uninstalling the entire product and reinstall from the original CD before applying the service pack(s).

Service Pack Download Links

If the Service Pack is applied successfully, the build number will be updated to 180.

Installation Troubleshooting

If the installation does not start when double-clicking the .msp file:

You can download the patch helper: Patch Helper (36 KB)


  1. Choose Start - Run
  2. Type: msiexec /p <path to .msp file>
    (example: msiexec /p c:\temp\mv3_en_sp3b180.msp)

Special info for system administrators:

To patch the admin installation of MindView 3 Business:

  1. Choose Start - Run
  2. Type: msiexec /p <path to .msp file> /a <path to admin .msi file>
    Note: This only applies to admin installations of MindView 3 Business, i.e. installed with:
    <x>:\install\setup.exe /a
    where 'x' = CD-ROM drive letter

Service Pack 3 Updates

New Features:

  • When exporting to HTML, you can now choose to create a SCORM compatible package and specify details for the course such as name, title, description, keywords and manifest identifier.

Fixed Issues:

  • Left view: The left arrow key is now working as expected when the root is selected.
  • Map view: Panning the view by pressing Shift while drag the workspace with the mouse no longer causes display problems.
  • Branch labels: Various problems have been resolved in the branch text editor.
  • When selecting an object in the Object List the branch containing the object is now made visible in the view.
  • When inserting a picture on a branch, the picture Browse dialog now remembers the folder used last, including on Windows Vista and Windows 7.
  • Find/Replace: Various problems have been resolved.
  • Attachments whose filename contain national characters are now handled correctly in packed documents.
  • Closing the document immediately after deleting a branch no longer causes MindView to freeze in some circumstances.
  • Word Export:
    • Picture files attached from a network path are now embedded in the Word document if that is the chosen export option, rather than always inserted as links. 
    • Attachments whose filenames contain national characters are now handled correctly.
  • Word Import:
    • Text notes and attachments/hyperlinks are now imported as expected.
    • Hyperlinks to ftp or https sites are now imported as hyperlinks as expected.
  • PowerPoint Export:
    • If the MindView document is packed, images will now always be embedded in the PowerPoint document.
    • Branches containing only an Excel file or a file of unknown type are now exported as expected even if "Include empty sub-branches" has been unchecked.
  • HTML Export:
    • Visually enhancements have been made so that the same result is obtained when using different browsers (Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer).
    • The problems occurring in the case of multiple branches with the same name have been solved.
    • Comments are now included in the export as expected.
    • The position of objects positioned manually with the Object Placement feature is now saved with the export template.
    • The template sidebars now display as expected in Chrome.
  • Various enhancements have been made to the license activation system.
  • Gantt view:
    • The problem whereby the critical path was not calculated correctly in some rare scenarios has been resolved. 
    • The problem whereby part of the critical path was drawn on top of the timescale header in some circumstances has been solved. 
    • When using "Go to Selected Task" to bring a particular task into view, the horizontal scroll bar is now updated accordingly.
    • Going from the Gantt view to another view no longer causes MindView to freeze when the text note editor is active.
  • Excel Export: Task durations are now shown with decimals as expected.
  • Excel Import:
    • MindView now reports an error when trying to import an Excel spreadsheet that is already open in Excel.
    • End dates are now imported correctly.
  • Calculation module:
    • Calculations are now correct when using more than 9 calculation values.
    • Copy/Paste operations which did not produce the expected result in some rare circumstances now work as expected.

Service Pack 2 Updates

New Features:

  • MindView now supports pen input as well as standard keyboard/mouse input.
  • MindView now supports the use of SMART boards.
  • Timeline view: The detail level of the Timeline now matches the detail level used in the Timeline Outline. This means that only branches that are visible in the outline are shown on the timeline itself.

Fixed Issues:

  • Copying a branch containing a text note now also copies the text note as expected.
  • The command Send no longer causes MindView to swap to another open document in some circumstances.
  • The filtering of dates has been updated.
  • The Mind Map now scrolls to the left when editing branch labels that expand outside the right edge of the workspace.
  • The Auto Correct function now works as expected when editing branch labels.
  • The Find/Replace and Spellchecking functions now expand invisible branches when necessary.
  • The Show Time Info setting chosen to display or hide start and end times is now preserved as expected when saving and re-opening the Mind Map.
  • Mind Maps shown in the Top Down view with their sub-branches displayed vertically are now updated as expected when branches are moved or deleted.
  • The layout of Mind Maps whose branches have been arranged "manually" (with auto-layout off) is now preserved as expected when saving and re-opening the file.
  • It is now possible to insert a branch from the Timeline Outline without causing the "Insert Event" dialog to open.
  • The dialog displayed when opening a packed map containing files whose original versions has changed since the map was packed no longer shows multiple entries when the same file has been used on several branches.
  • The Show Branch Data settings chosen to display or hide start/end times, priority level, completion percentage and resource names are now preserved as expected when saving and re-opening the Mind Map.
  • When updating the priority level, completion percentage and/or resource names of a branch, the changes are now reflected immediately on the Mind Map.
  • Copying branches containing calculations values now works as expected.
  • Gantt view:
    • The timescale chosen (years, quarters, months, days etc.) to represent the Gantt chart is now preserved as expected when saving and re-opening the file.
    • The label displayed in the Predecessors column of the Gantt Outline is now shown correctly in the case of tasks linked with predecessors with a Start to Start link.
    • Tasks having a summary task as predecessor task and linked to it with a percentage lead time (so that the task can start some time before the summary task ends) are now scheduled correctly in all circumstances.
    • Saving very large Gantt charts no longer causes MindView to freeze while generating the file preview picture.
  • MS Project Export: The Mind Map hierarchy is now always preserved as expected when exporting to MS Project 2007.
  • Excel Export: Sheet names are now localized as expected in versions of MindView other than English.
  • XML import: This now works as expected when branches have branch boundaries.

Service Pack 1 Updates

Fixed Issues:

  • Panels now include scroll bars when screen resolution is low or when space is limited.
  • Converting between views has been optimized.
  • Branch text editor: Several usability issues and other problems have been corrected.
  • Icons: The Icons gallery now closes upon selection of an icon.
  • Outline view: The font settings can now be changed as expected.
  • Spellchecker: The problem whereby correct text was sometimes underlined in red has been resolved.
  • Word export:
    • PDF files are now handled correctly.
    • Links to embedded files are now handled correctly.
    • Pictures located in text notes on the Mind Map are now shown in the exported Word document.
  • PowerPoint export: The problem whereby comments were not exported to PowerPoint when using a non-English version of MindView has now been fixed.
  • SharePoint: Now fully compatible with SharePoint 2003. With SharePoint 2007 it may be necessary to check out the file before being able to save it from within MindView.
  • Many other usability and internal issues have been corrected.
  • Resources:
    • Adding resources from the Address Book now works as expected.
    • Resources assigned to tasks are now preserved when copying to another document.
  • Dragging a link from the web browser onto a branch now creates a hyperlink.
  • The Calculation Defaults and Formats dialog now supports localized decimal separators.
  • Excel export: You can now export to Excel even when Excel is not installed, but you will only be able to save the file in the XML 2003 Spreadsheet format.
  • HTML export: New export templates have been included.
  • Microsoft Project import: Files containing unsupported characters can now be imported.
  • It is now possible to export to the older OpenMind/MindView 2 XML format.

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