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MindView 4 Service Pack

Service Pack 4

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 218.

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\mv4_en_sp4_b218.msp)

Special info for system administrators:

To patch the admin installation of MindView 4 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 4, i.e. installed with:
    <x>:\install\setup.exe /a
    where 'x' = CD-ROM drive letter

Service Pack 4 Updates

Fixed Issues:

  • The issue whereby citations could be lost after a document was reopened is now fixed.
  • Closing MindView while a text note has focus no longer causes MindView to freeze.
  • The bug introduced in Service Pack 3 making it impossible to hide unwanted columns in the Gantt Outline has been fixed.
  • Word Import:
    • The style applied to the document is now the last style used in MindView.
    • It is now possible to import macro enabled Word documents (*.docm files).
  • The "Insert Citation" option has been added to the Simplified User Interface menu.
  • Conversion issues regarding the opening of older MindView documents have been fixed.
  • When editing branch labels, the Cut, Copy and Paste commands of the local menu are now working as expected.
  • When choosing an icon in the Icons gallery (Insert | Icons) from any set other than the Standard set and if the branch already contains an icon from that set, the new icon replaces the existing icon as expected.

Service Pack 3 Updates

Fixed Issues:

  • Misc. enhancements in presentation mode
  • The number of calculation values has been expanded from 16 to 50 items.
  • Misc. Text note editor enhancements
  • Pressing the spacebar when a branch is selected now works as expected.
  • Shared Workspace:
    • Notifications now always appear to the user if the connection is lost.
    • Text notes/Attachments which are being downloaded are now shown visually in the view.
    • Previously it was possible for text notes to get deleted if the user viewed the content before the download was complete. Now a status message is shown until the download is complete and the text note stays intact.
    • Misc. stability enhancements
  • Word Export: Misc. enhancements and bug fixes
  • The Data Files dialog now indicates if files are being downloaded (Shared Workspace).
  • The order of the document tabs is now kept when switching views.
  • HTML export is now handling embedded pictures from the text notes correctly.
  • Interactive Whiteboard enhancements and stability fixes
  • Timeline: Deleting the end time by deleting the text now works as expected.
  • MindManager Import: Text notes are now imported correctly and no longer inserted twice in some circumstances.
  • Pen Mode: No longer stops working after selecting a word from the dropdown when hooked up to a SMART board.
  • The branch attached objects list is now less pixelated when working in 16 bit colors.
  • SharePoint: It is now possible for the user to re-open documents that had stayed locked after a connection failure.
  • When the Windows Taskbar is in auto-hide mode (Windows 7) it is now possible to open the task bar by moving the mouse towards the taskbar.
  • Spell check options are now working as expected.
  • Many other usability and internal issues have been corrected.

New Features:

  • Bibliography/Citation feature, insert sources and citations and export to Word keeping the information. Bibliography sources can be searched directly within MindView through WorldCat®.
  • Import resources from Active Directory now include email.
  • Microsoft Word Export
    • Now includes Bibliography and Citations
    • New Templates included
  • The Simple Interface can now be toggled on/off from the Ribbon.
  • Linked files used from an "Additional Folder" can now be moved to another location by changing the additional folder source. This is done from the Additional Folders Dialog by double-clicking the original additional folder entry and selecting the new folder. All linked files are then updated to the new location.
  • The Text Note icon of the Home and Insert tab now contains a sub-menu New/Edit.

Business Edition

Fixed Issues:

  • Filter: It is now possible to filter on custom icons.
  • Shared Workspace:
    • Branch locks can now also list external users.
    • Task distribution is now able to handle single quotes in document names.
  • Microsoft Outlook: Microsoft Exchange resources are now handled correctly during synchronization.

Service Pack 2 Updates

Fixed Issues:

  • Outlook 2010 import: Fixed a crash which occurred when importing from Outlook where an email was attached to a task.
  • MindView now works correctly with Microsoft SharePoint.
  • When importing from MindManager text notes were sometimes inserted twice. This is now fixed.
  • Export to Microsoft Project 2010 now works correctly
  • Branches now positioned correctly after saving in manual layout mode.
  • Ribbon now re-hides correctly when it is hidden when using the Format Tab
  • Fixed a crash which could occur when deleting attachments from branches
  • XML Export now works correctly
  • Email Hyperlinks now work correctly on branches
  • Matchware Shared Workspace
    • Task data now updated correctly for other users when updated via the Task Information Dialog.
    • File Opening optimised for large documents.
    • Project management is now enabled automatically for other users when switching to project management mode.
    • When a custom icon is created on one machine and sent to another via the shared workspace, other users can now delete/replace it correctly.
    • Progress bar added for opening online.
    • Users within a shared document can now correctly scroll around the document independently of each other.
  • Pen Mode
    • When editing Branch text there is now a check mark to confirm changes
    • Ink Tools: You are now able to switch the branch label from ink to text using the ‘Convert Branch Ink to Text’ button
    • Fixed an issue whereby the Pen Mode ceased to function correctly when disabling simplified UI
  • Project Management Mode
    • Gantt View: Ctrl + Home will now take you to the top of the Gantt chart

Service Pack 1 Updates

Fixed Issues:

  • Timeline: Work week is now from Monday to Monday
  • Options: Update check can now be disabled without causing a crash
  • Filter is now able to handle special characters such as the following: ^.$|()[]*+?/\
  • PowerPoint: Import from PowerPoint now saves images with a higher resolution so that they do not look distorted.
  • Pressing ‘Delete’ now updates the spelling underline
  • When saving a file with many branch text notes, this would, in rare cases, make MindView close unexpectedly. This is now fixed.
  • Word Import: Floating images are now inserted near the branch when imported
  • Multimedia Catalog: Thumbnails are no longer distorted
  • Pen Mode: Ink as Text is now less pixelated
  • Text note editor: The problem whereby the spelling underlines are inserted sporadically has now been resolved
  • Shared Workspace
    • Changing view will no longer stop other users from opening the document
    • Saving local document to Shared workspace now automatically embeds all files.
  • Numbering Schema is now top aligned with the branch text when the branch has multiple lines
  • Enhancements have been made to the Presentation Mode
  • Comments are now handled correctly and will not over write each other when hovering quickly between several comments.
  • Text note editor now handles changing fonts from within the Gantt view correctly
  • Better integration with SMART® boards
  • Miscellaneous performance enhancements
  • Many other usability and internal issues have been corrected.

Business Edition

Fixed Issues:

  • Moving a branch which has a successor to the branch which it is moved to is now handled as expected and will not make MindView close unexpectedly.
  • Calendar can now be reset to default
  • Task Distribution: Misc. fixes
  • Enhancements made for Outlook synchronization (Text notes are now exported correctly, tasks are no longer duplicated)
  • Enhancements to Excel import/export
  • Misc. bugs fixed in the Gantt reports

New Features:

  • A simplified UI is now available in the Business Edition
  • 3 new templates have been added
  • It is now possible to swap to Gantt view even though you are not in PM mode. This will give you the same warning dialog as when enabling Project Management.

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