Want to know how to make sure your work will convert into an Inspiration file without a hitch? Well, look no further! Read on to find out how to lay your Word and PowerPoint documents out to ensure it all pulls through effortlessly and perfectly.
Inspiration Maps Generator is a simple 3-step process to convert your documents to Inspiration diagrams:
However, it does rely on the document being formatted correctly in the first place, so we’ve created the below instructions so you know what’s important and why.
The importance of style headings
The Inspiration Maps Generator reads all the headings used in the file to determine the key concepts and how they will be structured in your map/diagram e.g. title, subheadings, and paragraphs. What are style headings, you ask? They are predefined formats for titles, headings, and subheadings that make your document more organised and easier to read.
And where can Style headings be found? They can be found, in a Word document, along the top bar in the Home tab, called Styles, see below. All these elements are then used to construct the diagram/map. If you omit the headings from your Word document the generator won’t create a usable Inspiration map properly, which will mean building a mind map almost from scratch.
So, let’s look at what happens when you convert a Word document:
So, you can see how all the headings and subheadings work and how crucial they will be to the initial map that the generator creates.
Double-check your Word document is formatted correctly
So, you’ve created a document that you think will convert with no issues but you can double-check it's all set out right before you even utilize the generator.
To do this, go to the View menu in Word and enable Navigation Pane, a new pane will then appear on the left showing the outline structure of your document. If it’s all laid out ok it should show Title at the top and then the corresponding Headings and Subheadings underneath. And, to make it even easier to follow, Subheadings will be indented under their corresponding Heading.
PowerPoint - now, let’s look at what happens when you convert a PowerPoint document:
And the first image on the slide will be inserted into the note, for the corresponding symbol for that side too. (Note - subtitles do not pull through.)