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Branch Formatting


You can edit many aspects of a Mind Map's branches within iMindMap 10.

This guide will explain the following Branch formatting features:

 

    Convert a Branch to a Box Branch (and vice-versa) 

    Changing Alignment of text on a Branch

    Changing the Colour of a Branch

    Changing the Shape of the Branch

 

Converting a Branch to a Box Branch (and vice-versa) 

To convert Branches to and from Boxed Branches:

  1. Select a Branch by left clicking on it
  2. Select the convert button on the Branch tab of the main toolbar

3. This will convert the Branch to a Box Branch

4. To change it back, select the Branch again and click convert.

 

Changing Text Alignment

 

To change where text is positioned along a Branch, hold down the left mouse button and ALT on the keyboard whilst on the text and drag the text along the Branch.

Release the mouse when you have your text positioned correctly.

 

Changing Branch colour

You can change the colour of individual Branches to highlight ideas, to colour code your Mind Map or simply for decoration. There are instructions for two different ways to change the colour of individual Branches below:

 

  1. Select a Branch by clicking on it, this will open the Branch Target Menu.
  2. Click on the grey circle- this will bring up a Pop-up Edit Menu            
  3. Open the Formatting Panel by clicking on the white paint brush with a red background in the centre of the last row.
  4. This will open the Format tab in the Side Panel
  5. In the colour section click on the box by “Branch”
  6. This will open a colour swatch, select one to change the colour of that Branch   

 

 

Alternatively, you can change the branch colour using this method:

  1. Select a Branch by left clicking on it
  2. Select the ”Branch” tab in the main toolbar
  3. Click on “Branch Colour” in the left-hand side of the toolbar
  4. This will bring up the 'Branch Colour Picker' which you can use to choose your colour.

 

Changing Branch shape

 

To change the shape of a Branch, whether you want it more linear or organic, follow the instructions below:

 

 

  1. Select a Branch by clicking on it, this will open the Branch Target Menu.
  2. Click on the grey circle- this will bring up a Pop-up Edit Menu
  3. Open the Formatting Panel by clicking on the white paint brush with a red background in the centre of the last row.
  4. This will open the Format tab in the Side Panel
  5. In the Branch section drag the slider from left to right to make the branch more organic or more linear.

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You can edit many aspects of a Mind Map's branches within iMindMap 10.

This guide will explain the following Branch formatting features:

 

    Convert a Branch to a Box Branch (and vice-versa) 

    Changing Alignment of text on a Branch

    Changing the Colour of a Branch

 

To convert branches to and from boxed branches:

 

    • Select a Branch by left clicking on it.
    • Open the Format tab
    • Under the Branch section click on either the branch or box branch icon 

convertingbranchtype1.png

 

  • This will convert the Branch
  • To change it back, select the Branch again and click on the previous branch type

 

 

Changing Text Alignment

 

To change where text is positioned along a Branch, hold down the left mouse button and ALT on the keyboard whilst on the text and drag the text along the Branch.

changing_text_allignment_1.png

 

Release the mouse when you have your text positioned correctly.

 

changing_type_allignment_2.png

 

 

Changing Branch colour

You can change the colour of individual Branches to highlight ideas, to colour code ideas that are similar or just for decoration. There are instructions for two different ways to change the colour of individual Branches below:

 

  1. Select a Branch by clicking on it, this will open the Branch Target Menu.
  2. Click on the grey circle- this will bring up a Pop-up Edit Menu

 

changing_branch_colour.png

 3. Open the Formatting Panel by clicking on the white paint brush with a red background in the centre of the last row

4. This will open the Format tab in the Side Panel

5. In the colour section click on the box by “Branch”

6. This will open a colour swatch, select one to change the colour of that Branch

 

Changing Branch shape

 

To change the shape of a Branch, whether you want it more linear or organic, follow the instructions below:

 

  1. Select a Branch by left clicking on it
  2. Select the Branch Shape icon from the Branch tab on the main toolbar
  3. This will bring up a format menu, drag the slider from left to right to make the Branch either more linear or more organic.

 

changing_branch_shape.png

 

 

 

 

 

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