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Styles

In iMindMap you are able to create your own Styles for your Mind Map or select a pre built style from the menu. A Style is made up of four parts, Colour, Font, Graphic and Layout. A Style allows you to change the appearance of your entire Mind Map with just the click of a button.

This guide will cover the following topics:


CHANGING YOUR STYLE

You can use the built in styles option to customise the way your Mind Map looks

To access the Styles options:

  • Navigate to the Main Toolbar and choose the 'Design' tab. You can use the pre-set styles available here if you wish to.
  • To apply a pre-set style to your map, select your chosen style and it will automatically be applied to your Map.
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You can choose the layout of your map by selecting the 'Layout' icon. 

Graphics will allow you to change the shape and thickness of your branches, and will also enable you to add shadowing. 

Tip: The colour of each branch, font style, and branch shape can be seen from the preview images to give you an idea of what the style will look like on your map. 


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SELECTING A NEW COLOUR OPTION

To create a new colour option:

In addition to pre-set styles, you also have pre-set colours, fonts, layout options and graphics. You can customise your Maps this way as you are able to change each aspect individually.

  • To customise colours, click the 'Colours' icon and choose from the drop down box
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  • You can even create your own colour option by selecting the 'Create new colour option' section in the drop down menu. Here, you can choose the colours that your branches will be, and save it as a custom colour option.
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Your colour scheme will now appear in the drop down list of Colours and can be easily accessed on any of your Mind Maps by selecting it from here.

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SELECTING A NEW FONT OPTION

To change the font of your Map: 

  • Open iMindMap and go to Design in the toolbar.
  • Select the 'Font' icon and select the font that you wish to use on your Map
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CREATING A NEW GRAPHIC OPTION

The Graphics option allows you to set the overall graphics used in your Mind Map, such as branch shadowing and thickness of branches.

To create a new graphic option:

  • Open a Mind Map and go to Design in the toolbar
  • Select Graphics.
  • You can then change the Graphics options from this menu
  • After choosing your graphic scheme enter a name for the Graphic style and select Save

 

 

 

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CREATING A NEW LAYOUT OPTION

The Layout option allows you to change the positioning of your branches.

To create a new layout option:

  • Open a Mind Map and go to Design in the toolbar
  • Select Layout
  • You can then change the Layout options from the menu
  • After choosing your layout scheme enter a name for the Layout style and select Save

 

 

 

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CREATING AN OVERALL STYLE

Once you have created your colour, font, graphics and layout options, you can combine these altogether to create a main Overall Style which will appear in the main Map Styles area and can be accessed on any Mind Map you create. 

To create an overall style:

  • Ensure that the desired Colour, Font, Graphics and Layout options are selected from each of their drop down menus in the Design tab.
  • Select Save Style
  • Enter a name for your new Style.

 

 

Your new Style will now be displayed in the main Style menu as seen below. You can simply select it from this menu in order to apply the whole style to your Mind Map.

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SETTING A DEFAULT STYLE

To set a Style as a Default Style:

  • Open a Mind Map and go to Design on the main menu.
  • Right click on the Style you wish to set as Default from the Map Styles menu
  • Select Set As Default

 

Whenever you now create a New Mind Map, this Style will be your Default Style.

Note: It is not possible to set just a default Font or Colour, you will need to set a full Style for your Mind Map in order to achieve this.

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DELETING A CUSTOM STYLE

To delete a Custom made Style:

  • Open a Mind Map and go to Design in the toolbar.
  • Right click on the custom Style you wish to delete
  • Select Remove

 

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In iMindMap you are able to create your own Styles for your Mind Map or select a pre built style from the menu. A Style is made up of four parts, Colour, Font, Graphic and Layout. A Style allows you to change the appearance of your entire Mind Map with just the click of a button.

This guide will cover the following topics:


CHANGING YOUR STYLE

From the main toolbar you are able to create any of your own Styles or select a pre built style from the menu. A style is made up of four parts

To change your style:

  • Open iMindMap and select Styles from the main toolbar.

 

  • The Styles panel will now open and you can select any of the pre-built styles available to you in iMindMap as well as your own once they have been created, from the top of the panel:

 

Tip: The colour of each branch, font style, and branch shape can be seen from the preview images to give you an idea of what the style will look like on your map. 

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CREATING A NEW COLOUR OPTION

To create a new colour option:

  • Open a Mind Map and go to Styles from the main toolbar:

 

  • Selecting Colours will allow you to create your own colour style or pick from a preset Style

  • To create your own colour option, select Create New Colour Option.
  • From here you can then click on each of the colour squares to change its Colour. The numbers next to the Branches represent their level on the Mind Map:

 

  • Once you have finished editing the colours, enter a name for this Colour Option and then click on Save

Your colour scheme will now appear in the drop down list of Colours and can be easily accessed on any of your Mind Maps by selecting it from here.

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CREATING A NEW FONT OPTION

To create a new font option:

  • Open a Mind Map and go to Styles from the main toolbar:

 

  • Selecting Fonts will allow you to create your own colour style or pick from a preset font Style:
  
  • To create your own font option, select Create New Font Option.
  • From here you can then set the Font style for each level of your Mind Map by selecting the 'A' icon:

  • Once you have finished editing the colours, enter a name for this Colour Option and then click on Save

Your Font style will now appear in the drop down list of Fonts and can be easily accessed on any of your Mind Maps by selecting it from here.

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CREATING A NEW GRAPHIC OPTION

The Graphics option allows you to set the overall graphics used in your Mind Map, such as branch shadowing and thickness of branches.

To create a new graphic option:

  • Open a Mind Map and go to Styles from the main toolbar:
 
  • Selecting Graphics will allow you to create your Graphic style or pick from a preset Graphic Style:

 

  • To create your own graphic option, select Create New Graphic Option.
  • From here you can then set the Graphic style for your Mind Map for each of the settings displayed:

 

  • After choosing your graphic settings enter a name for the Graphic option and select Save.

Your Graphic style will now appear in the drop down list of Graphics and can be easily accessed on any of your Mind Maps by selecting it from here.

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CREATING A NEW LAYOUT OPTION

The Layout option allows you to change the positioning of your branches. This is like setting a default Smart Layout setting.

To create a new layout option:

  • Open a Mind Map and go to Styles from the main toolbar:
 
  • Selecting Layout will allow you to create your Layout style or pick from a preset Layout Style:

  • To create your own layout option, select Create New Layout Option.
  • From here you can then set the Layout style for your Mind Map for each of the settings displayed:

  • After choosing your layout scheme enter a name for the Layout style and select Save

Your Layout style will now appear in the drop down list of Layouts and can be easily accessed on any of your Mind Maps by selecting it from here.

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CREATING AN OVERALL STYLE

Once you have created your Colour, Font, Graphics and Layout options, you can combine these altogether to create a main Overall Style which will appear in the main Map Styles area and can be accessed on any Mind Map you create. 

To create an overall style:

  • Ensure that the desired Colour, Font, Graphics and Layout options are selected from each of their drop down menus in the Styles panel.
  • Select Save Style

  

  • Enter a name for your new Style and select Save
 

Your new Style will now be displayed in the main Style menu as seen below. You can simply select it from this menu in order to apply the whole style to your Mind Map.

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SETTING A DEFAULT STYLE

To set a Style as a Default Style:

  • Open a Mind Map and go to the Styles menu.
  • Right click on the Style you wish to set as Default from the Map Styles menu.
  • Select Set As Default.

 

Whenever you now create a New Mind Map, this Style will be your Default Style.

Note: It is not possible to set just a default Font or Colour, you will need to set a full Style for your Mind Map in order to achieve this.

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DELETING A CUSTOM STYLE

To delete a Custom made Style:

  • Open a Mind Map and go to the Styles menu.
  • Right click on the custom Style you wish to delete.
  • Select Remove.

  

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