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Branch Formatting

You can edit many aspects of a Mind Map's branches within iMindMap 9.

This guide will explain the following Branch formatting features:


CONVERTING A BRANCH TO A BOX BRANCH (and vice versa)

To convert branches to and from boxed branches:

    • Select a Branch by left clicking on it.
    • Select the Convert button from the Branch tab 

           

This will now convert the branch to a box branch. You can select it again, and click convert to turn it back to a normal branch.

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CHANGING TEXT ALIGNMENT

To change the alignment of text on a Branch simply hold down the left mouse button on the text and drag the text along the branch. 
You can then choose where on the branch you want the text to be positioned.

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CHANGING BRANCH COLOUR

 

If you are looking to make your Mind Map stand out, see below for instructions on how to change the colour of your branches.

  • When you select a branch, it will automatically go to the Branch tab
  • Go to the Branch tab colour icon from the Formatting section, and select a colour from the menu:

 

change colour of a branch

You can also change the branch colour in the following way:

    • Select a Branch by left clicking on it
    • Select the 'Branch' tab in the main toolbar and click the 'Branch Colour' icon
    • This will bring up the 'Branch Colour Picker' which you can use to choose your colour.

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CHANGING BRANCH SHAPE

To change the Shape of a branch:

        • Select a Branch by left clicking on it.
        • Select the Branch Shape icon from the Branch Editor 

        • Simply drag the slider from left to right next to the Shape area in order to make your Branch more Linear or Organic.

 

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This guide will explain the following Branch formatting features:


CONVERTING A BRANCH TO A BOX BRANCH (and vice versa)

To convert a Branch to a Box Branch (and vice versa):

  • Click on a branch
  • Select the Format icon on the main toolbar


  • Select the Box Branch or Branch icon

Tip: You can also reach the Formatting icon in the main toolbar by right clicking on a branch and selecting "Format" from the menu.

 

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CHANGING TEXT ALIGNMENT

To change the alignment of text on a Branch:

  • Click on a branch.
  • Select the Format icon on the main toolbar.

  • Click on your preferred text alignment icon in the formatting panel

 

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CHANGING BRANCH/TEXT COLOUR

To change the colour of a Branch or Text:

  • Click on a branch
  • Select the Format icon on the main toolbar.

 
  • Select Text or Branch under the Colour menu from the formatting panel
  • Choose a colour from the colour picker menu

 

Tip: If you have a Box Branch selected you can choose the Box Branch Fill Colour in order to change the colour of the inside area of your Box Branch.

 

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CHANGING BRANCH SHAPE

To change the Shape of a branch:

  • Select a Branch by left clicking on it.
  • Select the Format icon on the main toolbar.



Simply drag the Shape slider from left to right to make your Branch more linear or organic.
 
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