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Styles

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

This guide will cover the following topics:


CHANGING YOUR STYLE

To access the style options:

  • Open iMindMap 9 and navigate to the main toolbar - here you can select the 'Design' icon

  • You can apply a pre-set style to your Mind Map by clicking on it - it will then automatically be applied to your work

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CREATING A NEW COLOUR OPTION

To create a new colour option:

  • Open a Mind Map and go to the 'Design' icon in the main toolbar
  • Click the 'Colours' icon and choose from the menu

  • Select the colours next to each branch number in order to change them.
  • If creating your own New Colour Option, after choosing your colour scheme enter a name for the Colour style and select '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 the 'Design' icon in the main toolbar
  • Select 'Fonts'
  • Choose from the pre-set font styles or create your own by selecting 'New Font Option'
  • After choosing your font scheme enter a name for the font style and select 'Save '

 

 

 

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CREATING A NEW GRAPHIC OPTION

The Graphics option allows you to set the shape and thickness of your branches and shadowing.

  • 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 M ap 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 in 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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You can use the built-in styles option to customise the way your Mind Map looks.

This guide will cover the following topics:


CHANGING YOUR STYLE

To change your style:

  • Navigate to the Main Toolbar and choose the 'Format' icon

 

  • The panel on the right of the screen shows the pre-built styles available:

 

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CREATING A NEW COLOUR OPTION

To create a new colour option:

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

 

  • Selecting Colours will allow you to create your own colour style or pick from a pre-set Style
  • To create your own colour option, select Create New Colour Option

  • 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 Format  from the main toolbar:

 

  • Selecting  Fonts will allow you to create your own colour style or pick from the current font styles
  • To create your own font option, select  Create New Font Option.

 

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

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CREATING A NEW GRAPHIC OPTION

The Graphics option allows you to set the overall graphics used in your Mind Map, ranging from branch shadowing to branch thickness.

To create a new graphic option:

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

 

  • To create your own graphic option, select  Create New Graphic Option
  • 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

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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 Format from the main toolbar:
 
  • Selecting  Layout will allow you to create your Layout style or pick from current Layout  options
  • 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

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CREATING AN OVERALL STYLE

Once you have created your Colour, Font, Graphics and Layout options, you can combine these to create an Overall Style

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

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SETTING A DEFAULT STYLE

To set a Style as a Default Style:

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

Any Mind Maps created after this point will now have 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

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DELETING A CUSTOM STYLE

To delete a Custom made Style:

  • Open a Mind Map and go to the Format menu
  • Right click on the custom style you want deleted
  • Select Remove

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