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Adding Branches to a Mind Map

In iMindMap 11 there are different kinds of branches that are suited for different types of things you would like to communicate.

 

Branches

Traditional mind map branches are best suited for single words or image to condense information in memorable chunks.

Box Branches

Box branches provided text boxes at the end of the branch, perfect for when you need to add larger sections of information such as a sentence or two

Relationship Arrows

If you have two different branches that are related, you can add a relationship arrow to show that they are connected even though they developed from different ideas

 

Creating a Branch

 

To create a new Branch:

1. Open or create a new Mind Map

2. Hover your cursor over the Central Idea or the end of a branch, to bring up the Branch target menu.

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3. Select the central red icon for a branch and drag it across the canvas

branches_2.png

 

4. Drop the branch wherever you want it to be placed on the canvas

 branches_3.png

 

5. To add text to the branch, select it by clicking on it, then start typing to bring up the text box

 branches_4.png

6. Press enter to add the text to the branch

 

 branches_5.png

 

Creating a Box Branch

 

If you need to write sentences, paragraphs or need to add extra information that won’t fit on a single branch, create a Box Branch instead.

 

To create a new Box Branch follow these steps:

1. Hover your cursor over the Central Idea or the end of a branch, to bring up the Branch target menu.

box_branch_1.png

2. Select the the yellow box branch icon and drag it across the canvas.

3. Drop the Box Branch to wherever you want it placed on the canvas.

box_branch_2.png

 

4. To add text to a Box Branch, click on the branch, start typing and then hit Enter on your keyboard. To add a line break hold "shift" as you click Enter.

box_branch_3.png

6. To change the size of a Box Branch, click and drag the blue control points from each corner.

 

box_branch_4.png

 

Changing the Box Branch Style:

 

The Branch Box doesn’t have to be a simple rectangle shape, you can modify it to make it more interesting shapes. You can change the shape of the box branch by:

 

box_branch_shape.png

 

  1. Click on the Box Branch.
  2. Under the Branch target menu click on the green circle.
  3. This will bring up a pop-up menu.

box_branch_shape_2.png

4. Click on the shape to change the design of the text box on your Box Branch.

box_branch_shape_3.png

 

Creating Relationship Arrows

If you have two branches that are different, but are related in some way, you can show this by connecting them using “Relationship Arrows”.

 

To create a new Relationship Arrow, follow these steps:

 1. Hover over the end of an existing Branch to bring up the branch target menu. 

relationship_arrows_1.png

2. Click on the grey circle to bring up a Pop-up Edit menu- “Branch Formatting”.

relationship_arrow_2.png

3. Click on the icon of a white arrow in a light green box. This will create a Relationship Arrow, drag it to the branch you want to display a relationship with.

relationship_arrow_3.png

4. When you have connected to the branch that you want, release it to add the relationship branch between the two branches. 

 

relationship_arrow_4.png

 

 

 

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Creating branches

 

In iMindMap 11 there are different kinds of branches that are suited for different types of things you would like to communicate.

 

Branches

Traditional mind map branches are best suited for single words or image to condense information in memorable chunks.

Box Branches

Box branches provided text boxes at the end of the branch, perfect for when you need to add larger sections of information such as a sentence or two.

Relationship Arrows

If you have two different branches that are related, you can add a relationship arrow to show that they are connected even though they developed from different ideas.

 

Creating a Branch

 

To create a new Branch:

1. Open or create a new Mind Map.

2. Hover your cursor over the Central Idea or the end of a branch, to bring up the Branch target menu.

branches_1.png 

3. Select the central red icon for a branch and drag it across the canvas.

branches_2.png

 

4. Drop the branch wherever you want it to be placed on the canvas.

 branches_3.png

 

5. To add text to the branch, select it by clicking on it, then start typing to bring up the text box.

 branches_4.png

6. Press enter to add the text to the branch.

 

 branches_5.png

 

 

 Creating a Box Branch

 

If you need to write sentences, paragraphs or need to add extra information that won’t fit on a single branch, create a Box Branch instead.

 

To create a new Box Branch follow these steps:

1. Hover your cursor over the Central Idea or the end of a branch, to bring up the Branch target menu.

box_branch_1.png

2. Select the the yellow box branch icon and drag it across the canvas.

3. Drop the Box Branch to wherever you want it placed on the canvas.

box_branch_2.png

 

4. To add text to a Box Branch, click on the branch, start typing and then hit Enter on your keyboard. To add a line break hold "shift" as you click Enter.

box_branch_3.png

6. To change the size of a Box Branch, click and drag the blue control points from each corner.

 

box_branch_4.png

 

Changing the Box Branch Style:

 

The Branch Box doesn’t have to be a simple rectangle shape, you can modify it to make it more interesting shapes. You can change the shape of the box branch by:

 

box_branch_shape.png

 

  1. Click on the Box Branch.
  2. Under the Branch target menu click on the green circle.
  3. This will bring up a pop-up menu.

box_branch_shape_2.png

4. Click on the shape to change the design of the text box on your Box Branch.

box_branch_shape_3.png

 

Creating Relationship arrows:

If you have two branches that are different, but are related in some way, you can show this by connecting them using “Relationship Arrows”.

 

To create a new Relationship Arrow, follow these steps:

 1. Hover over the end of an existing Branch to bring up the branch target menu. 

relationship_arrows_1.png

2. Click on the grey circle to bring up a Pop-up Edit menu- “Branch Formatting”.

relationship_arrow_2.png

3. Click on the icon of a white arrow in a light green box “Draw Relationship. This will create a Relationship Arrow, drag it to the branch you want to display a relationship with.

relationship_arrow_3.png

4. When you have connected to the branch that you want, release it to add the relationship branch between the two branches. 

 

relationship_arrow_4.png

 

 

 

 

 

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