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Formatting Branches

It’s easy to customise your branches in iMindMap 11 using the Formatting Panel.

In the Formatting Panel you have a wide selection of options such as branch art, changing the type of branch, changing the colour and changing the shape of the branch.

Branch Art

If you want to change the design of your branch you can choose from a variety of options in the Format Panel.

To apply Branch Art to a Branch:

1. Select the Branch you would like to apply the design to, this will bring up the Branch Target menu.

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2. Click on the grey circle to bring up a Pop-up Edit Menu.

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3. Click on the white paintbrush on the red background on the bottom row to open the “Formatting" panel. This will open the “Formatting Panel” in the Side Panel.

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4. You can scroll through the Branch Art by clicking on the arrow keys, once you’ve chosen the Branch Art you would like to apply, click on it.

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5. The branch will now have the branch art applied. There are many branch art styles to choose from.

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

To convert Branches to and from Boxed Branches:

1. Select the branch you wish to convert to bring up the branch target menu, then click on the grey circle and choose the red paintbrush icon in the pop-up menu.

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2. This will open the Formatting Panel. Under the branch heading, click on the icon of the box branch to convert the branch to a box branch or click on the regular branch shape to convert a box branch to a normal branch. 

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3. This will convert your selected branch to the different branch type. 

 

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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, then click on the grey circle and click on the red paint brush in the pop-up menu. 

changing_colour_1.png

 

 

2. This will open the Formatting Panel in the Side Panel. In the colour section click on the box by “Branch”.

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

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4. If you have changed the colour of a parent branch it will also change the colour of the child branches too. 

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Changing Branch shape

 

To change the shape of a Branch, to make it more linear or organic, please follow the instructions below: 

1. Select a Branch by clicking on it, this will open the Branch Target Menu, then click on the grey circle and click on the red paint brush in the pop-up menu. 

branch__shape_1.png

 

2. This will open the Formatting Panel in the Side Panel. In the Branch section drag the slider from left to right to make the branch more organic or more linear.

branch_shape_3.png

3. When the slider has been dragged to the right you will see that the branch has become more angular.

branch_shape_4.png

4. To make the branch organic and curvy, drag the slider to the left.  

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It’s easy to customise your branches in iMindMap 11 using the Formatting Panel

In the Formatting Panel you have a wide selection of options such as branch art, changing the type of branch, changing the colour and changing the shape of the branch.

Branch Art

If you want to change the design of your branch you can choose from a variety of options in the Format Panel.

To apply Branch Art to a Branch:

1. Select the Branch you would like to apply the design to, this will bring up the Branch Target menu

Branch_art_1.png

2. Click on the grey circle to bring up a Pop-up Edit Menu.

 branch_art_2.png

3. Click on the white paintbrush on the red background in the right-hand side of the toolbar to open the “Formatting panel. 

format_tab_toolbar.png

4. This will open the “Formatting Panel” in the Side Panel.

format_tab.png

 

5. You can scroll through the Branch Art by clicking on the arrow keys, once you’ve chosen the Branch Art you would like to apply, click on it.

 branch_art_4.png

 

The branch will now have the branch art applied. There are many branch art styles to choose from.

.branch_art_5.png

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

To convert Branches to and from Boxed Branches:

1. Select the branch you wish to convert to bring up the branch target menu, then click on the grey circle and choose the red paintbrush icon in the pop-up menu.

converting_1.png

2. This will open the Formatting Panel. Under the branch heading, click on the icon of the box branch to convert the branch to a box branch or click on the regular branch shape to convert a box branch to a normal branch. 

converting_2.png

3. This will convert your selected branch to the different branch type. 

 

converting_3.png

 

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, then click on the grey circle and click on the red paint brush in the pop up menu. 

changing_colour_1.png

 

 

2. This will open the Formatting Panel in the Side Panel, in the colour section click on the box by “Branch”.

colour_box.png

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

colour_box_2.png

4. If you have changed the colour of a parent branch it will also change the colour of the child branches too. 

changing_colour_4.png

 

Changing Branch shape

 

To change the shape of a Branch, to make it more linear or organic, please follow the instructions below: 

1. Select a Branch by clicking on it, this will open the Branch Target Menu, then click on the grey circle and click on the red paint brush in the pop up menu. 

branch__shape_1.png

 

2. This will open the Formatting Panel in the Side Panel. In the Branch section drag the slider from left to right to make the branch more organic or more linear.

linear_shape.png

3. When the slider has been dragged to the right you will see that the branch has become more angular.

branch_shape_4.png

4. To make the branch organic and curvy, drag the slider to the left.  

organic.png

 

 

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