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Find, Select and Delete.

The Editing section in the Home tab allows provides the Find, Select Area and Delete options.

The Find Tool

The Find feature allows you to search for keywords on your Mind Map and can also be used to locate text that may be included on a Branch Note.

To Find a Keyword on your Mind Map:

On the main toolbar click Find.

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In the pop-up Find window, enter a Keyword you would like to find on your map. 

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Select Next to begin searching. When you find a branch with the keyword the branch will be selected. If you click next again and find another branch with the keyword, you can re-select the first branch by clicking Previous. If you have multiple instances of the keyword, click All to select all the branches with the keyword. 

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The Select Tool 

You can automatically select all the map.

 

 On the toolbar click Select,  then click Select All.

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Click anywhere on the canvas to de-select.

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If you’ve clicked on one branch and would like to select all the proceeding child branches you can do this by going to the toolbar.

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Then click Select,  then click Select Descendants.

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All the descendants of that branch will now be selected. To deselect click anywhere on the canvas.

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Select Area

The Select Area tool allows you to drag and drop a selection around a group of branches or items in order to select them all in one go.

To Select an Area:

Hold down the Ctrl key.

Drag and drop the mouse cursor over the area of branches you wish to select.

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Then release the mouse to select the items. Click on anywhere on the canvas to deselect.

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You can also find the area select option in the main toolbar. Click on it then drag and drop the mouse cursor to select the area you want to select. 

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Delete

The delete button allows you to delete any item that is currently selected in your Mind Map workspace:

To delete an item:

Select an item or items you wish to delete

Simply press the Delete key.

Tip: If you accidentally delete an item you can always use the Undo or Redo options from the Edit menu or use the Ctrl + Z shortcut key.

  Deleting Parent Branches only.

 If you want to delete the main parent branch, but want to keep the child branches you can do this by following these instructions:

 

 Right click on the parent branch you wish to delete

 

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 On the pop-up menu click Delete (Keep Children)

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The parent branch will now be deleted, and the first child branches will now be the parent branches attached to the central idea.

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The Editing section in the Home tab allows provides the Find, Select Area and Delete options.

The Find Tool

The Find feature allows you to search for keywords on your Mind Map and can also be used to locate text that may be included on a Branch Note.

To Find a Keyword on your Mind Map.

On the main toolbar, select Find from the Edit Menu.

 

find_toolbar.png

 

 

Enter a Keyword you would like to find on your map. 

find_1.png

Select Next to begin searching. When you find a branch with the keyword the branch will be selected. If you click next again and find another branch with the keyword, you can re-select the first branch by clicking Previous. If you have multiple instances of the keyword, click All to select all the branches with the keyword. 

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The Select Tool 

You can also select the whole map. 

 

 On the toolbar click Edit, then click Select All.

select_all.png

Click anywhere on the canvas to de-select.

 select_2.png

 

If you’ve clicked on one branch and would like to select all the proceeding child branches you can do this by going to the toolbar.

 select_des_1.png

Then click EditSelect,  then click Select Descendants.

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All the descendants of that branch will now be selected. To deselect click anywhere on the canvas.

select_des_3.png

Select Area

The Select Area tool allows you to drag and drop a selection around a group of branches or items in order to select them all in one go.

To Select an Area:

Hold down the ⌘  key.

Drag and drop the mouse cursor over the area of branches you wish to select.

select_area_2.png

Then release the mouse to select the items. Click on anywhere on the canvas to deselect.

select_area_3.png

You can also find the area select option in the main toolbar. Click on it then drag and drop the mouse cursor to select the area you want to select. 

select_all.png

 

Delete

The delete button allows you to Delete any item that is currently selected in your Mind Map workspace:

To delete an item:

Select an item or items you wish to delete.

Simply press the Delete key.

 Tip: If you accidentally delete an item you can always use the Undo or Redo options from the Edit menu or use the ⌘  + Z shortcut key.

  Deleting Parent Branches only.

 If you want to delete the main parent branch, but want to keep the child branches you can do this by following these instructions:

 

 Right click on the parent branch you wish to delete.

 

delete_branches_children_selected.png

 On the pop-up menu click Delete (Keep Children)

 delete_keep_children.png

The parent branch will now be deleted, and the first child branches will now be the parent branches attached to the central idea.

 delete_keep_children_2.png

 

 

 

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