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SmartLayout, Clean Up and Auto-Condense

SmartLayout

SmartLayout auto adjusts your Mind Map whenever new Branches are added to ensure that they don't overlap. It enables you to add Branches and ideas at speed without needing to worry about re-positioning them manually.

Smart Layout is enabled by default.

Turning SmartLayout On or Off

To access the SmartLayout options, click on the Layout tab in the main toolbar.

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Then click on SmartLayout to turn it off. 

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To turn SmartLayout back on, click on the SmartLayout icon again.

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Clean Up

Clean Up enables you to organise your Mind Map in an instant. Clean Up can be found in the Layout tab in the main toolbar.

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Using the Clean Up button will condense your map to make your branches appear more balanced.

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After:

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This can be used at any stage of your Mind Mapping, saving you from having to move your branches individually.


 

Smart Layout settings

When SmartLayout is on you can change the style of the Branch by selecting the Settings available:

                                     

This will bring up a menu whereby you can adjust the Branch Style, amount of Spacing between branches and the Auto Condense settings using the slide beneath each setting.

 

Auto Condense

Auto condense automatically cleans up your map and sets Branches to an optimal size in relation to each other, creating a less chaotic, easier to navigate Mind Map. Auto-condense can be activated when SmartLayout is switched on.

 

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  1. Go to Layout tab on the main toolbar.
  2. Click on SmartLayout icon.
  3. If SmartLayout is activated, it will say "SmartLayout: On".
  4. Click on auto-condense and choose from the drop-down menu to either full or partial condense, this will determine how often the map tidies itself.

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To switch off Auto Condense there are two options, either:

  1. Go to the Layout tab, click Auto condense to bring up a pop-up menu and click Auto Condense off.

or

  1. Switch off SmartLayout by going to Layout tab on the main toolbar, then click on the SmartLayout icon. It will now say "SmartLayout: Off. 

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Smart Layout

SmartLayout auto adjusts your mind map whenever new Branches are added to ensure that they don't overlap. It enables you to add Branches and ideas at speed without needing to worry about re-positioning them manually.

Clean Up

Using the Clean Up button will condense your map to make your branches appear more balanced.

The Clean Up button can be found on the main toolbar:

 

Before:

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After:

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This can be used at any stage of your Mind Mapping, saving you from having to move branches individually.

Smart Layout Settings

You can edit the SmartLayout settings from the top toolbar and selecting SmartLayout Settings:

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This menu shows you the options available:

 

 

Auto Condense

Auto condense automatically cleans up your map and sets Branches to an optimal size in relation to each other, creating a less chaotic, easier to navigate Mind Map. Auto-condense can be activated when SmartLayout is switched on.

Enabling SmartLayout:

 

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  1. Go to tools on the main toolbar
  2. At the bottom of the drop-down menu click on SmartLayout settings
  3. To turn on SmartLayout click on next to the yellow bulb.

 

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To switch off Auto Condense:

Switch off SmartLayout by going back to the SmartLayout settings, click “off “next to the white bulb.


 

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