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Bubble Groups

Fast Capture View has had a stunning update in iMindMap 11, now providing two ways of quickly adding simple ideas, such as keywords, images and the way they connect. Introducing Bubble Groups, a vibrant way to categorise your ideas in colour coded, nested circles.  

 

To Create a Bubble Group

Open iMindMap 11.

Click on "New" then choose the Fast Capture View.

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When Fast Capture opens you will get a pop-up with a choice of "Bubble Groups" or Bubble Web". Click on "Bubble Groups".

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Start typing to add your first idea to the canvas. 

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Then press enter to add it to the canvas.

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Creating Nested Groups

You can add individual bubbles to the canvas at any timeby clicking anywhere on the canvas and typing your idea. Press enter to confirm.

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You can then add ideas within that bubble to create a nested group. To do this double click on the bubble and type the new idea. 

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Press enter, you will now find that the first bubble has expanded and your new bubble has been added to the centre.

 

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You can build your nested groups by creating more categories inside the original bubble, or even create sub-categories by adding bubbles within the inner circles.

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Expand/Collapse

 

In Fast Capture View, you can de-clutter the canvas by collapsing large nested groups so that only the outer bubble information is visible. This feature is called "Expand and Collapse".

 

Click on the nested bubble that you would like to collapse.

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Select 'Collapse' in the main toolbar.

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The sub categories of bubbles will now collapse so only the outer bubble information is visible.

 

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To expand the nested bubbles, click on the collapsed bubble to select it and click "Expand" on the main toolbar.

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The collapsed bubble will now expand, displaying all the bubbles nested inside.

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 Expand on Add Toggle

You can choose to automatically have new bubbles collapse or expand when added to an existing group. 

 

First, collapse an existing group.

 

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Then on the toolbar check that the "Expand on Add"  is set on "On".

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Click on the collapsed group, start typing a new idea and click enter.

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When the new bubble is added, the group will automatically expand allowing you to see all the bubbles inside the group.

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You stop collapsed groups from automatically expanding when a new bubble is added, go to the toolbar and change Expand "On" to "Off".

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Next, go to a collapsed group, click on it and start typing to add a new bubble. Click enter.

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 When you add a new bubble, the group will not expand, instead, you will see the bubble counter increase, confirming that you have added a new bubble to the group.

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Fast Capture View has had a stunning update in iMindMap 11, now providing two ways of quickly adding simple ideas, such as keywords, images and the way they connect. Introducing Bubble Groups, a vibrant way to categorise your ideas in colour coded, nested circles.  

 

To Create Bubble Groups

Open iMindMap 11.

Then choose the Fast Capture View.

Choose_View.png

Or, if you already have a map open, go to the toolbar and click "File" then choose "New Capture".

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When Fast Capture opens you will get a pop-up with a choice of "Bubble Groups" or Bubble Web". Click on "Bubble Groups".

pick_a_capture_style.png

Start typing to add your first idea to the canvas. 

bubble_group_2.png

Then press enter to add it to the canvas.

bubble_group.png

 

Creating Nested Groups

You can add individual bubbles to the canvas at anytime by clicking anywhere on the canvas and typing your idea. Press enter to confirm.

nested_groups_1.png

You can then add ideas within that bubble to create a nested group. To do this double click on the bubble and type the new idea. 

nested_group_2.png

Press enter, you will now find that the first bubble has expanded and your new bubble has been added to the centre.

 

nested_groups_3.png

You can build your nested groups by creating more categories inside the original bubble, or even create sub-categories by adding bubbles within the inner circles.

nested_groups_4.png

 

Expand/ Collapse

 

In Fast Capture View, you can de-clutter the canvas by collapsing large nested groups so that only the outer bubble information is visible. This feature is called 'Expand and Collapse".

 

Click on the nested bubble that you would like to collapse.

collapse_bubbles_1.png

Select 'Collapse' in the main toolbar.

expand_collapse_toolbar.png

The sub categories of bubbles will now collapse so only the outer bubble information is visible.

 

collapse_bubbles_3.png

 

To expand the nested bubbles, click on the collapsed bubble to select it and click "Expand" on the main toolbar.

expand_collapse_toolbar.png

 

The collapsed bubble will now expand, displaying all the bubbles nested inside.

expanded_bubblles.png

 

 Expand on Add Toggle

You can choose to automatically have new bubbles collapse or expand when added to an existing group. 

 

First, collapse an existing group.

 

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Then on the toolbar click "Customise Style", then click on "Expand on add" to highlight it green.

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Click on the collapsed group, start typing a new idea and click enter.

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When the new bubble is added, the group will automatically expand allowing you to see all the bubbles inside the group.

auto_expand_3.png

 

You stop collapsed groups from automatically expanding when a new bubble is added, go to the toolbar and change Expand on Add"  to "Off".

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Next, go to a collapsed group, click on it and start typing to add a new bubble. Click enter.

auto_collapse_2.png

 

 

 When you add a new bubble, the group will not expand, instead you will see the bubble counter increase, confirming that you have added a new bubble to the group.

auto_collapse_3.png

 

 

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