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Adding Ideas to Your Brainstorm

Once you’ve opened a new Brainstorm canvas you can begin to embellish it with ideas, groups and images, to express your ideas clearly. Ideas allow you to add quick sound-bites of information that you can then arrange into different categories as your ideas develop and grow.

 

Adding a New Idea to the Canvas

Create a new Brainstorm or open an existing one.

On the main toolbar click on the yellow “Idea” icon to add an idea to the canvas.

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Alternatively you can add ideas by clicking anywhere on the canvas and typing.

Start typing to add text to the idea and press enter when you’re finished.

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You can edit the text at any time by double clicking the ideas.

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Adding a Small Idea

Create a new Brainstorm or open an existing one.

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On the main toolbar click on the yellow Small “Idea” icon to add a small idea to the canvas.

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Start typing to add text to the small idea and press enter when you’re finished.

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To delete an Idea

 

  1. Select the sticky note by clicking on it.
  2. Press the backspace button on your keyboard.

 

Inserting Groups

 

You can organise your ideas by adding groups to the canvas.

 

On the main toolbar click on Group.

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This will add a new group to the canvas.

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Type to give it a name and then press enter.

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You can now drag your existing sticky notes into the group or click the “+ in the bottom right-hand corner to create a new sticky note.

 

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You can edit the name of a group by double-clicking on the name along the top of the group. To remove a sticky note, drag and drop it either out of the group or into another group.

 

Deleting a group:

You can delete a group and all its contents by clicking on that group and pressing backspace on your keyboard.

 

Inserting Images:

 

You can add images to your canvas that you can freely move around by following these steps:

Click on the Image icon in the middle of the main toolbar.

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This will open a window allowing you to choose an existing image on your computer.

Alternatively, you can add recent or favourite images- Go the side panel and click on the Image tab.

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You can then search through your favourite images or recent images you’ve used. Just click on the image you want to add to the canvas.

 

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Once you’ve added an image to the canvas you can re-position it by dragging it with the mouse, you can also add it to sticky notes or Groups by dragging it onto them.

 

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To delete an image:

  •  Click on the image
  • Press backspace on your keyboard

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Once you’ve opened a new Brainstorm canvas you can begin to embellish it with sticky notes, groups and images, to express your ideas clearly. Sticky notes allow you to add quick sound-bites of information that you can then arrange into different categories as your ideas develop and grow.

 

Inserting Ideas

 

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Enter Brainstorm view

On the main toolbar click on the yellow “Idea” icon to add an idea to the canvas.

Alternatively, you can add ideas by clicking anywhere on the canvas and typing.

Start typing to add text to the idea and press enter when you’re finished.

adding_icon.png

You edit the text at any time by double-clicking the idea.

 stick_note_added.png

Insert a Small Idea

 

Create a new Brainstorm or open an existing one.

On the main toolbar click on the yellow Small “Idea” icon to add a small idea to the canvas.

 small_idea.png

Start typing to add text to the small idea.

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Then press enter when you’re finished.

small_idea_added_to_the_canvas.png

To Delete an Idea

 

Select the idea by clicking on it.

Press the backspace button on your keyboard.

 

Inserting Groups:

 

You can organise your ideas by adding groups to the canvas.

 

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On the main toolbar click on group.

This will add a new group to the canvas.

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Type to give it a name and then press enter.

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You can now drag your existing ideas into the group.

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To add a new note to the group click the “+ in the bottom right-hand corner to create a new idea.

 

 

 

Deleting a group:

You can delete a group and all its contents by clicking on that group and pressing backspace on your keyboard.

 

Inserting Images:

 

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You can add images to your canvas that you can freely move around by following these steps:

Click on Image icon in the middle of the main toolbar

This will open the navigation pop-up window allowing you to add an image from your computer by clicking browse or searching the image library by entering a keyword and clicking on the magnifying glass.

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Alternatively, you can add recent or favourite images- Go the side panel and click on the Image tab.

You can then search through your favourite images or recent images you’ve used. Just click on the image you want to add to the canvas.

 

images_added_to_the_canvas.png

 

Once you’ve added an image to the canvas you can re-position it by dragging it with the mouse, you can also add it to ideas or Groups by dragging it onto them.

 

To delete an image:

 Click on the image

Press backspace on your keyboard

 

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