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Bubble Web

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. The first of these modes is "Bubble Web", this mode allows you to easily fire off ideas, connecting them in a dynamic web of idea bubbles. 

 

To Create a Bubble Web

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 Web. 

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Click to select your central idea, type to edit it and press enter when you're finished.

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This will update your central idea and get your bubble map started.

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Show/ Hide Ancestors

In Bubble Web, you can de-clutter the canvas by hiding bubbles that aren’t directly connected to the current bubble you have selected. This feature is called 'Show/Hide Ancestors':

Click on the bubble you want to focus on.

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Select 'Show/Hide Ancestors in the main toolbar.

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The bubbles which are not directly connected to the idea you have selected will be hidden.

 

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To show the next level of related ancestors without fully expanding the map, click on one of the visible bubbles.

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 To show all the bubbles, go to the main toolbar and click "Hide/Show Ancestors".

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Changing the Toggle Edge

 

In Bubble Web, each bubble is connected by a digital string, referred to as an "Edge". You can choose to have a fluid, curvy line or a static, straight edge:

 

Click on a bubble.

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Select the “Toggle Edge Icon” on the main toolbar.

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If the edge is straight it will convert to a curved edge, if it is curved it will convert to a straight edge.

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To revert it, click the “Toggle Edge Shape” button again.

 

Changing the Canvas Background

 

Fast Capture has a selection of simple, calm backgrounds that you can choose from:

 

Select the 'Canvas' icon in the main toolbar.

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Click on a canvas option from the drop-down menu.

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This edit will now be applied to your canvas. 

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Fast Capture View is an exclusive feature of iMindMap 9/10 Ultimate edition. It allows you to quickly add simple ideas, such as keywords, images and the way they connect, all in one place. With self-organising bubbles and an array of formatting options, Fast Capture View revolutionises what is typically the initial step of the creative process.

Getting started with Bubble Web: 

 Open iMindMap 11.

Then choose the Fast Capture View.

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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".

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Click to select your central idea, type to edit it and press enter when you're finished. Type anywhere on the canvas and click Enter on the keyboard to create a new bubble

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This will update your central idea and get your bubble map started.

 

 step_4.png

 

In Bubble Web, you can de-clutter the canvas by hiding bubbles that aren’t directly connected to the current bubble you have selected. This feature is called 'Show/Hide Ancestors':

 

Click on the bubble you want to focus on.

bubble1.PNG

Select 'Show/Hide Ancestors in the main toolbar.

show_hide_ancestors.png

The bubbles which are not directly connected to the idea you have selected will be hidden.

 

bubble2.PNG

 

To show the next level of related ancestors without fully expanding the map, click on one of the visible bubbles.

bubble3.PNG

 

 

 To show all the bubbles, go back to the main toolbar and click "Show/Hide Ancestors".

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Changing the Toggle Edge

 

In Bubble Web, each bubble is connected by a digital string, referred to as an "Edge". You can choose to have a fluid, curvy line or a static, straight edge:

 

Click on a bubble.

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Click on the "Customise Style" icon.

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On the Drop down menu click on "Toggle edges".

show_hide_ancestors.png

If the edge is straight it will convert to a curved edge, if it is curved it will convert to a straight edge.

bubble4.PNG

To revert it, click the “Toggle Edge Shape” button again.

toggle_edge_shape_straight.png

 

 

 

Changing the Canvas Background

 

Fast Capture has a selection of simple, calm backgrounds that you can choose from:

 

Open Fast Capture view.

Select the 'Canvas' icon in the main toolbar

Click on a canvas option from the drop-down menu to apply it to your canvas.

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This will now be applied to your canvas. 

 

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