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How to Change the Format of Mind Map - MindMaster Software

> Mind Map How-Tos > How to Change the Format of Mind Map - MindMaster Software
Posted by Chelsea Yang | 11/08/2019
The format of a mind map is controlled by the map's general format options, mainly including layout, connector style and branch style.

Change the Whole Layout Style

The arrangement of topics is controlled by the map's general layout options. You are able to control the map or tree format of Growth direction items by the layout options:

  1. Put the pointer to a blank space or click the Main Idea shape.
  2. Go to Home Tab and click Layout.
  3. Select the layout style of the mind map.
  4. Change Layout of Mind Map

Tips:

Alternatively, you may refer to the right-hand side bar of the canvas, and then click Layout to choose the layout style of the mind map.

Change Connector Style

MindMasters has several different connector styles and you can choose either all connector's styles at one time, or just partial styles of your connectors.

Change All Connectors' Styles

You can choose a predefined connector style quickly without selecting any connectors. This option applies to all connectors at once.

  1. Press Ctrl + A to select the whole map.
  2. Click Connector Style in the Format task pane.
  3. Select your desired connector style from the drop-down menu.
  4. Change Connector of a Mind Map

Change Partial Connectors' Styles

  1. Select the topic of connectors you want to change.
  2. Click Connector Style in the Format task pane.
  3. Select your desired connector style from the drop-down menu.

Numbering

Numbering is added at the start of the topic text for all subtopics up to the specified depth. If you add, remove or reorganize topics, your map will be automatically renumbered. If you switch to outline review, the same numbering scheme will be applied to your outline.

  1. Select one or more topics of the subtopics you want to number. (Numbering can only be applied to topics with subtopics.)
  2. Click Numbering button.
  3. Choose the type and level of numbering to use.
  4. Set Numbering in Mind Map

Tips:

You can apply different types of numbering to different sections of your map. Once numbers are added, they cannot be edited directly. (You can still edit the rest of the topic text.) If you want to delete the numbers, you must use the Remove Numbering command to delete the numbering.

Change Branch Style

Change the Whole Brabch Style

  1. Press Ctrl + A or click the central topic to select the whole map.
  2. Click on the buttons below Branch to adjust colors, weight, arrows, dashes and styles of all branches. (Weight controls the thickness of lines connecting the central topic and main topics.)
  3. Select the style you prefer.
  4. Change Branch Style in Mind Map

Change the Branch Style of a Certain Part

  1. Select the topic of the branch style you want to change.
  2. Follow step 2 and step 3 above.

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