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How to Create a New Map

1. Open a Map


Begin by opening a blank map to start mapping

From the dashboard screen or map screen, click on the blank document icon.

(Dashboard Screen)

creating topic

(Map Screen)

blank document

Enter a title by double-clicking the Title text (or pressing Enter) and type the name of the map.

Central Title

Or begin by opening a map with pre-set style to start mapping.

From the dashboard screen, New tab, select a style.

dashboard capture

From the map screen Select Style menu (File> New> Select Style)

select style

Enter a title by double-clicking the Title text (or pressing Enter) and type the name of the map.

Or begin by opening a template (sample) map to start mapping.

Click the mapping screen icon from the dashboard.

Dashboard to Template

File> New> Template

Templates

Enter a title by double-clicking the Title text (or pressing Enter) and type the name of the map.

Central Title

2. Create Topics


Select a topic by clicking on the topic. An orange outline with arrows on each side will appear.

Select Topic

Press the spacebar to create a branch.

Add New Topic

Enter topic text.

New Topic

Hit Enter key to complete.

complete text

Quicker Method: Select the topic and just start typing which will automatically create a new branch.

However, the above spacebar key> text > Enter key sequence gives rhythm to creating and generating new ideas.

3. Edit Topics


Select a topic by clicking on it.

Press the Enter key and you will see the text highlighted. Start typing new text.  When done press the Enter key again to complete your edit.

Or double-click the word to edit or single-click the letter to change the single letter.

Edit map

 

4. Save a Map to Local Computer


Click the Save icon from Quick Access Toolbar (Option 1)

 

Keyboard Shortcut Keys (Option 2)

Ctrl + S

From File Menu (Option 3)

File>  Save

You can choose to save it to your local folder such as Documents or to your cloud drives such as OneDrive.

5. Save a Map to Google Drive (Built-In)


Go to File> Save as> MindMapper File> Google Drive

Log in with your Google Account and please allow permission for MindMapper to access your Google Drive.

 

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