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Mind Mapping For Dummies by Tony Buzan, Florian Rustler

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Step 2: Inputting ideas

In this step you enter all your ideas one after the other in the special input screen. Click on [Enter] and the idea concerned appears in the background of MindManager. At this stage ideas aren’t yet assigned to branches but are free-floating (see Figure 16-5).

remember.eps The one-word rule plays no role in this special use of MindManager for brainstorming. At this stage an idea, especially if it’s entered unstructured and visually unconnected with another concept, requires more than one word if it’s to make sense later on.

Figure 16-5: Inputting ideas.

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