O'Reilly logo

Mind Mapping For Dummies by Tony Buzan, Florian Rustler

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Quick notes within branches

So far I’ve only introduced MindManager functions which involve map displays and allow what you can also do with a pen and paper.

However, you’re probably particularly interested in functions which are only possible with software and go beyond what you can achieve with a pen and paper.

Branch notes enable you to insert whole blocks of text and add pictures and tables to each branch. You can activate text notes with the [Ctrl]+[T] key combination or alternatively via the Insert symbols bar. A dialogue window (see Figure 10-4) for branch notes opens in the left or right-hand part of the screen. When you enter a note, a small note symbol appears on the branch in the Mind Map indicating that further notes are located behind it. This means that, when you minimise the branch note window again, it’s still clear behind which branch further notes are located.

Using branch notes has the following advantages:

check.png You can keep your Mind Map manageable and clear and work with just one keyword per branch, yet still add further information to each branch. This is useful, for example, if you present books as Mind Maps and want to insert quotations as branch notes.

check.png You can make your Mind Map more self-explanatory by writing helpful hints in the branch memo field. It’s then ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required