SmartLayout: From linear to radial Mind Maps
An interesting function offered only by iMindMap in this form is the SmartLayout function, which is automatic. You can change SmartLayout settings or turn them off by selecting SmartLayout from the Format menu.
As the name suggests, iMindMap takes over the organisation and arrangement of branches with this. However, as the user you’ve a choice of different layout variants between which you can switch (see Figure 11-7).
iMindMap enables you to choose your own options:
Linear: This involves the ‘fish-bone’ design familiar from many other programs (see Figure 11-8).
Organic: This layout looks more natural and as if drawn by hand. The Mind Maps displayed so far in this chapter use organic layout.
Radial: This setting allows you to arrange the branches of a Mind Map so they point outwards from its centre, just like spokes radiating from the centre of a circle (see Figure 11-9).