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

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).

Figure 11-7: Smart-Layout.

9781119943761-fg1107.tif

iMindMap enables you to choose your own options:

check.png Linear: This involves the ‘fish-bone’ design familiar from many other programs (see Figure 11-8).

check.png Organic: This layout looks more natural and as if drawn by hand. The Mind Maps displayed so far in this chapter use organic layout.

check.png 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).

Figure 11-8: Linear layout.

9781119943761-fg1108.tif

Figure ...

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