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Mind Mapping For Dummies by Tony Buzan, Florian Rustler

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Simple but useful: Fading branches in and out

The first two filters are easy to use and quickly described. If you highlight a particular branch you can then:

check.png Display this branch as the only branch of a Mind Map by clicking on Display selected branch. As soon as this filter function is activated, all other branches fade out and only the superordinate and subordinate branches remain visible. When the filter is switched on, a symbol appears in the status bar showing that a filter has been activated.

check.png Display this branch and its sub-branches but also cut out the higher branches and the rest of the Mind Map. If you hit the Fade in other branches, the rest of the Mind Map reappears.

Both these simple filter functions may be useful, for example, if:

check.png A Mind Map has become so complex that clarity is impaired.

check.png You want to print out just selected parts of a map. You can filter several times until only those branches that you want to print remain.

check.png You want to show a Mind Map to someone else but ...

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