Title frame - the
title of your map
Learn what is "frame" in Mind Pad. How can be frame made to
look like a title of your mind map. It's easy to make it looks like document
Frames in Mind Pad
Frames in Mind Pad were designed to show to content of the topic item.
When we need to make some title for the map we can use frame and frame
Making frame style
Let's show how to make a good Frame Style for map topic.
- Run Mind Pad
- Select "Frame Styles" in View menu
- Create "+" button to add a new frame style
- Name the new frame style as "Map Title".
We have created a frame style. You can find more info about frame styles
in object styles article.
Now let's adjust frame style's properties.
- Set "Back Color" and "Border Color" to Transparent
- Use Black color for "Fore color" property.
- Use some large font size, 18 is good enough. Let's change
"Bold" to True
- Change "Text Align" properties if you like.
Map Title frame style
Now, it's a time to use created Map Title frame style. Let's create new
frame and assign just created style to it.
It looks great as a map title now. Also, you can create some additional
frame styles to make comments under the map title, to display the general
information about map.
Make your map looks more professional
We just followed step-by-step the frame creation process. We created Map
Title frame style, but we could also create style that makes our maps look
more professional. With Mind Pad's object oriented approach, it's easy to
create professional looking mind and concept maps.
Mind Pad in our own business
we are using Mind Pad in our business, we do create some business schemes
that allows to understand better our processes (we are using process
This is a screenshot of our process map, that in simple way describe
software development and marketing process.
We used some ideas to create this scheme.
- "D" and "M" letters meaning
"Development" and "Marketing" cycles. We used ideas
that we discussed in Frame
Title article (you are reading it now).
- We used different links to display Investments (Red lines), Work
process (Blue lines) and Results Generating (Green line). We discussed
this in Using
link styles article.
- Also, we put some
business vital information in text box. It's handy to have some large,
informative text blocks on mind map. We wrote about creating such blocks
Use Mind Pad
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