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Topics that are text containers

Typical mind or concept map is a set of topics. Some topics are just one or two words, another might contain a lot of text information.

The way to manage with map topics

In fact we addresses to topics (frames) styles. We can change frame's style so it will be able to represent large title or a pack of useful text data.

Making frame style for text blocks

Now, what we can do to make a frame style that will help to represent text blocks.

  1. Select "Frame Styles" in View menu.
  2. Now let's create or edit some existent frame style. In this example I'm creating new style called "Text Block".
  3. First, let's change font size to 7,25 points. It's small enough, but still easy readable.
  4. Second, let's change text align to "middle left".
  5. Now we should pass some minor changes. Let's change background color to something about white and font color to black. This will make text more readable.

The text font is now small enough to show all necessary data.  Let's now assign created frame style to the frame and see how it looks like. It's now perfect to represent some text block. The text font is now small enough to show all necessary data.  

Using text blocks

We have discussed how to create Title Topics and text boxes. This is a simple way to make your mind map looks more professional and easy to understand.

Mind Pad in our own business  

We do create some business schemes that allows to understand better our processes (we are using process mapping technique).As 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 mapping technique).

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. 
  • 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 in Text Containers article (you are reading it now). 

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