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Using link styles

Using link styles is great way to make your mind or concept map looks more professional and to make it easy understandable. Learn how to change links styles - colors, width, caps and other. 

Link in Mind Pad

Links in Mind Pad were designed to set a relation between two topics. When we deal with large map it's handy to have links with different meaning to display different ideas. 

For instance, if you create a map that explains the development cycle then you'd probably want to use some special links to show where investments (of time or money) are made, when you should spend some resources and what stages generates some result. 

Change link style properties

You can change Links color and width

We can change Links color and widthIt's handy to use thin lines for some minor ideas and it's a good idea to use thick lines for some important points. 

The same idea about coloring. You can change colors to display the idea of this process, for instance you may use Red for "Investments" and Blue for "Results generating".

Note: in some cases we don't want line to be visible, so we can use a transparent as a line color . 

Use brush style and change caps

Also, you can change brush style. Available styles are Solid, Dotted, Dashed.

You can associate some idea with style you are using. It may tell a lot about involved processes.

Line caps

Finally, you can modify line caps to represent your idea about this process. 

You can create lines that point in both directions and you can create lines that starts or ends with some special shape.

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 (you are reading it now).
  • 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. 

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