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Frames in Mind Pad

There are two types of objects in Mind Pad - Frames and Links. Frame is an object with some attributes and link is an object that create a visual relation between two frames. Note: with Mind Pad Editor you can change the attributes of frame object and create your own.

  • Important notice: Features and functions described on this page are for Mind Pad 2, the latest version of Mind Pad was released as a new major update (actually completely new project), so information on this page will be relevant only to Mind Pad 2, which is available for download, but is not supported.

Manage Frame Object

The basic frame object is a rectangle with text inside.The basic frame object is a rectangle with text inside.

Create Frame

  • Double click. You can create frame object by double clicking on workspace.

  • Toolbar button. You can change your cursor mode from "Select" (arrow icon) to "Add Frame" (frame icon).  "Add Frame" (frame icon) Then click on the workspace to create new frame.

  • Hot-keys. When you need to create a frame that is related to existent one, then you can use "Enter" or "Insert" hot-key. See below how it works:

Using "Insert" hot-key:

Only one topic exists - Topic1. Select Topic1. Case:

Only one topic exists - Topic1. Select Topic1.

Press "Insert" key on your keyboard to create new topic (topic2) linked to topic1:

 

Press "Insert" key on your keyboard to create new topic (topic2) linked to topic1:

Using "Enter" hot-key:

Topic2 linked to Topic1. The Topic2 was selected. Case:

Topic2 linked to Topic1. The Topic2 was selected.

Press "Enter" key on your keyboard to create new topic (topic3) linked to topic1:

 

Press "Enter" key on your keyboard to create new topic (topic3) linked to topic1:

Chang Frame Text

There are two ways you can change Frame Text.

  • Click on the object and change the value of "Text" property.
  • Double-click on the object to start editing text. Once the editing was finished should can click to the free part of workspace or press Tab key to close text editing box.

Mind Pad Newsletter - mind maps problems discussion, Mind Pad updatesChange Object Attributes

Any time you can change any frame object attributes. Click on the object to display it's properties list and the value of these properties.

  • Style attribute. You can change the way this frame object looks like by changing object style. Read more about changing object style.
  • Hyperlink attribute. Use this property if you want to have a link to some file, folder or web-site. Right-click on frame object to access hyperlink.

Delete Frame

You can delete any object on your work space. Here are some ways to do this:

  • Click Delete Object Delete Object button on the toolbar.
  • Right click on the object and select Delete command.
  • Click "Del" key on your keyboard;

News and featured articles about knowledge representation. Learn about mind maps, concept maps, process maps and other visualization techniques. Related links:

  • Links. Link object creates a relation between frames in mind map.
  • Frame and Link styles. In Mind Pad you don't need to change color or font settings for objects or links one by one. In Mind Pad you apply "Styles" to your mind map. 

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