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Mind Pad - Links

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.

  • 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 Link Object

The link object is a line that starts at source object and ends at destination object.

Create Link

  • Toolbar button. Select the source object. Change your cursor mode from "Select" (arrow icon) to "Add Link" (link icon).  "Add Link" (link icon) Then click on the destination object. The hot key for this operation is Control + L.

  • Hot-keys. Mind Pad enables create links using "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:

Text on links

text on links between topics Case:

Two topics linked with link. Double click on link to enter some text.

Use "Tab" key to finish editing. Use "Enter" key to type on the next line.

 

Change Object Attributes

Basic link object has only one attribute you might want to change

  • Style attribute. You can change the way this link object looks like by changing object style. Read more about changing object style.

Delete Link

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;

Related links:

  • Frames. Frame is the basic of mind map. Frame is an object with some set of properties.
  • 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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