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Mind Pad - Object 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 deal with "Styles". Style is a set of attributes that specify how the object will looks like. Style includes color scheme, font settings and other.

  • 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.

Default styles

In Mind Pad you can specify what Frame and Link style should the program apply to new objects.In Mind Pad you can specify what Frame and Link style should the program apply to new objects. See the program toolbar:

Manage Styles

In Mind Pad you can access styles using View menu.In Mind Pad you can access styles using View menu. Check "Frame Styles" and "Link Styles" options in View menu. Frame and Link style lists will appear. 

You can edit properties of the style. Select the style in the Frame Styles or Links Styles list and Mind Pad will show the properties on selected style in a properties list above.

  • Add Frame Style. Click add new Frame Style button to add new Frame Style.

  • Add Link Style. Click add new Link Style button to add new Link Style.

  • Remove Style. Select Frame Style or Link Style that you want to remove. Click remove selected style button to remove selected style.

Learn how to change the style of any object - frame or link:

  • Use a drop-list to change display style.Change Object Style. Select (click on) object on the workspace. Find the "Style" property in "Appearance" group. Use a drop-list to change display style.

Frame Style

Basic frame style has the following important propertiesBasic frame style has the following important properties:

  • Child Style. The style that Mind Pad will apply to the new object created as a child of object with this style. This works only in case of using Enter or Insert hot key.

  • Style ID. The name of this style. You can change the name of the style.

  • Coloring options: Back color, Border Color, Fore color;

  • Text position: Text align, Text margins

  • Frame shape. Specify the share of objects with this style.

Link StyleBasic link style has the following important properties

Basic link style has the following important properties:

  • Brush style. It may be solid, dashed, dotted

  • Color. The color used to draw link line and link's caps.

  • End cap and Start cap. The share of link end and start.

  • Width. The width on link line.

  • Style ID. The name of link style.

Related links

  • Frames. Frame is the basic of mind map. Frame is an object with some set of properties.
  • Links. Link object creates a relation between frames in mind map.

Related information

Movie: Manage frame and links stylesMovie: Manage frame and links styles. Learn how to change frame and link styles, how to create and modify style settings. Also, find out how to use "child-" styles.  Play (1 min)

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