Creating a template
You are ready to begin your brainstorming/webbing/mind mapping/graphic
organizer,.... There are several ways to add symbols. Two
of the most common are using the '
tool and using the tool.
by clicking on it until the corner boxes/handles show. Click
in the center to highlight the text and type in your title.
Click on the background of the title to highlight it, then
choose the 'create' button to add a new idea. [Note: You can
either choose where you want the next idea to be created,
by rolling over a point in the create tool, noting the highlighted
point, or you can arrange the diagram later.]
Click on the text box to type in your next idea.
Repeat for subsequent ideas.
This tool allows you to add a series of linked ideas in rapid
successions, concentrating on getting your ideas down rather
than creating the symbols one at a time!]
Select one of the symbols in your diagram, if one is not already
Click on the
button in the tool bar. [Note: The Rapidfire icon will appear
in the selected symbol to show the tool is turned on.]
Type your next idea, and press Enter/Return.
Repeat with subsequent ideas, pressing return/enter after
each idea. Click off the
button when you are finished. Your ideas will automatically
be linked to your selected symbol.
a) Sometimes you connect two ideas, and then change your mind
about where they should be connected. Not a problem with this
software! All you have to do is click on the line to select
it [handles appear at the ends],
and drag one end to its new location.
You may also wish to create a new link. Select the symbol
that you want the link to come from, choose the
tool, and then select the one you want to link to. Your link
You will also note a dotted line box appears when you highlight
a line. This allows you to type some text in the connecting