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Formatting Mind Map View Branches

If you have chosen to build your mind map using the Mind Map view, there are a few extra options when it comes to formatting your branches.

Changing the color of the branch.

1. Select and double-click on the branch. You will then see the formatting panel.

Formatting panel will appear when you double click branch.


2. To change the branch color, click on the Line Style button and choose a new color.

click on the Line style button and choose a new color

Or click on More Colors to use the color picker:

Click More Colours to open colour picker.


3. Exit the menu by clicking the X button and Done or by clicking on the canvas.

Click X to exit menu or double click Ayoa canvas.


Changing the Branch Shape

You can choose from a variety of branch shapes to highlight specific branches.

1. Select and double-click on the branch to open the formatting options.

Double click branch to open formatting options.

2.  Click on the Line button and then Line Shape section.

Click line button then line shape section.


3. Then, choose which branch style you want by clicking on it.

Choose your branch style.


4. When using a different connector shape in Mind Map view, you can use the control points to add curves to the branch.

Customise your branch by adding curves.

Control points are active with the Auto-Layout turned off and are available only with the Mind Map view maps.


5. Hover over the branch to view the control points.

Hover over branch to view control points.


6. Click and drag the control points to distort the branch.

Click and drag to distort branch line.

Adding a Box Branch in the Mind Map view

If you want to use box branches whilst still having an Mind Map view, you can change branches using a few options:

- by clicking on the branch and then using Shift and Tab keyboards

- by grabbing the green + icon and Shift button and dragging to the desired location

Adding new box branch using shift and green + icon.


You can also change box shape style in the formatting settings.

1. Double-click on the branch and to open the formatting options.

Change box shape style in the formatting settings.

2. Click on the Shape button.

Click on Shape button.

3. Click on your preferred shape and the text will now be in a text box at the end of the branch.

Text will appear at end of the branch.