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Outline panel and view

The Outline panel shows a list of all your branches, allowing you to edit, locate and improve your work in the Mind Map views. With the Outline, you can easily go through the content of your mind maps and your ideas in one place.

Outline panel 

1. To access the Outline panel, please open your chosen mind map.

View of the mind map.

2. In the top right corner of the app, please click on the outline icon.

Outline button selected.

3. There will be opened a side panel with an outline where you can see all branches when scrolling. Once you click on the branch in the outline panel, the same branch will be shown on the mind map.

Outline shown in the side panel with scrolling option

 

4. You can edit the branch in the outline panel by clicking on the pen icon. Once the text is updated, press Enter.

Editing name of the branch using pen icon next to the branch,.

 

5. To move branches, simply drag and drop a branch in the chosen position.

Moving branches in the outline panel using drag and drop option.

 

Outline view 

1. You can change the view from panel to full screen when clicking on the expand two-arrow icon in the top right corner of the panel.

Expand icon selected in the Outline panel

 

2. This will open a full outline view with some additional options.

Full outline view.

 

3. To return to the mind map, please use the Back to mind map button in the top left corner of the app.

The back to mind map button.

 

4. Next to the return button, you can undo/redo the actions by choosing one of the arrow buttons.

The undo and redo buttons.

 

5. You can add a sibling branch when using the plus icon.

 The round plus icon.

 

6. To add indent/outdent you can use these buttons.

The indent icon.

And 

The outdent icon

 

7. If you would like to concentrate only on a specific branch, you can select the focus option located in the bottom right corner.

The outline view with the focus option.

 

8. You can also select how the outline will be shown when clicking on the Show/Hide icon in the bottom left corner. The show and hide menu .

 

9. When selecting a branch, there is a 3-dot icon with the options: Undo/Redo, Cut/Copy/Paste, Copy branch link, Move ( Indent/Outdent), Add ( Child/Sibling branch), Edit (Label/Note), Delete and the AI Assistant prompts.

The 3-dot icon showing context menu

 

10. If the notes were enabled in the Show/Hide section, with the 3-dot menu there will be additional options: Main ( main text in your document, Draft ( draft text or ideas not shown in the export), Hide ( text that is not part of your document or export). 

To unhide the text, please click on the 3-dot icon next to the hidden text and select the Main or Draft option.

The context menu with the Main, Draft and Hidden options.

You can add your ideas from the Idea Bank when enabling this option in the map's settings in the bottom left corner.

The Idea Bank option selected