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Assistive Technology: Changing the properties of your X Mind map

Changing Properties

You can use the properties panel on the bottom right hand side of the screen to change the structure, shape, background colour, font, font size, font colour for each topic or sub-topic.

Background

1. Select the background 

2. Select the colour or wallpaper for the background from the properties panel.

Structure

1. Select the central topic

2. Select the structure you prefer

Image of changed structure

Box Styles

1. Select a box i.e one of the central topic, topics or sub-topics

  • or several boxes by selecting one box and then holding down control as you select another box.

image showing changed box properties

2. You can then change the text properties or the shap of the boxes using the properties control panel.

Add a Hyperlink

1. Select the topic or sub-topic to which you would like to add a hyperlink

2. Click the hyperlink icon (world) on the toolbar

3. A pop-up window will appear - enter the URL in the textbox

4. Click OK

5. When you click on the the hyperlink icon, a browser page will appear in a second page of the workbook

Add an Image

1. Select the topic or sub-topic to which you would like to add the image

2.. Choose 'insert' on the menu and

  • search your files to locate a saved image or
  • drag and drop from a web page or
  • select an icon from the markers panel towards the bottom left of the screen

3. Resize to suit your map

result of inserting image

Add Notes to a Topic

Notes can be made about any topic and remain hidden until you need to add to them.

1. Select a topic or sub-topic

2. Select 'modify' and 'notes' 

3. Type your notes into the pop-out notes dialogue box

4. Click anywhere on the map to close the box

Add a Label to a Topic

1. Select a topic or sub-topic

2. Select 'modify' and 'label'

3. Type the label 

4. Click anywhere on the map to close the box

image showing notes and labels