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Document you thoughts like a Genius - The complete Mind mapping & Xmind course

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32 Lessons (4h 32m)
    • 1. 1 Welcome

    • 2. 2-What you will learn in this course

    • 3. 3 Quick Bio

    • 4. 4 Xmind Versions

    • 5. 5 The History of Mind Mapping

    • 6. 6 Concepts and principles

    • 7. 7 Software vs Hardcopy

    • 8. 8 The Benefits of Mind Mapping

    • 9. 9 How and Why Mind mapping works

    • 10. 10 Installation of Xmind

    • 11. 11 Entering Ideas

    • 12. 12 Navigating Xmind

    • 13. 13 The Insert menu 1

    • 14. 14 The Insert menu 2

    • 15. 15 The Insert menu 3

    • 16. 16 The Matrix

    • 17. 17 Gantt chart

    • 18. 18 Properties

    • 19. 19 Styles

    • 20. 20 Themes

    • 21. 21 Drilling into detail

    • 22. 22 Expanding and Filtering

    • 23. 23 Sharing & Exporting Mind maps

    • 24. 24 Collaborating

    • 25. 25 Preferences & Fast keys

    • 26. 26 Bundled Templates

    • 27. 27 Creating Templates

    • 28. 28 XMind7

    • 29. 29 Xmind7 User Interface

    • 30. 30 XMind7 Improvements

    • 31. 31 Xmind7 New Features

    • 32. 32 And Finally

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Document your thoughts like a genius. The Complete course on Mind mapping and Xmind

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This is a terrific course on mind mapping, specific to XMIND software. The first third covers the theory and application of the mind mapping technique. The next two thirds covers how to use XMIND. For me, however, the section on XMIND really helped me understand the various features of mind maps and how to enhance mind maps for clarity. Allen Casteel

I really enjoyed doing this course. It is very well presented - full of interesting information, clear demonstrations and an easy to follow progression of ideas, all in an accessible style. I'm sure the presenter used "Mind Mapping" to create the course, because it is so well laid out, concise, logical and educational. A great example of the techniques that he teaches. I have used mind maps a little before, but always on paper. The ability to use this technique in an electronic format is far more versatile, and the presenter leads you through all the necessary steps to understanding and actually using the software in a very accessible manner, even if you are not a computer wizard. I created my first mind-map within a few hours and I’m really enjoying the process of refining the details. I have no hesitation in recommending this course to everyone - whatever your needs, goals or interests - Mind Mapping itself is a brilliant way to organise your thinking, to bring new insight and clarity, and this course is a great introduction. Tania Jenkins

Thanks for such a wonderful course creation. I really enjoyed this course . Keep it up good work. Thanks... Ghulam Jaffar

Just what I needed! You explained everything so good, amd even if I am not an native english speaker, I understood everything. Thank you for this wonderful course.Paul Dordea

A patient, clear and thoughtful instructor. A very useful piece of software is well explained. This course should become required viewing for new instructors. Robin Scanlon

I found this to be an excellent introduction to mind mapping and XMind in particular, together with a great practical example in the course structure & development. Audio is smooth and clear with excellent presentation. Video lectures are of optimum length and flow well. As I am familiar with several other mind mapping softwares I shall be interested to use it as a model to see how easily it translates. Paul Reader


So why the title?

Well, take a close look at people we regard as ‘genius’ characters over the centuries. The way they documented their thoughts, took notes, drew and sketched for inspiration and the format they chose when putting pen to paper had a remarkable similarity to what we now call ‘mind-mapping’. Doodles, sketches, linking-lines, pictures, images, groupings, relationships; big picture and fine detail. There was less color than the classic modern day mind map, but crayons and felt tip pens were hard to come by, so the humble quill had to suffice.

This course is about mind mapping - a slightly more formalised and researched form of note taking, that has huge benefits over traditional note taking or thought documenting techniques.

Mind mapping is being adopted in schools and universities by thousands of students who find this method of note-taking to be amazingly easy and beneficial. These same students take mind mapping into their professional lives to organise, memorise, manage and communicate.

Mind mapping is extremely fast , very intuitive and amazingly easy to re-visit and understand.

Mind mapping can be used by anyone who, at any point in their daily lives, needs to make a plan, take clear and readable notes, or explain concepts or projects to others - everyone including C-level executives, management consultants, project managers, engineers, writers, poets, students, designers, teachers, stay at home moms or dads.

The uses for mind maps are only limited by imagination itself. Imagine documenting one of Shakespeare's plays - the plots, sub plots, characters, major and minor - the relationship between the characters within the play and even with characters in other of the bards plays. Maybe the relevance of the story-line to a particular time in the life of Shakespeare. To document all this information in a word document, for example, might end up as a book in itself. Imagine having all this information on a single sheet, radiating out from a single central topic (i.e the name of the play) - all the information at a glance - imagine using this as the tool to explain every facet of the play to a class of students for example.

Mind maps have the awesome power to map, distil and convey information, and explain relationships and ideas in a way the written word cannot. We are visual beings, and a good mind map gives us an instant picture which is far easier to understand and remember than any other method.

This course covers the theory and principles of mind mapping and then gives you an in-depth look into the fantastic market leading mind mapping software XMind.

The course consists of five hours of video tutorial and supplementary materials and the occasional quiz. Depending on your time commitments, the course can be completed anywhere between a day and a few weeks.


1. 1 Welcome: welcome to this cause on my mapping and ex mind. In reality, it's a bit of a challenge to explain the benefits of mind mapping in such a short intro, but I'll give it a go. Firstly, a quick definition of mind mapping mind maps are a nonlinear visual outline of complex information that can aid creativity, organization, productivity and memory. Mind maps graphically show ideas in a relational context, with the main topic at the center of the map on major sub topics on branches radiating out from the main topic. Imagine the map of a city. Starting at the center may be the main square, and then lines of communication, roads and railways radiating out into different areas of the city, the financial district, the arts and theatre area, the museum's the main shopping street, the main eating area, maybe a big park. Each of those areas are entities in themselves and have their own communication lines and relationships between them within each area. Say you'd call it a sub topic in mind mapping like the eating area. There may be other bundles, like the Chinese or Italian or Mexican restaurant clusters, so often if we try to explain to someone where something is, especially in a city eventually will go. Hold on, let me show you on a map. It's because our brains understand and remember stuff better when they have a context in a relationship and a part of a bigger picture. In a nutshell, it means that mind maps are a great way of noting stuff down that your brain finds natural and easy to understand and assimilate on, particularly to communicate with others going back to the definition. Briefly, the four key components of mind mapping benefits our creativity, organization, productivity and memory. I would challenge anyone to state that they wouldn't benefit from an improvement in at least one of those in their daily lives. So if you ask who is mind mapping four, it's pretty much everyone. Here are a few ways that my mapping can help you. It can boost your memory. It can help you with clear and concise planning. It helps you concentrate. Organize your thoughts, clarify your thoughts and communicate your thoughts to study and learn faster to see and understand the whole picture to save trees. While the software version anyway increased creativity to communicate better, collaborate better and to recognize relationships. The detail in the big picture, there is one overriding benefit that umbrellas everything that I've said already. And that is mind mapping will save you time, time, the most precious resource for any living being the one thing we can't get back once it's gone. The other thing that a lot of literature about mind mapping seems to forget is that they are cool. They're really fun, and they're very, very inspiring. So why do this? Course you might ask. Well, like any skill, it takes time to become an expert or even just proficient. This course will fast track you to mind mapping mastery, although my mapping isn't so complex, is a concept. The key to great mind mapping is speed and clarity. This course will take you through the background and history of mind mapping. This will lead nicely onto the science of why mind maps work so effectively on. Then the concepts and principles on what key methods produced the best results. Thesis part of the course will explore the mind mapping software X mind a fantastic feature , rich, intuitive and awesome piece of software. By the end of the course, you'll be totally comfortable producing amazing mind maps with lightning speed. The only thing you can possibly regret is that you didn't discover my mapping earlier. You'll also end up creating mind maps on how to fill the extra hours in your day from the time you've saved doing mind mapping the holidays, the time with the family learning stuff and chilling out. So take the plunge, you won't regret it. 2. 2-What you will learn in this course: I can pretty much guarantee that by the end of the course, you'll be amazed by how much time you can save how much easier it will be to communicate your ideas to others. How much information you are able to assimilate. And remember, aunt, how many aspects of your life will seem so much clearer and more manageable in terms of the course content? The 1st 3rd of the course will cover the history of mind mapping that's actually being used for centuries. The concepts and principles. What techniques seem to work best? Why mind mapping works. If you're anything like me, you'll want to know the science behind it. The final 2/3 of the course will concentrate on X mind itself, and how to use it in the most efficient way will go through starting a new project, entering data at speed, navigating around a mind map, changing the look and feel using properties on then templates and themes to really streamline the process and then the fun part of images, colors, links, hyperlinks, groupings, markers and then sharing your mind maps with others, either as X Mind files themselves or in other formats. Pdf's images. Power points. Word documents. There are two versions of X mind, a free version and a pro version during the course, and for each section I will show you the features of both. There's a discount available for the pro version for anyone who signed up for the course on our Post details on how to claim your discount. I would suggest going through this course in total in the order that it's laid out and then revisit sections when you might need more clarification. Please don't hesitate. Post questions or comments. I relish feedback and suggestions. I'll attempt get replies dumb within 24 hours. I'll also be updating the course on an ongoing basis. Whenever there are new features, insights or anything I find that might prove beneficial or from any of your suggestions, so please enjoy the course. 3. 3 Quick Bio: Hi, My name is Colin Holding. I'm going to be taking you through this mind mapping and ex mind course. I've had a long and varied career, which I see is an advantage to be more of a generalist rather than a specialist. I started in sales and marketing, which kept me on my toes for several years and then finally a changed, too, becoming a photographer, which had been a passion of mine since an early age. Then one day, humble PC arrived on my desk twin 56 K floppy disk, IBM software on one disk and data on the other. I was completely hooked. I spent the next 17 years in I T programming on Project Managing. Finally, in 2000 it was time for a change again. One of my other passions has bean health and fitness. I've always stayed fit, and I've always been very much into sports and movement. In 2000 I retrained as a personal trainer. My specialty was and still is in natural health and fitness, how to move, eat and live in a way that nature and evolution intended. I joined the company, which specialized in retreats to teach natural health. I first became a head coach and then finally CEO and a shareholder in 2015 I started a new venture. Instead of teaching small groups of people who had the resources to go on a health and fitness retreat, I wanted to teach a much wider audience about the things I've learned over the years. This didn't just include health and fitness, but also many of the experiences that had made a significant impact on my life. Mind mapping is one of days I've now being using mind mapping for quite some years and ex mind specifically in the past 2 to 3 years. Mind mapping is an awesome creative product of a teetotal. I really look forward to sharing some of the insights and some of the power of mind banning with you. 4. 4 Xmind Versions: This is a quick explanation video about X mind versions. The whole of this course was created on X mine. Six. Now, in November 2000 and 15 X Mind released a new version, which is the version seven if you're new to X Mind and you haven't downloaded it already. What I would suggest is that you go to the X Mind download page, scroll down past the X Mine seven downloads and you'll see a button or an option for downloading a previous version. If you want the look and feel and functionality off your ex mind version to be identical to the course, then this is the thing to do. I have created a video at the end of this course, which goes through in detail, the upgrades in functionality and look and feel off X mine. Seven. Once you've had a look at this video is the perfect time to do the upgrade, because everything you've learned in the course will then have been updated to the Version seven and you can do the upgrade. If, on the other hand, do you have X mine seven on your machine already or you want to do the download of the newest version. Feel free to do that. But what I would suggest is that you skip down to the bottom of the course and actually watch the video on the enhancements off X Mine seven. And then when there are differences between the course on your version, you'll know exactly where they're coming from. At the risk of sounding like I'm repeating myself, I do go over this again, actually, in the video, which explains the installation off X Mind. 5. 5 The History of Mind Mapping: the idea of free flow, visual representation of thoughts, ideas or concepts goes back centuries. The idea of linking noted thoughts with lines or relationships and to have elaborate illustrations to communicate in other ways than the written word also goes back a very long way. The modern mind map is the result of thousands of years of people documenting and communicating thoughts and ideas through illustration, with the biggest idea in the middle and related ideas radiating from the center with connectors and boundaries clarifying relationships. I'm not going to spend too long explaining the full history of mind mapping, save to mention some of the noteworthy personalities who used mind maps a lot. They also used concept maps, spider maps or other visual representation of ideas off information. We can go back as far as the third century to poor free of tire who produced a tree of poor free, which is a great representation of taxonomy in a visual hierarchy. There is several examples of mind map like structures generated from the story of the Bible on Dove other ancient religions, like that of Codex, a mutinous, the earliest surviving manuscript of the nearly complete Bible, a Catalonian philosopher from New Yorker. Ramon Lull in the 13th century produced illustrations of information like The Tree of Sciences, other great minds like Leonardo da Vinci, Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein, John Bunyan, Charles Darwin and even the Great Wall Disney, who produced a very mind map like business map to illustrate the topics and relationships of his business vision. It wasn't really until the 19 seventies, when a guy called Tony Bazan, a British psychologist, officially coined the word mind map. Tony Bazan, on expert in mental literacy, speed reading and mind mapping, produced a series called Use Your Head. It was also the first time that mind mapping was given some basic rules, or rather, guidelines in terms of structure, coherence and the methods that had greatest effect when no taking mental recall understanding concepts and relationships between concepts. Tony Bazan had noticed a university that many of the top performing students didn't take notes in a linear bullet, pointed left to right top to bottom kind of way. But they doodled keywords just it in different parts of the no pad lines and arrows. Large letters for important points and small for less important points, colors, illustrations doodles and more doodles. One page relating to the next page, much like the do dah lings of the great Minds mentioned earlier, mind mapping was born. Since the Seventeens, much work has been done on the benefits of mind mapping and the best protocols to use. Although your own style and preference is high on the list of creating a great mind map, mind maps started on paper large and small but inevitably, mind maps. Software started to emerge. I'll talk about the pros and cons of paper versus digital mind maps in one of the following videos. 6. 6 Concepts and principles: the concepts and principles of mind mapping have evolved over time, not only with the many learned individuals developing mind maps or mind map like structures , but also research projects investigating which of the techniques and principles and mind mapping have the greatest benefits. A good starting point for how to mind map come from the principles outlined by Tony Bazan. He produced the seven steps to making a mind map, so to begin with, you start in the center of a blank page. Turn sideways. Why? Well, it's obvious, really, because if you start in the middle, your brain could go any direction. It's given the freedom to spread out in all directions and express itself more freely and naturally. Use an image or a picture for your central idea. An image is worth 1000 words and helps you use your imagination. A central images mawr interesting and keeps you focus for longer. It also helps you concentrate and gives your brain a bit of more of a buzz. Use colors throughout colors are as exciting for your brain as our images, colors and extra vibrancy and life to your mind map. It adds tremendous energy to your creative thinking, and it's fun. Connect your main branches to the central image. Andi. Collect your second and third level branches to the first and second levels. Because your brain works by association, it likes to link two or three or four things together. If you connect the branches, you'll understand. And remember a lot more easily make your branches curved rather than straight line, because having nothing but straight lines is boring for your brain. Try to use one keyword per line. This is because a single keyword gives your mind map more power and flexibility. Use images throughout. This is because, as I said before, an image is worth 1000 words. But finally, what I'd really like to say is that mind maps very, very personal. You may have certain techniques that really work for you and others that don't also mind. Maps may be different, depending on their context, so you may use my certain type of mind map for business on a completely different type of mind. Map for, say, holidays, organizing your files, organizing your images. So experiment with what you like on what works for you, and that is one of the key principles off. Really good mind mapping 7. 7 Software vs Hardcopy: in this section, I'm going to discuss software versus the hard copy versions of mind mapping. To be honest, it really doesn't have to be an either or situation If you start using my naps in different situations in your life, i e. If you become a convert, you'll find yourself creating mind maps not only on software, but very often your best creations. Maybe on the back of an envelope, a serve yet or some of the best on paper table covers in a restaurant, whether on the back of an envelope or on the side wall of a building. Ultimately, for a mind map toe, have permanency inflexibility. You will need to get it on software of some description. The paper Hard copy mind maps require very little to get them going, as mentioned above. A paper tablecloth, an envelope, a pen. They can also be very inclusive in brainstorming sessions where anyone with a pen can have a go. A big table with an equally big piece of paper could be great for brainstorming, where each person is responsible for adjusting the ideas in their area of range. In the end, though, you have a huge mind map with great ideas that can be a little bit difficult to transport, share, modify or adapt. Obviously, a video or photo of the mind map can give it permanence on Make It Shareable. But if other teams want to make changes or add or amend anything, it is a bit tricky now to mind mapping software whilst still following the concepts and conventions of paper hard copy mind maps, Mind mapping software can offer enormous advantages in power, flexibility and collaboration. I'll just go through some of the amazing ways that digital mind maps can be used as mentioned before they have some permanence there, not a one off in the life of a project. For example, a digital mind map documenting the project could be continually modified. Adapted and shared digital mind maps are not restricted by the borders of a piece of paper topics and sub topic nodes could be expanded and collapsed at the click of a button. Sub topics of one mind map can become the main topic of another mind map on my map. Workbooks could be linked and assimilated. Digital. My maps can be rich in links hyperlinks, attachments, images. Any node might have a link to a video of website, a word document or a powerful in presentation. This makes it not only a great creative tool, but it can also develop into a very powerful dashboard for a project. Digital mind maps can be exported to other software packages. Either is images or outlined text. Imagine you're going to write a book. You mind map the outline of the plot, a couple of button clicks and the mind map turns into a word document with chapters, topics, plots where you can just fill in the text. Similarly, if you're planning a presentation again, outlined the presentation on a mind map and literally in a few seconds of mind map outline can create your PowerPoint slide deck. Conversion of mind maps to SPG and PdF images allows them to be used in presentation with no loss of quality. Even with extreme zooming into the image, digital mind maps can be projected on developed in a large group brainstorming session. The projection of her mind map is a great way to present and communicate to larger audiences. Digital mind maps are amazingly flexible and can be used by so many people in such a variety of different ways. The whole look and feel of a mind map can be completely transformed at the click of a button. Mind mapping software is not just about mind maps, although my mapping is its core functionality. The software also provides a host of productivity tools, including grids, organization diagrams, SWAT analysis diagrams, project management functionality, including Gant charts. Mind mapping software allows for layer upon layer of drilling down, allowing the user to see the big picture but then to drill down into atomic detail. The beauty of scaling from big picture to detail is that the level of detail or chunking could be tailored to your audience. Senior managers, for example, may just need to see the overall picture. Technical experts will need the detail and can even be charged with producing these sections of the mind map. So in summary, there's no real right or wrong. Each type of mind map will have its place, but ultimately, the power, flexibility and collaborative potential of digital mind maps should make them an essential part of your organization strategy 8. 8 The Benefits of Mind Mapping: So what are the benefits off? Mind mapping Well, just to go quickly back to a brief definition of mind. Mapping mind maps are a nonlinear visual outline of complex information that can aid creativity, organization, productivity and memory. Mind maps graphically show ideas in a relational context, with the main topic of the center of the map and major sub topics on branches radiating from the main topic. In a nutshell, it means that mind maps are a great way of noting stuff down that your brain finds easy to understand and to assimilate. The many benefits of mind mapping tend to fall into at least one of these categories. Let's start with creativity. Imagine you're in a situation where you and your team have to come up with a fantastic new pitch for a client. You're in a brainstorming session, ideas, air flying around the room. One idea sparked off a series of related ideas. Some ideas have more potential than others. Some ideas would work better in one scenario than another. Some would be great short term. Others would be better over the long haul. It was a great session. Everyone was firing on all cylinders. Now imagine the poor person like a stenographer in a courtroom, having to take the minutes of a meeting like that. How on earth can the radiant, creative, exuberant and prolific thought process of the brainstorm be documented in a bullet pointed , linear top downward document without actually losing 80% of the creative content? A competent mind mapper can do this. Nothing is lost. The subtleties, nuances, priorities and groupings relationships can all be noted. The mind map can then be reviewed quickly on the spot by all parties, and they can agree that the mind that actually reflects what everyone was thinking. Now let's talk about organization. Here's another scenario. You are wool Disney. You've created the Walt Disney Empire so big and so diverse. It's hard to keep track of all the businesses, the departments within those businesses, the functions of the department, the dependencies of those departments on other departments and the people in those departments, their job descriptions and their dependencies. You, Walt, give the task of documenting your empire to some poor junior climbing the ladder. After 12 grueling weeks of research interviews, documentation, he reduces a 1200 page document. You? Walt asked. It's OK, so how does the music department interact with the TV shows? Merchandising on the Disneyland experience? Okay, scroll down to Section 23. Music department subsection 12 interactions. Paragraph 18 26 29 32. Although that doesn't give the whole picture despairing, you decide to do it yourself. This is 1959. A long time before the word mind map was ever coined. Walt Disney produced this. If he had time, I'm sure he would have colored it in a swell so organization where you need the big picture . But you also need the ability to drill down into atomic detail. Mind maps are absolutely awesome for this. Now let's talk about productivity. In many respects, productivity is related to organization. Clear Strategic collaborative Big Picture Organization leads to fantastic productivity gains. Often the bottleneck or the ball and chain in productivity boils down to a lack of organization and or understanding. Clear understanding of problems on the generation of solutions means huge productivity gains and finally, memory. In this age of information overload, how on earth do we manage to remember anything? Mind maps can significantly help when trying to remember information, whether it's recall for presentation or students in their studies. There's been so much research conducted on memory and recall on the benefits of mind maps. Students are easily accessible test subjects and studies on note taking techniques were perfect for studying effective recall. Apart from the benefits above, all of which applied to both paper and digital mind maps. One of the clear benefits afforded by mind Maps software is that it's able it's store a ble . It's changeable, expandable and particularly its share. A bowl are going into a little bit more depth about paper versus digital mind maps in a later video. 9. 9 How and Why Mind mapping works: There's been so much research into neuroscience, brain function and memory over the past decades, but we're really starting to get to grips with how it all works. There's obviously not enough time to go into the exact workings of the brain on this course , except to point out a few key facts. We know that our creative brains work in a radial associative kind of way, not in a linear, up, down, left to right kind of way. It's only really because we are taught to read and write and take notes and recite knowledge in this way that the pattern persists. If our brain had its own way, our notes would be pictures, images linking lines, colors, groups and if we could, sounds and smells as well. Our brains positively react to interesting an emotional stimulation. It also likes to see a big picture before drilling down into the details creatively, One thought will start another and then another. Any restriction in this process, like boxes, lines, bullet points prevent this sparking the well used phrase of think outside the box is exactly this. Let your mind free to explore ideas and angles, New perspectives, The latest research confirmed that moments of seemingly spontaneous insight eureka moments , if you like, come from sudden activity in the anterior superior temporal gyrus, a portion of the right brain hemisphere just above the right ear. Creative thinking is attributed to the right hemisphere as his non verbal reasoning. Color, imagination, emotion, divergence, big picture, all of these attributes activated by the use of mind maps rather in traditional logical verbal linear dominance of the Left Hemisphere. Having said that, my naps also tap into right and left hemisphere because they're using both the logical on their using the creative. Much of our knowledge about memory comes from the extensive research into to specific groups of people. One have some sort of memory dysfunction, either from birth or disease or some sort of trauma. And the other group are the extraordinary memory gurus like Rajveer Meena, who memorized the number Pi, which we knows 3.142 to 70,000 decimal places, or David Pharaoh, who memorized 3000 and 68 playing cards in sequence that's 59 packs in terms of memory enhancement with mind mapping. The latter group give researchers many of the answers on how and why mind maps is so effective for mind memory tasks. The brain is bombarded with millions of bits information every second, and it has to discern which bits are interesting on which or not its first level of filters for survival. Any association of information or an event that leads to pain is stored safely away to prevent it happening again. We all know that holding our finger over a flame is a very bad idea on we remember the first time it ever happened. Most other memories recalled are associated with deeply visual, radiant, colorful, emotional and associate of events. Emotion plays a very significant role in memory. Recall. Most people remember exactly where they were when John Lennon died, or the events of 9 11 or when their team won the championship. Our brains have approximately 100 billion neurons. The way to learn or remember is to repeat actions that work for us and discard ones that don't the neural connections. A particular action gets stronger and stronger as we repeat a successful action practice practice practice. There's a great quote from one of the all time great golfers, Arnold Palmer, in response to a journalist who had said he had just had some luck on his round. He's just completed, Arnold said. It does seem strange, but the more I practice the luckier I get your own. A pathways do get reinforced by repetition, but if you throw in emotion, color other links associations, the pathways get doubly reinforced. The memory experts or gurus who were talking about earlier use elaborate, colorful, image rich storytelling with strong associations. Sequences an emotional content to memorize things that the brain would otherwise find boring and bland and discard to the non recycle bin find maps using similar techniques. I Plenty of color images, links boundaries. Strong and weak text can tell a great story and hence enhance memory and recall of the content. 10. 10 Installation of Xmind: Okay, This is a very quick video just before the installation one. Just to show you that when you go into the installation screen for X Mind, you're presented with a slightly different interface only because there's new version out since I did the installation. So when you click into eggs mind you'll now have ex mind seven. Now available on If you go to the downloads, you'll see download X mind. But absolutely everything else is identical. Apart from the version, enjoy the next video. Okay, welcome to this lecture. This is about the installation off X mind, which is very, very straightforward. So obviously we're open a browser. Um, just talking X mind into the browser on it will come up with, obviously a fantastic titles. X Mind the most professional mind mapping software. Just click on that Andi, then on to download on. Then you sticking your email and do a download. There it goes. Okay, Once it's downloaded, it should be in your download file. You just click on it and and just follow the instructions for the installation. I'm not going to install this mission because I have a provisional really installed, so I'm not going to go through that. There are downloads for other operating systems. There's a Mac Juan Lennox Onda portable package, which combines or earth all three Windows, Mac and lyrics, and it could be stuck onto a USB and go with you. I've never used it, but it may be useful for some of you, just the pricing options I mean to begin with. If you just download the free version and for most of what we'll be doing, it will be absolutely fine. I will, at some stage, go over some of the features off X Mind six Pro, which I have found very useful but Sony to begin with, there's no requirement for anything but the free version you can obviously see the price is in euros or pounds. Aziz. Well, we will probably come back at some stage to this site, but for the moment, I think install the package and then we'll move on to the next part 11. 11 Entering Ideas: welcome to the first off. The video's really about the functionality of X mind. Hopefully, you managed to install the program without too much difficulty. It's normally fairly straightforward. Now the purpose of this video is really just start a new X Mind project and to get our ideas as fast as we can onto an ex mind mind map. So with no further ado, our first task is really just to get eggs. Mind running on. We do that from wherever you installed it on your device. Now, when you open X mind, you're presented with a list or a variety off templates. Now all those strictly speaking, a lot of these aren't actually mind maps themselves. There are some great product of A T tools on here under the template section, and I will go over quite a few of them later on in the course. But really, our priority now is to get a blank classic mind map, and so we just double click on there and we start with a blank sheet on day Central topic on a sheet, which is called Workbook, won by default. Now, as I explained in some of the earlier videos, concerning mind mapping in general, it's really good practice to have a Szmajdzinski tail as much color illustrations, great descriptive works and words on your on your mind map as you possibly can. But for our purposes now it really is just about getting ideas onto things sheet of paper with our central topic. Now this could be just your own personal brainstorming, or you could be sitting rounded with a group of people around a table and having a brainstorming session with them. But really, the trick is to get the information as fast as you can onto the mind map and then dual the pretty ing up a little bit later on in the mind map project. So X Mind is is great at being very, very fast, it getting ideas down. So with the central topic highlighted, we just literally start typing. We'll do this one not going to give away all the secrets of my life, but it is a good example, and it's a great one for you to try yourselves on. Just a good example of a mind map on where we go from here. Now, having typed are central topic with the central topic also highlighted or with focus. If I just press, enter or return I immediately and presented with a new main topic. Now at this stage with it highlighted. Aiken, just start typing on with this sub topic highlighted. If I press enter again or return again, I get another sub topic at the same level, which in mind mapping terminology is called a brother. So if I pressed enter now, I just get the next main topic. It's highlighted, so I can immediately start typing again. I compress enter again and I'll put other in just to make it nice and balanced so you can see very, very quick to enter data or categories from the central topic. At this stage, we will probably want Teoh drill down on get a bit more detail in each of these topics. So if I highlight one, if I press return at this stage, I'm obviously going to get another brother. So to go down a level to drill down a level, I just press the tab key and I have a sub topic off the topic off health. So here I could put something like on a press return, and if I press return again. Obviously, I'm going to get in a new topic at this level, which is the brother level or fitness. I press return here like that. So again very easy to enter ideas and data straight onto the sheet. Obviously, when we're entering ideas and we're trying to get them onto the mind map, there's a cognitive process gay on here about categorization. Now, sometimes you may have words or subjects in your head that you want to address or or talk about that don't immediately fall into any of your main categories that you foot down onto the mind map as it stands at the moment. So one of the nice ways of just not losing the idea, but getting it onto the sheet as quickly as possible is just to go onto the anywhere on this sheet and just double click and you'll get a floating topic here. We can just put in something like that, and if you press enter again, you'll just get floating topics one underneath the other. So it's a very, very quick way off. Getting your ideas onto the sheet, but not necessarily categorizing them at this stage. Are these floating topics are great, Onda. Obviously, with the tab key, I can go down to sub topics on each of them. So from holidays Aiken G o se destinations, Andi will work from there. Any of thes floating topics can then just be dragged and dropped into an area. So for something like holidays, maybe that would come under health and rest and relax ation. You just drag it out, too. The edge and it's very easy to put in their daily tasks. May just may just drop under other so we can just pull it out. Andi tax return is probably under daily tasks. Mend car is probably on a daily tasks, so we just you drag it out until it finds it. It's spot on. There it goes now, Obviously, floating topics are great and if you stick one up, there s a household you can immediately start tabbing and doing sub topics off household. Now there is another slightly different type of floating topic and you'll see that if you right click, you can enter a floating central topic. Now, this floating central topic has a very similar look and feel to your main one. So in other words. The branches that span out all off it come out in a very similar style on if you're pressing, enter on each of these sub topics. They come out exactly the same way as your central topic did. If you've got a major topic that you want to talk about, but it doesn't fall into your my life section, but you just want to get it onto the paper, then a floating central topic may be the way to go. So that's really it when it comes to entering ideas onto your mind map and it's very, very quick, and as you get used to it, it becomes quicker and quicker just using the enter or tab keys just to get new topics on just typing. When any of those topics have the focus or highlighted. Now, there is another way of getting information onto your sheet, which is slightly different and also is only available in the pro version. But I will go over it now because we're just talking about getting ideas quickly onto the sheet of paper. Now the way we would do this is there's a brainstorming functionality within X mind on. This is obviously very useful. If you've got a group of people around the desk and one person is is in charge of the mind mapping section, what we'll do is just start a new workbook, a new blank map with a central topic. And this time, what we will do is start brainstorming, which is a little light bulb. Now, as I mentioned, it is in the pro version, but it is a great facility, so we'll just click on the brainstorming section here on day were presented with basically a box for entering ideas. So assuming you've got a group people round table and we're going to do a brainstorming session, one person in charge of the computer and entering all the ideas into this into this section here, let's stay on the subject of health so we can just start with health. And all you do is just AdWords on your tender. A few of these I'm not going to make you watch me. Type s so I'm just gonna add a few things here. So now we have a few subjects. We've been brainstorming around the table and people have just bean popping ideas and someone's being typing and entering, and we have a whole bunch off fitness type of subjects in this box. Now, what I didn't mention was you can with new brainstorming session. You can also set up a little timer which started, goes down to the right of the screen and starts tapping away. But at this stage, we can just enter, say, health. Andi, just start dragging things onto here. So maybe if we want to have some main sections So we have a fitness here, Andi, then we can just need to decide where these things are going to be. Oh, so fitness would have endurance under fitness, Would have strength training under fitness. Maybe we'd have tree climbing A. We could have fitness, natural movement that could be a movement in health, while actually natural movement would be under fitness as well. Um, a natural movement would be something like tree climbing so they could go under natural movement. And yes, you can see weaken, just add sections under this part. So under fitness, we could also have something like sport under fitness. So this is actually just enjoying your fitness and under sport, we could dio tennis on ultimate Frisbee but you could basically get the idea. Now, once you've completed these, you just close down the brainstorming session and you have your mind map ready to go at any stage of If you need to go back to the brainstorming session, you click the light bulb your back there and you've you've maintained all the words that you had originally for from the brainstorming session. So this is a really nice way of getting things very quickly onto its mind. Matt Sheet on also collaborating with other people around a table and just making sure all of these things get down onto the mind map. The categorization and where things go can happen as a later stage, and someone can be in charge of actually doing the organization off that. So in this video, that's pretty much it. It's we're pretty much complete in terms off entering our ideas onto the mind map in the following several videos and the following part of the courses were going, Teoh actually really delve into the look and feel and making these mind maps a little bit more exciting. So we've got the ideas down now. We really make them colorful and start expanding them, drilling down and getting a lot more out of the out of the mind map itself. So I hope you enjoy that. Nice and quick. Have a go. Have a try out on your own Met X mind. Think of anything you want to and start creating a mind map. But really, speed is of the essence. Get the ideas down as fast as you can. Well, see you in the next video. 12. 12 Navigating Xmind: Welcome to this video. This is on navigation, as you can probably see as a larger version on. All it is is just to show you very quickly how to move around a mind map on how to use some of the short cuts and some of the easy ways to navigate, including the menu bars, the ribbons and having certain properties up when you need them. But the first thing to do is just to work out zooming and how to show your your mind map on the screen, either in detail so zoomed right in or showing the whole map itself. To do this. I've just borrowed a mind map from one of the shared ones on X Mind, and this is health, and it involves neurotransmitters and dopamine. Now we're not going to look at any of the details of this unless you want to pause the video and have a look around something that's quite interesting. But it's just really about navigation, so the first thing is zooming and down on the bottom right hand corner. You can see weaken very easy, plus and minus just to zoom into areas on back out to make them small again. We can use fast keys to do the same thing. So if if we GOP control plus you can see on a plus Onda minus nice and quick and you can see the percentage changing. And if you're on a touch screen, I'm just about to do it on mine. I'm just gonna drag exactly like that. You couldn't see my fingers off sleep, but I was just doing touch screen. And you can just squeeze fingers together and apart just to make it bigger and smaller. If you have bean zooming in and out So you say you've got it on a little bit small and you want it straight back 200%. There's a little icon right down on the right hand side. You just click it and that brings it to 100%. It was this sheet size when you actually made the mind map in the first place. This one looks a little bit big, so we'll just take it back down a little bit now to select areas, you just click the left button on your mouse. Andi, just drag your mouse around to select areas. If you use the right key in your mouse, you'll be able to actually move the sheet the mind map around, just dragging it around to different different places. Zooming in and out can also be done from the view menu, although I can't see a reason why you would do it from this menu over and above the fast keys. But there are a couple of things on here that are quite useful, so fit to map and fit selection on your version. You may not have fast keys in here because I put them in under preferences, but I'll just show you how they work very quickly. So if I simplify, select an area of my mind map on, I go to view on fit selection. It just seems it into this to the area that you've selected Andi. If I want to go back to fit to the map, then everything centers up and you get to see the whole map. This can also be done if ice highlight a different area. I've just put the fast keys in, and I'll show you how to do that later. But I just couldn't control Shift F comes into the highlight area, and I've put in control. Shift em, Which brings it back out. Okay, Now I'm just going to go through the menu items very quickly. I'm not going to go into the details of what each of them do, but just so you can see kind of where things are, so file is fairly standard, with just a few extra little bits and pieces that are specific to X mind. But you've got a new blank map. A new map will come up with a Siri's or a selection of templates. A blank map will come up with your default template. We've got open from existing ones. Open recent close. Close all different revisions. My ex mind has the ability to just keep revisions on savers templates. Templates will go later. We'll save to Evernote can be useful if you want to be mobile and you want to take your ex mind on your mobile phone or anything like that at seeing history. Reducing file size encrypting, which is a pro facility print import export on sharing facilities on the edit. Pretty standard cut copy paste duplicate to go home and selections. Selecting brothers and Children, so just selecting areas just through far skis. These very useful on each of these menu items, you should see the the accelerator key on the right spell check. Find him replace and preferences, which I will go through later as well. In customization view, I've obviously done a couple of these, but there's a couple of pro versions started presentation on brainstorming. These ones I've done zooming in, zooming outfit to math and fit to fit to map drilling up and down will go through at a later stage. And here we have a few additions in the sort of enhancements parts off X mind. So we've got properties, markers, clip ass themes. And I just want to show you one quick thing on here where if you click on something like Properties, they'll just pop up on the right hand side here. If you've got something selected and then you've got the properties dialog up, you'll get the properties off that particular item. Now, what I wanted to show you here, just in terms of navigation is there are a few little options up here, but one of them is just to minimize the properties, so you're keeping it open but just minimized and you'll see it just pops into a little ribbon down the right hand side here. Now, if I do the same for under view on and say Clip Art, which is a pro version of suddenly get a a whole lot of clip art up here, hopefully and here they are hats, apples, office things which will go over later. Again. We can minimize them and they'll just pop into the ribbon on the right hand side. Now what you can do is drag and drop this if you prefer, does a little black out, but you can drag and drop them to the left hand side as well. And you can also drag and drop them down to the bottom right as a swell. So you've got three areas where you can actually work with different aspects of your of your mind map. There quite small icons, but you will get used to what they what they actually are, And if you hover over them, they'll tell you I tend to work with most of them upon the right. But occasionally I'll just keep something like themes that tend Teoh like to keep down on the bottom left hand side, but something like clip art. I will keep on the right now at any stage you can. It will always have a restore button here. But actually, to be honest, if you click either that clip out all the restore, they'll come back. If you click a couple of them, you'll end up with them both on on this sheet. As you increase the number of these, obviously the your actual X, your mind map will get smaller on the screen, says Nice to keep them down at any stage when you finished using them. But if you just to restore them back up and then just click the X next next to the title on , they will just disappear completely. So if I restore it back up here, click it off and it's disappeared. So there we go. That's all. Of those aspects is an insert menu topic. Sub topics before and after why you would ever use thes. I'm not quite sure when you've got far skis, Enter and tablet the fastest way to actually get things into a mind map and even topics before parents parent topic. All of those kind of things can be done by creating the topping and then just dragging and dropping it where you want. We have markers, images, relationships which will go through, but all of the's will be on the ribbon as well. On most of them are on a right click. So if you're on a particular object, if you right click, you've got lots of the insert menus. You've got lots of the markers properties, structures, hyperlinks, notes all of those something, so I very rarely use the menus. But once you've got to know the fast keys, then that's obviously the fastest way off Getting things onto the sheet. There are a couple here that don't have fast keys on that. You can add them through the properties dialog. You can add almost any fast key you want collapsing and extending. These are these can be useful if your mind maps got quite big. So, for example, if I click on particular node here or a topic, I want to collapse all its Children basically. Then I just click on menu collapse on. Then if I want them extended, I just put them out again. This also has far skis, which is the one I would use and the one for collapsing is also on the right of key click right key Click. You'll also get extend all collateral, but the first keys are slash, which will take it down and then on Asterix or a star to bring it back up if I must Central topic. If I dio ford slash, it will collapse everything. And this can be quite useful if you're If your mind maps getting two big on and too difficult to navigate around, then you can take everything down and then literally just increase the ones that you want Azul as you're going out. So nice, easy way. But if I'm back on the central topic and I do a star, then everything is expanded. So as I was saying most things that on the text menu item are also on the ribbon across here. So as you hover over them, you'll get information about what each of them are. So the ribbons, nice and easy. The ribbons that end up on the right or below of stuff you have open are very easy on. Also on your right click is also particularly easy. But as I may have said before and I will definitely say before the end of the course, many times if you can get to know the fast keys or the accelerator keys for all of the certainly for all of your favorite options, then really get to learn those or set up your own ones. And that really is the fastest way of getting around these mind maps. So that's navigation. Have a little play moving around your mind map and extending in, expanding and collapsing. Andi moving and zooming and all of those things on We'll see you in the next video. 13. 13 The Insert menu 1: Welcome back to the course. Now we've managed to enter nice and quickly away the ideas in terms of text onto the X Mind mind map. We're now going to try and make it look a bit mawr, like the classic mind map, which should include colors and images and markers and relationships and all of those kind of issues. So the easiest way to do this for me to explain it is just to run through the insert menu in X mind on Do You guys couldn't give it a go as well, But we'll just start off just by going through each of the relevant topics on the insert menu. To begin with, we just click on a sub topic of some sort, where we want to insert either an image or something that's going to make it a little bit more intuitive that we don't have to read. The word necessarily on makes the whole mind map just come alive a little bit. This is the rial, the meat of the mind map, so we're just gonna get straight into it. There are two ways to insert things onto objects. One is just from the insert menu at the top here, or you can right click on Do an insert on the on the right click. Now what we're going to do is have a look. Firstly, at images on, we have a couple of our options with images. We can do it from a file on your computer from the Web or from clip art Now where bank clip art, as you can see, are both from the pro version. We're just going to click on Clip Art, and then you see a whole variety of clip art that's available for your use to brighten up your ex mind. To begin with, we're just going to use I've already put an apple into the health section, so I'm just going to double click on that when we get a huge apple popping into the X mind obviously to resize, this is pretty straightforward. I just click on it. One really useful thing to do is just hold down the shift key, like with many graphics programs to maintain the constrain proportions. So as I make it a little bit smaller, hold the shift key down on drop it down into a smaller size. Now we have a nap allow, and we have the word health. If we want health in a slightly different place, the best way is just to move the image round a little bit. So you have just clicked on health. If I click on the image, but I just move it around it, the text or the word will just find its most appropriate place. So there's Annapolis. So, for example, on strength training if I do a right click on insert and insert image on this time from a file, So I've got one pre set up here. Strength training. These are some kettlebells Hold on shift key. Bring it down. Little kettlebells on GGO Strength training has gone to the rights like I can move the image around a little bit so it goes to the left or I can take the text out completely. If the image is self explanatory, sometimes it's better just to have the image by itself. I think in this case the image isn't that clear, so I'll just controls it and keep strength training in on the left there. So that's nice and straightforward. If you want an image just in the mind map, but not actually attached to anything. Honestly, you can put in a floating topic right click on the flighting topic insert. It's actually click on it and insert an image on Let's do one from a file. Andi, let's try. Let's take a picture of me running through the through the beach so that just takes a couple of seconds on. And I can just this what? This time I haven't actually held, held of down on. We could just stick this into Just call this holidays as well. Holiday images, for example. So once that's in, we could just have that all. What we could do is just take the the text out completely, and we could just drop this into holiday images. Just pop it on there, and then it should attach itself to holidays. So really straightforward. Another nice feature is summaries, and this is quite easy to show just by go to relationships and had a few people in here. So stop running my dad and then a couple of other people. Andi few j names quite randomly. They're One thing these guys have in common is, uh is that I can highlight them like that and then I right click, and I just add a summary on a summary. I can just combines these guys together, and I just put my kids So a very simple way of just joining a little group of things together. Obviously, I can change the problem properties and colors and all of those kind of things. The other feature is relationships and these air arrows that are almost sort of free flowing they're not. They're not really attached. They're not exuding from a particular topic as sub topics. So, for example, I might have a floating topic that goes schools, school. I've got a flighting topic there on, uh, it's just do that guy from something. My kids. I can have a whole lot of subjects in school. I can just decide which school todo to and all of those kind of things. But so this stage, Aiken, just at a relationship come down, highlight the school on, Click on it on. We've got a little arrow that free floats around. Now, if I could move school toe wherever it needs to be in, the arrow follows and I can also just move these arrows nicely. Andi, if I need to. I can just add text in there if I want to. I could go or go to school. Perfect. Obviously. On the arrow I can press. Old center would get rid of the clip art on. Did you get the properties? We click on it again. We get the properties, we can put in a solid line. We can get a maybe another green, which is quite nice on bond. That would be it. No, it wasn't Green life just tend to it. Its own color. So a little real relationship there a nice way to attach subjects that don't actually exude from one of the particular topics and has its own life. So that's a great little feature. Something else we can put on top of these objects and give them a next rabbit of self X. Explanation is Marcus, for example? If I just right click on Janet, I can insert a marker. I can have a face A say people will give. Make her read, Jane. I can right click on insert Marca. People will make her blue and James Marcus people on. He could be purple immediately. We can give people colors. Maybe my dad needs a color as well. So market people on we can make you merely either in a personal setting up of things or particularly in work. If you're trying to allocate jobs to people in these markets, convey, be very useful. Another nice feature is priorities on markets. So, for example, a marker tax return task priority. I can give that priority one on men car insert marker, and I can give that priority, say three like that. There are many other markers you can use holidays, For example. Um, I can just add when on inserts a marker, which could be a month, which could be, say, August that so if you click on the background on old enter, you can show legend and it comes up with a legend off the markers that you've inserted. This is this can be very useful if you've got people in here. So obviously, Aiken have instead of yellow, I can have my dad instead of blue. I can have Jane and not actually have the name on on the actual object itself. Priority one. I mean, I can just make this do this now. For example, August is obviously self explanatory on Priority three. Whatever but this This is something which is on the properties off the background off the mind back, but can be very useful in certain situation to get rid of it. Obviously, I can just pull Tinto on. Just take the show legend off on click it. Get rid of properties to actually get rid off markers. Just click on them, right click on delete, and that's all you have to do, so just delete them. Sometimes you need to get rid of him. Another from nice feature is boundaries. Sometimes you need to just group things together or make them much more obvious when their boundaries. So, for example, if we're going to have, we could just have a floating topic actually up here and we can have destinations and destinations. So we've got destinations here. We can click on properties. We can change the color. I think we need a different color. Think for holidays. We need a blue Um, maybe on the lips for destinations against you have had a little change, not floating such topics, but we put them under a destination. So we have Peru, Argentina, US, South Africa, Botswana, Kenya, this is Ah, a nice obvious one for for using boundaries. We select celebs go Botswana in Kenya and we can either right click or we can go up to the menu and used boundaries as well so he can just click on there. Andi, we've sectioned those two into two and then we can put a boundary on this one as well. And these boundaries, obviously you can click on it. Alter in tow, changed the different styles so we can have scallops or rectangle round waves. Let's but waves waves good. We can make it a solid line. Onda. We can make it blue as well. The other thing is that we can just add a text to here. So this could be Africa, for example, and that would group those guys into Africa. You can see the text on the text. We can make this a little bit smaller, down to eight on. We can just have a slightly different color on this. It's not quite so obvious, so you can see boundaries are really useful just for grouping things together that fall under level. So there you go, those air, just a few things that will bring your mind map to life a little bit and make it easier to navigate. If you're trying to explain things to people, Onda also for your own use, it can just pull your eye into the different places without having to read too much the text that you've inserted. In fact, what you can do is start with a whole mind map of text, and then slowly as you go along, just try and insert images and things that have more self explanatory on than just the text itself. So that's that little section. I would suggest going off and having a play again with with One of Your mind maps and try and insert Aziz many things as you can. So Marcus Text Andi images clip art any of those things. Obviously, clip art, as I explained earlier, is just in the pro version. But under under clip art, you can also add all your own clip art options as well, which I will show you in a later video 14. 14 The Insert menu 2: Welcome to this video. This is really the second part off enriching your mind maps, and you can see I've changed the mind map a little bit. This one's got a bit more detail in its images. Different fonts, very different looking stuff. This one is this. Particular one's just on health so we can have a look at a few items in here, but lots of different properties and different ways just to make it look a little bit more exciting. So we've already covered some of these boundaries and summaries. Relationships, markers, Andi, inserting images, this video. We're going to look at a label, which is very quick. It just adds a little bit of extra detail notes. Again, It's just for details, something called audio notes, which is just in the pro version, which is basically attaching an audio note to any particular node or sub topic, which can be really useful. Then we're going to have a look at attachments, Onda hyperlinks, and both of these are superbly powerful. If you're trying to use your mind map for organization and planning on, it's just your central hub or your dashboard for getting into what l ever else you need will start very quickly with labels, which are very simple and straightforward. If you click on any sub topical node on, do you right click and you can. At this stage, you congest, add, um, insert a label, and you can also use the F three key. So we click in a label here I can put. Just do this tomorrow, just as in a label, and it just attach is itself to the bottom of the particular node, so it's just a little highlight that adds itself. So if you've got notes to make or little labels that you you want to add to a particular note, then labels are really good. Okay for notes, which can be very useful, you can just right click and add a note, or you compress F four or your other option is to do it from the menu up at the top. Here. You immediately get a little text box, and you can just add whatever notes you want in here. So do this as you can make changes to alignments and various other things, colors highlighting. So there is an icon on the right hand side, which says edit in notes. Few. Now this can be useful. It pops up a dialog at the bottom on. It just gives you a little bit more space to work in a few more options, but it also includes insert images. Andi include hyperlinks. So, for example, I could stick in a hyperlink here, X mind and but the display text on. Put that in there now when we finished with notes in this view, we just click on X and you can see in the Relationships box. We've got a little icon that is on notes one. So we just click on it at it. If we want to go to the X Mind link, we just press control and click it. Andi, Hopefully we've done it twice, and your and your eggs mind link comes up so we can just close that. So that's really a very useful in notes section. If you're sending an ex mind or a mind map to somebody to review or to look at in each of the sections, you can just add notes, which they can read and understand, or they can put in their notes to send it back to you as Well, One thing to note with with these notes is that they and I had a little bit of problem myself with This was to was to try and get rid of the notes without getting rid of the actual notes. If you click on here, even if you've clicked on notes on do Delete deletes the whole relationship, saying so. The easiest way and it seems obvious once you're there is if you take everything out, delete it, Andi. Close it. Then the note will disappear. Obviously, we can click on it again for and you just click on the box again on your notes will be there. So that's notes. Nice and straightforward but very useful functionality. Now in the promotion, there is a facility for audio notes, which can also be useful basically everything that you could do with notes. And in terms of trying to explain things, you could just stick with an audio note as well. Audio notes are not on the right mouse. Click on here so you actually have to go to insert audio notes, and I've put a control a fast keys in my preferences. So up on the insert audio notes it's there or you click on relationships and in the ribbon at the top. We've got audio notes Here is well on DUP comes the view Andi There we dio. Now one thing to note is that it? Immediately. As soon as you've plate audio notes, it immediately starts recording. So it's just be prepared. You're ready to say something when you click audio notes and then you just stop it and close it And an audio note doesn't actually end up existing within the node It so it adds itself on, is a little attachment. So if we click on audio notes here on there we go now. One thing to note is that it? Immediately, as soon as you clicked and there you go. Perfect. So nice facility, as I said, only in the pro version. But again, perfect for explaining your mind map. If you've sent it, someone will shared it with someone or if they want to send audio notes back to you on the mind map itself so very useful facility. Okay, that will do for this video because the next part, which is the section three of enriching you on my map, is to do with attachments on and to do with hyperlinks. But it's quite a big subject, so I'm just going to do that in a separate video. So hopefully you've got to see what we can do in the 1st 2 parts, including the images and markers and notes, labels, all of these kind of things. And suddenly your your mind, Matt will start getting exciting. It's fantastic. 15. 15 The Insert menu 3: Welcome to this third video off the enrichment section off my dropping in X mind. This section is dedicated to attachments and hyperlinks, and the reason it's a separate video is because both of these things are really, really cool on X Mind, and they're very, very powerful on. Once you've seen how they work, you'll realize the extreme power off attachments and hyperlinks just within a mind map. So really great for organization, project management, even computer management. So just knowing where things are on your computer and just going to having one place to go to to find everything on your computer. So, for example, something like your photos or your videos. We're still in this whole thing of sort of explorer, where you have to go through and drill down into into different places. And even if you're really good, it managing your files in your folders. Sometimes it's really hard to remember, but if you've got a mind map with all your photos categorized in a fantastically visual 360 degree map on, do you just click on the ones you want? Do you have pictures that will explain what the photo album is on you. Just click on it and just go and find it, and it can be arranged in data or years or subjects or whatever it is. And you can have nice pictures and illustrations to get there. So it's a really good example. Anyway, I've talked enough. Let's actually get into it and see how it works. So we're still on this health mind map, hopefully find some of it interesting while I'm yammering away. What I'm gonna do is I've just set up a little example on something like tennis. So we've got tennis here, and what I'm going to do is just set up a floating subject floating topic. So just put one here in here. I'm just going to put technique or something like that, and there we have it because it's a floating topic. I can make the I could make text a little bit smaller so it doesn't look too off off beat. And we can actually make the whole project a little bit bigger on Ben. Just drag around. It sets it a little bit centered now, techniques off here from tennis. I mean, we can actually could actually join it onto the tennis thing, but I quite like this so we can just do a control. L on We've got a relationship here so we can just click on this. Maybe doing goaltender. I'll keep going through some of these the techniques and as we're going along of ones we've done, so you can just see how they work. In reality, attachments and hyperlinks are fairly similar, but there are a couple of little distinctions, and it's up to you what, where you want to use them, particularly with attachments. So, for example, if I want to uncertain attachment here, I can just right click insert attachment. And I'm just going to go to my tennis favorites here. We can have an attachment off the biomechanical analysis of a tennis serve, and this is a power point. So what it's done is just attached a sub topic, the title of the attachment itself and then the attachment itself. Eso you've got this pie mechanical weaken. Just rename it. If we want, we could just call it tennis. Serve it just by default, picks up the file name, and it makes no difference door. So the beauty of this is the attachment is that we can just click on it and it will open in whatever is the default software for that particular file. So here we get preparation. Nice little PowerPoint. We just popped into it on Leave a great force. Excellent. Okay. And that's really it. As faras, an attachment is concerned. One thing that is really important with attachments and really to make a note of it is you only need to click them once, and if you double click on these, you'll open it twice. And if you've got something like a word document open, the 2nd 1 gets confused. It says you you'll get a message going. It's Bean opened already on various other things, and you may have a problems saving the second version as well. So, really be careful with these that it's it's a one click. So just one click into Power Point Andi. When it comes just like that, so don't double click it. That's pretty much it for an attachment. You can attach any file it's on your computer or any file that you have access to, whether it's on a network or a shared version, and it will always just open in the default software that you have set up on your on your laptop or on your device. Okay, Now again, to have a quick look at hyperlinks, we're gonna get create another floating topic. But because I've made a little bit of a change in the font size, I want something that's identical to this. So I'm just going to show you how you can do this. If you use a cut and paste or copy and paste, it never quite works out the same way. So if I want to floating topic, it's it never quite quite works and and is, when you paste it sometimes ends up attached to somewhere that you you hadn't really wanted . And it doesn't really when you copy and paste to take ALS the properties off the original, so I can just show you here we can do a copy on, Then we'll just do a paste, and it just drops in below here. But it's not exactly the same as I wanted. So a better way than cut and paste because you never quite know the results is to click on your object and used, edit and duplicate, and you'll get on identical version off. Whatever the object Waas selected on, this is a much nicer way to do so. All the properties have Bean retained as well. So what we can do is just to maybe general tennis stuff. We can get rid of this. You just click on the object int press delete, we will click on tennis. Andi do control l on. We have another relationship here. We could have duplicated this one, actually, as well. Old center, we'll make to make the line solid on. We'll make it a bit more busy beside. Okay, so now from here, what I can do is say something like Wimbledon, and this will be a good example for something like a hyperlink to the Wimbledon site. So to add a hyperlink, there are various ways you can obviously right click, as we've been through before. Insert a hyperlink is actually on the right, click straight away. You can do control. H. You can do a hyperlink from the menu here so you can do a hyperlink from the menu up here, which is sort of world icon or from the from the menu bar you can use from modify hyperlink . So what we'll do here is just use a control H and we're presented with this dialog box, which has several options. So the 1st 1 is Web. Andi, if I know the address, the Web Web address so I can just put that in, we can put Wimbledon in here on. We just okay it now. The difference with a hyperlink to a an attachment is that it will exist within the topic of the one you've required it to. So when you when you're adding an attachment, it'll always add a sub topic for your attachment. The high pulling will always be inside the subject that you or the topic that you selected , and this is really why I I slightly prefer using hyperlinks because you know exactly where they're going to end up rather than creating sub topics. It depends really on your use, and you'll get used to which one you prefer as well. So is simple enough. We got Wimbledon. We just click on it Once, Onda, we go straight into the Wimbledon site, and that's pretty much it. Close it down. Okay, let's have a look at the other couple of options in hyperlink. If I click on here? Um, I'll just do a tab. Andi, we've got something like the rules. Now, here we can either go and look up a website with the rules or weaken Click here, do control H. And this time we're just going to go and have a look for a file. Now, there's a few options here. Your hyper Lincoln be absolute or relative on de, depending on how you obstructed your computer, this could be useful. So from wherever your mind map is on your computer, you can have ah, relative reference to your file system. You can choose a file or folder we're going to choose a file on. We go straight into tennis on we've got the 80 p rulebook here, which we just click Onda. We okay it so a nice little PdF. So we've now got Wimbledon. We've got the rules. We've got hyperlink to the web on this one on. We've got a hyperlink to file here where we just click on Andi. Up comes the 15 2080 p official rulebook, so you can see this is really powerful. And I'm sure already you can envisage where you can use thes hyperlinks and files. Another option would be we could just enter here. Onda. We can do images. We're going to press control age here. Come up with a hyperlink. Go to file. This time we're going to choose a folder and we gained two g o and find our tennis, tennis, uh, images. And you can you can see just from this example just trying to find things from the Explorer interface is never that easy, even if you're quite well organized. So we've now got that. We've chosen a folder. The folder comes in, you can see here. We can, uh you can just me these guys apart a little bit. We've got a new attachment here. We've got a hyperlink to the web here. We've got a hyperlink to a particular file in this section on. We've got this time we've got a folder hyperlink. So I just click on here and it just opens the folder. And obviously I can just have a look at the images. Andi, just open them in whatever is the default program for for that file? Now we've got this one is an attachment here. But if I add another if I had another sub topic here like that. You can see the slight difference between on attachment and a hyperlink. So again I'll go control h get to a file. I'll choose a file good to tennis. On this time, I'll go to the PPT. Okay, it. And now we have this. This one is has bean. Ad is a hyperlink on this one. Has bean added a zone attachment. So I just click on this once and this is the hyperlink which goes through to power point. And we've got exactly the same power point presentation here. Perfect. If we want to go quickly and find our tennis serve example on their we get now another great thing If you've got a very big mind map or it's just it's getting a little bit more difficult to navigate around. But you've got links saved like your relationships here. So I can just put in a floating topic. Actually. What old is? Yeah, leave as that. Andi, I click on that and this is this could be going my tennis. Oh, now if you want to. If you want to move. I think I've mentioned this before. If you want to move a floating topic around. It's always good to hold down the old key and move it around, and then it doesn't actually attached to anything. If you just pick it up and move it with the mouse without the old key, it always tries to attach itself to some topical sub topic. So I'm going to do General Andi do a control. L here do relationship. I'm just going to show you this. This is I'm just going to show you this just to illustrate another hyperlink In general, what I can do is add a hyperlink on this time, I'm going to go for a topic, and the topics are other sheets or other areas of my mind map, and this could be on. Lots of you can have lots of different sheets. You can have workbooks, all of those kind of things. But you can see it's given given us a list of all the different topics and sub topics. Here's my tennis here, and I can click on that. You can you can see we I've kept it quite close close so you can see the illustration. But if I click on this, it immediately highlights or gives focus to my tennis so I can click on General Click on the Link, and I have immediately gone to my tennis if you want something mawr obvious or I can just click on here. Hyperlink. Now I've got my tennis up here, but maybe I want to go Teoh time in nature. Let's do that one. Andi. Okay, so this time, instead of going to my my tennis, I click on here and I've immediately gone to time in nature. You probably didn't see that, so I'll just make the the whole mind math a little bit smaller. And so you just checked where the focus is on. I click on here, and it's immediately given time in nature. Focus. If you've got relationships very often, it's quite nice to get a hyperlink that goes to another topic or another sheet on. You can just pop around the mind map to your heart's content, so I hope that has explained attachments. Andi hyperlinks in enough detail that you can really see the power off them. Sometimes people will go, but I'm so used to using Microsoft office or going into Google and my my Web happen Or maybe I'm using chrome or explorer. I'd rather just stick with those. This is not about that. This is just about organization. So you still use the same software for your final information. So you're just using it, for example, an Explorer folder here. But it's just super easy to find. You can see it all in 11 place. You can add pictures as well to illustrate it on you. Just click on it and you're going through to your hyperlink or your popping around your mind map. Really, really powerful. Very exciting part off X minder. Really like it, especially if you start seeing the potential of it in your organizational mind maps. 16. 16 The Matrix: in this video, I'm going to go over the Matrix, which is one of the map types in the properties, off on object, even even a central topic now, like I could have done this in the properties section. But the Matrix takes a little bit of getting used to, and I thought I'd dedicate a section to it on the Matrix section will lead nicely into a project management Gant chart as well. The gang shot is in only in the pro version, but first we'll go over the Matrix. Andi, exactly how it works can be a little bit fiddly when you first start, but very simple once you got used to it. So I'm just going to start with a theme which is the professional one, and we have a central topic here Now, on the central topic, I can go all Trento, and obviously I can have the different types of maps balanced on trees that'll the ones we've seen through right of the bottom of this list is matrix. And as soon as you click on it, you'll be presented with a little icon here that shows you that it will be a matrix. The matrix will end up a little bit like a simplified spreadsheet off some sort. If you need something in a table for Matal Rosell columns or a spreadsheet looking type of effect, then the Matrix is the one to use. Once you've clicked on matrix to get a column, you just click onto the ah icon and it's that simple. So you've added a column. And to add another column, you just click on it again. So you've got rows and columns here. Your main topic is the one that will also generate the rose. So So if I'm on main topic on by pressing, enter, create a row. If I carry on pressing enter, I can create Rose and obviously back up here. I can click and keep adding columns, and you end up with a matrix off sorts. A couple of things to be aware off when you're working with this matrix is to create Rosa's . I've said you just click enter on the main topic. If you hit enter on a sub topic, it will create another top sub topic within that cell so we can add from there. And if you want to add a sub topic to the sub topic. One an extra level. Then you can go in there and you can create more levels. Just like that. I'm not going to fill in the details here that you can just basically see how it works. Just to recap main topic, you'll be creating rose sub topics. You'll be creating more sub topics, but within the same cell can be really useful, and you can obviously expand or contract these here. One of the things some people find a little bit confusing just to begin with is if you rename the columns. So if I put weights lifting here and enter, it seems to put itself whatever you've renamed will put itself at the end of the columns. It's not too serious because you'd click on weight lifting and you just drag it across to the beginning again. If on column to I just put something like, I'll just put ABS training because I just want to have it alphabetically and press enter. It will also go to the end of the columns as well. The columns will take priority, and then whatever you've renamed will tend to go to the end. But again, we can just pick it up and drag it back to wherever we wanted. So it's a little quirk in the Matrix, but really very easy to get over a swell once you know what you're doing in terms of look and feel, there are a couple of things that are worth noting. Firstly is if you want to change the top part in the columns, the colors and properties of those, you just click on the central topic. Go to properties on. You can change the color or whatever you need to build it slightly dramatic, so it becomes obvious. Or I can actually choose and apply a styles. If I want to make it style like that, it will pick up all the details of the style. Now that's for the top line in the columns. Now, if I want to make changes to a row, I just click on the main topic off the road. I do all 10 on that one, and I can also just add a style, for example, here. Not a great one, or I could just change the the color off the roads. So so I can have alternating color grids just by clicking on the main. I don't think on then coming in, and so you can see the central topic will really look after the look and feel of the top section and the columns on the column titles on the main topics on the grid, the properties off it will have an effect on the complete row, so that's pretty much it for the Matrix Askew can see. It's got a couple of little quirks, but generally, if you're working in in a mind map and you need some sort of matrix grid spreadsheet, table looking item, then matrix is the way to go on any of the topics or on any of the sections. You can insert whatever you need so you can insert markers your face here, angry face on Do. You can also add se marcas for toss progress for, for instance, on you Can those there so have a little play with the Matrix? It's ah, it's a nice tool, pretty simple. Once you've got used to how you create the rows and columns and what you can create within the cells on how you can change the look and feel 17. 17 Gantt chart: having looked at The Matrix, I'm now going to use one, which is one of the standard templates, and it's the projects dashboard. So if I just click on projects will double click on projects Dashboard I'm presented with this will just center it up and make it a little bit smaller. So control minus. So we've got a nice grid here. Now we're going to use this grid to illustrate the use off the gang chart. Now began. Chart is just in the pro version, but if you're in need off some sort of very basic project management tool, then it's almost worth getting the the pro version off X mind just just for this item, actually, because other project management tools are not only complicated and have a very steep learning curve, but they're also extremely expensive. So here we have a grid with projects on which so for project management and for the GAN chart, this should work perfectly. OK, so now we've got all these projects we can have a look at creating a project plan and from the Project plan, we can create a gunshot so we can see all our tasks over time. On the dependencies. And who needs to do what now? The key to actually creating the GAN chart is to do with Taschen folk. Now, task info is per item or per node s O, for example, if I do action, I have action one here. If I add task info. And that's this either this little icon here, which is like a clipboard with a tick. Or I can go few task info I've set it up to do to be on a far ski, which is old t. So if I If I click on on a sub topic on an action one here too old T and then presented with this dialogue on do the first thing I want to do is a sign someone to it. So I'm going to assign Frank to this job on Enter. I'm going to make this a priority. One. Yes. Select start time. We'll do this time on start, date and start time. This is hours, minutes, seconds. So just put in a as minutes seconds, so we can just put it will start at nine o'clock in the morning. The duration is just gonna be not so long. Is we're just gonna put in a maybe 45 hours for this job. And our progress is maybe temps sent already. We just enter that so you can see this has changed slightly. We've got an action one. It was an action one before, but we've got starting. Um, Progress Bar on here. Just click on there again. T Yeah, we've got Frank. Perfect action. One a. We're going Teoh put on old T and we're going to assign this to Brian. Um, we're gonna make this party to We're gonna have a starting time off. 15 three in the afternoon on this has a duration. Also off, say, three hours. Okay. Okay, so we have task info attached to action one. Andi Action One A. Now, to look at this on a timeline or on the Ghan chart, we just go up to view and for you again. Shot on. Dhere were presented with the calendar on Aly Tasks down the left hand side. Now, to begin with, we can't really see much. We just have to scroll down until we find action one on. We've got to very, very small actions in here on one of the reasons for that is that we've got the timeline selected today. So if we put it hours, you can see that if we hover over it, we've got Frank between nine and two. Priority one and 10% completed. Action. One a is from three o'clock until six o'clock on. A priority to the other thing we can do is just make some dependencies. Now there's two different ways of doing this. We can either click on action one. If I click between these on the Ghan charred, it will also you can see will change in the Matrix eso I'm just clicking between these two . So if I click on action one up here and then I g o t I can create a predecessor here, and I'm given a dialogue where I can just scroll down and on. Action one, we have a finished to start. Action one a consul. Total action one is finished on. We just okay that on minimize this. Go back to the gang chart, which I've actually got. Minimize down the bottom here and you can see we've created a little dependency arrow here . Now these projects tasks can be very easily changed just by we can move them forward and back. We can extend the time the dependency changes the same. We can move left or right on. We can obviously add other dependencies as well. Other tasks. So now we can bring up the task info from I've got it minimised in this right hand ribbon here so on action to I can just put up task info This time I'm going to give this one Teoh Brian priority to Actually, we'll give it a priority for cause It's nice to have a different color here. Select start time. Let's say the 17th on and the time will be nine oclock Perfect duration. Actually, we could have two days. It should be perfect. Progress will just put 20%. Andi, let's just enter that on. Have a look again shots. He was changed. So here we have the priorities. The priority for we can just move this up and down. We can see how much is completed, A slightly darker green here and now. We can also create a dependency here so we can just drag it from one to the next. If you want to let have a little little more detail off the dependency. Then we can just double click it on. The dependency dialogue will come up so finished start, and it's got a little description in here as well, so we can just Okay, this is where you can also just remove it up dependency as well. That's pretty much it. You can maximize it so you can. If you've got a little bit of work to do, you can see through all the different actions Onda, obviously you can get in hours and days. But if you if you put it onto a day's section, you it becomes much smaller. But we could add this at a few days here. So we gain from July the 17th July the 25th here weaken G o from ah, different times on. And this one we can just drag as well. And really, that's it in terms of just giving you a very brief overview off the Gant chart. So the first thing really is to allocate your task in folk Onda. As I said before, it's just the clipboard with a tick. Once it's up here, you can obviously make changes and you can minimize it, and it comes into the ribbon here, said, At any stage, I can just click on an action on the pick up task info or like I've done, just add it to a fast Kia's well, like All T. But it's ah, very nice little addition. Teoh X Mind Andi. I found it very useful for basic project planning here because we change it too much longer . Time frames just change it back. 18. 18 Properties: Welcome back to the course. In this short video, we're going to look at the properties of objects. So this is where we really start delving in to the look and feel off the off the mind map as a whole but also for individual projects. A swell. The easiest way to find the properties is to click on an object and press old enter on the properties, come up in a box. The other alternative is to right, click on and find properties on. The same box comes up, so I'll go through each of the different sections off the properties box. The 1st 1 is the structure, so there are several maps structures on. There's also organization charts and different trees, but I'll just give you an idea of exactly how they work. If I click on the central topic and find the properties for that, I can adjust the type of map normally that the central topic runs from a map. But there's different map structures, depending on exactly what you want, so you can have a balanced map up to down a balanced map. Clockwise Onda balance map Anti clockwise. Now, if you've set up sections with with Numbering, then you can actually alter the way that they number around the central subject. If we can do an organizational chart very quickly so you can see the structure of your organization obviously doesn't work so well from my life organization. Chart above Onda, a tree below these air, very useful the tree tree chart to the right on a tree charge to the left, and I also like the logic charts the right and the logic chart to the left. We do have fish bones, which I'll go through a little bit later. Thes for analysis on Bond Finally and Matrix. But I will go through a matrix a little bit later on in the course because it's got its own particular life. So for the moment will just put it back to to map. This is on our central topic. At the moment, we have styles. I won't go through styles just in the moment. But just to explain that you can pick up a style on just apply it to on the central topic. So obviously I picked up a style there a to any stage, like most programs I can control, said and go back text. I can adjust the sizes and all the standard text changes that shape off. The object has several different ones, so rectangles and ellipses, like generally a diamond diamond, is quite useful. If you're doing logic charts, Justin underlined one. Call out lips. Um, rounded rectangle. Call out a fish head fish head to the right. Okay, so we'll actually stick with the rounded rectangle. For the moment, the border has different sizes. Onda. Obviously you can have different colors that we can do something a little bit crazy like that on the lines coming out from the from the object can be of different properties as well, so we can have elbows Andi on narrowed curve. Little arrows on. We actually increase the size of the arrows as well, so you can immediately see even on the central topic. We've got quite a few options, and we can change the color of any of these as well. So let's change it. So it's very obvious, Onda. We can minimize that once we're done. So that's the properties on your central topic and actually the properties, depending on the context that properties change slightly. If I dio properties on one of the sub topics enter. I have a slightly different set, so I don't have options for the different maps. I've really just got the orc charts, trees, fishbones and matrix. So depending on exactly the context of the object you've selected, you will get different properties. Now, this stage old also show you the properties off the background. So just to click on the background and old enter, we have a few interesting things here. So we've got the background color of the moment which can obviously change to whatever we need. That's probably a little bit Gary civil controls that that we can also select wallpapers. Now the these are some of these are quite nice. So to have a wallpaper like that, depending on how strong you want the effect to be, you could just reduce it. Now the legend is something that you can add legends to the background on. I'll explain that a little bit later. But these these air interesting these ones multi bronze color. So from your central topic, as your topics come out, you can have different colors for each arrow, so you'll see how this works immediately. You just getting different colors Coming out of the central topic. Tapered lines is quite nice, so they look a bit more like that, which is a little bit more like the standard mind map on Grady in color. You just see this has a little bit of a three D effect on each of the objects, but it's quite nice. But if I click between, you can just see the difference. And so that's the background, the properties for the background, and I can reduce this background a little bit on. Then take it down so you can you can see just with a few keystrokes you construct, making the look and feel of your mind map just a bit more exciting. Now you can also select a whole bunch of brothers or hold a bunch of different objects. You and you can just highlight them just by drawing over them Onda. At that point, you can hold center and change the properties, so we want these at a different color. Very simple change, but, uh, obviously need our and text color to be a little bit different. We could change the text. That's good back here. I like them Tinto. Change the text color from white to yellow, maybe orange eso very, very quick to use the properties. All tent er you'll start getting used to it. Once you start using the mind maps, you'll just select areas to all 10 toe. Change some of the properties, and it's very, very quick to make these changes. So that's it for this one. It's a very quick introduction to the properties off each of the of the objects, and you'll see, depending on the on the object. Obviously, the context of the object. There are different properties available, so if you're clicking on an image, for example, there's not so many properties. There's things like sized changes to the size of an image or something like that or a hyperlink. You may be able to change the properties of hyperlink, so look forward to seeing you in the next video, which we will talk a little bit more about styles 19. 19 Styles: welcome back and having looked at the properties off each of the objects, Andi, everything that's on the mind map, we're now going to start looking at styles. Now. It's all very well to do properties one by one, and we can make changes as we go along. But actually is you end up using mind maps. MAWR. You'll get to know styles and colors and types of look that you prefer and obviously you want. You won't want to be changing the properties off each of those elements. Singley, because it just takes too long. The idea of styles is that you create a look and feel that you really like, and you can just apply it wherever you want. Very quickly, very easily. Sometimes stars. They take a little bit of work up front, but in the long term, they really do benefit the look and feel off a mind map. Now different mind maps, depending on whether it's business or a personal thing, some can be slightly more wacky, zlook slightly more creative, more colorful. Others might be a little bit more serious. So depending on the context of your mind map itself, then the styles may change as well. Anyway, this video will be looking at. Styles are the easiest way to access styles is just click on an object, do properties on, then choose and apply styles. And at this stage, you'll get a selection of styles either pre existing or ones that you've created on. You can just add Andi make changes to styles Here, for example, we can just very easily at a new one, and then at this stage we're just making changes. So what it's doing here is is, as you make changes, it'll show you different levels what your style change would look like. So, for example, will just run through and do some changes. So will make this ellipsis, and you can see it every level. It's all becoming ellipses. Fill, color, weaken. Just change, too. Maybe a blue of some sort. So nice stride from one. We can actually go to more colors so you can make selections off custom colors so you're not restricted to the ones that are are on their weaken. Just bring these up to various colors, and then you can store them. I had to custom colors on. This goes for every time your choosing a color. The border properties line wits. So let's have a medium on. We can have a lying color that's just lightly different orange line shapes. At the moment, it's straight, but we can maybe have a rounded elbow, which would be this style lying color, maybe an orange as well. So they look like they're connected on line with just so we can see them a little bit mawr on then Obviously, all the text properties. So font families. Unfortunately, they don't really show you a preview of any of these, so it's just a little bit of a random check. But that's a star weaken set up, for example, and what I tend to do is just call the style the name of the fund family, actually generally or say, Centauri lips. So for this one, we could just say it's an entitled and we could call it, say, Cento her lips like that on DWI. Just save that as a style and clothes No, we have this up in the top left ankle is the one we've just created. Select a few at a particular level old center, choosing apply style on the one we just created and literally, it's that easy. If you don't like it, you can just controls it. One of the really useful fast keys or accelerate keys in mind. Mapping in X Mind is control A, which selects everything. Or if we don't want that, we just select one. Andi. If we want to select all the brothers of that level, we go control shift A and we've just selected the brothers of that level. So if I get fitness to control Shift A, I've selected those. If I go to health control, shift A and I've selected the brothers at that level. I can then go old, enter choosing. Apply the one we've just done, and there we have it. And you can see once you've set up some styles that you really like or that you're interested in, depending on the context. As I said off your mind map, it's very quick and easy to apply them to any part of your mind map. That's really Azizi. It gets in terms of applying styles, stars one of those things that really worth just experimenting with. So there's lots of colors and format and different different aspects off your style and your properties that you just experiment and just see the ones you like. And I would get a nice selection, all of different styles that suit you and pleasing to the eye and and also are relevant for the context of your mind. Map on the profession. There's another pretty quick way off creating a style. I will show you this just so you can see how it works. So one of the easier ways is to create floating topic, go to the properties, make a few changes. So let's have a tree down to the right. Will leave the style as it is, will change the text to something interesting. Try a different one Text size, maybe 20 24 shape. Let's have a lips and color green. Actually, we've got a bit too many greens here is good for, uh, blue. Begin to have grounded elbow, medium border medium, and it's have a color on the border that so we've set up. This is a floating topic. We've now made the changes as we did in the previous video, just using the properties off that object now in the profession. What we can do is just go to tools, extract style and from the one we've just created. We bring out this style that there's a slight change in the color so that text color we actually just takes color. It's just like gray. Okay, it's immediately just come up with the next default style so we can just call this blue lips or something and toe and save that and close. Now, if I set up another floating topic a lot enter, um, cheese and apply. Get the last one. Andi with their straight away. So a nice quick way off, introducing a style but having produced it on the sheet itself and then just extracted the style through the tools menu. So I hope you can see that this is a really quick way of making changes and having something ready prepared for your mind maps. I think my my best advice would be to G o off. Have a look at some of the styles, create a few of your own on Daz, You get along with mind mapping, create new ones on. This will lead nicely into also that the themes that we can use in X mind as well. So look forward to seeing you in the next video 20. 20 Themes: Welcome back now, staying along the context off look and field. We've covered properties. So on each individual object or eaten individual section, we can change the properties, the colors, and there's kind of things. Then we can make it slightly more global. And when we can make it more fast track, which is using style. So we would set up a style, it's that's prearranged, and then and then just apply it to whatever we've selected now again to cover what they call themes in X Mind. Onda a theme is a much more global version of the look and feel of a mind map and so themes . Ca NBI off many different tight, and you can see how quickly they can change just the whole look and feel of your mind map. One way to get into themes is obviously the same as the others, which is view on, then into themes on. Then we're there. Or you can just click on the Themes icon, which is here, and you're immediately presented with a whole lot of different themes. And it's really this quick that if you double click the theme of your whole mind, map changes pretty much immediately. You can see the young one is the one we've seen running from now mature one light, and then there's a whole bunch of different colors. But these actually will change. We can make changes to create our own themes, so you can see how quickly and how efficiently we can change the look and feel off our mind maps. If you're anything like me, you'll probably just get into maybe two or three or four themes on, like the styles they become slightly context dependent. So depending on how creative or serious, or what type of that that they are, you'll use different themes on the names. Very often will relate to that kind of context in the ones that are already preset. So we'll go back to where we were, which is the young one on. There are a few parts of the functionality of themes that are only in the pro version, So in the free version, you will just have preset themes that you can just select and just use those in the pro version. You have a lot more flexibility. You can actually create a new theme, extract themes from one you've created Andi editor theme. So we'll start with the theme editor. This is pretty straightforward, and you can see quite like the style's dialog that your that is brought up. You're able to make changes to any of the levels or sections off the mind map that you wish . So we obviously have a central topic. Main topics, floating topics, boundaries. Andi ALS sub topic levels as well. There's a couple of ways of changing this you can click on, say, we want to change the main topics. All the main topics assumes you click on on the main topic. You get the title up here main topic, but you can also select from here so I can go to central topic here or sub topic sheets, boundaries, relationships. We're gonna change the main topic. We're going to change it to lips style so you can see both of them have changed here because we're just changing the Ellipse style. We want to make a slight change to the color slightly more bluish border properties. We can make a little bit bigger, and then we can just click on sub topics which immediately has changed up here. Andi will make these greens, greens and blues don't really go too well together. So we can make those some topics the wits thin. And yeah, maybe you just change the text Text color, streams of text, color to a Can he get? It was foreign. Gene not so great. Uh, Pinky? Well, it gives a bit of emphasis. Anyway, what we haven't done is talked about boundaries and those kind of things. But there are boundaries and we will talk about them later. But if we click on the on the boundary, we can also make changes to boundary shape. We've got these. Various options will leave it at scallops at the moment, the fill color. It's quite nice to keep it generally quite light ish so well, actually, pretty much keep it a white opacity. We've got different levels of a pastie, which obviously makes a difference with the whatever background set up line pattern may be changed. Teoh solid. Andi, that's changed this color to some things a little bit bright. Andi, just go for a sin color so you can immediately see that we've made changes just to the whole theme. If we actually change the background, we have the whole sheet boundary changed the whole sheet. We have the background, color, weaken, select, say the wallpapers, which we've done before. Let's But this guy up here, Thea Opacity We can change the level multi branch colors. I think we need those tapit lines. Tape it yet. Multi branch. Let's do multi colors on Grady in color. Radiant. So there. We've made a whole lot of changes to the theme off the mind map, and we can now say this is new theme. Here's our untitled theme. We've just been working on Onda. We can just rename this to test one, for example. Now obviously, like any of these other ones where I'm changing the themes, this is the one we've just done Test on. Those changes are immediately reflected in your mind map as a theme so you can see very quickly. You can make changes and themes again, like styles a little bit of work up front. But if you start creating themes and you get ones that you really like, they're fantastic way just to get them straight on to your mind. Maps super quickly, again, like styles we can actually extract from whatever we've been using So let's get back to where we were. If I'm making a change, say, on this level Andi, I want to make a that's get rid of that. We've got relationships. They're just doing all tender will go back to our old style style sheet. We can choose and apply a style. Let's do something quite dramatic, so so we can see it. Say styles. Let's try this one. Now at this stage, if we get rid of the properties and we look at the themes, we can also extract a theme from the selected sheet. This is the theme that we currently had up there, but including the change I had made to the main topic level. So just to see that again, we can cancel that. Let's say on the next level down we make a few changes, center on properties. Let's change the style off the next level down just to graze on that we can select all of those change the old grain like that. And now if we head back to the themes just here on, we want to extract our theme. You can see the main topics change. The sub topics have changed as Well, even from here, we can maybe make it change to the boundary or relationships. Relationships. They're useful on these, the lines that lines often could change. So we can have curved our only spearhead line patent. Always quite like the lines to be solid on and not sinister. Sin change the color of the text color of the relationship to slightly more orange. I think that and then we can save this guy as well. So again, now we've got a new test theme. We can call this test to jumping from the themes. This is our test to that, we'd says at which we'd extracted from the original but made a few changes. Now everything that the different levels has changed as we expected. One of thing to note about themes is we can also have our favorite themes. So if we've got let's go back, Teoh Younger one. What the classic is is set of the moment, but we've just created a new theme on it to make it our default theme. We just click when we get a little favorite stopped here. So if I create a new a new blank Matt, I start there. But if I start tapping from here, I get the different levels. And if I say at a boundary or something that added a boundary, then we get the same theme as we'd set up in the first place. So again we can have our favorite ones that come when we started a new spreadsheet, and that's just done by this star here. And so that's pretty much it for themes, but you can see really useful and a nice way to create very fast look and feel off the ones that you that you really like. 21. 21 Drilling into detail: welcome to this section. We're going to stay on this health mind map because it's building a little bit. And also there's some sections on here which will illustrate what I'm going to do next. Really? Well, now this is about expanding your mind map. So we have a mind map here on Ditz Building getting a bit Mawr detail. It's not that it's getting cluttered, but it's getting a little bit more difficult to concentrate on a particular topic or a sub topic on Get the detail in there. One way I can possibly did is obviously to highlight on area on, then go to view Andi fit selection like that. And then I've gone in a zoomed in basically to this movement section, which has running, jumping, balancing, climbing, lifting, fighting, swimming, throwing and catching these air natural movements. That is one way to do it. The bits I want to show you in this section are about actually separating movement and being able to concentrate on working on it, and there are a couple of different ways of doing it. If I click on movement, there's a great little button here, which is upon the ribbon, which is Ah, down Arrow and it's called Drill Down or we can use F six. So if I drill down on movement, I suddenly have a drilled down movement section. So just to illustrate something, if I click on movement again, Andi, I do my drill down at this point, if I add something to running. So, for example, if I add running, say skills on into that on skills could be, say, barefoot running. So I've added a couple of items here. Now when I shift on go drill back up. Those items are reflected back in the in the top sheet, so I've added skills added barefoot running. When I come back to movement, both of these are there. So that's drilling up on drilling down and very useful just to concentrate on a particular topic, make the changes you want and have no distractions from your main mind map. There is another method of doing this, which is slightly more permanent, and if you're getting into big mind maps, it's a really great way off concentrating on particular topics. On this, I will show you. So if we click on movement here and what we can do is go to the insert menu and create a new sheet from topic. And what this does well illustrated now is exactly that it's created. Instead of just drilling down, it's created a new sheet here on It's also created, immediately created. Ah, hyperlink. So if I want to go back, I just click on the hyperlink and I'm back and you can see that it's created this hyperlink in the parent topic as well. So there's a little see here. Go topic movement. Andi, I've got this here. It's also created a new sheet so I can rename this sheet to movement and this becomes part of the workbook. So I've got now got two sheets. I've got a main and I've got a movement. And it's important to remember that when when I created this new sheet, it created ah hyperlink and we've seen through hyperlinks before, so I go back on bond. I go forward now. What's interesting about the new sheet is that if I add something to running, say, for example, skills and under skills, I add ah, barefoot running. So I have those there on this new movement sheet. When I go back through the hyperlink back to my parent. That is not actually reflected in the sub topics off movement because it's a completely different sheet. So it's nice to create a new overview on the parent level. If you want to just see that and if you're explaining to people, but in this way you can create a lot more detail on your second sheet. If you have a look at the hyperlink, you can couldn't go control. H Look at the high hyperlink and you can see that under the same as we looked at type links before you can see that. Actually, it's linked to a new sheet, which is movement, which also includes climbing, lifting, running. But under the running section. We also have skills Andi, under the running section. We also have barefoot running. This is the hyperlink. If you want to get rid off this hyperlink, you just press remove, and that's pretty much it. But your sheet hasn't disappeared. Now if I click having removed that, if I click here, it will still go back to movement so I can have the link back. But I'm not having the link forward. So now I'm back. Let's recreate this hyperlink to movement. Go topic, um, come down which we could have done actually separately. Click on movement and okay, and it's back on. We can click on that and down to movement any of these sections we could do, Ah, mobility, A sports section Now here on sports, this would be quite interesting. So we'll do insert new sheet from topic. And we've got all the different sections from here now because there were floating topics attached to tennis. They don't actually drill down because they're completely separate topics. So from here, we can actually build floating topics of our own from this section from sports. We can click Bank Andi There, There it is. So you can see these because these are floating objects. They don't get carried down into the sheet, uh, sheet three again. It never comes out quite as you want it particularly. But we can also make changes to this level instead of having a map. What we could do is have a tree charts to the right, and then we can have something like that. Now, when we go back, nothing really changed on here. But it's remembered in this section and obviously we can rename this sheet to sports on back We dio So I showed you how to create a new sheet from topic. So whenever you click on a subject and Ugo insert new sheet from topic on Really, this is just a fast track way of doing something you can do manually. So if I show you how to do this manually, the easiest way is to insert new sheet or control T obviously to get to know the the fast keys on DWI can put something in here which is saying nutrition on from here We could have diets, organic eating and eating disorders, placebo effects, for example. So now we have a basic nutrition one. This is maybe one you've created earlier. But we are now having you sheet which I will rename as nutrition rename. Now, if we go back to Maine here, we can very easily click on nutrition control age to do a hyperlink topic and we come down and we find our new sheet we just created which is nutrition and okay, that and we can click through to it on this hyperlink on on this one. We want the return high pulling. So we just do control H and topic Andi back to nutrition here, which actually has a c already against it. So if I click back here, we're back and forward to there so you can see completely doable manually. But obviously, if you've already created something in your health, my map it or if you've created a topic here and you want to create another sheet than the fastest track is to do a new sheet from topic when this can be useful is when you have worked quite a lot on a completely different sheet. So what I could do here on the sheet is do a tools import, for example, on import from file. I've got a nutrition one I've done here earlier. Finished that? And now I've got a new nutrition sheet in here. I will actually delete this one delete sheet. So this is the nutrition one, you know, which I've created some other time on. Now, if I go back to Maine, I've still got a link on here to the one I've deleted. So if I click on here, I'll get a message saying the topic seems to Beene deleted. Do you want to delete the hyperlink as well? I go, Yes, on it disappears and then I click on here. I just do a control age. I do a topic to nutrition, which is the one I just imported. Yeah, I can click through onto it onto this one, which is the new sheet I've imported. I do a control H two a topic on back to nutrition if you're developing mind maps separately , but eventually you want toe maybe a dashboard of some sort where you can just access all these ex minds. Then that's no problem. Obviously, you can create a new attachment also, which would open a completely new X mind sheet. So that's really it. It's, um, waken Drill down, get new sheets. The two things to remember are, If you just drilling down, using the key to drill down and F six anything you're you're just working on that section on. Anything you do when you drill back up will be reflected in your main mind map. Now, when you create a sheep from a topic, if you create a new sheet from the topic, the new sheet will just reflect what's what's in it. It's like a whole new mind map itself, and you've just created a hyperlink to get to their one. Final thing I'd like to mention on this subject is that if we create a new sheet, insert new sheet control T. What we can do in the pro version is to do merging, and sometimes this can be useful where we want to merge into another sheet. Now these. When you emerging, you have to do it from sheets that are open already. But I can do it from the nutrition one here, and I just okay it and you'll see on this sheet, for I've just merged this nutrition one into sheet for again it it seems to do a little bit of its own thing, but it's very easy just to sort this out a little bit. Old center would just a say Do a balance map up to down and we're back to normal. So that's another way. If you've done quite a bit of work on one sheet, but you've also got another sheet that you can, you've decided you can pull in to the previous sheet. Then in the profession, the merge functionality can be useful off, sleek and just rename this. Interestingly, it's brought in the link as well the hyperlink, which goes back to nutrition. So I heard that's useful and interesting. Andi gives you some ideas about how you can drill down and really expand your mind maps into almost interest. Sort of three D option so we look forward to seeing you in the next section. 22. 22 Expanding and Filtering: in the last video. We're looking at drilling down, expanding our mind maps, making the bigger getting new sheets. In this video. I just want to show you a couple of facilities just for finding your way around. If you do have big mind maps, sometimes you can get a little bit lost. So these air fairly simple things to use, but they can be super useful. I've borrowed a X mind off the eggs mind library. This is legal approve. Contract will just make a little bit smaller. Just line it up. Just bring it in a little bit. So, for example, if I if I've got this ex mind sheet with quite a lot of detail on it and I just want to find a couple of things one of the things I can uses view and in the profession, I can use the search. So if I put security in here and do a search, I'll get it. Got three different items in this case on dykan. Just double click on it will end up going to the security fields here. Or if I double click this one, I've got security roles. So it highlights security roles so very simple to use. It can also search through different sheets. You can click on off only the active editor, and there's some other on some other check boxes off what to search through and with have case sensitivity on or not. So that's searching. Very simple to use. The other useful facility for finding things is what they call the advanced filter. So again, under view, Advanced Filter also a profession, and what it does is it gives you some options off whatever markers you've put into your sheet. Marcus all labels. You'll be able to highlight these. So if I take one like surprise on, click it on here and I can just click on the sheet and I can just see that the whole sheet turns a little bit darker. Apart from the highlighted parts, maybe I can just put smiles and a couple of other things as well. Wrong click onto here and these the ones I've highlighted so quite useful if your mind maps got quite big and you just need to find particular things or particular markers that you've put in or even label. So if I, for example, if I I don't have any labels in at the moment. But if I just take these off. In fact, when you come up for the filter, you can just clear everything with this little box up here, which is a show all. If I put in involved entities with an F three, I just puts a label here, this label like that. Then I just go Teoh view Advanced Filter. And then I get this option off this label in here. And then this particular node to which the label is attached will be highlighted again just to illustrate some of the things that could be on hear clicking away. There you are. So that's two simple ways of just finding stuff on your worksheet. There's a search and replace a find and replace facility here as well. So if you just do find, say, label on dykan, search through on, it will just work through exactly the same a normal find and replace on on most other software. That's pretty much it on those two items. They are both features in the pro version, so if you've got the free version not particularly useful, but if you invest in the in the profession there, nice features 23. 23 Sharing & Exporting Mind maps: Welcome back to the course and congratulations for getting this far. We're in the final straits really now, So we've covered quite a bit so far. We've included getting data onto the mind map in really fast and efficient way. We then started looking at the properties off nodes to change the fonts, the colors, sizes on DL, the line colors. We then looked at streamlining that process, which is using styles and feet. And then we really started adding lots of nice stuff for the mind map. So relationships, images, borders, attachments and then finally drilling down into different nodes and also adding new sheets and linking the sheets backwards and forwards from the main sheet. So really getting into the nitty gritty off the off the mind map. So at this point, it's really useful to be able to share our mind map very often. You might just be using the mind map for yourself, either for a new project or is a product of a teetotal. But also, if you have bean making a mine rap, it's very often the case where you want to share it with others. The sharing can either be as a mind map itself or in many other formats on. We're going to look at all of those in this video, so the first part of sharing is actually getting our mind map into other applications. Very often, the mind map will look great, but other people might just want it in, say, a PowerPoint presentation or a word document or a pdf or just is an image, although it at any stage they can obviously down low Dex, mind the free version and have a look at the X Mind in its native format. But let's start with the export menu. Now there's two ways of doing this. You can either go to file on export, or you can just come up to the ribbon on Click on the Export Icon, and you're presented with this dialogue. Now I'm not going to go through each of these in detail, but I will go through some of the pertinent ones. But to begin with well, just look at what we've got here, which is documents, word and pdf Sarti EFS Texts we have again chart if you have got the pro version, just straight images. But pdf's and S P G's as Well, look at the pdf map because it is really useful just to get an image off your mind. Map free Mind. Mind Jet Mind Manager map Pro version Andan earlier version of X Mind as well Presentation software. So, PowerPoint and finally, a spreadsheet format. But we'll start off right at the top, just converting our mind map into an HTML documents. So if we click on HTML next to include many different things, so you can either have all these different attributes hyperlinks, attachments, markers, eso you can click all on or you can just select the ones you want. Under the beginning, you have the option to have a separate overview picture, which can be very useful. So if we click on that and then finish, this is going to go onto my desktop, takes a few seconds just to run through. So just open with, um, Explorer. This is what we get. It's not always completely predictable exactly how these are gonna turn out, but you will get the images and you will get the different levels off the different nodes, and I'll go through this a little bit more later. But you can see we've got a lot of skills, and it's basically gone from a mind map into a bullet point type of format. But in HTML, but including all the pages and links, we'll go back having a quick look at the word version. So we click on Word on next. We can include everything on overview. So in a similar way to HTML, the export toe word option will also include or exclude whatever you want onto the word document, so you'll see when you're doing HTML or word documents or even see SV's and power points. There is an order in which the mind map then gets delivered on to the Microsoft document. It may seem a little bit random to begin with, but once you've got used to exactly the order that you've put onto the mind map, you'll see that it's coming out in a similar order. It's never gonna be perfect, but it may just give you something to start off with. And if you've been doing brainstorming and you want sections and bullet points, then this may be quite a good way to do. But it really is a matter of trial and error, so we just finish this it will run through very quickly. On them will be presented with We're document, so we have an index off. What's happening then we have our first map, and then it includes the pictures that we've included onto the mind map and also includes small sections off each of the parts of the of the mind man. So can be really useful if you if you know what you're aiming for and you get to know mine the mind mapping. Obviously you can move all these areas around, but it's It's not a bad start to converting toe a word document from this mind map that you can see where things air going into the word document. And it's just taking images and taking snapshots off each of the sections off the mind map and putting into the word document. This is just something that you'll have to play with. Sometimes it will be useful and sometimes not. So do the Pdf on this will give you a similar options to word, and we can put all of these in at a separate on weaken, just separate overview of pictures and finish on. We'll get a similar look But just on the pdf version on Dhere, we dio we've got 13 pages being generated on very much like the word document. It's taking snapshots of different areas, picking up the images on creating a Pdf document off your mind. Back the gang chart export into Microsoft Project. I won't go through in this video. You'll need a version off Microsoft Project. Images are very useful, so we can just create an image. Andi, we congest, uh, get the sizing right? So if we want the whole thing and you can see the sizing changing, we just add it to a file on. We'll put it on desktop again on this could be a BMP or we can just decide also to file we want we can put it into a jape egas or GIF file or Jay Peak generating preview file. We finish on. Then we loaded up. So that's a nice, quick way of just exporting into a J pic file. Pdf map. Andi SPG Images are both very useful if you're going to be zooming in at all into your mind . Map both pdf Onda vector images, which means they you don't have any loss of quality as you zoom in and I'm gonna show you an example off this. So if we create a pdf map off our mind map so I'll just export Teoh pdf image next Onda We have health already as a PdF from our previous exports, so we'll just call this one map. So this is our health map, and this time it just goes into a pdf just as really as an image rather than having a lot of different sections specified. And there we go zooming into this. Pdf, you can see there's no loss off quality. There's no pics Elation on this. Pdf, which could be very useful in certain of circumstances. Now, I'm just going to give you an example off using pdf map or an SPG where any amount of zooming has no effect on the quality it all on a good is illustration off. This is to take a pdf map on imported into a president presentation. So I'm just going to do that now. So here we go, we'll go into president. So here I've imported into a president presentation mind mind map from the pdf map that I exported from X Mind and from here, you can see how brilliantly it consume in and out without losing any quality. It also when we go and we can move up to excise. This was put together in two minutes. Really? So, um, just nice, easy stress and relax. Andi, back out to the full mind map so you can see a great illustration. If you want to do a presentation on presi using your mind map and zooming into different parts or even if you want to do a present presentation that's then captured onto video using screen capture and used the videos presentation, then this can all be done through the pdf map, which is fantastic. Be useful. Okay, we'll have a quick look at exporting to a Power Point presentation. What I'm going to do is open a different mind map. And this is just from the templates because it gives a good illustration off the order that things come out in PowerPoint presentations. So here we've got a weight loss program on. It's just on the standard templates. We've got day, one meal, breakfast, lunch sport, sometimes running day two etcetera. And just have a quick look at the way this runs around in a circle. The actual central topic is a balanced map up to down on bond. This just works around day 1234567 so that that's how it works. Now, if we have a look at the export function will go to Power Point. Next will have keep all the settings on so high playing markers, etcetera on. We'll have theseventies overview picture at the beginning, I'll save it to the desktop. Finish open PowerPoint. And here you can see the way that this has exported. So actually, I'll run a I'll run the presentation so the weight loss program is obviously the central topic. This gives us the basic map off what we're going to do. Day one day, two on the right up today, five day seven, and as we click through, you can see it's separated into separate slides. Day one starting It adds a screenshot of this section on day one into the meals, breakfast, lunch, dinner sport, times running, running. Then we're on today to starting. Have a little green shots date, too. Male breakfast, lunch, dinner sport Day three and you can see the way this works So it's just working out in a sequence starting from day one today seven and then rolling through each off the sub topics and putting them into a separate slide. So that just gives you an idea of exactly how ex mind decides on splitting the slides up. And this would go for PdF's for HTML, documents on for Excel documents as well. Eso we'll just click out of that on to come out so this if you want to do a quick test, this this one would be a good way to do it. We could also click on here, uh, do properties on, say, for example, do a tree chart to the right and you can see what happens with this one is that it's a tree chart and it's just running through it. And actually, if you've converted it to a tree chart, you can see probably more obviously, exactly how the how X Mind is splitting it into the PowerPoint presentation. So starting with the weight loss program Day one, the sub topics again sub topics day to on working through and making a different slide for each of them. So I heard that makes sense Sometimes it doesn't seem that logical way. X mind is actually splitting these, but if you take a good example that has a really good specific order, then the slides will make more sense on. Finally, we have an export to a Excel file or a CSP file, and this will just break up the same as the others. There's a few options here, and I would suggest you just have a little play. This is the default as it is, but we'll just finish it and see what it looks like. Once you understand the conversion process, then it's easy to build the mind map in a way that to you would want. But you can see these have just broken down into the different nodes and the different topics and sub topics and then dropping into the next level. So basically it's gone into level one level two. Level three. Level four can be useful, but I think you need to know exactly how it's gonna end up in. This is just one of trial and error on these exports. Another nice feature in the profession is just to capture a section of your mind map and you Can you do this using tools, Andi map shot or pressing the F seven key. So if I click on there and then presented with a crosshairs cursor selector, I select the area that I want. I just double click it on. It gets saved to my desktop, and I just open it from that. And it's really that easy. So f seven select the area you want double click on Did you've saved a PNG file to wherever you you'll default set up is 24. 24 Collaborating: okay, Continuing with sharing, we're now going to share our mind maps with other people as mind maps. What we've bean through is really just converting mind maps into other applications. So office applications or HTML or PdF So now we're going to try and share the the mind the existing mind map with other people as a mind map. One of the ways you can share your mind map if you're on a local area network is just through file on Did share on local near area network. I haven't used this, particularly Azzam. Not really on a land, but I know that there's Bean a fair amount of success. But there's also been a few difficulties with sharing on the land. But there is plenty of information on the eggs, mind blogged, so just have a look on there. If you're in a land and you want to share with other users on your local area network, then you can use this option. It's a bit like using a shared drive of some sort, but at least you can run it from inside X mind itself so you can just select certain people on your land. Onda also under view more and local network sharing, you'll get a view off maps that are shared on Do you can add others that are particular, necessarily open, but just on your hard drive change, map arrangements and various other things. So this is your view pain for local area network sharing. The next part of sharing can be using the cloud and using your your account on X mind itself. So, for example, this health mind map I might want to share onto the onto the cloud. And I can just click on this cloud icon, Andi. I'm presented with this dialogue. So we've got a title of health on this description. You can change, obviously on. Then we have a couple of setting. So we have privacy setting so it can be public, unlisted or private on. Do you concur? Click Check the box whether to allow a download or not on the thumb. Let nail. This is just gives you a bit of a zoom and you can move things around the thumbnail. You can just select from here. Just get it to a nice size, maybe there and press up late. Now if you're not logged in to your ex mine site, you will get a dialogue saying please log in to your account. I'm currently logged in here, so we'll just let this run it then says your map has bean successfully up uploaded, and then you can open it on the ex mine site. And there it is. Now, there are a few different options on this cloud version here, so you can make it larger or smaller. You can download it on. Do you can also do things like email it people or embedded code as well. So, for example, Teoh email it to somebody just opens and allow Andi here. We haven't email and without actually get going into the email. If I just control click on this, it'll open another Web browser Page on bond. There we are now, these air mind maps, the life un uploaded or just uploaded this one. But actually a really cool place is Theis X Mind library. And people are constantly sharing some really fantastic X minds up here. I mean, he is one uh, that you that is about X. More about mind mapping, so it's very cool can download it s O, for example, If we download here, we can just do a save, um, open folder and we have it there we click, and there we have a mind map from the cloud. Someone has been working hard on this, but and here's a good one to have a look through just to see the benefits on some of the science behind. Mind mapping so very, very simple up into the cloud. And, uh, yeah, and sharing with email and letting people download. Obviously, the privacy settings are important. So if you have a mind map that you want to share with a few people on email, for example, instead of attaching it to to an email Azaz an attachment what? What you can do is just uploaded onto the cloud on. Then just do an email from there and in just include the people on your email who wants See it? You've created a link to the cloud version. Obviously, if you want people to put it on to their own ex mind, then you can also direct them to that site, and they can download it from there. Or you can send the attachment another useful facility on the pro version is to export a resource bundle. Now, if you've taken images and you've got new themes and styles on glass stuff on you on your mind map itself and you want to share those those images and styles with other people, you can just bundle it up. Andi create. You can choose themes templates on. Just choose the bits that you want so we can do ah process theme. Um, template. No custom templates in the moment, but markers if you've added markets, I've added weather ones here and all you can just choose what's going to be bundled up on. Then you click it through and you just browse to a file on DIT will package it up. It's an ex RB file, which is a resource bundle file weaken. Just save that and finish, and it bundles up alot different parts, and we have now have a resource bundle eggs. So I'll be conversely, if you if somebody has exported or attached to bundle for you, you can actually importer X mind resource bundle. Andi Loaded into your ex mind, you can attach the templates, themes, markers, etcetera that they've added into their ex mind itself. Another useful facility. If you do use Evernote and a lot of people do nowadays, you can save the mind map to Evernote. You'll have to set up your account, which you will do under preferences. Let me just go there quickly, actually, so if you just edit preferences will go through a lot more of the preferences later on. But there's a Evernote section and I've got an account here, so that's already set up. Now if I just save to Evernote the ex mind file Teoh General, save down the bottom right You can see Saving Teoh Evernote and hopefully we'll get a message when it's done. So now it's saved Teoh every night on Beacon. Obviously go into Evernote itself. Andi. There it is. So we've got various notes here, but this is the one under general that's come in. It's a an attachment on bond. We can click on it, and we can even download it from Evernote into interacts mind itself. So a nice little interface with Evernote. If you do use it on, then it can be pretty useful. So that's pretty much it sharing with other people, so basically you can share through putting the mind map onto another application, so word or office. Or you can share it on your local area network or on the X Mind cloud or on Evernote. So few options for sharing your mind map with other people, which, after all, is probably what is therefore. 25. 25 Preferences & Fast keys: Welcome to this video. This is on preferences and fast keys, preferences and far skis allow you to customize X mind to an extent just to help you work a little bit faster and at your own preferences. So to go to preferences, it's an edit. Preferences on the dialogue comes up, or you can go to this little cog up on the right hand side. If it's up there on preferences, very top this air filter text. So if you're searching for something, you can just type something in that. So, for example, actually, if I type the word search, it will come up with these search engines, which of which you consent. Preferences will get to that a little bit later. If you delete whatever is in there, we get back to the standard list off preferences. Let's make it a little bit bigger, so we'll start with general. The first option is when X Mind starts up so you can show templates and themes, which is the standard. Open a blank map. Open your home map that you've set up or open maps that were unclos last time. But this depends completely on you. If you've got a home map that you use pretty much all the time. Then that would be a sensible choice. Your home map. You set up with this. You can just browse and put it into this dialog box here, and you can also check for updates news from the X Mind site on Start Up, which I don't do generally. If if X mind being a little bit slow on start ups, sometimes it's this check box that is the culprit, so I tend to take it off. Size of recently opened files has come be the list that ends up on the right hand side. When you open the new dialogue box, Andi automatically saved workbooks every five minutes. You can have this on off depends on up to you and also setting add things to the black box . Next is Dragon drop. If your dragon dropping a file from your machine onto a mind map, there's a couple of different ways it can attach the dropped file so you can either use a link as a hyperlink or it can copy is an attachment or you can get prompted. Each time you do it, I leave it. It's a prompt because depending on what file I'm doing or what I'm trying to do, then I may want the link or the copy, so it's completely up to you. Next is editing Skip preview picture, undo operations. This obviously take some resources. The bigger the undue number is, I think the 100 is default. I don't think up changed that aloud. Topic overlaps and allow free positioning these air to useful check boxes. You can also check them on the well. Certainly on. The topic overlaps on the menu bar. But basically, if you're if you've got a topic in your trying to drag it to a particular position, if these air clicked off, then it will snap to the nearest place. It'll try and organize where that topic should be. Now, if you want to take control over exactly where you want topic to be, then have this checked on and it'll allow the overlap, and it also allows free positioning. Don't forget, I think I've mentioned it quite a few times before. If you're moving something around, hold the old key down. It says it's here or command on the Mac when dragging around and it stops it snapping to the nearest node enable animation enables shadow. Just too little changes on there if you are on Evernote user, we've gone through Evernote in some of the sharing videos, but this is where you would set up your Evernote account. Local area network sharing enabled disabled map shots. A lot of these air explained it in in each dialogue so you can go and have a look. But basically, if you're if you're going todo a map shot if you want that the location that you wanted always saved is set up in this dialog box here. But it also cuts it to the clipboard as well as it says here. If you take multiple shots in the same folder, fault files will be automatically named map shot one to Marcus Camby Call. This is instead of importing images each time you can set up marker groups on DSO add markers of your own so you can set up something like faces. I just put my face in here. I've just added you can either add remove rename group, so lines we were aligned on whether whether I imported a whole bunch of PNG little files, so I've added those two markers. I pulled these down from the Web. They're just little icons. I just imported them into the weather market group. And obviously, if I if I add something here, if I want to add a market here, I could go to add markers. If I go to Morrell, see the whole list of markers and down the bottom. Here. I've added these my specific groups, so weather is here. So if it's a nice sunny day, I can just add that in there. So these are basically customized groups off markers, which can be very useful going back to preferences. Very simple to use. Just applying, adding adding markers very straightforward. Priority mapping. This is different priorities and how they map over to Microsoft Project priorities as well . So if you user of marks off project and you want these two map cross to each other than this is where you would make changes, search engines, these the ones you can be using. You can addle delete spelling. Spellcheck dictionaries ignores X minds and various Ex Mind entries so it doesn't always prompt you for X Mind can add dictionaries. Pretty straightforward Web browser, internal, external Basically, if you if you're clicking a link to a Web browser, it can. If you're using an internal Web browser, it will go to the Web browser. But keep it within X mind itself. If you're using external Web browser, it will open a Web browser window separate from X mind itself. If you've got X Mind pro, you'll just have a license agreement here. So to get your to your fast keys or accelerator keys, you're going back to preferences, which can be clicked on here. Ugo into general, then into keys. You can scroll down and see all the commands. Basically, that are that are in here. You can just widen this out a little bit. Plenty of them have accelerated keys already assigned, but if they don't, then you can obviously assign them yourself. For example. You can just come down. That's adequate. Marker here on will go. This is to cry Quick market cry, so we'll go shift, see quickly at a market topic there and apply. Okay, come out here. We'll go to the main topic. Try, shift, see when we get a crying icon immediately in there so very, very quick to use nice and easy for the preassigned far skis or accelerator keys. If you go to help Andi key, assist all control shift L. And you'll get a little list down here, and you can just scroll through them. And these are great to get to know. Just click off here when you've had enough, but for your main 20 actions that you do on your mind map really good to learn the accelerator keys for those, and suddenly you'll find the your speed of process in mind. Mapping will really go through the roof, and you'll be much more productive and much more creative. So good luck with those and just have a play around with those as usual. 26. 26 Bundled Templates: OK. A quick run through the templates that are pre existing, so to do list is very basic, straightforward to do. Lists Task 123 on whether you've completed on a daily basis, they made these might just be great. There's a little note section here when you finish one task. Change the marker, which is quite obvious. You just click on it and you'll get away. The the different selections that you could do tasked on on a Austin Perfect. That's just starting. Click on the icon on You can just move moving along here. This one. You may be able to add task info and just do a little gang chart as well, if you feel like it. But a very basic nice little template. The next one is six. Thinking hats on This is by de Bono, Consulting objectives created positive. Negative intuitive process is defining. I think what I'll do is just let you have a look through that it's got each section has a few notes on it, so you can see how the notes would work nicely. If you want to try and get a concept across, the next one is a flow chart. So just going through processes you can see on this one. Sometimes the templates on perfect when they come out. So this one's got its overlapping here a little bit. So if we just pull this cool off here, then it makes it look good. Anyone who's done any programming or in I t of any sort will have done plenty of flow charts in this one. It's got arrows just going from place to place. But if you wanted to do a loop, for example, and I did a relationship, I click on a relationship and I come through just so you and I want to loop it around to the middle here. Now, the moment this arrow, the properties of it, is just a bendy arrow. So if I just go old center on instead of a curved arrow, I just go for a zigzag one. And at this point, I can just use thes yellow markers just to pull the era out ons used the yellow markets. Don't try and use the orange ones to try and place. It just used the yellow ones Andi, if then else or something like that, so you can see these great for creating very quick flow charts. Sometimes you can get into unified modeling language type of charts. Aziz Well, but very often in i t many of those charts that come with a really over bloated package. Sometimes you just don't need that sort of thing. So I've used this ex mind for flow charts a lot on it's super easy to use. And to get things to line up, you can just click. Click on different ones, right click, and you can align flighting topics to the right center left. So you'd want to send to one. One thing I'd like to point out very quickly is if you touch one of these and you've just seen it happen. Sometimes you can click on something, and it attaches itself just because it's a mind map to the central topic, which can be really, really irritating. Now you can either pick it up using old and move it around again on separated. What I would do at this stage is just to control, said Control Z. If you're in America and when you click on it, make sure that if you're gonna move thes that you hold the old key down. So these will move around nicely without attaching to anything asl, long as you've held the old key down. So I would do that. But you can see if you click on it and move it. A tall it's suddenly attaches to the central topic, and then it looks like a complete mess. So controls Ed is the quickest way back, and if you do want to move it, hold the old key down and you can move it to wherever you want. Travel Plans This is one I've used quite a bit. In fact, I didn't use this template, but I based it on this template. But I did a great travel plan mind map. So you can see from this one. It is just a grid you can see. It's got the columns adding columns, but you've just got Day one and different areas of the grid here on various things, so airline things to do. Meals, budgets, times, all of those kind of things. Quite a nice little a travel planner, so you can just have a play with that one thing. I quite like doing with travel plans or something like that. If you've got things to see. So, sea world I mean, this is a perfect place for, ah, hyperlink control h and you just hyperlinks something you found on the Internet and you can have a whole list off them where you just click on it and you're going straight through to the hyperlink on the web to have a look at its own website trained trains as well. So train station, website. So if you doing so you're doing a praying the Eurostar or something like that, a little hyper Lincoln control age on into eurostar dot com on you've got your link in there. So a great little place meals or another great place. So breakfast, lunch, dinner on these Also perfect for a hyperlink where you found a nice restaurant, you need their number, you need their website. You just have the hyperlink on there, and you can just click through it so you can see on your travel plan. You can hold everything on a single travel the mind map with lots of little sections and hyperlinks that go off to different places. You can link your budget to an Excel spreadsheet off asleep. So another hyperlink to to an Excel spreadsheet. We just do it on a file and you just choose a file locally. Andi, through Ugo and you find your spreadsheet weight loss program. We've had a quick look at in one of the sections with weight loss program when it came Teoh exporting them. So Day one Day two. This is another one similar to what we put together in the template section. So his one where I actually did reinvent the wheel I could have just used this one and actually a weight loss program to make it look a little bit more like the one I was using. Just two old Enter Andi bring it down on do a logic chart to the right, and then we have a weight loss program on control minus just to make it a bit smaller, and we can have our links from there. So here's Here's a weight loss program or not, even a weight loss program. Er, a weekly diet on bond exercise program that you can just have making a template of your own if you want. Have your targets have your goals. Perfect, isolated example, and I actually I'm glad I did my own one because that was a great example of reinventing the wheel. I had forgotten all about this weight loss program. So there you go, personal management. I quite like this template because it's a good example of just going into the themes just to have a look how it's being set up. So there's a lot of the sections where all the borders have been taken off. We've got on interesting, fond here. So, actually, if I click on themes for this one extracts theme from this one and then you can have a look central topic. It's got no Phil colors. The floating topic, the text phoned Family is noteworthy s so you can have a quick look on here. See, what about how the fonts look? There's a background. The wallpaper is is ah, sort of grid. So this is a good example off, really, just getting into the into the theme. Andi, seeing how that one works again, As I said, sometimes they don't from the template. They're not exactly where you want them, so you can just hold down the old so it doesn't click onto the personal management center, and you can work it around a little bit more. Move them around to wherever you want on the arrows, followed and on. Don't forget to use the old key when you're moving. Otherwise they just do their own thing. But yeah, nice little personal management template. Negotiation of a sale. This is pretty basic skeleton, and I'm sure if you're doing a negotiation for a sale, you probably be able to go into eggs mind and find one that has Bean made already. That would suit your purposes better, but this is a good starting point as well. And if you want to just customize it to your own look and your themes and everything, so then feel free preparation for a conversation. Always enjoy this one. Decision makers Target's Decision Factors Competitors Program Problem. He's obviously from some sort of conversations. Strategy may be useful, or maybe a starting point anyway. Marketing for peace product price, place promotion on Duthie, different sub categories off each of those. Also, it could be useful. It's it's up to you. Nice background here. Yeah, so that there we have the marketing one organization off employees. A nice dark background on this one, slightly different from an orc chargeable that there is an old charts section We, in fact, we could just have a look at clicking on the on central topic. Old center on having a look at a New York shot up, down. This would make it look mawr traditional than the one that comes out on the template itself . Just get rid of that control, minus just to get it all in view, but interesting and and actually quite easy just to flick between this version. Andi, the one that was on the template. Sometimes this logic chart to the right. Maybe better, just for putting the information in and then for displaying. Maybe you go back to the traditional organ shot, but I quite like this one. You can really make it bigger and smaller. Project plan. We all love a project plan. Here it is. Information, goals, requirements, milestones. Here's a good example off some boundaries just control minus a little it so we can just get it into the area. I think this this one is begging for some task info and again chart, also just putting tasks that are done markers. A few other markers I would like a few different colors in here. So say, for example, on this one, I click on the background on do properties. I think multi branch colors would be nicer. Under Grady in Color would also make it a little bit more interesting. So that takes two seconds just to make this one just a little bit more interesting. But there's a project plan and obviously again thes could be. That's just the starting point for something that you want to create yourself. Project Status Report. Not gonna dwell on this one. Very, very basic you could not this up in 30 seconds, pretty much so. I'm not going to dwell on that one projects Dashboard. This is really useful and really good will just center it up. Control. Shift em because I've set those hot keys up. We've had a good look at this one. Azzan example for the Matrix version. So adding columns if you remember, if you just click on a main left hand column presidental, you can just add your next main topic. And also remember that the this main sub topic here is what the properties of this in terms of back color and everything is what determines the row properties as well. But yeah, interesting ideas ones, too. But we've We've had a good look at this one, but it's a great example. A starting point for lots of projects. And obviously, this one can be a link into into many others into your main mind map. Actually, that holds everything together. Another old chart can be quite useful, a little bit more traditional than when we saw earlier. But job titles, employee names. Obviously, these conclude pinto other bits of information. Or you can have hyperlinks to different places, maybe a hyperlink to their LinkedIn account or anything, but yet is more traditional. Organ chart can have a look at short meeting. Also Soup. Simple 32nd job. Not sure it warrants a template. We could put something like this together, but again, it's just a starting point. I do like the dark background makes a bit of a change toe. Have white on a dark background meeting. Management. Also pretty basic preparation agenda ideas, action items on. We can just have a look. There's various ideas. I think ideas is begging, really for another sheet, where we just go new sheet from topic on. This would be a great one where we just we just double clicking, making floating topics. Great idea. Another great idea, and we put them all over. You can put a label on them. So I had a label or add notes at a label. Thats great ideas with Colin, and then these you'll see you'll remember That's actually on on a different sheet with a hyperlink is slightly different from just drilling down. So when we click back will still have only idea 12 and three, and we won't have these on here. So which is probably better for this project management. So we keep this these ones here, couple of main ideas. But actually the drill down sheet has loads of ideas and and we can just add we can just move them around on. Maybe this idea has some sort of relationship, so we can just put a click it on there. Andi, Another great idea. So when we drill back, none of the floating topics come back and we just that one a nice little starting point for a meeting management sort analysis. This one I have used quite useful. Sometimes with swat you can do it on a word document or or something like that. But it this one actually works well with this matrix, so we just center it up. SWAT is internal external, so strength, weaknesses, threats and opportunities can fill in the bits You want things? Got a little notes on here so you can have a look. Some notes from Wikipedia. And if you can have the link to the Wikipedia site by just adding the control agent, adding the hyper hyper link to the Wikipedia page. Perfect eso that's the SWAT analysis cause and effect herringbone very things people, management, environment, materials You go and have a look at this one on which PD A as well, if you don't know about cause and effect diagrams but can be useful. So just a sort of herringbone type of effect control. Shift em and you bring it up to a nice size. Here's a nice example, actually, where you might want to do a map shot. Andi, just put this out. I'll just go through some of the things we've been through before, but you click it on their double click. It's been saved to desktop. I just open it, Andi, It loads into a PNG file. So very nice and quick. Way to get your PNG file just from from doing a quick map shot. And then we're back to ex mind. Could make it smaller. Getting their timeline. This is a sort of reverse fish head. You can have a quick look at this quarter 1 January, February March. Different timelines. You can just play with this at admits that you won't reduce them. Obviously you can, as mentioned before you can use fast keys, which is a control minus. If you click on Timeline on do Control sort of story forward slash collapsible, you can get caught three on. Then you can use the star alas, tricks to bring them all out. Control, shift em. The control shift and actually have set up is my own far skis. It's not standard, but I'll show you that in in the following section on how to do that. And actually, if you want Teoh highlights a small area controlled 50 f, which have done I will say, just brings it in, presuming if Tim goes back. So there you go with a timeline decision making process. This one you can just have a quick look through very different solutions. Pros, Cons, pros. Cons. Quite nice in a brainstorming session to have this set up on did you can have a look if you're just working on solution three. Maybe you just do a drill down so you can have a look at solution three by itself, many of these new this guy around, move it apart, separate them. Do whatever you want fighting topic on. Just draw back up when you need. So that's the decision making process. If you just also just a skeleton, something to start working with. And finally we have the weekly plan. Very, very straightforward. Also, another one you can knock up very quickly yourself. Weekly pan work online meetings, appointments, personal stuff, contact clients, reads two books. In fact, there are sub topics here. So as I mentioned once before, you just click on the weekly plan. Do an Asterix or a star and everything expands and you can see personal stuff. Various things are here, so weekly plan. This may be a good one to start off with. Andi, make your own weekly plan, customize it a bit. Save it is your own template. Maybe change the themes. So have a look at themes. Maybe you don't want it. In a plan like that, you just double click, and maybe you've got one. You could just try a different theme bright something like that, and immediately you could just save it as your own weekly plan and save it is your template , So that's pretty much it for the bundle templates. These Airil, the bundled ones pop from one I've set up at the end, which is the weekly workouts, one which is one of my own creations. Technically, some of these are not actually mind maps. They're just productivity tools, things like flow charts, SWAT analysis, some of the cause and effect stuff, organization charts or not really mind maps per se, but some really useful tools here. I would really suggest getting up onto the cloud, having a look at other ones that people have created, bring them down, customized them, make them your own template. There's a lot of stuff here you can you can use that will make your life easier on more productive. So good luck with templates 27. 27 Creating Templates: Welcome back on this section. We're just going to talk very quickly about templates. We have obviously some standard templates which are presented to you when you do a file new , I'm just going to talk a little bit first about creating your own templates. So if we create a A mind map, for example, and say we've got one, that is weekly workouts on what we'll have is a seven day schedule. So that's just put in day one. They to. Okay, so we have the set out now, I'm not sure a map going around clockwise is the best way. So what we'll do is click on weekly workouts for us. Old enter on. What we'll do is maybe a logic chart to the right would be better them. So it just gains. Have a quick look at these. Were going to have a look at Day one, and we can have se movement, nutrition, breast or relax ation commercially. But one in that which is nutrition. Rest of relax ation. What I can do is just copies. So, for example, on movement, we can have on day one that say we have endurance or cardiovascular nutrition. We can have rest and relax, ation. That's do some meditation on nutrition. But I might do is actually insert a new sheet from Tawfiq on Dio Day one food on from here . I can do breakfast. Lunch on enough on breakfast. Second recipe? Yeah, exactly like that then. Ah, day to Aiken. Do the same on nutrition. Um cert. I knew she from topic on do the same. Okay, so you kind of get the feeling of what's going on. So at any stage, I can put pop back to there. So as you can see, I'm gonna have quite a few off these sub sheets. Which the nutrition ones day one day, two day three. I can have as many as I like, but instead off just going through the link each time. What I can do is just go take one of them on Do right, click on it Day food, safe sheet as, and I'll save it to the X. The desktop. The model t is I've saved up, and it's brought it up so I can save this as a template. And I would also just it to death desktops that we know where it's happening. at this stage. What I can do is just get rid of this nutrition one here and I've got my workbook. And at this point, I can just go to sheet one, and I can just inset new sheet from template. I get a list of templates at the bottom. I should have a nutrition one and in set from template, you can add a fast keep to this obviously which will show you in a later video insert to keep from template. And you can basically get the idea of this. I've got a couple of nutrition. One there. Obviously I can then rename Day three Food day four food, five food because I've created them without going through the process off, creating new sheet from topic. What I'm going to have to do on these these ones is take this sheet eso I've got day, one and day to go to nutrition control age, which brings up a hyperlink. It's the topic, um, down to day three food on. Okay. And I do the same for the others. So click on it. Control h create the hyperlink topic. This is Day four food. Click on there OK, and I'm just creating the links to that. Having done that, I've now got this template where I'm just going to be adding, That's just on day to just add, ah, strength session movement that's doing mobility again. I'm not going to go through all of these, but basically I've got this weekly workout on dime now. Want to save this as a template? Because I'm going to use it every week on each week. I'm gonna change it very slightly, so I'm going to have my own template. So I just do file exactly as I did with the other. Nutrition sheets save a simple template. Weekly workout X empty safe. There we have it so I can save this Now if I go file new you from templates. I've got my nutrition ones, which I created early, but I've also concretely eight from my weekly workout, which I've just created as well. So I just pop it up on day it comes up with. It's a template exactly the same as word or PowerPoint or anything else. We've just set something up. We can use it, but on firing you, it's nice and easy. It's at the end of the list. It would be nice if X Mind could just have a favorite and you could just click on this template. But that's not quite the way it works. So if I just open this one and I just do file savers, it's a weekly work out, and I'll do it to the desktop again on that's there. And then under preferences, I could just create the home map. Chicken brows, Brickley workouts happened. So now what it can do from the file menu is just open a home map. Andi, it will open that. That one we've set up is the home map backed templates. If we go, we can obviously delete these so we can just delete template on delete these cause we don't need it anymore. Yes, we didn't need this one anymore. So, deleting those maps, we've got our weekly workout as a template, but we've also got it as a home document, So that's really it for creating your own templates. I hope that made sense. It would be nice to have your your own favorite template on here, so which would open under your your blank map, but it doesn't exactly work like that. So if you want to have your default one, then you would just do it under your home map, which I just showed you. But a template includes everything you've put onto your mind map. So if you've got a skeleton of a map that you use quite often, say, like a working weekly workout, then it can be great just to put it created on your on your templates. So obviously, what you can do is go into the X Mind shed mind maps. Have a look for one that is really good. Some. Some people have done some fantastic work up on and shared their mind maps on X mind, so there's no point in reinventing the wheel very often. So go and have a look up there. You can download them onto your laptop or into your device, save them as a template and then use them either as your home map would just put them into the templates section. Just one other thing with this screen on the new screen is you've got your set of templates , which I'm going to go through next. But you also have all your recent files across to the right. You can open a local file. You can open your home map, which we can just click on and have a look. Make sure it's still working on. That just pops up. No problem. It all back to new. You can obviously added template. If you've taken a mind map off the shared ones on X Mind and saved it onto your laptop, you can then created as a template and then add template from a local file. You can obviously open the local file from here is well, which are various ones that are here. So in fact, these are a couple that I've downloaded. So let's have a quick look at one something on mind mapping. So that was one I picked up. But I can create that as a template. Andi, There we go. This is another place. Weaken access preferences. So this screen is really useful, and you can obviously start a brand new mind map, just literally using one of the themes. So we just double click on a theme, and you've created a central part topic on that theme. The new mind map following you has a lot to offer on git convey really speed up the process off. Creating your new mind map on did using existing templates and using other people's mind maps on creating templates from those as well. So I hope that's useful in the next video. I'm just gonna go through very quickly and just have a look at the templates that are supplied with ex mind itself on some of the ones that I found very useful. Andi, I heard you will too. 28. 28 XMind7: Welcome to this section. This is going to be about the new features on benefits off X Mine seven, which is the upgrade from the version that the course was made on, which was the version six. Now, you may be at this section in one of two ways. You've either gone through the course using X mine six and now you're going to have a look at the X mine. Seven upgrades or you may have installed X Mind seven right from the beginning of the course, In which case you may have just popped to this section so you can see what the differences are between Ex Mind six and Ex Mind seven. I'm going to divide this section into three different lectures. The first is going to be on user interface and navigation. The second part will be on improvements that have been made to existing features, and the third will be new features that have Bean introduced into the new version off X Mind X Mine seven. By the end of this section, you should be completely comfortable with the new interface, exactly where things are and how to access them. The improvements to existing features Andi Radio Fe with all the new features that have Bean brought into X minds open, some of which are very, very cool indeed. 29. 29 Xmind7 User Interface: So let's start with the new home panel now. This does look quite different from the original X Mind six and from previous assertions before that as well. So it's a very, very clean interfaces. You can see we start with the new on. We've got two options here. Well, you have blank on the different possibilities of different structures on then we have templates, and you go into either the bundled templates or any templates that you might have created yourself. So, like this. Weekly workouts one. The home panels take two. So let's start with the home panel. It's a nice, clean interface. There are a few different differences between X minus six and X minus seven. You can see that we have the new panel, and we have recent files, and we have open as well. And you can also just go back to your blank sheet. So if you go to home, we go to the new panel. The new home panel. Take three. So let's start with the So let's start with the new home panel. And as you can see, it's a very clean interface. The main change here between X Mine six and X minus seven, is on the new panel on X Mine six. You're presented with all the bundled templates on just one blank sheet option. Here. We've got two options. We've got the blank sheets and the various types off structure that you want to go into, which is very nice to have on here. The other section is templates. We just click on templates on At this point, we have the bundled templates from X mind itself on any templates you might have added yourself. So your user templates will be in here is well, so basically we've got a blank, ah, map off different structures and templates, which we can go into these of the two new options. The next change is actually opening a new blank map. So if we start with the new blank map, we are then presented with various themes that we can choose. So here old themes some are the bundled ones and some are created by the user. Your top left one in your 1st 1 is one is a theme that has bean set up as the defaults theme. So if I just click on this one double click and then we go into the map with this default theme. If you want to keep it simple and just have a new map with the defaults theme, then all you have to do is just go to file new blank map and you go straight into a standard central topic With the default theme. You can also use Far Skis, which is control shift N and you get a standard map with the default theme. This is probably a good stage to show you how to actually change your default theme. If you go into window and themes, you have all your themes set up here. Andi, all the different ones. And if I want to change it to something like Process, I just right click and set. It is the default theme, and it's that easy if I get back to home and I do a control shift and now I have the new map with the new default theme, so it's really that simple. A new blank map can be any off these new structures, which are the structures you can set up. Actually, once you've opened a sheet, most of them you should know from X mine six If you have bean through the course, there are a couple of new ones here. We have timeline, horizontal and vertical, and we have to slight changes to the Matrix. Not too much changing here, but you can immediately get into a new blank map off a particular structure. We also have our recent files in this home page. On we click on recent files on, We have the last few files that we have set up. One of the differences between X minus six and seven is that they have done away with a new home map. So there was an option in X Mine six to do a home map. Now instead, what they've done is you're able to a pin one of your recent files or one of your files to this recent file section. So if I don't want it to move, if I don't want it to disappear or get overridden, if I've got too many recent files, I just right click on here and pin this map to make sure it stays in this section. The number off recently opened files can be easily changed through preferences if you go into preferences and in the general section. There's thesis Eyes of recently opened files so I can put that to seven. For example, go back and there are my seven most recent ones, or it can put them back. Teoh 34 weren't so. This is the pinning Andi, also through preferences the number of recent files you want to be able to see. Finally, on this page we have a normal open dialog box, which is pretty standard on. Do you can just open a file from anywhere on Explorer? So that is the new home panel. I think it looks very neat, very clear on very quick to use. Now we can look at the new user interface, so if we have a blank sheet here, you can actually see that it's a lot less cluttered with your ribbon with much larger icons . So all the main ones here save undo, redo, having topics Call outs, which is new relationships, boundaries, summaries, comments, task info and then some of the other features will be set up in group. So this is MAWR. Insert options, Marcus images, etcetera Onda Over on the right, we have the brainstorm presentations began chart uploading or sharing to the cloud or sharing to wherever you want to. This'll this. If it's got a down arrow, then obviously there's a few more options. So share by local network X mind or bigger plate, which will go into Andi. These air different export options also grouped into a single icon hand one of the key changes in X mine. Seven Is that quite a few of the features that used to be under the View menu, which is now quite small. Have thou be moved to the window menu? So under window you have many of the different options that you'd like to use. Notes clip up, Marcus etcetera. This is good time to explain the quick access bars. So if you have something open So let's say I've opened. I open markets here and I get markers up on the right hand side, as I would have done in X mine. Six. Also, if I click on something and then I add se properties here, I then get tabbed versions. I've got properties and markers up here so I can just have between these two. So between the two tabs now, if I minimize this the we have a quick access bar coming across to the right hand side exactly the same as in Ex mine. Sixties can be dragged and dropped to your favorite position so you can drag them over to the left. Or you could drag them down to the bottom, right or the other. Alternative is anywhere on the menu bar itself. I prefer generally to work with them on the right. At any stage, I can just restore this little group. Andi, I have my tabs up here. If I want to actually get rid of them, I just right click on the tab on. I've got several options here. I can close close others or close tab to the right or close. Also, if I click on close all that one despairs on defy. Restore this one. And if I closed this one as well, then I have no quick X access bars left on my sheet at all. Something to note with the quick access bars is that they do actually group themselves into an obvious grouping section. So when you're looking at the windows, the properties markets clip art and themes are grouped. Notes, audio notes, comments are grouped thes ones a group together just between the lines. So, for example, if I open properties and I opened Marcus and they both come in here when I minimize them, they've been grouped into their own quick access group. Now, for example, if I open outline, overview Andi Index diesel tab in their own group as well. So if I minimize thes thes end up in their own particular group here and obviously I can drag and drop different ones to different places so I can have my group of navigation ones outlines etcetera upon this bar and have my different group on the right hand side or any other place on the X mind edges. One thing to note is when you're quick access bars are left up here and they haven't being closed. Then they do stay there between different sheets. So if I close one and open the other, these will stay. Or if I start a new X mind session, thes quick access bars will have stayed where they are, where you've set them up. It is a very nice feature you can customize what you want have open on your quick access bars, which is great so in summary, a lot of the features have moved from the view menu to the window menu. When you click on them, they come up in a grouping off some sort on. If you want to move them around, you can do that easily. If you want to get rid of them, you just restore them right Click and you can close all and restore on right. Click on close allies or close whichever ones you don't want to be working with and then you're back to the original set. Okay, this seems like a good time to explain a couple of things about changes to the fast keys. One of them, you might find slightly irritating, which is that they've changed what used to be set up for properties, which was the old enter. If you click on something, you now get a call out. So they changed the default fast key for old enter from properties to call out Now, you can either change the way you work with, which is absolutely fine. But properties are not on a fast key at the moment. So I would suggest if you're anything like me that you change this back. So the easiest way to do is change it through preferences and keys. What you on there? We find call out. We unbind the old enter there and then we find properties. Onda, we just click on properties, go to the binding press Holt, and enter apply. And OK, then when we click on six stages of learning press old enter and we have properties up. So we've solved that problem very quickly. Now, if you want to have a fast key for call out, then obviously you can go into preferences, find keys, goes call out again on may be on this one. We do a control shift, see? And we have that there. We apply that Okay on. Let's see if we have a call out here which we do. So we just changed the fast keys from all tent er for call out to alternative for properties on re set up the call out one to control shift on DSI for a call out. It's really useful to become familiar with and use as much as possible far skis. So a couple of the ones that I would use our task info So if I go to preferences. And I look up Taschen, Firth and I can I've got a couple of options here view these pretty much the same. Um, So show view, Andi, I would do in all t here now, when is also quite important? So when If you just most of the time, if you're just in windows and you just apply that one. And so if I'm here and I just do a Nolte immediately task info comes up, which is fantastic on the other ones I use on a fairly regular basis are just map fit to map. So if I get preferences Andi, do something like fit to If I do fit normally the map, I would do a bind to control control, Shift em and fit Selection. Control shift s on. Both of those are okay. So if I've if I've got an area, I just highlight it. Control shift s and I can put it up there, aunt to get it back to the full map control, shift em and then back to the full map. So really use Farr's keys as much as you can customize as much as you want to, but really, they are very efficient way of getting around and navigating through your mind maps. And finally, I just want to talk about a couple of features that are available for navigating particularly useful if you've got a very large mind map thes three particular ones are outline, Overview on and Index. Obviously, if we minimize thes thes, go to a quick access box and we'll start with the overview. A very easy way of just navigating around a large mind map. Just using your square box exactly like that. I don't really have to show that anymore. That's exactly what it does. The outline is also useful. This just gives you an outline of all the different elements off your mind map. But one of the nice features of this is that you can actually print or export this outline so you can print it to a file, or you can export it to a word or PDF or text file. Nice and simple. Andi, particularly on large, my naps, where you're trying to find things, the index's fantastically useful. So in this particular mind map, we've got all the different elements listed. Eight Izzet. We've also got other options said to A. We've got markers or labels. We confined different things on here. So these Airil the markers and we can just find revise the plan. For example, when we click to it on there it goes, we get back to the index. Andi, let's just go a to zed eight z on DFO for an example. We have analytical thinking. Weaken, Just double click on here and we've got analytical thinking on the main sheet. We also have a second sheet here, which is a drill down sheet off analytical thinking. And if we go to index weaken See, obviously, this is the main sheet on this is sub sheet on. If we double click on here, we just pop through to analytical thinking on this one. So a very nice way. Nice quick way of navigating around a large mine Matt and also finding nodes that maybe have lost themselves somewhere again. We can just click on the overview, bring the red box back to the middle any time we have a dialogue box up on the right, the easiest way to just get back to my matters to click on the mind map and it disappears and goes back into the quick access bar. So in the next video, we're going to look at improvements to existing features on X Mind, so look forward to seeing you then. 30. 30 XMind7 Improvements: Welcome to this thesis. ECON Video In the X Mind seven section, this video is going to be on improvements to existing X Mind features on. We're going to start with the Gant chart. The best way to do this is to select templates going to the project's dashboard just sent to this up. And obviously, any gang chart is dependent on information to do with the project. So the best way is to have a mind map that has information about a project and about timelines as well. And tasks. One of the new features in X Mine seven is to do with a sign. Ease. If you go to preferences and you go down to task info, you can actually add your sign. Ease in this preferences section. This what didn't exist in X Mind? Six. You would just add them as you went along when you were renting entering task info. But having your list already preset is very useful. So, as I said, the gang child is dependent on information like the task information for any particular project and tasks within that project. So if we click on action one here and we do a task info. We can move this across a little bit on we enter in Assani. We'll do Peter. Priority one. Select start time. Let's do November on the duration. Let's just do this in hours so we'll just do. This is a five hour job on, and we've got some progress on this one here. Onda. We also have checkpoints on predecessors, which we have none. Now. If I dio action to, we can enter in assigning, let's say Julie also today, we'll say short, shortest duration. Just two hours. Progress is none. Andi Also on action, we put in action one A and one b So 11 a we'll put in person, that's what James Priority three today Duration. Three hours. Andi. That will do for the moment. So once your task info is entered, weaken. Just close this down and you can see any node that has task Info. The priority point has put in any progress is also put put in as an icon on. Also, we have the task info icon on the actual node here. So this point weekend click on the gunshot icon and we get the Ganesh shot up. Now if we scroll down. You can't really see much here at the moment. But if we scroll down, we get a couple of little colored areas here. One of the reasons they're so small is is our timeline down to the right. Here's set two days. If we put this to hours on, then we need to select the correct date up here. We just need to scroll us along to the 26th. And now we have information from our Tusk. Info is now on the Ghan shot. One of the new features in X minus seven on the gunshot is that you can actually edit information straight on again shot here so we can say, increase our progress too. That and we can see everything changed on here. When you hover over the timeline sections, you get the information action. One is Peter over 26 priority one and 63% completed so we can make changes directly on on the gang shot. And it was obviously reflect back in the task info further up. Once you've made the changes, you can just bullets back. We can close task info. So, as I said before, just hover over the timeline information here, and you'll get which actions they are if you click on them. If you double click on them, the tasks will. The task action will come up on task info as well, so you can make changes. You can also make changes directly on the chart itself, so you can make the hours a little bit longer. You can see the changes in how long it's going to take on you Can we'll say, make them shorter or longer and drag them Teoh different days and times. The other thing is dependencies. You can just pick up a narrow and pull it in and it gets ah, dependency. So this one has won here, So this one needs to be complete, and then this one can start. So if we try and move this back, it won't actually go past the end date off. Action one. Because this action one needs to be finished before action. One ache and start. So however hard we try, it just flicks itself back. If we actually double click on here, we can see the task edit dependencies on. We've got a dependency dialogue here on the dependency is a start to finish, which means action one A can't start until action one is finished. We can remove it or we can just keep it. The same goes for this next one here, which can also have a dependency pulling in from this side as well. And things could change, and that's Ah, pretty much it in actually setting up the gang chart. Very, very simple to use. Simple set up another great feature off for the gang shot, which is new in X Mind. Seven is that you can export to project. You can export to a PdF or an image, or you can print it directly. The ease of use for this gunshot is fantastic on it really can be used for quite sophisticated project management without actually investing in a big project management tool like Microsoft Project. Great little features on donned well done next mind seven. So in this next section we're just going to have a quick look at themes We could open the map, but actually we can go straight into themes at this point. And really, the anything to point out is that there are quite a few in new themes that have Bean added to the bundled version. Here they are. There's chalk secret ink painting, for example, and you can just add those themes in the same way as in Ex Mine six. You can make copies on to do editing so you could do Pick eight a theme. And in the profession, you could edit theme so you can just pop into the editing box and that you have it. Another edition is in terms off the style off boundaries. So we'll just have a quick look at one of these soldiers. Put in a central topic here and, um, at a couple of main topics. So if we highlight these two main topics and we want them in a boundary, we can just put the boundary here. So if you click on the boundary itself on choosing apply styles, you get a bunch of different styles, and you can add and edit the styles off the boundaries in this box here. So that's a new edition as well. Just a quick word about fonts. There have bean a whole bunch of new fonts added two x mind All these The X Mind fonts are open source and cross platform, so they'll look as good on on any platform you're using. But just a quick word about funds. If you're in properties on, do you look at the text, you can change the font. Obviously, from here they still don't have exactly what it looks like and to leave actually selected it. But a better way to do this instead of selecting in each time, is to use the fonts dialogue. So the fonts Dialogue is a much better way just to have a look at different fonts without the dialogue actually closing so you can just move between them, changed the sizes, change the colors on the dialogue stays up. So this is a much more useful way of selecting your front. There are also a couple of new shapes that have, Bean added. I regard these as improvements rather than new features. So if we enter a main topic Onda, we just go to properties on. Look at the shape on border. A couple of new ones, parallelogram and cloud, so you can just have a cloud here, um, like a different one and will select a parallelogram for this one. So a couple of new shapes as improvements for each of the topics. So finally, in this section, I just want to go through The Matrix as a shape. It used to be just a single matrix and you just create which I've done in the course you can show you how to use the Matrix. We've now got a matrix, which is a row or a column version. So basically, if we open one of these up, choose a theme. Um, just making a little bit smaller. So if we have a look at the properties of this one, we can see it's a matrix row. And so when we click on this icon here, we create Rose or we create a single row or columns going across. If we're on the main topic and we hit enter, then we start creating more rows. So this is the row version, and if I click on Central topic do properties, we can change change this round very quickly to a column version on everything switches round. So now if I click on this icon, I'm creating more rose, And if I'm on main topic here and I hit a enter, then I'm creating more columns that way. So a little bit of a change and maybe a little bit easier to actually create your matrix or just switch rows and columns at any stage. So that's a new feature off X Mind seven as well In the next section, I'm just going to go through some of the new features of X Mine. Seven. Andi, of which there are quite a few, some very good ones, so I'll see you in the next video. 31. 31 Xmind7 New Features: Welcome to this third and final video on the upgrade version off X Mind, which is X mine seven. So we've already covered user interface and navigation, and we've covered some of the improvements to existing features in X mind. We're now going to go through a few of the new features off X mine seven. So the first off the new features I'd like to show you is the information card. So if I pick up a recently used mind map here and you can see I've got this monster it faster mind map will just make a little bit bigger. And you can see some of the notes have different properties in them. So they've got labels, hyperlinks, notes and task info so I can click on each one of these and get the information from here. But the information card is very useful. So you just click on the background. So you're getting the sheet properties, pick up the properties and you've got four options here to check box so you can show label show notes, show hyperlink and show Taschen for, and when I click back on the map, you can actually see these bits of information are displayed below the node itself, so I can either have them displayed in the information card. Or I could just have them as icons if I just take them unchecked them from the background properties on their their back as his icons. So a very useful little feature. If you want Teoh, be able Teoh actually see your notes and labels and hyperlinks visually straightaway on def . You don't you just click them off and you just still have the icon set staying with this mind map. Another new feature, which I particularly like, is comments. So if I just add a new section here and will just say this is four comment this section and in the four comments section, I can just add comments, which is a great little feature. This is particularly good if you need to collaborate with other teams or other individuals , and you can just add a comment to here. And this would be comment. One for example, Onda control. Enter on. That would be it. So your comment is in here. You just click on it. If I wanted to add another comment, just enter that on. I've got my two comments up here and I could go back and forth between the comments. My name is put in here and this is from author info in preferences. So if I go to preferences on Goto author info, I've got calling in here Onda, obviously your colleague or your team who are making changes could just at their comments, and their names will be in here as well. There is a slightly bigger show. All comments on that can come up. And then for this topic, we've got plenty of cut comments in here. It's just a slightly bigger dialogue so we can actually see see what's going on. So comments Very useful. As you can see, there's a short cut key as well. So if I added topic here, go control shift. Why, I could just add my comment. Andi, enter it there and there we have it. So comments. Nice and useful new feature. The next edition is something called The Call Out. So we click on here, we'll just make a little bit bigger and on a call out, we just can click on Call out and we have a section here which we can go say into national that thes call outs are also nodes in themselves. So if I add a tab to this one, I get a sub topic on it and then weaken sub topic from there. If I keep calling, ah, call out which is a control shift. See? So from international, if I do control shift see, I get a call out. But if I just click, enter each time will return. I get call outs just being added to the different sections here so I can have lots of call outs, all just pulling out from different sections. So another great way of just explaining what a particular section is. And it's like notes and labels just to make it much more clear. But they can be quite dramatic as well, and you'll call out, can also have different properties on, and Brown did elbows. We can do medium on a slightly bigger lines, so that's call outs, and I'm sure they will come in useful at some stage when you're trying to explain details on your mind map. The next feature, I think, has been asked for by Ex Mind users for some time, and I think it's going to be a great addition to X mind in terms of speeding things up on this is it's the equivalent off the format painter in office applications. But it's basically a cut style and cut and paste style. So if I change the style off this particular, uh, node here ongoing Teoh change, we'll just change it fairly radically. Andi just changed the color line ellipse Make it orange on change the text color. Well, just make it fairly dramatic so we can see it actually happening. All I have to do is right. Click on here and I can copy style. I can then use control Shift A, which would select alot brothers and I then pay style And there we have it. It seems like a simple addition sing as the office applications have had format painters for quite a long time, but it really will speed things up when it comes. Teoh formatting lots of different styles. So instead of having to go into particular styles on changing the properties, you can just do cut and pay style. What a great addition that is. The next feature is a mind map structure, which is a timeline. We have a timeline. Horizontal and a timeline Vertical. Just to have a quick look at this one will just go into a classic version. Well, just make this a little bit smaller. And if we kill it on the central topic hit, enter. We have a main topic coming out. If we had to enter again, they just keep coming out to the right. Now if I just move everything across So we have a time line running from left to right now on Main Topic one. If I hit a tab on I get a new sub topic here, then I can just add sub topics out to the top and on my main topic, the next one. If I hit a tab here and then come out, it will come off the opposite side so I can add sub topics to each of these sections and they will come out on top and bottom off the nodes. And there there, you can get from left to right. You can have a time line running from left to right and obviously add markers in here so you could probably, for example, insert markers. Let's say a month we can put February in here so we could both February, March, April, May and different things that need to be done obviously can add task info, and these can turn nicely into Gan charts as well. Now, to demonstrate the vertical timeline, I could go back and start a new mind map completely from new with new vertical template. But I can also click on topic here and get properties up Timeline horizontal, and then we can just change it to a timeline. Vertical Andi There we have it. Control 50 a. M. And there we have timelines running from top to bottom, alternating left and right and then sub topics coming out from either of those sections. So nice new feature timelines and a nice structure to work with. Maybe the GAN chart and project management as well. Next up, we have the inspector view. So if I just opened my master it faster mind map, which we have here. This is very simple window on Inspector and you get a whole lot of details about your mind map, including author info, generals, the size, the number of topics, words, revisions last modified, lost, modified by on various hyperlinks. So that's just a basic overview off your mind. BAP at the state it is in at the moment. Next, we have a link to bigger plate. If you haven't heard of bigger plate, it's amazing resource for mind mapping in total. It's not exclusive to X mind at all. There's many other mind mapping software versions up on bigger plate, but you can share and download and ca late different mind maps in all sorts of different aspects of life. A great resource for a mind mapping in general. So you to get access to bigger plate. We just get into preferences. Click on bigger plate click link. We start loading on bigger plate, asks if you want to authorize. If you if you're already logged in, you'll just get this information. Otherwise, you have to create yourself a free account. They're a professional accounts as well, but at this point you can just authorise Onda. We have successfully authorized X mind toe Xs bigger plate account. If we go into bigger plate, you can look at mine map libraries. You can see there's literally thousands off different mind maps that are being created by other people here. So many of them are in mind, Major, I'm my mind map, but there's lots of Ex Mind ones as well, and you can select business mind maps. For example, Go down the different business ones, and then you can restrict your search just to your ex mind on. Then you can have a look at these. The free version, I think, limits you to five downloads a month. Or you can just pay for a version, which gives you unlimited downloads, a great resource for lots and lots of different mind maps that people have put together obviously prevents reinventing the wheel. The next feature is just a small little change. If I just go into an area on highlighted, this is to do with the map shot. It's a small change, but it's quite a nice one where if I want to go tools, map shot F seven and I'm in map shot mode. The any difference here is I get pickles up on the left hand side of exactly what size my image is going to be. If you need images off your map shot that need to conform to a particular size, then it's quite a useful little feature we then just press copy and your map shot will then be saved to desktop map shot one. And if we open that, we can actually see map short there. So it's just a sizing help facility when you're creating your map, shot your sizes up on the left hand side. Next, we have a feature added to the advanced filter, which is to do with a sign. Ease. I'm sure you remember in X minus six or seven. The advanced filter is actually consigned to the pro version. But I will just show you how this works. I've got here six stages of learning with different people assigned to different tasks here . What I will do is just, in fact, click on here. I tend to get properties. Andi, I will actually just show task info on here so we can keep an eye on it. And now what we can do is just go window advanced filters. You can see it's a pro vision. We just click this in here. The advance filter will filter anything that's actually already on your mind maps. So these are different things that are being put into the mind map. But now this includes task assigned me. So if I just want to see Jobs by Colin, I can see that that I'm on stage two and if I want to see, say, Peter, he's on stage for apart from the other labels and the things that also existed in X mine six. Advanced Filter. The task Assigned years. A very useful one to filter out people's tasks. If you're doing like project management again, so we connects it filter on their way back. And finally, in this video off new features, there's one which is to do with images on Gaudio notes Andi icons where you can actually save them as something. So if I If I click on Stage five here, for example, Andi, I insert an audio note. So now I'm testing this audio note, which is attached to Stage five. Andi. I want to allocate it to Robert and then we click that on your audio night notice. Done. Now we can close this. We have our woody a night, we complain. So now I'm testing this audio note, which is attached to Stage five. What I can also do is right. Click on save audio note as on MP three file. Super useful if you want to keep the files or if you're doing organization, planning or if you are, or even if you've done voiceovers for something and you want to keep the MP three so you can take your from your audio note Roberts audio note, and you could just save that. And there it goes. You can also do it on images as well, so save as within the mind map itself on items within the mind map. But audio notes particularly, can be very useful. And so that's it for the new features, obviously with Ex Mind. Seven. This obviously, as with any upgrade, there's bug fixes, but there may be bugs introduced. A swell, so it's only been released in the last few weeks. X Mine seven but some very nice new features and I do think actually, once you've upgraded from 6 to 7, you'll enjoy the user interface on a lot of the features that they've introduced into X Mind. Seven. Making it an even stronger contender in the software mind mapping market 32. 32 And Finally: what we've made it. A huge congratulations to all of you have made it through the course. I really hope the course lived up to your expectations, but more importantly, I really hope that you end up using mind mapping in your daily life, both business and personal. It's really being useful for me over the last few years in terms off collaboration and project management and organizing your thoughts on Bean Quite surprised just how often I do use it, I will be making changes to the course, depending on changes to X mind or even mind mapping theory itself. Please don't hesitate to contact me if you've got queries or questions or even suggestions for the course as well. Talking of feedback, I would really appreciate it. You could spend a couple of minutes just posting some feedback on this course. Well, I hope to see you in one of my other courses, which will be less about mind mapping on organization and Maura about life well being, health and life balance. Don't forget, my mapping is for life, not just for Christmas