Frequently Asked Questions

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What is iMindQ and what does it do?

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Desktop iMindQ® is a dynamic mind mapping software tool for visual thinking, brainstorming, planning and organizing in real productivity and creativity. It is great for solving problems, improving communication, and making plans quicker and more creatively. With its smooth usability and highly interactive interface, it saves time, energy and effort, and improves every aspect of your work. iMindQ® allows capturing all important information on a simple, easy-to-use, cross-platform friendly mind map.
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Who can use iMindQ?

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Our mind mapping software tool can be used by people who need a single place to store all of their important information in a creative, unique and visually distinctive way. iMindQ® can help everyone from students and freelancers to experienced professionals to enhance brainstorming, organize, plan, make decisions, solve problems, improve productivity, and boost their creative thinking.
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What is mind mapping?

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Mind mapping is one of the simplest, yet most powerful tools of organizing information, and a technique that allows you to capture the natural flow of ideas. Mind mapping is a popular brainstorming tool and learning technique of arranging ideas and their interconnections visually. It can be used to create graphic linkages between a central concept or issue and other concepts or issues by memorable tree-like diagrams. It allows you to create, capture, organize and communicate highly interactive visual representations of complex ideas,information and data.
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What can I use mind maps for?

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Mind maps are great for freely manipulating ideas, knowledge and information. They can hold various types of content and data, and can be rearranged as needed. Mind maps are extremely flexible and can have a variety of uses, such as:
  • Note taking;
  • Brainstorming;
  • Problem solving;
  • Studying and memorization;
  • Planning;
  • Research and consolidating information from multiple sources;
  • Presenting information;
  • Gaining insight on complex subjects;
  • Exercising creativity;
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What are the system requirements for installing iMindQ?

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Windows:
  • Intel® 1.4 GHz processor or equivalent
  • 256MB of RAM (512MB recommended)
  • 78 MB of available hard disk space (during installation)
  • 1024x768 @16-bit color (1280x800 @24-bit color or higher recommended)


Mac:
  • Intel processor (Power PC not supported)
  • Mac OSX 10.9 (Mavericks)
  • 70 MB of available hard disk space (during installation)
  • 1024x768 @16-bit color (1280x800 @24-bit color or higher recommended)


What operating systems is iMindQ compatible with?
  • Windows: Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1
  • Mac: Mac OSX 10.9 (Mavericks), Mac OSX 10.10 (Yosemite)
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Will I be able to reinstall the software if I reformat or change my computer?

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If you change the computer or computer components or if you reinstall the computers operating system than a new product installation is required. In cases like this, you have two options how to move your License to your new or reformatted PC : - To automatically return your current activation by uninstalling iMindQ® and choosing YES in the License Deactivation dialog. With this the activation will be returned to your License info and available again for your new/reinstalled PC. Note that deactivation requires active internet connection and no firewall or proxy that can prevent the communication.
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How to create tasks in iMindQ®?

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To add a task in iMindQ® you will need to do the following steps:
  • Click on the Plan ribbon;
  • From the Insert group, click on the Task button.

To specify the task information you can use the Task Info Panel or the Task Information dialog. To open the Task information dialog go to Plan ribbon->Task group->Task Info button. You can also open change the Task information from the Gantt chart table.
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What’s the difference between at Risk task and Past Due Task?

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Risk tasks are those tasks which current progress is not achieved by their Status Date. Project’s tasks are updated on daily basis. Every day team member inserts value in the % complete field for the particular task and in same time the project plan is updated. From Project Manager’s point of view it is very important to have all information and updates in order to evaluate and analyze the health of the project plan. In case some task are forgotten for updating, by selecting the “Risk Task” these tasks will be visual marked. To view which tasks are at risk, just click on the Risk Task button in the “Plan” ribbon and the tasks that are not fulfilling the criteria above will be colored yellow. Past Due tasks are those tasks that are not 100% when the status date past the task’s finish date. To view which tasks are at risk, just click on the Risk Task button in the “Plan” ribbon and the tasks that are not fulfilling the criteria above will be colored yellow.
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How to create a Flowchart Diagram?

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The first thing you need to do is open a Whiteboard space from the File Menu (FileNewWhiteboard). All the commonly used boxes for creating a flowchart diagram, are placed in a specific folder in the Library panel (Library panelShapes tab). To insert a shape in the map space, simply drag and drop a shape from the Shape Library anywhere you want in the map. To connect two shapes you can use the relationship option in the Quick Topic menu, drag the relationship from the starting point and drop it to the topic, which will be the ending point. You can also drag and drop a relationship, by using the Quick Topic menu, from a topic to an empty map space which will create a new Floating topic to the desired place. When creating a flowchart diagram are used normal angled relationships. In order to change the shape of the relationship, do the following steps:
  • Select the relationship;
  • Click on the Relationship dynamic contextual ribbon;
  • From the Style group, click on the Normal Angle relationship shape.

The shape that you change will be applied for all other new relationships, until you decide to change it again. To insert a label on the relationship, just select the relationship and start typing.
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How to create a Concept Map?

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The first thing you need to do is open a Whiteboard space from the File Menu (FileNewWhiteboard). To add a Floating topic just make a double mouse click on empty map space. To insert text in the topic just start typing after it is selected, but make sure the desired topic is selected. To add a connection to another idea (topic), you can use the relationship option in the Quick Topic menu, drag the relationship from the starting point and drop it to the topic, which will be the ending point. You can also drag and drop a relationship, by using the Quick Topic menu, from a topic to an empty map space which will create a new Floating topic to the desired place. When creating a flowchart diagram are used normal angled relationships. In order to change the shape of the relationship, do the following steps:
  • Select the relationship;
  • Click on the Relationship dynamic contextual ribbon;
  • From the Style group, click on the Normal Angle relationship shape.

The shape that you change will be applied for all other new relationships, until you decide to change it again. To insert a label on the relationship, just select the relationship and start typing.
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How to present a Flowchart diagram or a Concept Map?

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To create a presentation for a Flowchart diagram, you will need to use the following three Template Scenes:
  • Focus on Topic – hides all map elements and focuses on the one(s) you have selected;
  • Present Sequence – fades in the selected topics in a sequence;
  • Show All Elements – shows all elements in the map, so the user can see the whole picture.

Focus on Topic You can add a Template scene to a topic/topics in the following ways:
  • By using the Add Scene menu in the Present ribbon
  • By using drag and drop of topics to the Scenes Panel

To add a template scene by using the Add Scene drop-down menu in the Present ribbon, do the following steps:
  • Select the starting topic of the Flowchart diagram.
  • Click the Present ribbon.
  • From the Scene group, click on the Add Scene drop-down menu.
  • Click on the Focus on Topic Template scene.

To add a template scene by using drag and drop of topic(s), follow these steps:
  • Drag the starting topic of the Flowchart diagram;
  • Drop the topic to the Scenes Panel;
  • From the contextual menu, choose Focus on Topic Template scene.

Present Sequence After focusing on the starting point of the Flowchart diagram, we will have to present specific flow or sequence. In this Flowchart diagram example, our first sequence to be presented will up to the decision point. To present the first flow, we will have to use the Present Sequence Template scene. Do the following steps:
  • Make a multiple selection of topics by holding CTRL + Left mouse click, like in the image below;
  • Drag the selected topics to the Scenes Panel and drop them;
  • From the contextual menu, choose the Present Sequence Template Scene.

Do the same steps until you finish presenting all the desired flows or sequences in the Flowchart diagram. Show All Elements At the end of each presentation, the presenter always wants to show the audience the big picture of what was discussed during the presentation and how everything is connected. In order to present all the elements of the Flowchart diagram, you will have to use the Show All Elements Template scene. Follow these simple steps:
  • Click the Present Ribbon;
  • From the Scene group, click on the Add Scene drop-down menu;
  • Choose the Show All Elements template scene.

Note: You can add Show All Elements template scene directly from the Scenes Panel. Make a right click on empty part of the Scenes Panel and from the contextual menu go to New Scene à Show All Elements.
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How to automatically present your Mind Map?

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To automatically present your Mind Map to the audience you can either use the F5 shortcut key to play the presentation from beginning in full screen Presentation view or do the following steps:
  • Click the Present Ribbon;
  • From the Present group, click on the From Beginning button.
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How to generate a predefined presentation scenario for your Mind Map?

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To generate a predefined presentation scenario for your mind map, which can later be modified, do the following steps:
  • Click the Present Ribbon;
  • From the Scene group, click on the Generate Scenes button.

The generated presentation scenario will appear in the Scenes Panel on the left side.
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How to create a custom presentation for a mind map?

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You can make a custom presentation for your Mind Map, Organic Mind Map, Organizational Chart or WBS by using template scenes and make custom modifications to the presentation. For mind map presentation the following template scenes might be used: Focus on Topic – shows all elements and focuses on the Central Idea (Central Topic) Expand Branch – expands the selected branch(es) and highlights each topic in sequence on click Show All Elements – display all elements of the mind map, to present the big picture of the discussed topic When you start talking about certain topic, you want to focus on it. That’s why Focus on Topic shall be used at the beginning of the presentations scenario. Add a Scene (Template Scene) To add a template scene, do the following steps:
  • Select the Central Topic;
  • Go to the Present Ribbon;
  • From the Scene group, click on the Add Scene drop-down menu;
  • Click on the Focus on Topic(s) template scene.

Note: You can also create a scene, by dragging the selected topic(s) and dropping them in the Scenes Panel and from the contextual menu, choose the desired template scene. To present a specific branch and its child topics, use the Expand Branch template scene. Follow these steps:
  • Drag the desired branch to the Scenes Panel;
  • Drop the branch in the Scenes Panel;
  • From the contextual menu, choose Expand Branch template scene.

To display all elements of the mind map, use the Show All Elements template scene. Follow these steps:
  • Go to the Present ribbon;
  • From the Scenes group, click on the Add Scene drop-down menu;
  • Click on the Show All Elements template scene.

Change transition to a scene To change the transition of a scene, do the following steps:
  • Select the desired scene;
  • Go to the Present ribbon;
  • From the Scene group, click on the Change Transition drop-down menu;
  • Choose the desired transition (Pan or Jump To).

Delete Scene(s) To delete a single scene, select the Scene in the Scenes Panel and press the shortcut key DELETE or do the following steps:
  • Make a right mouse click on the desired scene
  • From the contextual menu, choose Delete Scene.

If you want to delete a group of selected scenes, do the following:
  • Make a multiple selection of topics by holding CTRL + right mouse click. (You can use SHIFT + right mouse click selection on the first and last topic of the group of scenes to be deleted);
  • Press the shortcut key DELETE.

To delete all Scenes, use the shortcut keys CTRL+A and press the shortcut key DELETE. Add Animation In a mind map, organic mind map, WBS or organizational chart, you can add animation in two ways to the selected item, depending on what you want to be animated with the selected element. You can add animation:
  • On selected item(s) – Only the selected topic(s) are animated and included in the scene, without their child topics;
  • On child items – The selected branches are animated in the same time including their child topics.

You can add animation to selected topic(s), by doing the following actions:
  • Select the desired topic(s);
  • Go to the Present ribbon;
  • From the Scene group, click the Add Animation button.

There is another alternative of how to animate topic(s). You will have to select the desired topic(s), drag them and drop them to the Animations Panel. You can set desired properties to a specific animation and you have the following options:
  • Animation Type;
  • Effects;
  • Start On – the animation can start on click, after the previous animation or with the previous animation;
  • Start After;
  • Duration;

Delete Animation To delete an animation, follow these steps:
  • Make a right mouse click on the desired animation
  • From the contextual menu, click on Delete Animation option.

To delete a group of animations, do the following actions:
  • Make a multiple selection of a group of animations with CTRL + left mouse click;
  • Press the shortcut key DELETE.

  • To delete all animations, make a multiple selection with CTRL+A and press the shortcut key DELETE. Also you can delete all animations, by making right click in the Animations Panel View and from the contextual menu choose Delete All Animations. To change the order of an animation, drag the animation and drop it to the desired position in the Animations List in the Animations Panel.
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How do I start a new map?

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To start a new mind map, click on the Mind Map icon (File Menu  New) or click the "New" icon in the quick access toolbar. You can create a new map by using a default map style and naming the central topic followed by child topics, sibling topics and floating topics; or by using an existing map or a template.
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How can I open an already created mind map?

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You can open an existing mind map by clicking on the map file, by clicking on the "Open" submenu in the File Menu or by clicking the "Open" icon in the quick access toolbar.
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Can I change the interface of the application?

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The application interface can be changed in iMindQ® Options. You can set the "Windows style", "Color theme", "Library tab Position" and you can also localize iMindQ® with "Language Support" option. iMindQ® is available in English, French, German and Spanish.
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Can I change the default language for spell check?

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The application default language can be changed by following the steps below:
  • From the File Menu, click on the Options submenu;
  • In the Options dialog, click on the “Graphical User Interface” tab;
  • Choose your default language for spell-check from the dropdown menu.

Note: if you have downloaded the European setup, you can choose to set one of the following languages: English, German, French and Spanish. If you have downloaded the Japanese setup then you can choose between English and Japanese language.
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How can I save already created map?

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You can save your maps by using the options Save or Save As in the File Menu. The Save As option will save your map as a new file. The Save or Save As option allow you to save your mind map in the following file formats:
  • iMindQ Map (.dmmx) – default map file format;
  • iMindQ Map 3.0 (.dmm) – file format used in older versions of iMindQ;
  • iMindQ Workbook (.dmmw);
  • iMindQ Style (.dmms) – Style format which can be imported and applied to the desired map;
  • iMindQ Template (.dmmt) – template map which the user can Import and use it at any time he/she needs that map.
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Can I save part of the map?

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You can save part of a map by adding the selected topic in "Map Part", located in the "Insert" tab. By using "Save As" option you can save only this part as .dmmp.dmm format - iMindQ® part file.
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Can I protect my map with password?

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To protect your map, iMindQ offers password protection. Do the following steps:
  • Click on the File Menu;
  • From the File Menu, click on the Info submenu;
  • Click on the Protect Map option;
  • Enter Password and confirm it.
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Can I print an existing map?

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You can print an existing map by clicking on the Print button in the Quick Access Toolbar or click on the Print button in the File Menu  Print Submenu. In the Print submenu you can select the Printer, page range, number of copies and choose what will be printed (Mind Map, Outline of the Map, Gantt Chart View or Topic Notes).
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Can I add an external relationship?

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You can add relationship in several ways:
  • By using the relationship option in the Insert Ribbon;
  • By dragging and dropping a relationship from one topic to another by using the relationship option in the Quick Topic menu;
  • By using the shortcut key CTRL + SHIFT + R.
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What is a callout?

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Callout topic is a descriptive topic that has the same properties as any other topic. It can be added to any topic except the Central one. It is placed above a selected topic. In addition, it can be added to an external relationship when it is placed in the center of the relationship. You can add a callout by selecting the topic to which you want to add a callout and clicking "Callout" under the "Insert" tab.
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Can I group related topics and its subtopics?

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You can group related topics and its subtopics by inserting boundaries. Boundaries are used to emphasize the relationship between topics and subtopics with an outline, surrounding an area on a map with your choice of line type and an optional fill color. Moreover, you can add boundaries within boundaries to group related topics and its subtopics within an already existing boundary. You can add boundaries by selecting the topic which subtopics you want to group, and clicking "Boundary" under the "Insert" tab.
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What are Notes for?

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Notes are used for adding additional information that further explains the topic. You can add notes by selecting the topic that you want to explain and clicking "Notes" under the "Insert" tab. An icon will appear inside the topic indicating that a note for that topic has been created. Users will be able to: format text within notes editor (bold, italics, underline, cross over); add web hyperlinks; align the text; use bullets and indent the text; use Undo/Redo; edit topic text from Notes editor and; add note to the next or previous topic without leaving the editor.
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How can I add hyperlinks?

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You can add hyperlink by clicking on the "Hyperlink" button under the "Insert" tab. You will be able to add or copy and paste unlimited number of hyperlinks per topic. You can specify the location of the file, folder, URL, e-mail address or topic in the map which you want to link to. After inserting hyperlink, a hyperlink icon is shown inside topics. On mouse over the hyperlink icon a tooltip is shown, displaying the chosen destination. On icon click, the file, URL, folder or e-mail stated in hyperlink is opened.
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Can I add attachment to the topics?

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Yes, you can add attachments. The attach option is located in the "Topic Elements" group under the "Insert" tab. You can add more attachments per topic and a double click on the Attachment icon will initialize a window where you can add new file or, open, save as, rename and remove existing files.
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How can I add icons?

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You can add icons to a specific topic by clicking "Icon" under the "Insert" tab. You can add as many icons as you want on a single topic. Icon markers and single icons are available in the Icon Library. Icon markers are changeable icons: when added in node and if clicked, the icon will be changed with the next icon marker in the group. The single icon cannot be changed on click.
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What are icons used for?

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Icons are used to increase and clarify communication. Icons help organize mind maps using visual content defined in a dynamically updated legend.
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How can I add images?

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When you click on "Image" in the main menu, a drop-down list with two options appears - "Insert image from library" and "Insert image from file". If you click on the "Image" button or choose the "Insert image from library", an image library is opened where you can choose from the provided images. If you choose the "Insert image from file" option, a pop-up box appears asking you to choose the destination from where the image shall be inserted, and automatically adding the inserted image to the image library. When image is imported, it keeps its original orientation (portrait or landscape). When image is enlarged it keeps the aspect ratio. On right click you will be able to set original image dimensions.
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Can I customize topic shapes?

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Yes, you can customize topic shapes. You can choose predefined topic shapes from the Topic Format contextual menu, under the Shapes group. You can also choose a shape for the topic from the Shapes library and drag the desired shape and drop it to the desired topic. You can edit text margins to the applied Topic Shape from the Format Topic dialog accessible from the Format option in the Quick Topic Menu.
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How do I format topic text?

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Text entered in nodes can be formatted from the menu. You can choose:
  • Font family;
  • Font size;
  • Font color;
  • Font style (B, I, U, abc);
  • Text alignment (centre, left and right);
  • Clear Formatting option.
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Can I find and replace a text used inside topics?

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Yes, you can find and replace a text used inside the topics. To search quickly for every occurrence of a specific word or phrase, click "Find" on the "Find" drop-down menu. A pop-up window for find and replace appears. In the ‘"Find" filed, type the text you want to search. To find each appearance of a word or phrase please click the "Find Next" button, or click "Find All" button to find all instances of a specific word or phrase. You can replace a word or phrase with another one by clicking on the "Replace" option. In the "Find" field, the text for replacement is shown. . To replace an occurrence of the text type the replacement text in the "Replace" field and click the "Replace" button. To replace all occurrences of the text, click "Replace All" button.
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How do I format topics on my map?

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There is a variety of options to format your topics. You can change the topic shape. By clicking on the "Topic Shape" a drop-down list appears with the available topic shapes. Callout topics have different shapes than normal topics. By clicking on "Shape from Library", the shapes library appears as right menu from where you can choose a topic shape to be applied to the selected topic. By clicking on "Import Shape" you can upload your own topic shape by choosing the destination from where the topic shape shall be uploaded. The supported file type is .svg. Moreover, if you have added icons or images to topic, you can choose the desired placement inside the topic.
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Are there any available options to set the preferred topic structure?

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In the Format ribbon, there are several options from which you can set the preferred topic layout. If you click on the Topic Layout dropdown menu, the following options will appear:
  • Auto Topic Structure – the default map structure is Map topic structure.
  • Map topic structure – if you click on this topic structure, the first three topics will be positioned on the right side and all other on the left side of the Central Topic.
  • 4 Dimensions topic structure – if you click on this topic structure first three topic will be positioned on the right side, next three below the central topic, next three on the right side and all others above the central topic.
  • Left Map - if you click on this topic structure all topics will be positioned on the left side of the central topic.
  • Right Map - if you click on this topic structure all topics will be positioned on the right side of the central topic.
  • Top Map – if you click on this topic structure all topics will be positioned above the central topic.
  • Bottom Map - if you click on this topic structure all topics will be positioned below the central topic.
  • Freestyle Map – if you click on this topic layout, you can freely position each topic where you want in the map space.
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Can I format relationships and boundaries on my map?

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You can format a relationship by selecting it and by applying desired formatting options in the Relationship Format contextual ribbon. You can format a boundary by selecting the boundary and by applying desired formatting options from the Boundary Format contextual ribbon. The same options are available in the contextual menu on right-mouse click on the Relationship/Boundary, by clicking the Format Relationship/Format Boundary option.
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Can I make numbering on my map topics?

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Yes, you can insert numbering on your map topics by using the "Numbering" button located in "Format" menu. You can choose between numbers, letters (lower or upper case) or roman numbers (lower or upper case). The numbering will start from the upper right topic and continue clock-wise. When new topic is added it is automatically numbered. If you want to re-order topics, they will change the numbering accordingly. You can apply numbering to the subtopics as well which will give outline structure to your map. The numbering will start from the topic you've selected. If the central topic is selected, numbering will apply to a whole map, if it is some topic selected, only through its subtopics.
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What are custom properties?

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"Custom Properties" option enables you to add different attributes to each topic, as well as to use them as a medium to precisely export and import data with applications such as MS® Excel. There are several types of custom properties: text, Boolean, number, date, time and date and time. In this section it will be possible to copy and paste single or multiple selections and edit Custom Property type in the topics. This feature is positioned in the right side panel section.
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How do I change background to my map?

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You can change background to your mind map under the "Format" tab. Here, you can change:
  • Background color;
  • Background pattern;
  • Background format.
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Are there any predefined map styles?

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Yes, iMindQ® allows you to choose among predefined map styles. After clicking on "Map Styles" under the "Format" tab, a pop-up window appears showing the styles you can choose from. You can change the style of an already created map, or of a new map.
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Can I customize predefined map styles?

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By using "Topic Style" functionality in "Format" options you can save custom topic style and later apply that style to other selected topics. You can save the topic font, shape and color, alignment, size, margins, and subtopics layout.
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What does pattern serve for?

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Patterns are images used as Background Images. To choose Pattern from the Pattern Library, go to the main Format ribbon tab, go to the Background option in the “Styles” group and from the dropdown menu click “Pattern”. You can set the following Background Pattern options:
  • Image Position (Center, Tile, Fit);
  • Image Size;
  • Image Transparency.
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What does outline serve for?

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When you click on the "Outline" button in the "View" tab, a new vertical window will open in the right section of the map. The central topic is the title of the outline, starting from the upper right corner and going clock-wise, the main topics are heading 1 and so on. If there are other maps (central topics) they are shown after the first map, represented with the same logic. The map where the selected topic is, is the first map. Floating topics are written at the end of the outline, as heading 1. The callout topics, are shown one level below the topic where they are callout topics.
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What does full screen serve for?

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When you click the Full screen button in the View tab, all menus hide and you get the maximum working area. To exit the full screen press ESC, or click on the Map options ›› Exit Full screen. The hotkey for Full screen is F11.
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What does details section serve for?

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When you click on the "Details" button you will be able to choose the level of the detail on the map. Level 1 will present only the central topic and the main topics, all the other child topics and sub-topics will be collapsed. You can choose to see level 3 and you can again expand all levels of the topics by clicking on the All levels option from the menu. The detail level depends on what topic or subtopic is selected. By clicking on the "Show Branch Alone" option when a topic is select, the selected topic and all his sub topics are the only one shown on the map. By clicking on the "Show all Branches" option the view is returned to normal and all branches are shown on the map again. On a button click from menu, only the selected topic shall be shown when it is collapsed and all its subtopics are shown when it is expanded. By clicking on "Select Branch" button from menu, the selected topic and all its subtopics are selected. If the selected topic doesn't have subtopics, or if the central topic is selected, this button is disabled.
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Are there any topic filtering options in iMindQ®?

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Filtering options can be found in "View" menu and it is a convenient way to view only a subset of the topics on a map. With this features you can view/hide the topics that are/aren't currently of our interest. The Advance Filter option is divided into several criteria:
  • Task Info
  • Topic Style
  • Icons and Images
  • Other (hyperlinks, attachments, notes, alerts, callouts, key topic)
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How can I find words or phrases inside the map?

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You can find and replace text used inside topics through the "Search" field, Find and Replace window and Advanced Search panel. To quickly search a topic with specific content, use the Search field. By inserting the term and clicking Enter (or search icon), the topic containing the term will be selected and the term highlighted. The next click on Enter will lead you to the next relevant topic. To quickly search for every occurrence of a specific word or phrase you can click the "Find" button. A pop-up window for "Find and Replace" will appear.
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Which areas of the map are searched with the searched options?

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iMindQ® has Advanced search which is a powerful built in search engine in desktop iMindQ®. With this option you can search trough:
  • the topic text
  • notes
  • attachments name
  • by word
  • phrase
  • topics that do not include the typed word.

Results are listed and easy to find on map.
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Is there any multi-touch support for iMindQ®on multi-touch devices?

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If you run iMindQ® on multi-touch device, now it is possible to use your hand gestures to get things done. You can use single tab as mouse click over any part of the menu; double tab is equal to double mouse click, etc. More gestures which are available for iMindQ® can be found in the User Manual.
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How can I move a topic without losing the connection to the parent topic?

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For all balanced Topic Layouts, you have to press and hold the “Shift” key on the keyboard while moving the topic around in a map. This way the topic will remain connected to the parent topic regardless of the position it is moved to. In order to freely position the topics in the map space, you can either change the Topic Layout to Freestyle Layout or use Organic Mind Maps and WhiteBoard space.
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How to import tasks from Outlook?

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You can You can easily import tasks in iMindQ™ from MS Outlook. These tasks can be used while you plan your projects in iMindQ™, manage your tasks etc. In order to Import tasks from MS Outlook by using the dialog window, perform the following steps:
  • Select a topic to which the task(s) will be added as subtopics;
  • Click the Exchange ribbon;
  • From the Collaborate group click on the Outlook feature;
  • Choose ´Import from MS Outlook´ from the drop-down menu;
  • Specify the folder from which you would like to import specific tasks;
  • Select the task(s) that you need to import;
  • Click ‘Import’.
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How to export tasks to MS Outlook?

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Once you create a task in iMindQ™ by using the Task Info panel or any other method described in the User Manual, you can easily export the task(s) to MS Outlook. Sometimes you may need to inform the assigned resources via mail and keep track of this tasks in Outlook too; this is where you can use the Export functionality. In order to Export tasks to Outlook, perform the following steps:
  • Select a topic to which the task(s) will be added as subtopics;
  • Click the Exchange ribbon;
  • Go to the Collaborate group and click the Outlook option;
  • Choose ´Import from MS Outlook´ from the drop-down menu;
  • Choose ‘Export to MS Outlook’ functionality from the drop-down menu;
  • Specify whether you want the selected or all tasks to be exported to MS Outlook;
  • Click ‘OK’.
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How can I schedule a meeting with my team?

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To schedule a meeting with your team or plan your daily events (appointments), iMindQ™ allows you to create an MS® Outlook appointment. In order to create MS Outlook Appointment, do the steps that follow:
  • Select a topic to which the appointment will be added as a child topic.
  • Go to the Exchange ribbon.
  • From the Collaborate Group, click on the Outlook Option.
  • From the drop-down menu choose the functionality ‘Create MS Outlook Appointment’.
  • Enter the Appointment Info data in the MS Outlook window.
  • Click Save and Close.
  • Note: MS Outlook Window for New Appointment will be opened where you will have to enter the necessary data.
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How to create To-Do list?

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In iMindQ™ there are two ways to create To-Do lists:
  • By creating MS® Outlook Tasks;
  • By creating tasks in iMindQ™.

Create MS Outlook Task from iMindQ™ You can easily create MS Outlook tasks in two applications at the same time: iMindQ™ and MS Outlook. No need to switch constantly from iMindQ™ to Outlook and vice-versa. To create MS Outlook Task, do the following steps:
  • Select a topic in iMindQ™, to which the task will be inserted as a subtopic;
  • Click the Exchange Ribbon;
  • From the Collaborate Group, click the Outlook button;
  • Choose ‘Create MS Outlook Task’ from the dropdown menu;
  • Enter Task Info data in the MS Outlook window;
  • Click Save and Close.
Note: MS Outlook Window for New Task will be opened where you will have to enter the necessary data.
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How can I export my map as MS Word Document?

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You can export your map as Word Outline Document or RTF Outline Document for Word. Also you can import Word documents and you can create maps from them. The following logic is applied for the both processes:
  • Map topics will be converted to Headers, Bullets, Numbering;
  • Name of Word file = Central topic;
  • Headers = Main topics;
  • Subheaders = Subtopics;
  • Taks = Notes;
  • SCallout topics = Comments.
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How can I export my map as MS PowerPoint Presentation?

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To export the map as Power Point Presentation or as Power Point Slide go to start menu and select "Export as power point presentation"( same action can be performed from Share ribbon tab). When you click on "Export as power point presentation" on the right side it will appear panel, for customizing the slides. When you click on "Settings" button the window with settings for export will appear and you can choose which elements to export or see the topic level depth on one slide. The slide will be generated with the following order:
  • 1st slide: Map title as presentation title, Author name: within footer
  • 2nd slide: map overview: central topic + main topics
  • 3rd slide: main topic one (upper right section) and its subtopics
  • 4th slide: subtopic and its subtopics
  • 5th slide: main topic 2 and its subtopics
  • 6th slide: subtopic and its subtopics
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Can I insert a spreadsheet in a particular topic?

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Yes, you can insert spreadsheet in the topic by using the "Spreadsheet" button located in the "Insert" menu, under "More Elements" group. In the dialog that appears on button click, you can select the number of rows and columns you want to insert (default values are 15 Rows and 15 Columns). Available functions in the spreadsheet area will be: copy/paste cells or the whole element; add/remove cells; add/remove whole columns or rows; resize viewable area; show/hide headers and etc. Please note that the Spreadsheets can be exported to MS® Excel.
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How can I export map as Microsoft Project?

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The exporting option can be found in the "Start menu". By choosing the Export to Microsoft® Project option, you can export the selected part of the map by the following rules: - If Central topic is selected, the whole map will be exported; - If a topic/s is selected, their branches will be exported; - If there is no topic selected, the whole map will be exported by default. Afterwards, you will be asked to choose Export Options (if whether you would like to export only topics with task info or all iMindQ® topics) and Additional Options (whether to skip completed tasks i.e. there will not be exported tasks that are market as 100% completed). The same action can be performed from Share ribbon tab.
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What export options are available to iMindQ®?

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All created maps can be exported as:
  • PDF Document;
  • Image;
  • MS® Word Document;*
  • Rich Text Document;
  • MS® PowerPoint Presentation;
  • FreeMind map;
  • Mindjet Mind Manager®;
  • MS® Project document;
  • MS® Excel file;*
  • MS® Outlook tasks;
  • XML Document.
  • *Note: iMindQ for Mac exports maps as Rich Text Format *.rtf which can be opened in MS® Word Document and as Comma Separated Values *.csv which can be opened in MS® Excel file.
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Can I send my mind map via e-mail?

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You can send your map as email attachment. Open the main menu and go to the "Send" section. Your map will be sent as attachment to the recipient of your choice via the default email client installed on your PC.
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Can I import mind maps created in other applications?

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iMindQ® allows you to import maps created in MindJet MindManager®, XMind and FreeMind. Moreover, it offers other importing possibilities, such as importing from Word Outline Document, MS® Project, MS® Excel and MS® Outlook. The Import section is available in the application button menu or in the quick access toolbar.
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What support is offered for iMindQ® Software?

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If you can't find what you're looking for in the FAQ section you might want to check: Supporting Documents Our support department is dedicated to giving each customer the best possible experience through unmatched level of technical expertise and efficiency by professional and courteous representatives. Our standard Customer Support Center hours are Monday - Sunday , 8:00am - 12:00 Midnight CET. You can also fill out Support form or send an email directly to support@imindq.com.