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Mind Map View

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Table of Contents

  1. Create a Mind map view
  2. Adding new cards
  3. Adding existing cards
  4. Removing cards
  5. Connecting Cards
  6. Understanding Card connections
  7. Removing Card connections
  8. Coloring in the Mind map view
  9. Navigating the Mind map view
  10. Using Filters

Introduction

Lists and Tables are not enough for creative work? We offer more flexible view. Mind map is a graphical representation of the relationships between cards. The most visual and individual way of planning and task arrangement.

1. Create a Mind map view

Press "+" button to add a new view. Select "Mind map" and enter a name. Please note that you can add as many Mind map views as you need.

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Now you can see a blank map with the root element in the centre. It has the name of the view you entered in the previous step. If you want to change the name of the root node, you will need to change the name of the view. 

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2. Adding new cards to the Mind map view

Move the mouse over the root node. Two buttons will show up. You can add a new card to this Board. 

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3. Adding existing cards to the Mind map view

You can add cards that already exist in this Board to your map. Just press “Show cards” button on the top right corner. You will see cards that have not yet been added to this view. Add cards by dragging and dropping them to the Mind map canvas.

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4. Removing cards from the Mind map view

When you hover over a card, you see the option to remove it from the Mind map view. If you select it, you will make the card disappear. You can bring the card back in using the "Show Cards" option in the right upper corner of the screen.

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5. Connecting Cards in the Mind map view

Besides the common ways to create card relations, the Mind map gives you additional possibilities to do that as well. You can create a parent-child relation by dragging a card and dropping it on another.

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6. Understanding Card connections in the Mind map view

In the Mind map view cards have connections shown as lines.

1. Single card connected to the root node

2. Child card connected to the parent card

3. Parent card connected to the root node

When the child card and the parent card are present on the Mind map, their lines visually merge together.

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When the parent card is missing in the Mind map view, the child card is connected directly to the root node. Please notice that when you add the parent card, the line(s) are redrawn to illustrate the actual card relations. Now the parent card is connected to the root node and the child card is connected to its parent.

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7. Removing Card connections in the Mind map view

When you hover over a line that connects two cards (parent and child) you have the option to remove it. By doing so you actually delete the relation between these two cards permanently.

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If you hover over any line that is connected to the root node and choose to remove it, you are only removing the card that is directly connected to the root node from the Mind map view. You do not change anything in the inter-card-relations. You can always bring the card back in using the "Show Cards" option in the right upper corner of the screen.

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8. Coloring in the Mind map view

You can color the root node and the connecting lines in the Mind map view. If you change the color of the root node, other lines will get this color. If you add cards and they have relations to the root node and to other cards, the color of the root node is always being used. 

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You can also set the color of any card connections individually. Just hover over the line and select one. Now when you add new or existing child cards to the mentioned card, all the lines starting from that card will inherit the same color. Changing color of the root node now will not change line colors you set individually. 


This functionality will extended your possibilities to give these relations even more meaning. 

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9. Navigating the Mind map view in KanBo

To zoom in and out use the slider on the right botom side or use the CTRL + Mouse Wheel. In the left bottom side of the screen you can see a miniature view of the entire Mind map. You can use it with your mouse to quickly navigate once your Mind map view gets very big.

You can also user the arrow keys on your keyboard to navigate in any direction as well the vertical and horizontal Mouse Wheels if you have them on your Mouse.

You can change the position of every card by dragging it and moving. When you drag parent card all the children will move the same way.

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Remember Whenever you change something on the view, you see notification about unsaved changes. Please save the changes to the view to preserve them.

10. Using Filters in the Mind map view

There are two major use cases for filters in the Mind map view in KanBo. First you can use them to reduce the number of cards in the right panel allowing you to better select existing cards to be added your Mind map view. On the other hand you can use filters in your Mind map view directly to blend out cards that do not meet your filter criteria but still being able to see them.

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Again, if you want to keep the changes you just made when you return to this view, you need to save changes.

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