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Formatting topic color and shape

Change the color of the topic fill, outlines, connecting lines and the topic shape using the Topic Inspector.

To change the topic fill or line color:

  1. Select one or more topics in Map View.

  2. Choose Format > Topic..

    Tip: If the Topic inspector is already open, click the Format tab.

  3. In the Inspector, click the Line color wheel and choose the color for the topic outline and connecting line. Click the Fill color wheel to choose the topic's fill color.

    If the topic shape is set to None, the fill color is used as a highlight.

    You can also choose the Text color here. If a topic is selected, the color is applied to all the topic text; if a portion of the topic text is selected, the color is applied to the selection.

Hints:

  • You can also change the topic color by clicking the Fill Color toolbar button to get to the color wheel. Click the arrow next to the default color field for a quick color palette. Similarly, you can change the line color by clicking the Line Color toolbar button, and the arrow next to the default line color to see a quick color palette.

  • To return the topic to its default colors choose Auto in the color well pull-down menus.

  • Topic line colors apply to the outline and outward connecting lines of the current topic and its subtopics.

    To make an element invisible choose None in the color well pull-down menu.

  • To turn off topic shading choose Mindjet MindManager > Preferences and uncheck "Show fill color gradients".

  • Note that you can assign a meaning to fill and font colors and apply them from the Markers Inspector.

  • You can change the color of only selected topic text by choosing Format > Font > Show Fonts.

To change the topic shape:

  1. Select one or more topics in Map View.

  2. Choose Format > Topic.

    Tip: If the Topic inspector is already open click the Format tab.

  3. In the Inspector make a selection in the Shape pop-up menu.

    If you choose Line or None for the shape type the fill color is applied as a highlight to the topic text.

Hints:

  • You can also change the topic shape by clicking the Shape toolbar button on the Insert tab to get to the Shape drop-down menu.

  • To return the topic to its default shape choose Automatic in the Shape pop-up menu.

  • You can control the margins inside the shape using the Spacing options.

The initial default formatting for topics is derived from the underlying Map Theme. To make the selected topic's formatting the defaults for similar topics on this map choose Format > Set as Default Format. To return the topic to its default formatting choose Format > Use Default Format.


Related Topics

Using the Inspector

Formatting topic spacing, width and margins

Formatting topic text

Formatting subtopic layout and connecting lines

Returning topics or elements to their default formatting

MindManager Preferences

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