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Map topics are most easily read and understood when their text is brief. You can include more information on your map by using a variety of topic elements to contain that information without detracting from the map's clarity.

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Notes

Map topics are most readable when they are kept short. For topics that need more detail, you can add topic notes to include more information. Topic notes can be formatted, and can include hyperlinks and graphics.

Enter Notes text

  1. Select the topic.

  2. On the mapping window ribbon's Home tab, click Notes.

Hint: Right-click a topic and then click Notes.

  1. Enter the note in the notes pane below the map window. (You may need to drag the splitter up to see the window.) You can type the text or copy it from another document.

  2. Format the note as you desire by selecting text and using the formatting buttons in the notes pane.

A Notes icon appears on the topic to show that it contains a note. Point to this icon to see a summary of the note. The Notes text appears in the notes pane whenever you select the topic.

Include a hyperlink in Notes

  1. Select some text in the notes pane.

  2. Enter the link destination in the link location box after http://.
    For example: www.mindjet.com.

  3. The text will automatically be formatted to show that it contains a link.

To remove the link, select the text again and delete the address from the link location box.

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Hyperlinks

You can add a link to a topic that points to a web address or to a file in your account, or when activated, creates a new email message. You can also create links that point to other topics in the current map. You can add multiple links to a single topic.

Create a hyperlink to a url

  1. Select a topic.

  2. On the mapping window ribbon's Home or Insert tab, click Hyperlink.

Hint: Right-click a topic, then click Add Hyperlink.

  1. In the dialog, enter  a link destination. You can enter a web page link with an http:// address or an email link with a mailto: address.

  2. Click Add.

  3. You can continue to add more hyperlinks. The list of hyperlinks that will be added appears with buttons for editing or removing individual links.

  4. When you are ready to add the links to the map, click Save.

You'll see a link icon appear on the topic. Point to the icon to see the link destination. If the topic contains multiple links, click the icon to see the list of links.

When you click this icon (for a single link) or the link in the list (for multiple hyperlinks), the link is activated, and the web page, email message or document opens.

Create a hyperlink to a file or folder

  1. Select a topic.

  2. On the mapping window ribbon's Home or Insert tab, click Hyperlink.

Hint: Right-click a topic, then click Add Hyperlink.

  1. In the Hyperlink dialog, click Add Link to File or Folder.

  2. In the dialog that appears, select the file or folder you want to link to, and then click Continue.

  3. In the Hyperlink dialog, click Add.
    You can continue to add more hyperlinks. The list of hyperlinks that will be added appears with buttons for editing or removing individual links.

  4. When you are ready to add the links to your map, click Save.

You'll see a link icon appear on the topic. Point to the icon to see the primary link destination. If the topic contains multiple links, click the icon to see the list of links.

When you click this icon (for a single link) or the link in the list (for multiple hyperlinks), the link is activated. The current map will close, and the destination map will open.

Note: Other users must have access to the file or folder in order to activate the link.

Create a link to a topic

You can create a link to a topic on the current map using right-click commands.

  1. Right-click the topic you want to link to (the target topic), and then click Copy as Hyperlink.

  2. Right-click the topic where you want to create the link, and then click Paste as Hyperlink.

You'll see a link icon appear on the topic. When you click this icon, the link is activated and the target topic is selected.

Edit or remove hyperlinks

  1. Right-click the hyperlink icon on the topic, and then click Manage Hyperlinks.

  2. In the dialog, click the edit or delete   buttons to modify or remove a link.

  3. When you are finished, click Save.

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Attachments

You can attach a document to a topic, such as a Word document, a spreadsheet, a text file or other document type. The attached document becomes part of the map, independent from the original source document, and is saved with the map. You can add more than one attachment to a topic.

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Add an attachment

  1. Select a topic.

  2. On the mapping window ribbon's Home or Insert tab, click Attachment.

Right-click a topic, then click Add Attachment.

  1. In the dialog select a document.

You'll see an attachment icon appear on the topic.

View an attachment

When you point to the attachment  icon you will see the list of attachments.

When you click the icon, the attachment list opens. Click on the attachment that you want to view. It will download and open in its native application.

In order for you to open an attachment, the attachment's document type must be associated with an application on your system.

Note: You can only view, but not edit attachments in your map. If you edit the attachment while you have it open your changes are not saved back to the map.

Remove an attachment

  1. Right-click the attachment icon on the topic and then click Delete Attachment.

  2. In the list that appears, click the attachment you want to delete from the topic.

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