Get started with Pen Mode

Mindjet has a special Pen Mode for running on the Tablet PC . In the Pen Mode you can use pen gestures to create and edit your maps. When you are finished, you may choose to switch back to Mouse Mode and convert the ink text in your maps into regular text.

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Pen Mode commands

The Mindjet Pen Mode provides special commands for working with a pen.

Limitations

In Pen Mode some modes and actions are disabled:

Toggle between Pen Mode and Mouse Mode

Get Help using Mindjet in Pen mode

Tap the Pen Mode Help command on the Tablet tab, to see the Tablet Help pane with a quick reference for gestures, and links to tablet-specific help.

Tablet-specific options

There are a variety of options that control the behavior of Mindjet in Pen Mode. To see these options click the File tab , click Options, and then click Tablet PC.

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Pen Mode gestures

You can execute commands to create or edit topics and sketches on your map by drawing the following gestures.

Many of these are standard gestures defined by Microsoft and used by other tablet applications, while a few are specific to Mindjet.

Insert sketch

Draw the triangle in a single stroke, without lifting the pen. Make sure that the top of the triangle points upward.

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Delete/Erase

Make the strokes as horizontal as possible, and draw at least three strokes. If the height of the gesture increases, the number of back and forth strokes also needs to increase.


Focus on topic (left)


Focus on topic (right)

Draw both sides of the chevron with equal length. Make sure the angle is sharp and that the point is not rounded to a curve. Make the chevron big, approx. 3/4 inch. Right-handed people can use the chevron-right and vice versa.

Center map

Draw the circle in a single stroke, without lifting the pen. Start from the topmost point and end at the same spot

Cut

Draw the curlicue at an angle, from lower left to upper right.

Cut

Draw this gesture in a single stroke starting with the left stroke. Draw the two strokes as close as possible, almost as one line. 

Copy

Draw the double-curlicue at an angle, from the lower left to the upper right.

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Copy

Draw this gesture in a single stroke starting with the right stroke. Draw the two strokes as close as possible, almost as one line.

Paste

Draw both sides of the caret with equal length. Make sure the angle is sharp and that the point is not rounded to a curve.

Paste

Draw the circles in a single stroke, without lifting the pen. Start drawing the circle from the topmost point

 

Insert topic (right)

 

Insert topic (left)

This gesture is a single, fast flick to the right.

 

This gesture is a single, fast flick to the left.

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Insert subtopic (right)

 

Insert subtopic (left)

Draw this gesture as a single stroke, starting downward and then right.

 

Draw this gesture as a single stroke, starting downward and then left. 

Undo

Make sure to draw the semicircle from the right to the left. The two ends of the arc should be on the same horizontal line.

Redo

Make sure to draw the semicircle from the left to the right. The two ends of the arc should be on the same horizontal line.

Zoom in

This gesture is a single, fast flick upward.

Zoom out

This gesture is a single, fast flick downward.

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See also:

Create a map in Pen mode

Edit a map in Pen Mode

Use Windows touch gestures