Relationship & Summary

Adding relationship lines and summaries in your mind map is an effective way to emphasize the connections or differences between two nodes. This can help you clearly demonstrate the logical sequence of your thoughts, enhancing the coherence and readability of your mind map. Here are the detailed steps.

Add Relationship

  • Click on the node you want to connect.
  • Click on the ‘Relationship Line’ button and then select another node. A relationship line will automatically appear between the two nodes.
  • Press the spacebar to add text to the relationship line.
  • If you need to delete the relationship line, select it and press the ‘Delete’ key.
  • Select the relationship line, then click on the ‘Style’ option on the right to change the shape, thickness, and color of the line.
  • Relation line

    Edit Relationship

    Drag the yellow handles on the relationship line to adjust the angle and position. You can move the start and end points by selecting the line and dragging the handles to the desired location.
    relationship position

    Add Summary

  • Click on the node you want to summarize.
  • Click on the ‘Summary’ button to add a summary to the node.
  • To remove a summary, select the summary and press the ‘Delete’ key.
  • summary

    Edit Summary Range

    In the same parent node, you can drag the summary box to select different nodes. Just select the summary and drag the box to quickly change the summarized nodes.
    summary range

    Customize Summary Style

    You can modify the line color, line type, structure, and background color of the summary. Select the summary, click on ‘Style’, and make the desired changes.
    summary style

    Using relationship lines and summaries can be very beneficial in various scenarios.
    Project Planning: Show the relationships between different tasks and milestones.
    Knowledge Structuring: Organize and link related concepts.
    Discussion Topics: Visualize different arguments or points of view.
    Business Reporting: Illustrate connections between different business processes or data points.

    In addition to inserting relationship lines and summaries, GitMind also supports inserting images, adding links, and offers a variety of styles and themes. These features can help you enrich your mind map to meet your needs in different scenarios.

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    Posted by: Norlyn Opinaldo on to For Beginners 🍀. Last updated on May 17, 2024

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