Use Outline Mode

This article will help you to use outline mode in MindMeister. It includes the following information:

 

  • What is Outline Mode?
  • Switch from a Mind Map to an Outline List.
  • Switch from an Outline List to a Mind Map.

 

All users can use this feature.

 

How to Use Outline Mode

 

What is Outline Mode?

 

Outline mode allows you to use different note-taking styles and switch between them. You can toggle between a visual mind map and a bulleted list. The outline mode menu can be found in the bottom-left corner of the screen.

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Switch from a Mind Map to an Outline List.

 

  1. Create a mind map in MindMeister. You can use this article to help you.
  2. Click Mind Map in the bottom-left corner of the screen, then select Outline from the menu.
    Outline_mode_2_2x.png
Topic structure

The hierarchy of your mind map will be reflected in the structure of your outline list. Your map’s central topic will become the main heading, first-level topics will become subheadings, etc.

  • Make sure your map is structured properly before changing to outline mode.

Adding content in outline mode

You can add content to your mind map in outline mode (including markdown styling). Any additions will be visible in your mind map when you switch back.

  • Pay attention to the topic hierarchy when adding new content.

  • Use TAB and SHIFT+TAB to change between hierarchy levels in outline mode.

 

Switch from an Outline List to a Mind Map.

 

  1. New mind maps start in the mind map format by default. Click Mind Map in the bottom-left corner of the screen, then select Outline from the menu.
    Outline_mode_3_2x.png

  2. Add content to your outline list. You can either type in points or copy/paste from an existing list.
    Outline_mode_4_2x.png

  3. Click Outline in the bottom-left corner of the screen, then select Mind Map from the menu to see your list in mind map format.
    Outline_mode_5_2x.png

Topic structure

The hierarchy of your outline list will be reflected in the structure of your mind map. Your list’s main heading will become the map’s central topic, subheadings will become first-level topics, etc.

  • Make sure your outline list is structured properly before converting to a mind map.

Adding content to a mind map

You can add content to your outline list while you are viewing it as a mind map. Any additions will be visible in your outline list when you switch back.

  • Pay attention to the topic hierarchy when adding new content.

 

 

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