Tips & Tricks

  • When using keyboard shortcuts for cut/copy/paste, hold ctrl then tap one time the x, c, or v (x=cut, c=copy, v=paste) very quickly
  • Create Map Shortcuts, or Quick-Links to JUMP to areas of your map you use often. Also helpful as a way to communicate to others on your map where to look..."See my Shortcut #3 !" This is also how you create slides for presentations. *Select the top 'Shortcuts & Presentations' tab, then Drag & Drop Topics into the top toolbar.
  • Hit 'Share' in the top toolbar to Invite others to your map. It turns your Comapping into a Topic-Based Chat Room!
  • Zoom out w/ the toolbar slider or by holding <CTRL> + mouse wheel. This is a good way to back up and see more of your map.
  • Hit <TAB> to 'focus' on your selected topic.
  • Use the arrow keys on your keyboard to navigate through a map! Click inside a selected topic to edit it.
  • Many of the toolbar ICONS change in color or sequence if you click on them in the map, or Right-click them in the map to select a specific icon. R-click can also remove an icon, or click them again in the toolbar above to remove.
  • Format multiple topics as at one time by selecting each using +select or by draggin a box w/ your mouse...then click again on any of the selected topics and format in the pop-up box under that topic.
  • Export Maps to Microsoft Word by exporting (Advanced Tab) as an .RTF file.
  • While the 'Shortcuts& Presentations' Tab is selected, you cannot move or delete topics. Click on another tab to do this, then click back. Functions disabled here as a safeguard when Showing a Presentation.
  • Shortcut Keys show up in the bottom left corner of your screen when you mouse over Tool Bar Functions
  • Use 'Add a slide' (or drag topics into the toolbar) under the 'Shortcuts & Presentations' Tab to start creating a Presentation.
  • The Gray area on the left side of your map shows the total map Navigation Path back to the core topic.
  • You must be in 'whole-topic' mode (not 'text-edit' mode) to drag and drop a topic in your map
  • Right-click on topics for more shortcuts