Arrows for topic line formatting

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I love the flexiblility of using Mindmap, in many ways it saves me time EXCEPT when I need to quickly assign relationships.  It would be so much easier if you could allow the topic lines to include endpoint arrows.  I find myself using Visio which just doesn't have the flexibility I need for certain types of maps.
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Which product are you writing about?
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I have Mindjet 14
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When you create a new thread you can select the product in the Related Categories box at the bottom and MindManager 14 is at the bottom of that list.
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Hi Andrew,

My query does not directly fall under this question. while reading mindmanager for dummies book, i came across a strage (but helpful) mindmap which i have not seen in any of the templates or shared mind maps and after all the effort we could not replicate this mindmap.

could you please throw some light how in the attached picture , the author was able to have the "Level-1 lines (or branches) with text above them (like finances, reunion team in the picture) " instead of "boxed Main topics" 
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Best to start a new thread for this. I can't see the image you refer to on my iPad but I have got the book.
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Thanks Andrew, i've created a new thread for it and that is having the screenshot also visible, please have a look at
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Topic lines cannot have arrow heads.

Topic shapes can be created with arrow heads. Look at topic shapes in the Library for inspiration.

Relationships can have arrow heads at either or both ends. You can set the defaults in the map theme.

You can use floating topics with relationships and no topic lines. Okay for visualisation useless for exports.

Check out the Network Builder add in
http://www.olympic-limited.co.uk/prod...
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First, if you're referring to using the topic lines shaped like iMindmap topic branches without boxes which you ask about in your other post, see my response to your question in that thread.

If however you want lines between topics with more conventional arrows, I'd second Andrew's suggestion to look at Network Builder if you want to do this a lot. For occasional use however there is another way, which is to select No Line for the topics under Topic Shape/Format Topic. However this will still leave a little "stub" next to subtopics; to remove this, select white under Line colour to completely eliminate any trace of the lines.

You can then apply relationship lines with arrows at either or both ends as Andrew suggests, and adjust their thickness, style, colour etc.

This is better than using floating topics if you want to export, as Andrew notes. However it only really works down to main topic level as you can't do much to adjust the distance from main topics to subtopics.