How do I set the boundary line and fill colours in a map style?

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I'm trying to create my own map style (I'm using MindManager 9 on Windows 7). However, I can't set the colour of the line and fill of a boundary in the style.
When I click the boundary object in the map style window, the Style Boundary dialog opens and I can select the style, line weight and line pattern, but the line colour and fill colour fields are disabled.
If I add a boundary in a map and format it, I can select the colours but I want to set the colours in a style so that I don't have to change them every time I apply a boundary.
How can I set the colours in my style?
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Posted 6 years ago

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Nick Duffill, Champion

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Hello

I have noticed this before and did not find a solution. I think the boundary colours are keyed from the parent topic colours, and are not stored in the master style. The Help file implies that they can be changed when editing the master style, but I always ended up modifying them individually in the map. Even saving modified settings as the default from an individual boundary does not work.

It is the same in MindManager 8 and 2012, so may be by design.
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Nick is correct, it isn't editable in the style yet. The boundary keys off of the topic fill color.
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Thank you for your replies. Any idea when this functionality will be added? It seems odd that the Help says you can do it if it has never been implemented.
Was it ever in an even earlier version? I have another map style that I created ages ago (not sure which version of MM) which does have a custom colour for the boundary fill.
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I could not see it in MindManager 6 or 7. Is it possible that your master style just has alternative topic fill colours?

Remember that when editing maps, you can select, copy and paste boundaries on their own. If you have a specific boundary colour set that you want to use more than once, then it might be quicker to copy an existing one than to create a default one and edit the colours each time.
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You could try saving map parts with the boundary styles you would like to use.
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I'll try these ideas. Thank you.

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