How this mind map was created - having branches like imindmap non-box branches

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(1) while reading "mindmanager for dummies" book, i came across a strange (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. At level 1 -> instead of the mindmanager 'Main Topics' in boxes, this mind map is having branches like imindmap non-box branches starting from the central topic, we want an alike functionality for first level Main topics in our mindmanager 14. In my view they have not written "Location" ETC in floating topic as it would have been much time-consuming.

For seeing a sample of that mind-map ->
A-either please look at the attached image OR
B-This particula mindmap is given on page number 56 (Figure 4-1) in 'mindmanager for dummies' book, another example on page number 82 (Figure 6-1) OR
C- please see the first mind map on this webpage for imindmap Level 1 branch example at http://thinkbuzan.com/products/imindmap/- and please look at the branches having words  "STUDYING", "ORGANIZING", "NOTE" written on them

could anyone please throw some light how in the attached picture (in mindmanager) , 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" 

(2) For subtopics in mindmanager -> It shows the subtopic name ABOVE the line (like in below picture)

       |
       | subtopic1
__ |___________
       | subtopic 2
       |___________

But is there a way to have subtopics names like this ->

       |--------SUBTOPIC 1
----|--------SUBTOPIC 2
       |--------SUBTOPIC 3 etc   
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It is possible to get close to this in MindManager.

Consider the following example:

The Main topics have been formatted with the text above the line and the subtopics without any line. To do this select the topics you want to format, go to Topic Shape under Formatting on the ribbon and select Format Topic. Then go to the Shape and Color tab if it is not already selected.

To put the topics above the line, select Line in the Shape for Topic box, then choose the line colour you want. Then for Fill choose None as the colour.

To format the topics without underlining all you have to do is either select Automatic or No Line if you are formatting subtopics; if you want to apply this to main topics you will have to select No Line. In both cases choose None as the colour fill if the topic has a fill colour.

Finally go to the central topic, select Topic Shape and choose General Layout (this tab only appears when you have selected the central topic). Under Advanced Layout increase the Main Topic Line Width to select the width you want.

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Thanks Alexsg,

Your advice worked wonders.

Just to add the above mindmap was created by mindmanager only,
And the only add-on to make your suggestion ALIKE the above mindmap was show/hide -> Hide Main topic Handles to hide the little bubbles before main topics.
And it makes the map like below ->





Now please have a look at PROBLEM TOPIC branch, if i want to have it EXTENDED & EXPANDED ALONG THE Line and try to extend it further towards the left hand, it extends towards the RIGHT side only and does not go any further than the CURVED line in left hand side.
Is there any way to apply this text ALONG the FULL LENGTH (including the curved portion) of the line





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No. Topic lines can not have text on them. In this regard MindManager is not a "true to Tony Buzan" mind mapping application. The text is an object at the end of the line not an object on the line.
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Thanks  Andrew
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Hi,

I'm sorry, I don't think this is possible.

However if you can live with a less "organic" format you could use short angled topic lines and widen the topics and move them if required closer to the central topic so they look like they are running along long straight branch lines, as follows:

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Thanks  Alexsg