How to create a boundary (in fact a summary) that spans to many subtopics that are not siblings but cousins ?

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I need to create a summary that spans to many subtopics that are not siblings.
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Ary Velstra, Expert Trainer

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If I understand you correct you wish to do like shown in my image


You can do  that if you select the main topic and then select boundary (I choose the accolade)
You cannot do this on the central topic.
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Ary, I have created this on xmind just to explain what I need in Mindmanager:



Thanks, Marcos
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Nice idea but not possible as shown with MindManager.
You can achieve something similar by inserting a "dummy/empty" parent topic for for 2,3,4 & 5 and similarly for 5 & 6. Then insert a bracket boundary on the parent topic.
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Good morning.
I'm needing the same.
I see this question was made 6 years ago.
Did Mindjet already include this functionality in the Mindmanager?
Thanks. 
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Ary Velstra, Expert Trainer

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No, The solution that Andrew gave satisfied us all.

However, If you only need a visual boundary that is not intelligent, e.g. does not in-decrease with the number of topics. Than you can draw these at the background level in MM2020


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Thank you for your kindly reply, Ary.
Unfortunately, none of those workarounds is satisfactory for us here.
On the first, we have to have two topics showing "Subtopic" and that cannot be suppressed, what doesn't seem neither professional nor acceptable for us.
On the second, we make a handmade work that also doesn't attend our needs and expectations, since the brackets don't go along with the topics (as you said).
MindManager is so far the most complete mind map software in the world but in this specific case, it doesn't have the flexibility that other ones have. Hope it's improved soon.
P.S.: "supressed" below is "suppressed".




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Ary Velstra, Expert Trainer

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If you do Format Topic Shape for the subtopics that you want to suppress, AND you change the topic layout to Just a line (so no borders around thte subtopic, AND you enter a Space, It looks like this.



You may want to create a mappart for re-use.
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Luciano Carvalho

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Thank you again for your help.
Your last solution is best than mines, without any doubt.
But in this particular case, I decided to use XMind. ;)