Is it possible only to use orthogonal connections between two branches.

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May be to align the connection with a grid ?
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Andrey Kazak

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Please provide a sketch of what you want to achieve.
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Berthold Lausch

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Connection are used to connect two branches.
(usually this is an arrow) .
Ortogonal means parallel to the x-axis or the y-axis.
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What are the two branches?
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Nothing special....
Just two branches in a flowchart
Is branch not the right word (in German it is Zweig)

Greetings Berthold
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Can you share a map to play with, please?
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Berthold Lausch

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I guess it is pretty easy......
(May be, this is a silly question.)
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Andrey Kazak

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Does this help?

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Unfortunately not.
If I select a connection, Menu Align is not available.

Usualy there is a shortcut. And when You press the shortcut, the arrows only move in 45 degrees steps. Something like this would rather help.

Greetings 
Berthold
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Try selecting the connected shapes and run align command.
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This only align the connected shapes and does not make the connection orthogonal.
I thing there should be a method, only to use straight and orthogonal connections. It is a annoying to do this by hand.
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What version of MM do you use?
I have the following in MM 20.1.231 (64-bit):
http://cloud.screenpresso.com/6vOze/2020-07-15_11h28_49.gif




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I am working with the same Version You use.
btw: the example You showed me on the image is not a solution. I am looking for a straight connection (only if its possible, that means, the branches are almost in one line. 
I testet many mind mapping tools and this problem has never accurred to me.

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Please watch for the straight connection: https://www.screenpresso.com/=LBQpg

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Dear Berthold, Andrey tries to help, but it seems that you want something different. And I must agree, I don't understand what you want either.

Please be more precise in your question, include images and above all tell us what you really want in your specific way of using MindManager.

You mention flowchart? That is a different kind of diagram, they appear in green whereas a mindmap is in blue.
Have you checked the settings via File/Options/Edit and switch on Alignment helper?


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Dear Ary,
I think my question can not be more precise.
For your unterstanding:
I have two branches (or shapes), may be in a flowchart.
I would like to connect these two branches with a "relationsship", which is usually an arrow.
The arrow should be orthogonal, that means parallel to the x-axis or the y-axis, if its possible.
This is not possible when the two branches are not in a kind of a line.

Andrew Video showed, how to do that. Sometimes the method works, sometimes it does not.
(I will record a video too, to show what I mean.)
In the last hours I could not answer Andrew, because I was so busy.

Thank you Andrew.

Usually mind-map-Software offers a key (shortcut) only to draw orthogonal lines or a least in 45 degrees steps, which is ok too. This is very basic, very fundamantal. 
A snap to grid function for relationships (connections) would also do the work.

I checked the File/Options/Edit Alignment helper as well as the drag and drop snap to grid function.




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Hallo, ich vermute Sie konnten das Problem noch nicht lösen. Ich wundere mich allerdings, dass durch den Befehl "Formatieren / Ausrichten" das Ganze nicht klappt, weil genau dazu ist dieser Befehl da. Man markiert alle Zweige, die ausgerichtet werden sollen und den, der den Referenzzweig zum Ausrichten darstellt, markiert man zuletzt. Die Verbinder folgen dem dann. Bei mir klappt das sehr gut. Wenn ich irgendwie helfen kann, dann bitte nochmal melden. LG Thomas
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In der Tat konnte ich das Problem noch nicht lösen.
Mal klappt es und manchmal eben nicht.
Ich mache am besten mal ein Video dazu, es sind die Verbindungspfeile, die oftmals nicht orthogonal sind.
Und da sich die Verbindungspfeile nicht an dem Gitter ausrichten, ist das immer so ein Gefummel, bis das richtig aussieht. Wenn die sich an dem Gitter ausrichten würden, wäre es auch kein Problem mehr, aber das tun sie halt nicht (dazu hätte ich schon einen anderen Beitrag gepostet).

Danke und ein schönes Wochenende
Gruß Berthold Lausch