it seems basic but I have looked everywhere and cannot find the answer, so I want to post it..
I am trying to create a FlowChart type map, with Yes and No directions. I want to have my YES to the right of the Topic and my NO is the bottom of my topic.
It seems MM on allows 1 direction for the Topic. Its all or nothing.. Am I right?
Is there a way to have a subtopic come from the (right, left, top, bottom) then have another subtopic came from another position?? I have tried the Layout button on both Topic and Subtopic, but doesn't give me what I want
Floating topics will work better for this.
I have created an add-in for helping MindManager to draw concept maps, block diagrams and simple flow charts, available at
The add-in does not do anything that cannot be done manually with standard MindManager features, but makes it easier to create and modify the diagrams.
Floating topics can be positioned anywhere in the canvas. The Network Builder extension uses only standard MindManager map elements, but speeds up the layout and structuring of network diagrams. You can manually create the same diagrams as the Network Builder samples with normal MindManager features, just not as quickly as with the add-in.
but the Format Topic doesn't allow you to have multiple locations for subtopics... that is what I am looking for, to layout subtopics where I choose to on a topic, not based on the 5 layout options MM includes... is this something I could program with in MM thru the code editor??
but if you use a lot of Floating Topics you lose the ability to do some other helpful functions within MM, like open close branches, etc
You can move topics by using the handle (small circle) to any place in your map.
You can add subtopics to a floating topic and open close branches.
And there is lots more functionality that helps you design your maps.
All this can be found in the MindManager Help section, I assume you have been there.
If you need extra support, feel free to ask, or follow a training.
its a simple "No you cant" or "Yes you can, here is how..."
if you look at my original post, there is a picture included. How do i move a subtopic to the right of a topic and keep a subtopic below a topic... I need it to be part of my overall map and do it with several topics.. From what I see MM offers a all or nothing solution when it comes to choosing what direction Subtopics can grow out of a Topic...