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How to use mindmaps to run a more efficient business

Stay on top of your hectic business schedule

Step 7 Create relationships between topics by plotting a relationship line between them. Click on the red dotted line icon in the Insert section of the Home tab. Click on the first topic, then the related one. A relationship line will appear; use the handles to change how it links the two topics.

Step 7

Step 7

Step 8 To delete one or more topics, select the topics to be removed and press Delete. This will remove a topic and all its sub-topics from the map. To remove a main topic but retain the sub-topics, right-click on the topic and choose Remove Topic. To copy a topic, press Ctrl as you drop it in its new place on your mindmap.

Step 8

Step 8

Step 9 First-time users may find it more straightforward to view the map in a linear format. To navigate your map in such a way, click on the View tab. Then, under the Document Views tab, select the Outline view. This will show your map in a far more familiar, easy-to-read format.

Step 9

Step 9

Step 10 Your completed mindmap will provide a visual representation of tasks you need to perform. We've used our map to plan the contents of our company brochure, but yours can be as complex or as simple as you wish. Either way, you'll have a clear view of what needs to be done next and of the overall structure of your project.

Step 10

Step 10

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