Think Bigger From EdrawMind User Guide

More Layout Settings

There are scenarios where you may need more flexibility in the topic spacing. It includes moving branches around or creating floating topics from existing ones. Fortunately, adjusting these in EdrawMind is easy and intuitive. Here's how you can utilize these features in EdrawMind.

01 Branch Free Positioning

Branch-free positioning is valuable when you want more control over the layout of the mind map. It allows you to position topics freely, anywhere on the canvas, without being constrained by the predefined structure of the mind map. You may need the Branch Free Positioning feature to create a focal point or a mind map with non-linear connections and relationships.

Step 1: Click on the Map tab bar on the panel to the right.

Step 2: In the Topic Spacing section, select the Branch Free Positioning checkbox.

Step 3: Select a main topic, then drag it anywhere on the canvas.

change branch position in the canvas
If you want to alignment the topics according to their levels, check the Alignment With Sibling Topic box below and uncheck the Branch Free Positioning checkbox.

02 Alignment With Sibling Topic

"Alignment with sibling topic" is important to ensure that each topic aligns well with its sibling topics. It helps to create a cohesive structure and flow of information

Step1Select a Topic in your mind map.
Step2Go to Map tab in the right-side panel.
Step3Select the Alignment With Sibling Topic checkbox in the Topic Spacing section.
alignment with sibling topic

03 Flexible Floating Topic

The flexible floating topic in EdrawMind lets you transform a topic shape into a floating one instead. It empowers you to place it at any desired spot on the canvas, resulting in better visual presentation and mind map layout.

Step1Open the Map tab from the right-side panel.
Step2Select the Flexible Floating Topic checkbox in the Topic Spacing section.
Step3Select a main topic and freely reposition it anywhere on the canvas by dragging it.
change topic into a floating topic

04 Topic Overlap

With this feature, you have the ability to layer topics on top of each other, allowing for a more flexible and versatile organization of information. Overlapping topics provide a means to structure and arrange information in a way that accommodates complex relationships and connections.

Step1Open the Map tab from the right-side panel.
Step2 Select the Topic Overlap checkbox in the Topic Spacing section.
Step3Choose a topic and easily reposition it to overlap with other topics
topic overlap