How to insert intermediate step in mindmap?

  • 24 August 2020
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How can I insert an intermediate step in a mindmap? I already have a wide map with various branches now I like to subdivide and insert a subtopic. The image shows exemplary my problem. One annoying approach would be to create a new branch and write each step again… I guess you have some smarter solution?

I appreciate your comments and support.






Best answer by Robert Johnson 24 August 2020, 20:30

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Hi @Max Krause. I think I found a workaround.

First, some terminology:

  • Root - the main/centre part of the Mind Map.
  • Parent - all first level branches that are connected directly to the Root.
  • Child - all subsequent nodes that are connected to a Parent.

You can:

  1. Create a new Parent, e.g., Subtopic.
  2. Select your “A” Child.
  3. Do a copy-and-paste of your “A” Child node (Ctrl + C, Ctrl + V).
  4.  And then, while holding the Ctrl key, click-and-drag the new/copied “A” node and attach it to your new “Subtopic” Parent.
  5. Finally, select and delete the old “A” parent node.

Here’s a quick video of it:

(in the last part, it is cut off where I scrolled down to the delete the Parent “A” node - you can just press Delete on the keyboard too):


To help drive future development, I encourage you to check out and vote for a number of the Mind Map Wish List posts.

Hi @Rob Johnson.

Many thanks for your fast and precise reply.