Interact with Existing Objects (Concepts, Lines, Text Boxes)

Moving Objects

i. Once concepts and text boxes are on the workspace, they can be moved around the screen, while lines and forks can be stretched or shrunk.
ii. To move the entire map, simply click and drag your mouse around the workspace.
iii. To move a concept or text box, click and drag it to the desired location.
iv. Manipulating lines
  • To enlarge or shorten a fork or a line, click on the line/fork and use the square "handle" located at the base of the line/fork to drag the line to its desired length.
  • To move the entire line around the workspace, click on the line and drag it to the desired location. Note: if the line is attached to a concept, the concept will move with it. See "Snapping Objects" to find out how to separate concepts and lines.
v. Manipulating curved lines
  • Turn "handles" on by clicking on the line you wish to move.
  • A round handle will appear away from the body of the curve, attached by faint lines.
  • Drag this handle to adjust the curvature and direction of the line.
vi. Manipulating forks
  • Turn "handles" on by clicking on the forked line you wish to move/edit.
  • A handle will appear that will allow you to move the crossbar up and down.
  • An "add tine" button will appear and upon clicking on it, a new line will drop down from the existing fork.
  • To modify a line within the fork, simple double click on the line and click and drag on the square "handle".
  • To attached a fork "tine" to a concept, double click on the line and drag the handle until it hovers over a concept and release. The concept will flash blue and the line will become attached to the concept.