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MindView - Video Tutorials from MatchWare


This guide is directed at students and employees and directs you to MatchWares own video tutorials for the program MindView.

MindView is a mind mapping software that helps your present ideas and brainstorming sessions visually.

Go to the video tutorials for MindView here on MatchWares own website.

Below you find an overview of the content of the video tutorials:

Overview of the content of the video tutorials

  • MindView Quick Start Video
    • How to create a mind map
    • How to make text notes
    • How to attach files
    • How to customize the mind map
    • How to export the mind map


  • Customizing Your Mind Map
    • Introduction to the design and format tabs
    • How to change the layout and style of a map
    • How to apply apply global effects to a map, including:
      • Color schemes
      • Branch and root shapes
      • Page colors and patterns
    • How to change effects and properties for individual branches, including:
      • Color schemes
      • Branch fill and gradient colors
      • Branch outlines
      • Branch boundaries


  • Adding Dates and Times
    • How to add dates and times to your mind map
    • How to view your map as a timeline
    • How to export you mind map and include date and time information


  • Project Management
    • Turn your brainstorm session into a project plan
    • Create the work breakdown structure
    • Apply task information and a create schedule in gantt view
    • How to view the plan as a timeline
    • How to create project reports
    • Microsoft Word, Project, Outlook and PowerPoint export/import


  • The Calculation Feature and Excel Export
    • Adding variables and equations to branches
    • Rolling-up entire map
    • Exporting from MindView to a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet
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