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A Mind Map is a diagramming technique for taking notes and visualizing thoughts and objectives using a radiant structure. For Software Development Mind Maps are a very effective way to gather Requirements from users and focus on primary factors while exploring the user wish.
Below we will introduce you to some of the abilities of Astah, like exporting Mind Maps into documentation, and importing documentation into Mind Maps.
Mind Mapping is available in Astah Professional.
The following Short-Cut Keys may come in handy
Try copy & pasting Mind Maps into EMF format for office tools
Pasted images in EMF format will stay sharp even after the size has been changed. Also by ungrouping the image, each object can be taken apart so you are able to modify topic branches and text individually.
There are two ways to paste images: either pasting an image specifically where you want it to be in a Mind Map, or inside of a particular topic.
Pasting an image specifically where you want it to be:
Pasting image into particular topic:
Note: Images you insert this way will be transferred with topics when they are moved and also be invisible with topics when they are cut with [Alt + X].
You can copy the tree structure of a Mind Map into a Text Editor (NotePad) or Excel.
Copying the tree structure of a Mind Map to other tools:
You can create a new Mind Map or add topics to existing Mind Maps by importing a tree structure from other tools.
The most powerful and convenient way to create Mind Maps is by pasting text that is outlined hierarchically in a Text Editor such as Notepad. You can also generate Mind Maps by importing Matrix data that you created in Excel