What’s New in BigPicture? Easily Change the Direction of Map Connections

The BigPicture development team is always working to improve our software, which means regular updates.  Here’s a sample of what we’ve added to our latest deployment of BigPicture Beta on March 30, 2015:

 “Change Direction” command makes it easy change the direction of selected connectors

show_imageWant to change the direction of your arrows, or connectors, between map topics?  You can now do that easily:

Right-click on the connector and choose Change Direction from the BigPicture pop-up menu.

If you would like to change the direction of more than one connector at a time, <CTRL+Click> on the connectors then right-click on any of the selected connectors and choose Change Direction from the BigPicture pop-up menu.

In the example below, we have selected all three of the connectors that are pointing from the Parent Topic to the respective Children Topics. Note that in the resulting map the connectors are pointing from the Children Topics to the Parent Topic.

NOTE: This differs from simply changing the appearance of the connectors (i.e. having the arrow on one end or the other). This allows BigPicture to expand and collapse in the direction of the connectors.

Click here for a complete overview of BigPicture updates.

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