How do I change the default topic or connector shape to use in all my maps?
BigPicture topics and connectors default to a certain shape. (In this discussion, "shape" refers to the shape, border and background colors, style, font, and placement of text.) In any map, you can change the shape of any topics or connectors by selecting them and using BigPicture and/or Excel tools. However, you can also change the BigPicture defaults from the Application Settings dialog box. Then all map topics or connectors will have this new shape.
View default shape
Open the Application Settings dialog box
1) Select Application Settings from BigPicture's Utilities drop-down list to open this dialog box.
2) The Topics and Connectors sections determine the default shapes.
Note that if a map already exists, changes to these application settings won't affect existing topics or connectors, but they will apply to new topics and connectors in the current map and in future maps.
Change the default topic shape
Create a desired topic shape
Open the Application Settings
Select the desired shape
Accept the change
Change other default topic properties
Again using the Application Settings dialog box, you can change two other default topic properties.