Can I create several topics all at once?
Add Topic via the New Topics From Cells Command
Begin by adding topic labels to a range of cells. This is often a good idea in any case, because it helps you to think about the topics you want in the map. Alternatively, if there are already cells with text and numbers, you can use them to label your topics.
Select New Topics From Cells
Select Parent Topic
Select label range
(Optional) Change labels
Number of topics created
The number of new topics BigPicture creates depends on the type of range you select and the data in the range. BigPicture tries to determine what topics you want from your range and create them automatically. Below are some typical examples. NOTE: You can also specify the # of cell per topic label by <Shift> clicking on OK.
Label with number next to it
Multiple labels and numbers
Stacked multiple labels and numbers
Create topics from a non-consecutive range
Add Topics via Add Children Command
- Click on the topic that you would like to be the Parent Topic. (See#1 - For this example we have converted a picture into a BigPicture Topic)
- Right-click and select Add Children from the BigPicture pop-up menu. (See #2)
- Select the cells that contain the label that you want as Children Topics (See #3)
- Click OK (See #4)
- BigPicture will automatically draw out the map with the Children Topics connected to the chosen Parent Topic. (See #5)