How do I format several topics the same way?
You can use Excel's tools to format topics in many ways, such as changing the shape, the background color, the font size of the label, the label placement within the topic, and others. The methods discussed here speed up the process of formatting multiple topics at one time. For either of the methods described below, you can also select multiple topics by using the Outline Pane and by using BigPicture's Select Options.
Method 1: Select multiple topics and then format
Starting from a default format, you can select multiple topics, such as all children at a certain level, and then use Excel's tools to format them as you like. We recommend selecting one object and then using SHIFT+click to select the others. CTRL+click to select the others also works but can result in copies of the objects being made if the mouse is moved during the click action.