For a style to be available in other mind maps, it needs to be saved in a template. Once this is done, the style will be available in each new mind map created from that template.
There are 2 ways to do it
- Open the template mind map and add your new style there
- Add a new style to your regular mind map
Make current formatting default, after setting the properties of your new style, choose
for all maps based on template:and click
Choose templateto change the association beforehand, if needed
Depending on your OS, you can find template folders in different directories. However, on every OS, there is a subfolder in the Freeplane installation-folder, where you can store user-defined template files.
Note: You can also change the default directory containing the user configuration. This means, the file path for templates might be different in your Freeplane (see The user directory).
System-wide templates (when Freeplane is installed via the package manager of your distribution) are located in:
User-defined templates can be found in:
The default template file will be used for every newly generated mind map. You can set the default template file in the preferences:
Tools > Preferences > Environment,
Files > 'Standard template file'
The template files shown here as an option are those located in the system-wide path for template files.
You can create a new mind map from a template file at
File > New map from template….
In the dialogue you have different options, depending on which
Files of Type you choose from the drop-down menu at the bottom of the dialogue:
|all filetypes (also non-mind-map files, which might give you an error)|
|your mind maps, whose styling you want to use (see Styles)|
|the templates Freeplane comes with → system-wide path for template files|
|your template mind maps → user-defined path for template files|
Note: Depending on your current choice in the drop-down menu at the bottom of this dialogue, the path in the upper part changes accordingly:
If you click on
Standard template (*.mm)it will show you the system-wide path for templates, if you click on
User templates (*.mm)it will change to the user-defined path.