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Downloading and Using CMAPTools

Download CMAPTools for free.

When the program is opened it will create a folder called "My Cmaps" in your documents folder. Save the cmap files in this folder. You will be able to access the files the next time CMAPTools is opened.

There are instructions and help on the website. The interface is primarily through the style pallet.

One trick that is very useful to know involves making arrows: when you drag an arrow from one concept to another, it will automatically put a connecting cell for text. To prevent that from happening, hold down the shift key anytime before finalizing the connection to the second concept.

Last Updated: July 15, 2009
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