Structure Mapper Help manual

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Structure Mapper is an easy-to-use tool to support the creation and editing of concept or idea maps using visual components. It has been specifically developed to support people with wide age and ability ranges. We have tried to keep the complexity of the program down whilst still retaining the functionality of an idea map.


An idea map is a diagram used to represent ideas or concepts linked to a central key idea or concept. Idea maps are used to visualise, structure and classify ideas, and as an aid in organisation, problem solving, decision making, writing and study.

With Structure Mapper you can quickly and easily create idea maps using a combination of words, symbols and pictures. You can record your thoughts and ideas as text and have them displayed in meaningful idea maps.

Structure Mapper integrates fully with the ClaroRead Chrome extension, allowing all text notes to be spoken back in a human quality voice. Also, the save and load format is the same as ClaroIdeas desktop, so you can use your files on the web also.
You can enter additional notes for each node or idea.

Node tab

In the Node tab you can embed an image or hyperlink to the idea you currently have selected or you can use the delete button to remove the selected idea.

When a hyperlink is attached to an idea, a small floating node is displayed on the top right corner of the idea.

Clicking on that node navigates to the link in a new window, so that you don’t lose the map you’re working on.

Link tab

This tab allows you to change the style of all links on the diagram, you can add an arrow to every link to see the flow of ideas or you can have links which are straight lines.

Side menu

New – Create new map
Open – Load a map
Save – Save a map
Export – Export map to local disc as DOCX or as an Image (requires Internet connection)
Help – Open the help page for Structure Mapper
About – Open the product portfolio page for Structure Mapper

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