Common issues
  • Small text: If you have a large mind map, the printed text might be too small to read. In this case, consider printing mind map on multiple pages and piece them together afterward. See 'Print a large mind map' section.
  • Lines show through bubbles: See 'Background Images' section.

To print a mind map, clicktap Print button, located in the editor ribbon. If your browser window is narrow, the button may be inside a dropdown menu.

A dialog will open to let you set paper size, margins, and select scaling option.

Print a large mind map on multiple pages

If your mind map is large, and you'd like to split it into multiple pages, you have couple of options:

First Option

In the Print Options, set Scaling setting to Actual Size. This will print mind map at 100% scale, on as many pages as required.

Note that each printed page will have space around the edges, equal to the numbers set in Margins fields. Most printers require some margin, in order to feed the paper through. This margin may have to be cut off manually after printing, in order to stitch the mind map together.

Second Option

Save a mind map as PDF and then use Adobe Reader to print on multiple pages.

  1. Save your mind map as a PDF document. For steps on how to save your mind map to PDF, watch this video.
  2. Open the saved PDF in Adobe Reader.
  3. Click Print button.
  1. Choose Poster button.
  2. Increase the Tile Scale setting.
  3. You will now see in the preview that your mind map is split on multiple pages. Adjust the Tile Scale setting to get the mind map on as many pages as you need.

Background Images

Sometimes when you print, you will get a mind map that shows no color and the lines are shown in the bubbles, like so.

Usually, this happens because of a print preference option - 'Print Background Images'. This is what bubbles use to display color and why you see the lines inside of a bubble when 'background images' is turned off. To turn 'Print Background Images' on, please see this page for instructions. Scroll down to see instructions for your specific browser.

Currently, Microsoft Edge browser does not allow you to turn on 'Background Images' preference. In this case, we recommend using a different browser such as Google Chrome.