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A quick update on using open source Freeplane.  Here are 2 tweaked versions of the original mindmap arc sample.  One has the arc documentation on the left, the other on the right.

If the image is not attached to this post, it can be found at https://www.dropbox.com/s/ou6418wgj0htmxj/Bible%20arc%20sample%20_%201%20Tim%206.1-2.bmp?dl=0

Ken F Hill:

davidphillips,  Nice.  Very imaginative use of spreadsheets.

Yours inspired me to try arcing using freeware (and multi-platform) mind mapper, Freeplane.

I tried to step through the process in a book recommended in this thread, using 1 Timothy 6.1-2. The mindmap look is close enough for me.  (see below)

This technique has what I see as an advantage -- being able to put notes on the right of the verse as well as arcing on the left. You can fold notes out of the way to see only the arcing and verses. I've included a little bogus notes sample to the right of 2a.

Freeplane lets you enhance arcing by using colors and/or icons. I created the "S..." (for series) and "G" (for ground) as well as the Greek 'a' (for lexicon info). The other icons come standard with FP.  It is pretty simple to add icons and colors to a map.

So far, this is the only passage I've tried.  I found myself having to think in Freeplane as well as in arcing. But I found the arcing site to be similar and I never got used to those mechanics.  I think I could get used to this a lot easier than the arcing site.  I've been using Freeplane for a while but just never tried it for arcing.  As they say, your mileage may vary.

This has the disadvantage of not being inside Logos. Of course, you can link back to Logos as you can in any program that lets you use hyperlinks.

  

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Ken F Hill | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Dec 26 2015 6:22 PM

A quick update on using open source Freeplane.  Here are 2 tweaked versions of the original mindmap arc sample.  One has the arc documentation on the left, the other on the right.

If the image is not attached to this post, it can be found at https://www.dropbox.com/s/ou6418wgj0htmxj/Bible%20arc%20sample%20_%201%20Tim%206.1-2.bmp?dl=0

Ken F Hill:

davidphillips,  Nice.  Very imaginative use of spreadsheets.

Yours inspired me to try arcing using freeware (and multi-platform) mind mapper, Freeplane.

I tried to step through the process in a book recommended in this thread, using 1 Timothy 6.1-2. The mindmap look is close enough for me.  (see below)

This technique has what I see as an advantage -- being able to put notes on the right of the verse as well as arcing on the left. You can fold notes out of the way to see only the arcing and verses. I've included a little bogus notes sample to the right of 2a.

Freeplane lets you enhance arcing by using colors and/or icons. I created the "S..." (for series) and "G" (for ground) as well as the Greek 'a' (for lexicon info). The other icons come standard with FP.  It is pretty simple to add icons and colors to a map.

So far, this is the only passage I've tried.  I found myself having to think in Freeplane as well as in arcing. But I found the arcing site to be similar and I never got used to those mechanics.  I think I could get used to this a lot easier than the arcing site.  I've been using Freeplane for a while but just never tried it for arcing.  As they say, your mileage may vary.

This has the disadvantage of not being inside Logos. Of course, you can link back to Logos as you can in any program that lets you use hyperlinks.

  

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