Help file contents


Overview

   First steps

      Step 1 - blank slate

      Step 2 - making lists

      Step 3 - an overview

      Step 4 - going deeper

   Quick start

      What does BrainStorm help you do?

      Entering information by hand

      Gathering information from other sources

      Moving around your model

      Restructuring your model

      Linking to the outside world

      Other good stuff

   Outliners

   Introduction to BrainStorm

      Why BrainStorm is different

      A model is...

      Everything in BrainStorm is an entry...

      Namesakes: information when you need it

      Navigating a model

      Different views of a model

      Entering data

      Reorganising your entries

      Output options

      Considerations

The menus

   File

      New

      Open

      Close

      Save

      Save as

      Merge file brief

         Merge file

      Write text file

         Output options

      Publish HTML

         Publishing to the Web

      Print

         Output options

      Print preview

      Print setup

      Exit

   Edit

      Drag and drop

      Undo

      Redo

      Cut, Copy & Paste brief

         Cut

         Copy

         Paste

      Special paste operations

         Smart paste

         Magic paste

         Insert separator

         Insert date/time

      Insert blank entry

      Delete entry

      Edit entry

      Select all

      Mark on/off

      Throw entry(ies)

      Throw copy(ies)

      Retrieve entry

      Find/replace

         Find/replace (short description)

      Find/replace again

      Sort entries

         Sort ascending

         Sort descending

      Entry colour

      Enforce colour

      Strip all colours

      Read only on/off

   Browse

      Aerial view brief

         Aerial view

      Title

      Promote

      Demote

      Previous Namesake

      Next Namesake

      Namesake on/off

      Mark on/off

      Jump to mark

      Quick move

      Magic Launch

   Options

      Toolbars

      Status bar

         Position

         Status

      Model colour

      Preferences brief

         Preferences

      HTML publishing preferences

   Window

      Split window

   Help menu

      About BrainStorm

Entry editing and icons

   Making new entries

   Entry editing

   Title entry

   Change letter case

   Entry icons

   Entry with descendants

   Namesake icons

   The mark

Keyboard and mouse shortcuts

   Shortcuts by group

Technical stuff

   BrainStorm files

   Recovery

   BrainStorm file format

   Java Browser

Buying BrainStorm