Arranging Board Content
Working on an infinite whiteboard canvas, it's hard to resist the temptation to fill it with infinite content. But having strategic thinking is crucial when arranging board content. We've outlined four primary ways to show relations between objects on a board.
All objects on a board can be separated into groups using the Frames feature. To make this happen, select the Frames tool on the main toolbar and drag the cursor across the board to set the size of the frame.
You can also create a frame out of the existing objects. Simply group them by holding down Shift and dragging the cursor across, then open the three-dot context menu and choose Create frame.
Frames allow you to structure it and manage the big picture easier. When you share a board, it's much easier for your collaborators to find the necessary content.
Lines and arrows from the Shapes menu allow you to create permanent links between objects on the board. This is helpful when building diagrams or creating mind maps.
To create a link, select the line or arrow from the Shapes tool and select an object by clicking on it, then drag the link to another object. Do not release the mouse button while dragging.
You can also group the shapes together and make a Custom template out of them. To do that, open the context menu and choose Save as template this time.
Reading the content visually
It's no secret that people mostly read left to right (text, milestones, story sizing, etc.), top to bottom (block-schemes, diagrams, prioritization, etc.) and clockwise (mind-maps in circles).
To make the content more visually appealing, choose the Cursor tool, click and drag the desired objects where you want them to be.
Here you can also change the properties of the selected sticky notes in bulk. Change their color or font type, add tags or emojis to find them easily in the future.
Smart duplicating and pasting
Use Ctrl + D to duplicate smart objects on board in a row:
Smart duplicating and pasting also fill the areas with row of objects:
Filling areas with smart duplicating/pasting
The final way to arrange the content on your boards is arranging frames in the Presentation mode.
On the lower left-hand toolbar, click the Frames icon and view all the frames that you have on your board. You can re-arrange them by simply dragging them and changing the order. If you click on the three-dot menu next to the frame's name, you'll be able to rename the frame or create a new one right next to it.
If you click on the Presentation mode icon next to the Frames one, you can view your frames as if each of them represented a slide in a multimedia presentation. While in the Presentation mode, the main toolbar is locked and the board is available in the view-only mode.