If you opened a template that already has shapes and connectors, then start by adding data to the existing shapes. Go to Add data to a shape. You can add additional shapes and connectors as needed.
If you opened a blank template, then start by adding shapes and connectors to map the value stream.
For a list of available shapes and connectors, go to Value stream map shapes.
To quickly connect shapes at their anchor points, select a shape on the map, click the arrow in the direction where you want to place the shape, and then choose the shape. Minitab Workspace automatically connects and anchors the new shape to the existing shape.
|Text||Change the font type, font style, font size, and color of the text on a shape or a connector.|
|Paragraph||Change the alignment or apply bullets or numbering to the text on a shape or a connector.|
|Lines||Change the color, type, and size of a connector or of a shape's outline.|
|Fill||Change the color, pattern, pattern color, or shadow color of the shape or the connector.|
To create a set of reusable formatting options, go to Edit and create reusable formatting options.
To save time, you can use Multi-Insert to add the same shape or connector to the map multiple times.
By default, the Comments field is in the task pane on the Other tab. For information on how to change the location of a data field, go to Manage data fields from the task pane.