Merging TWO separated nodes into one .. by connecting it and continuo from there. Ability to make "TWO parents. ONE child"
[Deleted User] commented
Until the developers realise how this is different from what they've already added, there's an admittedly unattractive solution.
Create the 'child' as a new root node, then connect arrows from each 'parent' towards it. This breaks the select sub-tree/sibling options, and leaves the child visible when using the collapse sub-tree option, so it's not perfect, but it'll do if you don't want to buy a different set of software that allows the feature natively.
Jeff Pyles commented
This is very important to my use of mind mapping. It should be possible to represent the convergence of paths; often a single child node properly has two or more parent nodes.
Without this ability, it is only possible to map concept spaces in which ideas consistently and solely diverge, but reality commonly involves concept paths which can take multiple routes to arrive at the same end point.
It might be the same intent, but it was implemented as multiple roots which is different than multiple parents. I still don't the ability to do this correctly.
Jacek W. commented
Matt Rod commented
This might help with decision paths or scripts where two or more paths (parents) can lead to one solution (child)
This is how my mind makes its best ideas