thanks for the replies guys
i've looked at the manual in the link given
it's got several pictures
in non of the pictures, there are never more than 3 nodes off the main central one
yes: there are several lines that come out of the bottom node
i have to admit: i've already uninstalled since i didn't like this bit
i've tried 4 'mind mapping' softwares
my favourite: thebrain!
ONLY because of this one factor - not being able to create more sub nodes am i forced to not use
otherwise, i would have been a happy buyer
please let me know if i am actually missing something
the first reply mentioned changing views - are u 100% sure this would allow me more sub modes? for example, what if i wanted 4 - one on each corner??