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How can I share a Draw.io doc?

I'd like to use Draw.io in real time collaboration with a colleague—the About page says it can be done—, but I can't see any options. How can I do it?
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How do I add columns and rows in a draw.io table?

How do I insert new rows and columns in the Table in perspective to draw.io Mockup Text?
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Is it possible to import (paste) images into draw.io?

While I love the rich image set readily available to me, I'd like to include custom images (my drawings, photos...) in draw.io documents. Is it possible? I've tried CTRL+V with a clipboard image but ...
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How to copy-paste information from one drawing to another one in draw.io

In Draw.Io is there a way to copy-paste information from one drawing on one tab to another one in a different tab? I couldn't find a way to do it. Thanks.
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Embed Draw.io drawing in a Google Doc

Is there any way to do this, apart from exporting to png or some other format and then importing into Google Doc?
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How can I wrap text in a text box in draw.io?

I have a text box, and when I enter text it flows as one long line. How can I make it wrap? There is a video on YouTube, but it is not clear what the text to enter is.
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Huge sheet with many succesive A3

I've created a new blank diagram with A3 format, but after starting to draw my A3 sheet is increased N times to the left and right (see the scrollbars!). How can i return back to the A3 sheet?
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How to align objects in draw.io?

Is there a possibility to select multiple objects and then i) align them such that they have a common center line and ii) distribute them evenly, such that the vertical spacing between them is evenly? ...
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In draw.io, is there a way to automatically position a swimlane or process diagram?

I've drawn a workflow/process diagram in draw.io, but each time I make small changes I have to move everything else around. Is there anything that automatically re-positions the diagram when I make ...
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How to add new page to a Draw.IO document

I would like to have a single document that contains several diagrams (all the UML diagrams that I need for my project). How can I add a new page in a Draw.IO document?
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How does one constrain a shape using draw.io?

When using the ellipse, circle or rectangle tool using most drawing apps, holding down Shift or other control key will constrain the shapes aspect ratio. For example, a circle will remain circular or ...
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Scrolling with mouse in draw.io

Is there any way to scroll with mouse or keyboard in draw.io? So far the only way I found to do scrolling in draw.io is to use the diagram thumbnail at bottom right corner of the page.
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How can I check/uncheck mockup checkboxes in Draw.io?

I'm doing some UI mockups in Draw.io and I was wanting to customize the appearance of some of the built-in shapes. I'm using the Checkbox shape from the Mockup Forms library and it is not checked by ...
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How to draw right angle connectors and endpoints with draw.io

I would like to draw electrical circuits with right angles in connectors, but I am not able to see this option in draw.io, they are always rounded. Most circuits have right angles ... A simple ...
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Diagramly doesn't update after save

When I make changes to my Diagramly diagram, I save and then exit. However, the changes don't show in my Confluence page. How do I get the revised diagram to display?
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Is there a way to use hyperlink from within Diagramly

Is there a way to include a hyperlink from the text in one of the Diagramly objects? This would help to link from the diagram to relevant Confluence pages.
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Can I add custom shapes to draw.io?

I like the wide variety of shapes available (General, Arrows, Electric, etc.) but I need some more electrical symbols. Can I add custom shapes somehow?
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Collapse expanded-entity element in draw.io

How can I make an expanded-entity element collapsible? I would like to do that because I want to also make a diagram showing just the entities and since duplicating work can be avoided by collapsing ...
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Setting default shape menus in draw.io

Is there a way to set the shape menus I want in draw.io? When starting a new drawing I always have to go through the process of closing the ones I don't need and opening the ones I do. I would like to ...
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Is it possible to create a proper flowchart in draw.io?

I like draw.io’s interface and was hoping to create some proper Data Flow Diagrams (flowcharts) with this tool. Unfortunately, after playing a few minutes with the shapes available within the ...
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How to change menu language in Draw.io?

I'm currently in Brazil and using Window 8 in English. But looks like Draw.io decide to use my ip to define the language of menus. The translation is good but I really prefer in English since all ...
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How do I increase the page size in draw.io?

How do I increase the size of the page in draw.io? I'm making a flowcart and need the page to increase vertically.
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How to iframe embed a draw.io diagram into another site

I'm having trouble embedding a draw.io diagram into another webpage. I'm not sure I know the correct steps, but here's what I've tried. Create new folder in google drive Go to Share->Advanced and ...
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Connecting to Google Drive using Draw.io

When I open draw.io, it does not connect to my Google Drive, and when I click on the button Connect to Google Drive, a pop-up window appears for a fraction of a second and then disappears. The result ...
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Is it possible to insert text with Subscripts/Superscripts in draw.io?

I'm able to insert some nodes. However, within these nodes, I can't insert text that would include subscripts (for example, the expression "P_i(n)").
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Can I export from draw.io to a multipage PDF?

I have a large diagram in draw.io. The draw window shows pagebreaks, but when I export to PDF a just get a one-page PDF with very large page size. Is there a way to export a diagram to a multipage ...
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text box direction in draw.io

Using draw.io. I have text box with default text direction horizontal. I am trying change the text direction to vertical or trying to rotate the text box 90 degree. I don't find any option do that. ...
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How to draw queue with draw.io

I want to draw the following image with draw.io (it is about system modelling, e.g. M/M/1 etc.). My problem is that I cannot draw the queue. How would you do this? Of course, I could create it with ...
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Is it possible to default to zoomed in on a draw.io object in confluence?

When adding a draw.io macro/drawing to confluence, is it possible to have the drawing zoomed in to a particular section of the drawing by default?
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Insert shape or images inside a table cell?

Is there a way to insert a shape or image inside a table cell?
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How do I export diagram as image format with mathematical typesetting?

When I export diagram with mathematical typesetting, the diagram shows the LaTeX command instead. Is this a bug, or is there some setting that I'm unaware of to fix this problem? Here is an ...
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How can I use draw.io hyperlink to address local files

How can we set hyperlinks to our local files in draw.io? The hyperlink http://www.google.com works. The hyperlink c:\readMe.txt does not. I am using draw.io from Chrome app center on my laptop. ...
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How do you make evenly sized swimlanes in draw.io?

I've resized my swimlane/poollane container to a larger width, but now the last lane is much wider than the first two. This also occurs when I increase or decrease the width of an individual pool ...
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How do I delete nodes from a connection line?

I'm trying to delete nodes from a complex connection line; can this be done in some way?
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Container shape not available

I'm looking to use Draw.io to create some process maps. I can see from tutorials / other posts on this forum that I should use the Container shape, under General Shapes, in order to get a swimlane. ...
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Is it possible to tag shapes in draw.io with info similiar to Visio?

I'd like to provide more detailed info to shapes in my flow charts on draw.io similar to applying info to shapes in Visio. Is this possible or a possibility in the future?
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How to share a draw.io diagram to receive comments or feedback?

Students at my university use draw.io to create concept maps and I would like be able to tell them how to (easily) share their work with their teacher so the latter can provide feedback, grade it etc. ...
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Default download folder for draw.io

Can I change the default folder that draw.io saves its' xml files, and and downloaded image files, to? At the moment they keep going to my Downloads folder which doesn't work for me.
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Scaling a group of shapes in Diagramly

When I group shapes together in Diagramly, I want to rescale those shapes all at once as a group, but I can't see any way to do that. I obviously dragged one of the corner handles of the group frame ...
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How to delete files in Draw.IO

While practicing and learning how to use Draw.IO, I created a lot of flowcharts, etc. that I never bothered to give a name to. When I select 'OPEN', I see a list of those files with the name ...
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Copy draw.io diagram into google docs file

is it possible to copy a drawing created with Draw.io app (integrated with Drive) into a Google Doc? I managed to export the draw.io file as png and then pasting it inside the Google Doc, but it ...
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Adding additional labels to arrows

Is it possible to add additional labels to an arrow, like the relational arrows have multiple text fields?
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Is there a way to embed/insert a clipart image (from the left panel) into a editable text area?

For example, I want to be able to drag a General Rectangle or a UML Class 1 object and edit the text, then insert a clipart image from the "Clipart / Computer" section into the object. I know I can ...
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Entity Relations in draw.io: change of the text is not allowed

Is there a possibility to edit entries of the elements of the Entity Relation category? E.g. If I want to change name and properties of Entity Extended.The only thing I can do is to add text below the ...
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Draw.io - Is possible to have descriptions for AWS shapes?

I am surprised that there are AWS shapes available however there are no descriptions of what the shape represent. This make it hard to use them. Am I missing something here?
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How do you create a swimlane in Draw.io?

I need to create a swimlane style for my process map, how do I do this?
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How to arrange nodes in “horizontal tree layout”?

I've been using draw.io's "horizontal tree layout" feature but I'm having an ordering issue after I've inserted the horizontal tree. For example: In the navigation, I select Arrange → Insert → ...
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How do I add a curve or arc to a diagram on draw.io?

I have looked through all the available items but cannot find a curve or arc to add to my diagram. Is it there somewhere?
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Are there keyboard shortcuts for adding columns and rows in a draw.io table?

I make a lot of database schemas with draw.io but it's annoying to create new rows in the table having to go to the drop down and select the add row icon. Are there any keyboard shortcuts in draw.io ...
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How to change grid density in Draw.io?

Is there a way for lowering grid density to about 1cm (independently of zoom)? I only see option for on/off grid.