I am using an embedded draw.io diagram in Confluence, and I can't seem to find a way to create a nested list. In Confluence, you can add markup, which does the trick, but draw.io doesn't seem to support that feature.

How to create a one level nested list inside a diagram of draw.io?

Example (where bullets are represented by stars):

* first                           
* second
* third

My desperate solution is adding whitespaces after the list item, until the nested list item goes to the next line and the indentation level I want (awful, doesn't scale, breaks easily, inconsistent).

  • To downvoter: Please explain what is wrong with the question. I searched a lot (if not the whole) related Internet results, and I couldn't find a result of "how-to-do" or "not possible". Moreover, I explained my attempt.
    – gsamaras
    Jan 18, 2019 at 14:54

1 Answer 1


From draw.io support in Google groups:

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Note: If I try to embed that into a colored container, it will push the colored background, in order to embed itself.

PS: I ended up using a pool, instead of a container with a nested list inside, in order to do my work..

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