I would like to add text on top of the rectangles to specify the entity names. How do I do this in draw.io? Not inside the elements but on top of them.Something like Employee/Secretary as shown in the picture below. enter image description here

  • Basically, I just want to add text above the rectangles.
    – LoXatoR
    Commented Nov 22, 2014 at 12:51

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You can simply put a text stencil (the 4th stencil in the "General" group) where you need the additional text. No need to paste from anywhere.


So I found a workaround if anybody ever stumbles across this topic. You basically write the word in a text editor and paste it in draw.io.

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