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I am new to draw.io, and find it tedious that after inserting a text box and typing text in it, I have to manually resize the text box such that the entire text fits in. Is there a shortcut to automatically resize the text box, such that it fits the text exactly?

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You can autosize from the Arrange menu. It supports the operation on multiple cells:

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    Thanks! Is there also a possibility that you fix the width and that the height of the text box is adjusted automatically? – physicalattraction Feb 4 '15 at 15:33
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    @physicalattraction, If you turn on word wrap in the Format panel, you can drag the handles of a text box, and it'll keep wrapping the text to accomodate the new size. If you then only drag in the lower middle handle, it'll keep the width, or the right/left middle handle and it'll keep the height. – holroy Aug 13 '15 at 23:25
  • This control is now a little square box with arrows pushing out the top and right sides. It only says Autosize if you hover over it. At least in my chart. – Noumenon Aug 18 '17 at 0:37

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