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draw.io: How to remove the tiny white space between two lines

If you were to align two straight lines, one on top of the other, such as this: A tiny white space exists between them. Is there any good way to remove such an artifact? Obviously in this case above ...
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Miro: How can I remove points from a spline?

In miro, I accidentally added too many points to a spline (which has a label). I don't want to delete it (because it has a label). Is there a way that I can remove points from the spline? (Other than ...
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How do I put an arrow at an arbitrary point in the diagram in Drawio

I am drawing a diagram in Drawio but I cannot make the arrows behave well; they always snap to the background container or to one corner of the thing they connect to. I need two arrows to arrive to ...
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System of equations in draw.io

I'm looking for a way to write a system of equations in draw.io. I know how to do it in latex, but it seems that the syntax is different in draw.io. Could you tell me how to do it please? In latex I ...
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How to create properly-sized polyonimoes in draw.io/diagrams.net?

I am trying to create diagrams.net (formerly known as draw.io) shapes that are 5- or 6-ominoes (shapes made of 5 or 6 adjacent square blocks). I would like each of the constituent squares to be 40x40 ...
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How to add more bezier point to ERD connectors in Draw.Io?

I can add "bezier points" to simple connectors by just clicking and dragging. But this doesn't work for ERD connectors. Is it possible to add bezier points to ERD connectors and how?
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How to delete column from Entity rectangle in Draw.Io entity relationship diagram?

I drew an entity with several fields, then needed to delete some of them. Unfortunately, pressing Delete just cleaned field names, but not deleted their rectangles How to delete these empty ...
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Drawio mirror diagram

Is it possible to mirror an existing diagram with connectors etc.? By mirroring I mean to have a reversed copy of it (the nox that's in the left to go in the right and so on)
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How to change the number of cells within each main grid area in draw.io?

As seen in the following screenshot each main grid container in a draw.io diagram has x 4x4 matrix of cells. I would like to change it to 5x5. How can that be achieved? I looked at the Diagram menu ...
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How can I link local files (Excel Sheets/Word Docs/Videos etc.) saved on my laptop to Diagrams.net/Draw.io

I would like to link some excel tables or even add them on Draw.io. These files are saved on my laptop, but I don't know how to link them to the diagram. Any help would be appreciated.
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Can I make a circle's perimeter have line jumps in draw.io?

I know how to make a connector have line jumps, so it has a gap when another line crosses over it, but is there a way to make a circle have a gap when a line crosses over it? If there isn't a way to ...
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moving row within a table on draw.io

On draw.io, I am trying to move a row in a table, I grab the right hand equals sign on the row to move, but when I move it to a new position the row snaps back to its original position. I am using the ...
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Can you configure OneDrive so that you can open diagrams.net diagrams directly from OneDrive?

If you use Diagrams.net with Google Drive you can authroise the app so you can create Diagrams.net diagrams directly from Drive, and also open those diagrams directly from Drive. Can this be done in ...
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Specifying the position of an element (e.g. line) in draw.io

I'm wondering if it's posssible to specify the exact position of a line in draw.io. It seems that the only way to do that is the reduce the size of the grid.
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How to draw horizontal arrow in Sequential diagram in Draw.io like in example?

I am trying to draw horizontal arrow the same as in an example, but it snaps to the centers of vertical bars or to different locations I can snap to margin only if diagonal
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How Do I Know Which Icon I Used In draw.io?

I used an Azure icon collection in draw.io/diagrams.net to make my diagram. I loaded the icons following this post. You can open the design page with the icons loaded by following this link. When I ...
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Collapsible containers overlap when expanding

So I have 2 collapsible containers. Is there a way to keep them from overlapping when expanded? As in "push" the other container to make room for the one being expanded. Here are the 2 ...
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Canceling the w chacarter under a figure

I've the following figure: and I'd like to cancel the 'w' character under it. How can I do it? It moves together with the image.
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How can I remove the toolbar?

Can someone explain to me how to remove the toolbar ? there is only the option " toolbar-nohide=true" which makes the toolbar always displayed or disappear when the cursor moves away. I ...
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draw.io downloads file on every save

While creating a diagram in draw.io, pressing ctrl+S keeps downloading the file multiple times, how to set it so that it saves the work but does not download the file on every save.
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Drawio - collapse nested container and other elements

I want to represent a nested element structure, that is collapsible. I have achieved that, however I am struggling with adding additional element. New elements are not collapse anymore. I tried to ...
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Adding anchor points in draw.io

I love draw.io but I am annoyed by how hard it seems to be to create custom shapes or modify existing ones. This does not seem possible to do in a "WYSIWYG" manner with your mouse, but ...
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How to draw self-call in sequence diagram

The built-in self-call in the UML shapes library is misplaced. Attached shows the desired one and the current one. Making the desired one I have to make several clicks, draw, tweaks on the line. Any ...
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How to fill complex shapes within its border?

I just made this shape by combining a rectangle and numerous arcs together. I finally grouped them to create this one complex shape. The only trouble I'm having is filling the object. Whenever I try ...
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“Image too big” in draw.io stored on Google Drive using the diagrams.net plugin

I activated in my Google Drive the plugin "diagrams.net" and now I'm trying to draw shapes on top of an existing floorplan which happens to be a 2400x1600 pixel large image. Because of my ...
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Import visio flowcharts in draw.io

Until now I have always made flowcharts with visio. Because we want to store all documentations of the software we produce in confluence, I want to import some of the most important flowcharts in draw ...
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Drawio - how to set non-overlapping connections by default?

Is there a setting that tells the connector not to overlap with other artifacts, e.g. shapes or other connectors? see picture below: Also in this case each shape has 5 connection points on each side, ...
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Is there any way to set the last used font as the default font in drawio?

One feature I am missing the most in drawio is using the last used font as default font. Now I have to change the font for every cell or object I created, defaulted to Helvetica which is so awful to ...
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How do I flip a curve/connector in drawio?

Given an isolated curve/connector as below, how can I flip or rotate it?
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What is the name of the element to mimic an article on a web browser in draw.io?

I am developing a wireframe in draw.io but there is a feature I once saw someone used on their browser mockup similar to this: I have not been able to locate that element in draw.io, can anyone tell ...
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How to preserve copy of diagram (in PNG) that is inserted to PowerPoint?

In Draw.io save your drawing as PNG (or export it as PNG with the option "Include a copy of my diagram"). In PowerPoint insert the image and save the slide deck. close PowerPoint. Upon ...
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Door are not showed properly after upload visio document

I uploaded visio with proper placement of door using microsoft, uploaded the same file in draw.io but didnt get proper result. Can you please suggest what I am doing wring? Please find attachments ...
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While inserting shapes through CSV how can I use custom shapes?

I have created, custom shape (according how to create and edit shapes; also added a name="my_unique_shape" attribute to <shape> tag, added it to "scratchpad" library, named the new shape in ...
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Resize image with grouped label

In diagrams.net (formerly known as draw.io), I can easily group an image and label together. There are even built-in shapes which accomplish this. For example: I would like to resize the shape, such ...
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How to integrate diagrams.net/draw.io with self-hosted GitLab

diagrams.net (formerly known as draw.io) integrates with GitLab. However, when I try to authenticate, it redirects me to gitlab.com when I'd like to connect to a self-hosted GitLab instance at company....
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How to resize a table using Insert Table in draw.io?

In Draw.io perform the following: In "Search Shapes" enter "Table" use ENTER key to search. Pick the first green color scheme table by selecting, dragging and dropping on canvas. Double-click on the ...
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How do I preserve the color scheme when adding a row in draw.io table?

In Draw.io perform the following: In "Search Shapes" enter "Table" use ENTER key to search. Pick the first green color scheme table by selecting, draging and droping on canvas. Double click on the ...
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How to combine connector in draw.io?

I hacve problem with connector in draw io And how to combine connector like that?
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How do I find the file location of a draw.io file I have created?

I have been trying multiple different approaches for how to share and collaborate on draw.io files using teams as a storage mechanism. This works to a point but is hugely un-intuitive. I have ...
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draw.io block separation in tree diagrams

I'm using horizontal and vertical trees in draw.io, everything ok, except that I need the blocks closer between them, but I can't find a setting for the block separation... Am I missing something? ...
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How to plot arrows which have a gap in the middle?

I want to plot an arrow which shows a long range, so I want to put a gap in its middle part (something like a capacitor in middle). Is there a pre-defined shape for this? The figure shows what I mean.
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How to get a gap in a circle in draw.io?

I am trying to create a small gap inside a circle I have created in draw.io but I do not see not even an eraser than I can just erase that area: Is there a way I could do it here: ellipse;whiteSpace=...
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How to draw a grid size n x m in draw.io?

It is seem to be newbie question. But I don't know how to generate the N x M grid in draw.io My current solution for 3x3 grid: Step 1. Draw 9 squares Step 2. Drag-and-drop them into grid ...
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Adding elements to Mindmap/ Horizontal tree

This may be a basic question, but I could not figure it out even after spending a while on it and the documentation. How do I add new elements/nodes to a mindmap/horizontal tree? The blue arrow ...
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How to change arrow font size?

I would like to change the default font size for text on arrows. Whenever I add text to an arrow its fontsize 11 which is far too small. Where can one set the default font size for arrow text? I do ...
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One column of vertical text on draw.io

I want to create a box with text in vertical, but I don't want characters to be rotated, I want them to be horizontal, just one on each line. Like this: If you select vertical text all you get is ...
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Draw.io images export

I've been trying to export a few boxes with text to an image for the past few minutes but the text keeps getting truncated if it's space separated. It's pretty weird. I've tried with another draw.io ...
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Difficulties in exporting a PDF from draw.io

Everytime I try to export a diagram from draw.io to pdf it just gives "error saving file" or does nothing. This happens especially when I enable the mathematical typesetting feature. When I ...
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Draw off center connection between rectangles

I am trying to create a sequence diagram using draw.io For that, I need to create long rectangles and draw multiple connections between them along the side of the rectangle. However, using the blue ...
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How to import Visual Paradigm Business Diagram into Draw.io?

I created a Business Diagram (BPNM 2.0) in Visual Paradigm, and I would like to import it into Draw.io. I am able to export the Diagram in a .xml file using the facility Export to BPMN 2.0, but when I ...