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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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draw.io 8.3.16: UML: how to append text in “Item 1” inside “Class”

Hover over an Item 1: light blue x on left and right; pale blue arrows on each side. Single click, whether over text or not: light blue x's disappear; medium blue circles appear outside of each side ...
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draw.io 8.3.16 UML Item 1 lack of vertical centering

I'm making a class diagram in draw.io 8.3.16 in MSIE 11.1392.16299.0 . I use the UML shape "Class 5" and put inside it an "Item 1". I click and start typing text. Sometimes my text ends up with a ...
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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 ...
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How do I create a simple formatted table in Draw.io?

I'm trying to create a table with a certain number of rows/columns and formatted. How should I do that?
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How to force a straight line in Draw.io?

I am drawing this: And, I simply cannot make the line straight as all lines should be! No matter what I move, the line still has that break. Any suggestions?
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How to arc line over swim lane?

Does anyone know how to set Draw.io to support line jump arcs over swim lane borders? As per the attached screenshot, the jumps work fine elsewhere. I also tried sending the swim lane thing to the ...
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How to rotate a curve in Draw.io?

I know how to rotate an object in Draw.io because usually there is an anchor where my mouse changes into the rotation mode. This is also explained in this tutorial: https://support.draw.io/display/DO/...
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How can I find and replace color in Draw.io?

I want to replace all the red in these shapes with blue. Is there a fast way to do that? Maybe replace "FF0000" with "0000FF" but I'm not sure how to do that on Draw.io
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Drawing fields within a UML Class Diagram when generating from CSV

I followed the example here: https://jgraph.github.io/drawio-tools/tools/csv.html To create a UML Class Diagram from CSV. All went well, however, there is no documentation or sample of how to create ...
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How can use private url in draw.io?

I'm making a system that integrates with the draw.io, and I need to export the url generated to my system, but when I do this, anyone who has access to this url can do edits in my diagram. my question ...
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How can I center a shape/image within another shape in Draw.io?

For example, I have a rectangle, and I want to put an image of a duck in the very center of the rectangle, but I'm not sure how to align it properly without eyeing it.
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Nested list in draw.io?

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 ...
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How can I import CSS-weighted font faces such as DemiBold, UltraBold, etc. into Draw.io?

I'm able to import fonts from my computer locally by simply installing the font, and then typing the full name of the font, such as "ITCKabelStd" and it works well, but whenever I try to do "...
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How do I create a pie slice shape on Draw.io?

I'd like to create or find this shape on Draw.io, a pie shape that can be adjusted, size, length, etc. I couldn't find this shape in the shapes list, so I figure this one must be created somehow, but ...
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How do I prevent a web application from lagging?

Currently, I'm using Draw.io (similar to Microsoft PowerPoint in editing tools) on Google Chrome to create my card game. However, I've added a ton of shapes, and now it's lagging. I have some other ...
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How do I prevent arrows from snapping when moving them on Draw.io?

I'm trying to create curved arrows with a custom angle/curve. I am using the "Directional Connector" from the Shapes list. It keeps connecting to the vertices of nearby shapes such as rectangles, ...
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How can I rotate multiple objects at a time on Draw.io (relative, not absolute rotation)?

Alright, so I'm creating a card game, and there's an icon and number on the top left of the card. On the bottom right, it should be mirrored so that if the card is dealt upside-down, time is not ...
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Removing themes and changing the default theme

I'm trying to find what files to edit so the menu drop down only displays atlas theme and minimal theme. also would like to set one theme to default for when hosting, but can not find where to edit ...
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Can I open all container in foreground in draw.io

I am using multiple collapsible containers in draw.io. When I expand the container x, it is opening behind and obscured by the nearby container y. I can easily move container x to the foreground, ...
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Can I edit a custom library accessed through a URL?

I am using the 'clibs' parameter in the URL to load a custom library into draw.io. Doing it this way prevents me from editing my own libraries i.e. I am unable to add or remove items. If I load the ...
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Diverse fonts within a single draw.io UML entity

In the Entity Relation | Entity shape it is possible to mix in different fonts/styles within the same entity: The text style (CMD-E) is: strokeWidth=2;rounded=1;arcSize=10;whiteSpace=wrap;html=1;...
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Draw.io: How to move selected arrow object

For any object, after I select it, I can move it by dragging with the mouse click. However this is not working for a simple straight arrow object. When I try to move it, the waypoints are getting ...
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draw.io - how to snap to minor grid on arrow press

Sometimes when I move items on the grid with the arrow keys, I don't want them to move a single pixel, I would like them to move to the minor line of the grid so I can easily and quickly align items. ...
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Formatted text, code block in draw.io

I want to add JSON code snippets to my diagram in draw.io. When I use copy/paste to a text box, the indented spaces/tabs get lost. Does anyone know how to copy formatted snippets from notepad++/VS ...
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draw.io - adding row only?

Adding row to table using the table control is utterly frustrating. Only a cell is added to the table. Has anyone solved this?
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Draw.io - How do I make a button that toggles layers in the light box

When using draw.io can i create a link that will allow a button to switch a layer on and off without actually clicking on the layers area? In the below picture I want the user to be able to click on ...
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draw.io - Tree diagrams in draw.io no longer behaves as a tree diagram

Yes, I am answering my own question! In draw.io, I discovered it is now possible to draw tree diagramas, either with horizontal or vertical layouts. Even though they seem made out of basic shapes and ...
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Change direction of line start arrow (Draw.io)

Is it possible to alter the direction of a line start arrow. Some diagrams would benefit from this for clarity. e.g. [a]>------>[b] rather than [a]<------>[b]
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Rotate text within a shape on draw.io

I have some triangles which contain text, but I want the text to always be aligned in the same orientation to the page, even when the shape itself is rotated, which means, I guess, that I need to be ...
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Line start/end space in draw.io doesn't work?

I wanted to add an spacing between the line start or end and the connected object. For example OBJECT ----> OBJECT instead of OBJECT------>OBJECT There is a feature for the line but it ...
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Converting a grouped set of primitives into a primitive

I'm trying to develop a set of symbols for our developers to choose from when creating documentation. I'm confused by the terms ('shape', 'path', 'closed path', 'symbol', 'element') so for the ...
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How to make grid spacing in draw.io a multiple of 50?

In draw.io there are three minor grid lines between major grid lines: If I draw a line between major grid points it will be 40 points long. I want to make it 50. How can I make the major grids ...
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search templates of draw.io

How can I search for templates, resources, examples of draw.io diagrams? Looks like draw.io does not has a repository for this. Also online resources are scarce.
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How to keep fonts unchanged when exporting graphics from draw.io?

I used Helvetica font for plain text and Latex equations in draw.io, with bold and italic styles. However, when exporting to file, the fonts look different and all italics become normal. I tried svg,...
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Change measurement unit in Draw.io

Can I change the measurement unit of a Draw.io diagram? By default, all the measurements are in pt except the page size (in mm). I'd like to enter the shape dimensions in mm or inch instead of pt. ...
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Draw.io in Confluence: For multiple overlayed workflows button to focus on different workflows

Draw.io (Draw.io plugin v 6.3.4.1) in Confluence: I am making a diagram that shows multiple workflows, to be displayed in confluence. I would like a way, say with buttons, to help viewer focus on ...
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How to edit a box so that it's not selected when clicking inside it?

How to edit a box so that it's not selected when clicking inside it? (I can still select it by clicking its edge.)
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draw.io: How to change the size of the column in the entity relationship

I have an entity relationship table. The first entry in the first column is AAAAAAAAA but it is not shown completely, only the half of it. I tried to resize the table, but only the second column gets ...
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draw.io how do I add multiple arrows on one line?

How do I add multiple arrows on one line? Like in the pic below.
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Are draw.io diagrams publicly visible by default?

When I create a new draw.io diagram, regardless of the storage used, will it be publicly viewable?
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Where to go to see “mockup” texts in draw.io

This is my question: How to make a grid control in Draw.io?, but I don't know where to go to see "mockup" texts?....
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Closed paths/shapes in draw.io

Is it possible to create a closed path in draw.io? I would like to close a path to make an irregular shape that can then be given a fill colour? I can make a shape using a line and adding waypoints ...
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How to import a Visio format diagram into draw.io?

I've been trying to import a Visio .vsd file into the draw.io web application, without success. I've seen various online references to Visio import being supported, but no exact steps. I've tried "...
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UML implements relationship in draw.io

I am using draw.io. I can see an "extends" UML arrow. I can't see an "implements" one. This should have a dash lined and arrow at the end. Is there one?