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Collapsable/hidden text boxes in draw.io

If I want to add in a lot more information to a particular box, is it possible to create a hidden “note” section where I can add more detail without cluttering up the flowchart?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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"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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I can't unlock a swimlane in draw.io

I have an existing swim lane diagram with flows and connectors. I want to move the 3 rightmost lanes over to the right but the 4th rightmost lane keeps hiding behind the lanes I move. It seems locked -...
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How to align objects in draw.io?

Is there a possibility to select multiple objects and then i) align them such that they have a common center line and ii) distribute them evenly, such that the vertical spacing between them is evenly?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is it possible to import (paste) images into draw.io?

While I love the rich image set readily available to me, I'd like to include custom images (my drawings, photos...) in draw.io documents. Is it possible? I've tried CTRL+V with a clipboard image but ...
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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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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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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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I can't draw a horizontal line on grid in draw.io

How do I draw a horizontal line on a grid? See the picture As you see, the black line is a bit higher than the grid line. When I move the black line a bit lower, it overshoots the grid. All my ...
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How do I change the dimensions of a draw.io shape?

I have been trying to change the dimensions of a draw.io shape. There was a question about this previously (In draw.io is there a way to manually enter the width of a shape) which said that you should ...
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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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Download draw.io diagram as file.drawio

I'm wondering if it's possible to download a draw.io diagram with the format file.drawio directly from the app.diagrams.net interface.
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Restore elements in general section - draw.io

Today the elements in the general section of draw.io suddenly changed. How can I restore the default ones? I selected blank diagram. Default: Not default:
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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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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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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 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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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 consistently find the color picker in draw.io?

In draw.io, when I try to change the color of an element sometimes I've seen just boxes with set colors in them, with the option to write in a specific color code. Other times I've seen a color picker ...
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How do I add a curve or arc to a diagram on draw.io?

I have looked through all the available items but cannot find a curve or arc to add to my diagram. Is it there somewhere?
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How to add new page to a Draw.IO document

I would like to have a single document that contains several diagrams (all the UML diagrams that I need for my project). How can I add a new page in a Draw.IO document?
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How can I draw a simple line, not connected to something?

How can I draw a simple line, not connected to something, in the web application draw.io?
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How can I wrap text in a text box in draw.io?

I have a text box, and when I enter text it flows as one long line. How can I make it wrap? There is a video on YouTube, but it is not clear what the text to enter is.
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How do I change the colors of most draw.io icons?

All I can find is documentation for changing "SVG" file colors on this page: https://www.diagrams.net/doc/faq/svg-edit-colours But most of the icons in the shapes library are not svg files, ...
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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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how to split a shaple(like ellipse) and color the parts in drawio?

In the below picture,i describe what want, since i do not know how to plot it at draw.io.
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How to use 'Set Style' in draw.io's online tools 'Create Custom Link' to change 'fillColor'?

I am using the online tool of Draw.io Create Custom Link to change a normal object such as a square's fillColor. Where Action for Cell(s): Set Style; Key: fillcolor; Value: #ffe6cc Tags:ss push the ...
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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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Hyperlink bleeding into overlaying container

I'm using the current (15.0.3) online free version of diagrams.net. I'm having an issue when opening containers over hyperlinked objects below and outside the container. When I hover my mouse the ...
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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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Diagram.net: Decoded drawio file

I created an empty diagram with a simple rectangle in diagram.net and saved the result. When I'm looking at the saved xml file I get: <mxfile host="Electron" modified="2021-08-...
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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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Select multiple groups with mouse drag in draw.io

When having multiple elements in draw.io, I like to group them. Then, when having multiple groups, I'd like to select them by click-dragging a selection box over them. But by doing so, every single ...
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How do I add columns and rows in a draw.io table?

How do I insert new rows and columns in the Table in perspective to draw.io Mockup Text?
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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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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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How do you create a swimlane in Draw.io?

I need to create a swimlane style for my process map, how do I do this?

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