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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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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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Connecting draw.io app (from Microsoft Store) to the Gogle account

I downloaded the draw.io app from the MS store and I' m looking for a way to connect it to the Google account like the online version of draw.io. How can I do it? I searched in all the tabs and I didn'...
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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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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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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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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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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 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 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 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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“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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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 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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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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Add more fix points to a Data Flow Diagram using Draw.io

I'm trying to replicate a Data Flow Diagram using Draw.io. I'm using the oval basic shape but there are not enough fix points. Is it possible to add more?
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Import Database schema using Draw.io

In Lucidchart there is a great beta feature called 'Automated ERD Import' where you can import all tables, columns, constraints etc from a database. This is super useful as you can quickly build ERDs ...
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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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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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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 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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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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How do I change grid color in draw.io?

I would like to know how to change grid color to be visible in white background. I have tried changing background color to see grid, but I need a white background.
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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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How do I add text to my draw.io doc?

I don't know how to add text. Please help, I know there is a button that says "text" on it yet there is know way too add a text bubble.
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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 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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How do I draw a polygon in draw.io?

I want to draw a free-hand polygon, to enclose certain portions of my diagram so I can identify them as being part of Phase I development, for example. Is there a polygon tool in draw.io?
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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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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 you edit text in draw.io shapes?

I know how to label shapes in draw.io by simply clicking on the shape and then typing, but how can I go back and easily edit These Labels without first deleting and recreating the entire text?
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Italicize one word and not others in draw.io

I am using draw.io to make diagrams related to genetics. It is convention in my field to italicize gene names. I would like to have a box that says "genename::cDNA" where "genename" is italic and "...
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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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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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Removing extra line space in Text box in Draw.io

When I press "return" in a text box I get an unwanted blank line between the lines of text. How can I get rid of it?
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How to copy-paste information from one drawing to another one in draw.io

In Draw.Io is there a way to copy-paste information from one drawing on one tab to another one in a different tab? I couldn't find a way to do 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 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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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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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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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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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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Default download folder for draw.io

Can I change the default folder that draw.io saves its' xml files, and and downloaded image files, to? At the moment they keep going to my Downloads folder which doesn't work for me.
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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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Draw.io: How to get a collapsable container with a header text box (allowing to mix bold/italic)

Relative new to draw.io, but familiar with a lot of other concepts. I want to have a collapsible container (Advanced-Container) having a header text box so I can have two lines one normal the other ...