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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 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 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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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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How to draw a cirlce segments/arcs in draw.io

How can I draw a circle segment (pie segment) or arcs in draw.io? I only seem to be able to draw whole circles.
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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 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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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 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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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 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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How to draw BPMN annotations and groups in draw.io

I am new to draw.io and am trying to use it to sketch a BPMN diagram. As of now, the only thing I can't find in the menus are Annotations and Group artifacts. Is there any way to draw these in draw....
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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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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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How do I add guidelines to draw.io?

As options guidelines can be enabled and disabled. There is no option to add guidelines neither help about it.
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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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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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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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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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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 do I reposition draw.io swimlanes?

I originally created several swimlanes and started the workflow but need to re-arrange the order to cut out the number of connectors crossing over each other.
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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 change the default font in draw.io?

In draw.io how can I change the default font to use? Whenever I drag an item the default font is Helvetica, 17.
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Can I add custom shapes to draw.io?

I like the wide variety of shapes available (General, Arrows, Electric, etc.) but I need some more electrical symbols. Can I add custom shapes somehow?
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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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Scaling a group of shapes in Diagramly

When I group shapes together in Diagramly, I want to rescale those shapes all at once as a group, but I can't see any way to do that. I obviously dragged one of the corner handles of the group frame ...