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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 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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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 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: 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 - 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 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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How to change grid density in Draw.io?

Is there a way for lowering grid density to about 1cm (independently of zoom)? I only see option for on/off grid.
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How to remove blank canvas pages from draw.io

I created a one page flow-chart with draw.io and printed it. After opening it again to create a new version, it opened to what I thought was a blank page. There was now page after page of blank ...
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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 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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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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Rotate text box direction in draw.io

In draw.io I have text box with default text direction horizontal. I am trying change the text direction to vertical or trying to rotate the text box 90 degrees. I don't find any option do that. ...
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Editing multiple similar shapes in draw.io

My question is actually two-fold. I'm rather new to draw.io but I'm coming across two difficulties. Let's suppose that I have used a shape to illustrate similar things (let's say that I have used six ...
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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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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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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 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?