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Is it possible to create a proper flowchart in draw.io?

I like draw.io’s interface and was hoping to create some proper Data Flow Diagrams (flowcharts) with this tool. Unfortunately, after playing a few minutes with the shapes available within the ...
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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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Edit existing shape in draw.io

Is it possible to edit an existing shape in draw.io? I'd like to use "Group" shape (mockup containers > group). However, the blue group heading is too narrow to write any longer word. I need to ...
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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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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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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 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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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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Export draw.io with specified width and height

How can I export a draw.io diagram with a specified width and height? I tried to export it by specifying a width and height in the dialog box, but it ends up with cropped borders close to the diagram. ...
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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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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 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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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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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 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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Any way to link create draw io link to another portion of the canvas?

I have a pretty large canvas and I want to have links that jump to various places on the canvas to help with navigation. Is this possible? (You can kind of think of it like a table of contents.)
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How to link to object/position in draw.io?

How do I link an object in draw.io to other objects? For example, I want to make my text a link to the other object/text/position in the same draw.io diagram, so that clicking it would move me to ...
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Draw.io open link in new window

I am trying to have a link in my chart that I created with draw.io open in a new window. It is currently opening in the same window.
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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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Orthogonal reflexive relationships

I'm having trouble figuring out how to make reflexive relationships in a UML diagram look good. Making the line orthogonal doesn't seem to work. It makes it straight with 3 line segments, but not ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 - 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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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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Draw.io align objects with respect to each other

I'm trying to find the functionality to align objects against each other in draw.io. According to the documentation, and based on the directions in How to align objects in draw.io? it should just be ...