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A free online diagram drawing application. Please only ask questions about the web version of draw.io; if you're using one of the desktop applications, ask your question on Super User.

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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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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 can I share a Draw.io doc?

I'd like to use Draw.io in real time collaboration with a colleague—the About page says it can be done—but I can't see any options. How can I do it?
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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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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 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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How to use Google Font in Draw.io?

Is it possible to use Google Fonts (https://www.google.com/fonts) in Draw.io?
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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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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 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 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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Draw.io Table Background Color

How do I change the background color of one cell or one row of a table? I can only seem to change the background color of the entire table in draw.io yet shapes exist that have some of he other cells ...
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Embed Draw.io drawing in a Google Doc

Is there any way to do this, apart from exporting to png or some other format and then importing into Google Doc?
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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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Is there a way to use hyperlink from within draw.io

Is there a way to include a hyperlink from the text in one of the draw.io objects? This would help to link from the diagram to relevant Confluence pages.
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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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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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How to resize a draw.io text box automatically to fit the text?

I am new to draw.io, and find it tedious that after inserting a text box and typing text in it, I have to manually resize the text box such that the entire text fits in. Is there a shortcut to ...
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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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Closed paths/shapes in draw.io

Is it possible to create a closed path in draw.io? I would like to close a path to make an irregular shape that can then be given a fill colour? I can make a shape using a line and adding waypoints ...
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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 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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How to line cross over in flowchart in draw.io

I am drawing flow chart in draw.io, I didn't find a way cross the two lines with cross over connector as above figure. Can any one help me out?
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How do I increase the page size in draw.io?

How do I increase the size of the page in draw.io? I'm making a flowcart and need the page to increase vertically.
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Can I export from draw.io to a multipage PDF?

I have a large diagram in draw.io. The draw window shows pagebreaks, but when I export to PDF a just get a one-page PDF with very large page size. Is there a way to export a diagram to a multipage ...
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How to make a grid control in Draw.io?

I want to create a CRUD window where I will list many records. How to produce something like this:
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How to draw right angle connectors and endpoints with draw.io

I would like to draw electrical circuits with right angles in connectors, but I am not able to see this option in draw.io, they are always rounded. Most circuits have right angles ... A simple ...
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How do I delete nodes from a connection line?

I'm trying to delete nodes from a complex connection line; can this be done in some way?
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In draw.io, is there a way to automatically position a swimlane or process diagram?

I've drawn a workflow/process diagram in draw.io, but each time I make small changes I have to move everything else around. Is there anything that automatically re-positions the diagram when I make ...
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Adjust canvas size to image for draw.io

Inkscape has a wonderful option to resize the canvas to fit the image. Does this option exist in draw.io ? I am drawing an image in draw.io which takes 10% more than the actual canvas size. However, ...
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How to draw queue with draw.io

I want to draw the following image with draw.io (it is about system modelling, e.g. M/M/1 etc.). My problem is that I cannot draw the queue. How would you do this? Of course, I could create it with ...
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Are there keyboard shortcuts for adding columns and rows in a draw.io table?

I make a lot of database schemas with draw.io but it's annoying to create new rows in the table having to go to the drop down and select the add row icon. Are there any keyboard shortcuts in draw.io ...
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How to share a draw.io diagram to receive comments or feedback?

Students at my university use draw.io to create concept maps and I would like be able to tell them how to (easily) share their work with their teacher so the latter can provide feedback, grade it etc. ...
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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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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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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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How do I create basic tables with columns in draw.io?

I want to create simple objects such as this: +-------------+ | Container | +-------------+ | col1 | col2 | +-------------+ How can I accomplish this in draw.io? I found "divider" elements that ...
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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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Huge sheet with many succesive A3

I've created a new blank diagram with A3 format, but after starting to draw my A3 sheet is increased N times to the left and right (see the scrollbars!). How can i return back to the A3 sheet?
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Adding additional labels to arrows

Is it possible to add additional labels to an arrow, like the relational arrows have multiple text fields?
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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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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 ...
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Scrolling with mouse in draw.io

Is there any way to scroll with mouse or keyboard in draw.io? So far the only way I found to do scrolling in draw.io is to use the diagram thumbnail at bottom right corner of the page.
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Connecting to Google Drive using Draw.io

When I open draw.io, it does not connect to my Google Drive, and when I click on the button Connect to Google Drive, a pop-up window appears for a fraction of a second and then disappears. The result ...
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How to delete files in Draw.IO

While practicing and learning how to use Draw.IO, I created a lot of flowcharts, etc. that I never bothered to give a name to. When I select 'OPEN', I see a list of those files with the name '...
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Custom defaut scale and more on an html export of a diagram

When I export a diagram as html file, is it a way to specify a custom scale of the diagram at the open of the windows (e.g. to fit window)? Is there any documentation about the embed-static.min.js ...
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Background grid or guidelines in draw.io?

I am sketching house floor plans. In the Diagram Format Panel there is a point size adjustment next to the grid setting, but it does not seem to do anything. Any tips?
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Is it possible to default to zoomed in on a draw.io object in confluence?

When adding a draw.io macro/drawing to confluence, is it possible to have the drawing zoomed in to a particular section of the drawing by default?
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How does one constrain a shape using draw.io?

When using the ellipse, circle or rectangle tool using most drawing apps, holding down Shift or other control key will constrain the shapes aspect ratio. For example, a circle will remain circular or ...
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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 ...