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UML implements relationship in draw.io

I am using draw.io. I can see an "extends" UML arrow. I can't see an "implements" one. This should have a dash lined and arrow at the end. Is there one?
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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 ...
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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 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 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 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 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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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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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 to create connectors that cross other connectors properly? [duplicate]

Using Draw.io can you create a connector that will "jump" over another connector without simply crossing it or going around it?
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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 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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Shape tag “<shape></shape>” in draw.io. Where can I find any documentation?

Is there any place where I could find a documentation about the <shape> tag used in draw.io? I don't know nothing about it. Is it a kind of <svg> tag?
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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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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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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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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 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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Add keyboard shortcuts to draw.io to insert a given element?

Is it possible to add a new keyboard shortcut to draw.io to insert a given element? In short I want to have a faster way of inserting the General > Text element. Ideally I would like to change the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Is it possible to download draw.io to my computer?

Is it possible to download the draw.io app to my computer via their web UI? I need it for my exam and have no internet access - and I haven't found any drawing program that fits my needs like this ...
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How can I check/uncheck mockup checkboxes in Draw.io?

I'm doing some UI mockups in Draw.io and I was wanting to customize the appearance of some of the built-in shapes. I'm using the Checkbox shape from the Mockup Forms library and it is not checked by ...
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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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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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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 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 do I enter a “Key” symbol in draw.io?

I am trying to create a drawing on draw.io describing the database architecture for a project but am unable to find the "KEY" symbol. Could someone please help me out?
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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 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 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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How to arrange nodes in “horizontal tree layout”?

I've been using draw.io's "horizontal tree layout" feature but I'm having an ordering issue after I've inserted the horizontal tree. For example: In the navigation, I select Arrange → Insert → ...
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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 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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How do I define the entity for a relational schema in draw.io?

I would like to add text on top of the rectangles to specify the entity names. How do I do this in draw.io? Not inside the elements but on top of them.Something like Employee/Secretary as shown in the ...
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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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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 do I add class to package in draw.io

I'm making class diagram in draw.io. I add a package and a class to the paper. How do I add the class to the package? (just plain putting it there on the package seems silly and what if I wanted to ...
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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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Insert shape or images inside a table cell?

Is there a way to insert a shape or image inside a table cell?
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How to iframe embed a draw.io diagram into another site

I'm having trouble embedding a draw.io diagram into another webpage. I'm not sure I know the correct steps, but here's what I've tried. Create new folder in google drive Go to Share->Advanced and ...
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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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How do I export diagram as image format with mathematical typesetting?

When I export diagram with mathematical typesetting, the diagram shows the LaTeX command instead. Is this a bug, or is there some setting that I'm unaware of to fix this problem? Here is an ...
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open a link in the same window with draw.io

I am trying to add a link to my chart that I created with draw.io and the problem is the link is opened in an other window. How can I open a link in the same window with draw.io?
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Can I draw a box in draw.io and paste an image inside it?

For a text box, I draw a box and type text inside it. How can an image box be drawn in draw.io i.e. draw a box and paste an image inside it?
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How can I use draw.io hyperlink to address local files

How can we set hyperlinks to our local files in draw.io? The hyperlink http://www.google.com works. The hyperlink c:\readMe.txt does not. I am using draw.io from Chrome app center on my laptop. And ...
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How can I draw a simple line, not connected to something?

How can I draw a simple line, not connected to something, in the web application draw.io?