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How do I add columns and rows in a draw.io table?

Table controls appear when a particular cell is selected as shown in the screenshot. Works for all tables, whether from "Misc" or "Mockup" etc. Method: Single click selects the table Double click ...
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How do I prevent arrows from snapping when moving them on Draw.io?

To prevent snapping to points/objects try to press and hold CTRL+SHIFT while you move the object/arrow.
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Rotate text box direction in draw.io

Instead of rotating the text inside a box, you can rotate the box with handle then use 'rotate shape only' button in 'arrange' tab As below,
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How do I draw a polygon in draw.io?

Start by adding the polygon shape to your drawing. The polygon shape is within the "Basic" shapes group. You may need to bring the "Basic" shapes group into view from the "...
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How to line cross over in flowchart in draw.io

Line jumps are now natively supported. When a line is selected, there is a "Line jumps" option under the style tab. If you're not seeing the line jump, try bringing your line to the front ...
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How do I prevent arrows from snapping when moving them on Draw.io?

My suggestion would be to start dragging a shape/arrow and then press and hold Alt. That should "stop" the snapping regardless of the grid.
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Import Database schema using Draw.io

draw.io has a generic SQL import under the Arrange->Insert->SQL menu: Copy and paste your SQL commands in to the dialog and press insert:
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How to line cross over in flowchart in draw.io

as a workaround, if you need the visual element, you can create an arc as a custom shape with connection points. It adds some extra steps to the workflow, because you have to draw lines to the ...
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How to import a Visio format diagram into draw.io?

diagrams.net online supports the legacy .vsd format and the .vsdx format, which is the default format from the 2013 and 2016 versions of the tool. The actual process of importing to either drag and ...
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Change measurement unit in Draw.io

Since October 2019, draw.io is able to work with millimeters. Just select View > Units > Millimeters from the draw.io menu.
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How do I add columns and rows in a draw.io table?

If you are using VSCode extension, you can find the table edit options under the Arrange tab.
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Scaling a group of shapes in Diagramly

It took sometime for me to find out that option. Its very simple. Select all the shapes you want to scale. Then click on the "Arrange" tab. Then click "Group" button. This will give you a new box ...
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How do I draw a polygon in draw.io?

I just found the polyline and polygon shapes, which are kindof what you were searching for... however they're limited to 8 waypoints, you can move every waypoint separately and they can be filled. ...
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How do I draw a polygon in draw.io?

I do it via the line tool. You can switch the endings to none and the waypoints to orthogonal so you get a "free hand" tool. If you place the first and last waypoint on each other you can draw any ...
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Adjust canvas size to image for draw.io

You can resize the canvas from the toolbar on the right. Deselect any items that you may be manipulating and then the "Diagram" toolbar should appear. Look at the section called "Paper Size", you can ...
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How to use Google Font in Draw.io?

While draw.io does not to the best of my knowledge allow importing fonts, I wanted to post what works for me. You have to use a extension capable browser such as Chrome or Firefox (I'm using Chrome ...
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Rotate text within a shape on draw.io

I don't know if this was possible at the time you posted your question, but this is possible, at least at 90° intervals now. See screenshot below.
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How to force a straight line in Draw.io?

You can select the resistor (the 'sawtooth') by clicking it, and move it to the right with the right arrow button on your keyboard. This enables you to move it pixel-by-pixel instead of being ...
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How do I add columns and rows in a draw.io table?

use search option in draw io to check for table Then double click inside table's cell to get the table edit options at the right pane to add or delete row / column
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Adding additional labels to arrows

This is now possible by simplying clicking on an arrow and start typing.
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How do I increase the page size in draw.io?

Just because this question comes up when you search "infinite canvas draw.io", here's how to make an actual infinite canvas: On the right-side tray, select the "Diagram" tab and ...
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How to use Google Font in Draw.io?

I somewhat tried the guides above but couldn't get them to work. I then asked the question on draw.io's google groups page, and was informed that the custom field is for locally installed fonts on ...
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Editing multiple similar shapes in draw.io

You can also: Box select a number of shapes, Drag a new shape type over one of the shapes in the selection, When you see the replace shape icon, release the mouse, All selected entities will be ...
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Can I add custom shapes to draw.io?

You can create your own shapes. For this go to Extras > Create shape. It requires some XML formatted shape detail as we see in SVG but different. You can check their official documents to ...
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Add more fix points to a Data Flow Diagram using Draw.io

The accepted answer links to the right documentation but it seems helpful to have a fully detailed answer on Stack Exchange, including a copy/pasteable example. Here's the steps: Right click your ...
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How do I draw a polygon in draw.io?

Unfortunately, at present time (and since a long time) there is no easy solution. If you really need to draw a filled polygon, the only solution that I could find is to represent it as a "patchwork" ...
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Removing extra line space in Text box in Draw.io

Click the text box (not into it), go to the Text tab, and uncheck Formatted Text. This will get rid of that unwanted space.
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How do I create basic tables with columns in draw.io?

You are right, there seems to be no simple tables like we are used to from a spreadsheet but I searched for a table in the search bar. Added a screenshot that might help:
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How to combine connector in draw.io?

Use Waypoints. Double-click and select the small dot which represents a so-called Waypoint. Then draw 3 lines from that way point One down to the box One to the right to the oval shape One up If ...
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How to copy-paste information from one drawing to another one in draw.io

I was able to do this using the scratchpad feature on the left-side menu. In the 'source' diagram, I dragged the component I wanted to copy into the scratchpad, then I opened the 'target' diagram and ...
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