Getting Started

How to use the Scratchpad?
The scratchpad is a temporary working space for keeping commonly used shapes for easy access. It can be found at the top left of editor, above the librari...
Fri, 20 Jan, 2017 at 9:28 AM
How to add images in draw.io?
In modern browsers, you can simply drag and drop images from the local filesystem or from a browser window to your diagram as follows:   Image Q...
Wed, 26 Jul, 2017 at 11:10 AM
How to fit-to-page for printing?
Go To File, Print (Ctrl+P) and check Fit. You can enter any number of pages for the output. If there is still some extra space in the print output, change t...
Thu, 26 Apr, 2018 at 10:41 AM
How to move cells from one layer to another?
Select the cells and click on "Move selection to layer" in the Layers dialog via menu View, Layers (Ctrl+Shift+L) as follows:
Tue, 18 Oct, 2016 at 7:51 AM
How to add text labels?
Double click anywhere on the canvas or on a connection creates a label at that point.
Tue, 18 Oct, 2016 at 7:55 AM
How to change the page size and orientation?
The page size and orientation can be changed via File, Page Setup or in the Paper size section on the Diagram tab of the Format Panel (via View, Format Pa...
Thu, 15 Jun, 2017 at 10:37 AM
How to add/remove connection points? How to connect anywhere on a shape?
Anchors (blue 'x') can be configured using points=[[x0,y0],[x1,y1],...,[xn,yn]] in the style of vertices. You open the style editor via Ctrl/Cmd+...
Thu, 19 Apr, 2018 at 3:36 PM
How to lock vertical or horizontal coordinate while moving objects?
Hold down the SHIFT key while objects are being moved.
Tue, 18 Oct, 2016 at 8:23 AM
How to maintain proportions on resize?
To maintain proportions whenever you resize a shape, first select the shape, then go to the Arrange tab in the format panel on the right hand side. Select...
Fri, 17 Nov, 2017 at 2:49 PM
Is there a shortcut/hotkey for zoom?
CTRL/CMD+PLUS/MINUS, ALT+mousewheel and also CTRL+mousewheel.
Tue, 18 Oct, 2016 at 8:54 AM