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How to import SVG images into a diagram
 You can add an SVG image to your diagram by simply dragging the SVG file in from the filesystem and dropping it in the diagram area. Dragging...
Mon, 30 Oct, 2017 at 2:39 PM
How to publicly publish your diagram stored in Google Drive
Note : If you diagram is not stored in Google Drive, please see this article. In the File menu in, select Publish, then Link: The Link...
Wed, 10 Oct, 2018 at 2:51 PM
How to set writing direction (rtl languages)?
Select the cell(s) (just select, don't start editing the text label of a cell) that you wish to set the writing direction for, select the "Text&q...
Fri, 11 May, 2018 at 3:10 PM
How to use in Github markdown?
Here is an example of using a versioned diagram in a Github README file,
Mon, 14 Oct, 2019 at 10:14 PM
How to use the Voice Assistant (beta)?
TL;DR Click on "Click to Speak" and say "Help" or "Insert Google Logo" when you hear a beep to use the voice plugin. The V...
Sun, 25 Feb, 2018 at 12:06 AM
How to enable/disable collapse/expand?
To enable or disable collapse/expand (aka folding), check or uncheck Collapse/Expand in the Extras menu (or right click, Options, Collapse/Expand in the mi...
Tue, 16 Jul, 2019 at 7:44 AM
How to change the shape of a UML participant?
Dragging and dropping a shape from the sidebar on the replace icon of a lifeline changes the participant shape.
Tue, 18 Oct, 2016 at 8:13 AM
How to crop PDF export?
To export PDF with the size of the diagram instead of the page size, disable the page view. Make sure nothing in your diagram is selected, then in the pane...
Mon, 20 Jan, 2020 at 11:54 PM
How to change writing direction?
Select the cell(s) and set the writing direction in the Text menu or the Text section of the Format Panel.   For vertical text, use the Vertical t...
Tue, 18 Oct, 2016 at 8:41 AM
How to manage revisions?
To create, view and restore revisions, use Revision history and Create revision in the file menu.   To restore a revision, click Revision history ...
Tue, 18 Oct, 2016 at 8:46 AM