General Tips

General tips for draw.io

How to import SVG images into a diagram
 You can add an SVG image to your draw.io 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 draw.io diagram stored in Google Drive
Note : If you diagram is not stored in Google Drive, please see this article. In the File menu in draw.io, 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 draw.io in Github markdown?
Here is an example of using a versioned diagram in a Github README file.
Tue, 7 Feb, 2017 at 12:19 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 work with placeholders?
Placeholders can be used in labels and tooltips to reference properties of cells or ancestors, including the properties of the diagram. To enable placeho...
Sun, 12 Mar, 2017 at 1:37 PM
How to enable/disable collapse/expand?
To enable or disable collapse/expand (aka folding), check or unckeck Collapse/Expand in the Extras menu: By default, only groups and containers ...
Tue, 19 Jun, 2018 at 11:08 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 by clicking on Page view in the Options menu or use the advanced...
Wed, 11 Oct, 2017 at 4:47 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