General Tips

General tips for draw.io

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
How to add/remove waypoints?
To add a waypoint, use the context menu, drag anywhere on the edge if the edge is connected or drag a semi-transparent handle if the edge is selected. To ...
Mon, 18 Feb, 2019 at 8:09 AM
How to make text in PDF selectable?
Currently, exported PDFs contain non-selectable text. To get a PDF with selectable text, use File, Print and print/save as PDF (or export as SVG in Chrome...
Mon, 10 Apr, 2017 at 8:10 PM
How to import a diagram into Google Drive?
There are two ways to import a diagram into Google Drive: Create a new diagram in Google Drive and import the file using File, Import or drag and dro...
Tue, 18 Oct, 2016 at 9:12 AM
How to autosize cells?
Select the cells and click Autosize (Ctrl+Shift+Z) in the Arrange menu or the Autosize button in the Format Panel (Ctrl+Shift+P):
Tue, 18 Oct, 2016 at 9:16 AM
How to use super-/subscript in draw.io?
Start editing an editable text label, and the superscript and subscript options will appear in the "Text" format panel to the right: ...
Mon, 14 Aug, 2017 at 10:05 AM
How to change the background colour in draw.io?
In the menu select File->Page Setup:     Then click on the color square displayed to the right of "Background" to bring up the color ...
Thu, 27 Apr, 2017 at 3:18 PM
How to replace an existing shape?
To replace a single shape, drag it from the sidebar to the replace shape icon as follows:   To replace multiple shapes, select the cells in the diag...
Wed, 18 Jan, 2017 at 1:46 PM
How to make a Google Drive diagram public?
To make a diagram public in Google Drive, make its parent folder public. (The URL of the diagram will then be used under "Public URL of the ...
Tue, 18 Oct, 2016 at 9:50 AM
How to create and edit shapes?
Draw.io offers pre-built shapes, as well as raster and SVG images that you can pull in and use. This provides you with a lot of flexibility, but this approa...
Mon, 2 Jul, 2018 at 8:02 PM