General Tips

General tips for draw.io

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...
Thu, 4 Jul, 2019 at 12:38 PM
How do I copy and paste style between shapes?
When a shape is selected, there are options to copy and paste shape styles in the Format Panel. Select the shape you wish to copy, copy the style, then se...
Tue, 20 Feb, 2018 at 7:23 AM