General Tips

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How to create a connection with no arrows?
To remove all arrows from a connection, use the drop down boxes in the style tab of the format panel as follows: See also: How to create a bidirectio...
Wed, 26 Apr, 2017 at 6:34 AM
How to position labels outside of shapes?
Select the shape(s) whose you wish to alter and in the right-hand format panel select the "text" tab. Part-way down you'll find the "pos...
Mon, 30 Jul, 2018 at 10:47 AM
How to export higher resolution (higher DPI) images?
By default PNG images created are not print quality and you may require higher resolution output. Unfortunately, it's not currently possible to specifi...
Fri, 22 Sep, 2017 at 5:12 PM
How to delete an existing background image in
If you have an image set as the background image for a diagram and want to delete it, with nothing selected, in the right-hand "diagram" panel sel...
Sun, 2 Jul, 2017 at 3:20 PM
How to import from LibreOffice draw does not support any of the LibreOffice Draw save formats at this time (.odg .otg .fodg).
Sun, 16 Jul, 2017 at 9:41 PM
How to add a diagram in Microsoft Word, Excel or any other application?
There is a Microsoft Office addin, , that works with Word, Excel and Powerpoint, both onlin...
Mon, 7 Oct, 2019 at 3:56 PM
What does Synchronize do?
Click Synchronize to manually merge external changes into the current file. This is useful in the desktop version, with GitHub, GitLab and Dropbox to manual...
Mon, 24 Feb, 2020 at 6:01 AM
How to add row to Lists, UML Classes and ERD Tables?
Drag the rows and drop them over the ERD, UML class or list shapes when the container shape is highlighted.  Alternatively, to add a row below the curre...
Mon, 20 Jan, 2020 at 11:24 PM
How can I help the project?
We don't accept donations for, but there are a number of ways you can help to it. Tweet something nice @drawio Rate our Atlassian Plugin
Wed, 8 Nov, 2017 at 12:26 AM
How to create custom stencils in using the text editor, step by step?
You can create your own custom stencils (shapes) in by describing their geometry, connection points and styles of the components in your stencil in ...
Mon, 28 Oct, 2019 at 2:47 PM