Appearance Submenu

If you want to customize the appearance of a specific element, you can select from a number of options provided on the Appearance submenu. You can also define the appearance of a type of element using a stereotype, and apply that stereotype to an element.

Access     Element | Appearance

Element Appearance Options

Option

Action

Shortcut

See also

Default Appearance

Set the border, font and background colors and the border thickness for the selected element, as its default appearance.

 

Ctrl+Shift+E

Set an Element's Default Appearance

Autosize

Automatically size one element or a group of elements in a diagram to the best fit.

 

Alt+Z

Autosize Elements

Set Font

Change the font of the text displayed on the element in a diagram.

 

 

Set Element Font

Alternate Image

Select an alternative image for the selected element.

Ctrl+Shift+W

Using the Image Manager

 

Apply Image From Clipboard

Insert the image currently held on the clipboard.

(If the image is to be applied from elsewhere in Enterprise Architect, turn off the Diagram Frames     On Clipboard Images option in the Options dialog before you capture the image, to avoid having the image applied as a labeled frame.)

 

 

Diagram Options (page of the Options dialog)

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