Create Notes and Text

You can create both notes and text on a diagram; the two are slightly different.

How to

To create a Note

Step

Action

See also

1

Drag the Note icon from the Common page of the Toolbox onto the diagram.

If you have the Edit Object On New checkbox deselected on the Objects page of the Options dialog, the Note element displays on your diagram; type your note text directly within the Note element
 
If you have the checkbox selected, the Notes window displays; type your text in that window
 
If you want to display the Notes information in a more readable layout, you can resize the window
 
You can format the text if necessary, using the Notes toolbar at the top of the window; when you have completed the text, click on the OK button to save it

 

Object Display Options

Notes

Notes Toolbar

 

To create a Text element

Step

Action

See also

1

Drag the Text Element icon from the Common page of the Toolbox onto the diagram.

The Notes window displays.

 

Notes

2

Type your text in the window.

If you want to display the Notes information in more readable layout, you can resize the window.

You can format the text if necessary, using the Notes toolbar at the top of the window; when you have completed the text, click on the OK button to save it.

 

Notes Toolbar

Notes

You can also create a note by clicking on the New Note icon (the text page) on the UML Elements toolbar and clicking on the diagram

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