Create Notes and Text

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

Create a Note

To create a note, follow the steps below:

  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 (Tools | Options | Objects), the Note element displays on your diagram; type your note text directly within the Note element
     
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  • 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 dialog.
     
    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.
     
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The Note text displays in the Note element.

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Note:

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.

Create Text

To create text, follow the steps below:

  1. Drag the Text Element icon from the Common page of the Toolbox onto the diagram. The Notes window displays.
     
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  2. Type your text in the window. If you want to display the Notes information in more readable layout, you can resize the dialog.
     
    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.

Your text displays on the diagram in the following format, with no border:

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