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The Ribbon contains UI elements that allow end-users to load and save diagrams, add diagram items to the canvas, format text within items, rearrange and recolor shapes, change the canvas size and orientation and perform copy/paste operations.


The table below lists actions end-users can perform using the Ribbon.

Ribbon page Ribbon group Actions
Home Clipboard Copy/paste operations.
Font Change the font settings for the selected shape.
Text Realign the text within the selected shape.
Tools Select a tool.
Shape Styles Change the background and border colors for the currently selected shape using a palette of predefined patterns or by selecting the colors individually using color pickers.
Arrange Move the selected shape in or out in the Z-order.
Insert Container Add a container of the specified style to the canvas.
Picture Invoke the Insert Picture dialog window that allows you to add an image item to the canvas.
View Show Toggle the visibility of the Shapes Panel, Properties Panel, rulers and gridlines.
Zoom Zoom the diagram so that the entire page either fits the window or is as wide as the window.
Design Page Setup Toggle between portrait and landscape page orientation, set the page size, enable the automatic canvas size readjustment on moving elements outside of its borders.
Themes Apply a theme to the entire diagram.
Options Toggle the snapping behavior and specify how strongly shapes are snapped into alignment.
Layout Rearrange all shapes in a single click, change the type of the selected connectors and re-layout parts of the diagram.

The Application Menu appmenu_button button invokes a menu that allows end-users to create a new diagram, save, export or print the current diagram or load a previously saved one from a file.

Undo/Redo operations can be performed using the Undo/Redo Diagram_undoredo buttons.

The Page Setup dialog window can be invoked by clicking a page_setup_button button at the bottom right corner of the Page Setup and Layout ribbon groups. It provides access to the line jumps options and allows end-users to change the page size, orientation and margins.

Diagram Page Setup buttons

When a container or image item is selected, the Ribbon displays the corresponding categories that allow end-users to customize the selected items.

Container Tools


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