Annotation Elements

Text

To create a Text view:

  1. Select Text in Toolbox (Annotation).

  2. Drag on the diagram as the size of Text.

You can enter multiline text by double clicking the Text view element. If you want to add a newline character, press Shift-Enter.

Note and Note Link

To create a Note with Link on a element:

  1. Select Note in Toolbox (Annotation).

  2. Drag on the diagram as the size of Note.

  3. Select Note Link in Toolbox (Annotation).

  4. Drag on an element and drop on the Note.

You can enter multiline text by double clicking the Note view element. If you want to add a newline character, press Shift-Enter.

Hyperlink

To create a Hyperlink view:

  1. Select Hyperlink in Toolbox (Annotation).

  2. Drag on the diagram as the size of Hyperlink.

You can enter a link for a model element or a URL. To link a model element, click reference property in Property Editor and select a model element to link in Element Picker Dialog. Or to link a URL, enter full URL in url property (e.g. https://staruml.io). http:// or https:// should be included to open in external web browser by double-clicking the Hyperlink. (Link to a local file is not supported)

Shapes (Rectangle, Rounded Rectangle, Ellipse)

To create a shape view:

  1. Select a shape (Rectangle, Round Rectangle, Ellipse) in Toolbox (Annotation).

  2. Drag on the diagram as the size of shape.