< Manual:Extension

Draw.io offers extensive drawing possibilities for process flowcharts, infographics and other visualizations on a wiki page. Descriptive graphics like process chains or decision trees can be constructed directly on a wiki page.

Inserting a chart

To insert a drawing with VisualEditor:

  1. Create or choose a page where you want to insert a drawing.
  2. Select Insert > Magic word from the editor toolbar.
  3. Choose drawio from the list of magic words.
  4. Click Done. This opens a dialog box. Enter a name for your drawing.
  5. Click Insert.
    drawio dialog
    This inserts the following tag in your source code {{#drawio:Name_of_the_flowchart}}
  6. Save the page.

Editing the drawing

  1. Click Edit on the saved page above the drawio placeholder to open the draw.io editor. For the best editing experience, set your wiki into full-screen mode using the toggle button in the main toolbar.You can now edit your drawing.
    full-screen icon
  2. Click Save in the draw.io window to save your drawing.
  3. Click Exit next to the Save button in the draw.io window to close the draw.io editor.
draw.io chart
draw.io chart

Using draw.io with image maps

Draw.io creates a versioned png-file in the File namespace. This means that every change of the flowchart that was concluded by Save will create a new, updated version of this png-file. You can integrate this file on another page in your wiki or create an image map.

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