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How to create a document template ?

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Can I somehow create a document template in sizes A4, A3 ? I would need to keep the drawing area fixed and also I would need to make a document template, which would include company contcat data, document name, description and so on. What I am looking for is a kind of cad style drawing template.
asked Oct 22, 2016 in Help by Antti (120 points)

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Well, it is possible to define custom properties for the whole graph/diagram (see "Edit" -> "Manage Custom Properties"). You could create an empty diagram, define (and set) the desired properties, save the empty diagram, and start new diagrams by loading the previously saved empty diagram first.

It is not possible to fix the drawing area. yEd is designed around the concept of an infinite drawing area. You could use a backgound image to indicate the area where you should place elements, but this is in no way restrictive (and will be ignored by layout algorithms). Additionally, background images are not stored in GraphML, but are an application setting. Thus it is not possible to use backgrounds with your "template" approach.
answered Oct 24, 2016 by thomas.behr [yWorks] (122,690 points)
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