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Can not change the label of a swimlane

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I created a BPMN pool with 5 rows. I can change the labels of the 3 first rows but can not change the 2 last rows.

Does someone encountered such issue and know how to fox this ?

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Hello Thomas,


Thanks a lot for your feedback. 

I am on windows 10. Here is the file.

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Thank you very much for the sample GraphML file.

There are four ways to edit/specify the label text for a row in a pool node in yEd - and all four work for me with your diagram.


Step 1: Select the row for which you want to enter/change the label text.

1.1 Place the mouse cursor inside the row close to its left border.

1.2 Click the left mouse button to select the row.


Step 2: Edit the label.

Either ...

  • press F2 and enter some text in the inline label editor, or
  • click the right mouse button to open the row context menu, choose "Edit Label", and enter some text in the inline label editor, or
  • press F6 to open the row properties dialog, enter the desired text in field "Text", and click "Ok", or
  • enter the desired text in field "Text" in the properties view in yEd's lower right corner.
by [yWorks] (152k points)
Thanks a lot ! I managed to edit the label.
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