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How to re-use individualized nodes?

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I have a lot of "individualized" (modified) nodes for my flowcharts. These are nicely colored, sized, slightly changed, with "standard text" (like "loop", ""selection" etc.)

Now I would like to have kind of a "repository" (similar to a palette) that will be available once I start yEd so I can drag & drop such parts into my new graphs and also to change existing graphs without having to "copy" and "paste" the parts I want from another graph.

How to do that?
asked Jul 15, 2013 in Help by anonymous
Why do you want a "repository similar to a palette" instead of a palette section? In other words, what is wrong with a user-defined palette section that holds your node templates?

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ahm. Nothing is wrong with it. I simply have no idea how to bring my changed items into any of these places. Tried drag & drop etc, but did not work. From what I read, the impression came to me that it is not possible ... seems I am wrong. Sorry ...

Any hint to a help screen telling me how to?

Thanks in advance

answered Jul 15, 2013 by anonymous
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Start by creating a user-defined palette section. To do that, go to "Edit" -> "Manage Palette", then click "New Section". After that, select your customized nodes, then right-click on one of the selected nodes to bring up the selection context menu and choose "Add to Palette". If you have more than one user-defined palette section, "Add to Palette" will allow you to choose the desired section for the selected elements. (I.e. you can have custom elements in different sections.)
answered Jul 15, 2013 by thomas.behr [yWorks] (126,540 points)
Thanks, I will check this out!
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