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Auto "fit node to label"

+5 votes
It would be great, if the shapes automatically changed their size to fit to label. Now you have to via Tools menu or by manual resizing - it's not very practical. Thank you!
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+4 votes

This is already supported. Please see the Preferences dialog:
File menu > Preferences... > Editor tab > Dynamically Adjust Node Size to Label Size

by [yWorks] (23.7k points)
Doesn't work in v


Doesn't work in v

You are wrong. This feature does work as intended in yEd

Maybe you are expecting something this feature is not meant to do? Would you care to explain ...
- on which operating system you are using yEd
- what type of node style you are using
- what exactly you did and how the feature failed to meet your expectations

I'm very new to yEd. It seems useful to show IDEF0 concept of Input>Action>Output. As such the Labels are long to minimize need for following text while viewing graph

I'm using the standard Excel input for yEd, which is the current version, on a Mac running Yosemite

I changed the Preferences, a suggested; but, nothing changed???

Closed graph and re-imported but, no change.

"Dynamically Adjust Node Size to Label Size" only takes effect when you manually edit a label.
For your use case, you can use "Tool" -> "Fit Node to Label" after your import from Excel is done.
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