Diagram Element with Multi-Line Names
Software Ideas Modeler supports a special feature called natural line breaking. Especially in the software and technical diagrams, the names of elements do not contain spaces, but the names still be compound of several words. The particular words in the name may be separated by capitalization, underscores, or hyphens. Software Ideas Modeler can identify these breakpoints and break the long lines smartly by words, not in the middle of a word.
Turn On/Off Natural Line Breaks
If you do not like this feature or on the contrary if you want to apply it, but the software does not behave like this feature is activated, you may want to turn it off or on. Open the Options dialog, switch to Diagram Editor tab, and check or uncheck the Natural line breaks checkbox in the General group depending on whether you want to enable or disable this feature.
Insert a Line Break to the Desired Position
Sometimes, you may need to break the text line in the desired position. When editing a multiline label or field it is easy, just press the ENTER and you insert a line break. However, most labels are single-line by default. If you press the ENTER, the editing of the current field will finish. Still, you can add line breaks to these fields, just press CTRL+ENTER.
This default behavior can be changed using Options form. Click on the File menu and choose Options to show Options form. Then switch to the Diagram Editor tab and in the Renaming group choose a desired option from the Action on ENTER press dropdown. There are these options available:
- Default - the behavior described at the beginning of this chapter.
- Always confirmation - the field editing ends always on the ENTER key press, a new line break is added using CTRL+ENTER.
- Always new line - a new line break is added always using ENTER. The field editing ends when CTRL+ENTER is pressed.