an annotation element to the visual representation to convey information about
the process diagram. For example, to easily identify the process
diagram when it is opened in the process editor, use the annotation
element as a title for the process diagram.
When you add an annotation element, you can also specify the
font properties. You can modify the annotation element properties
or delete the annotation element at any time.
Annotation elements do not affect the behavior of processes at
run time. Also, the properties or text of annotation elements cannot
be modified at run time.
To add an annotation element:
Drag the Annotation
modelling element to the process diagram.
To modify the annotation element:
annotation element, or right-click it and select Annotation Properties.
In the Text box, type the text you want to appear in the
(Optional) In the Font list, select the font you want to
use for the annotation element. The fonts that are available depend
on which fonts are installed on your computer.
(Optional) In the Size list, select a size for the text.
(Optional) Specify whether you want the annotation element
to have a border:
To show a border, select Border.
To show no border, clear Border.
(Optional) Specify whether you want the background color
of the annotation to be different than the swimlane where it is
To specify a background color, select Background
Color, click the ellipsis button
select the color.
To delete an annotation element:
In the process diagram,
perform one of the following tasks to delete the annotation element:
Right-click the annotation element and select Delete Annotation.
Select the annotation element and in the toolbar, click Delete
press the Delete key, or select Edit > Delete.