Adding annotations

Add 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:

  1. Double-click the annotation element, or right-click it and select Annotation Properties.

  2. In the Text box, type the text you want to appear in the annotation element.

  3. (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.

  4. (Optional) In the Size list, select a size for the text.

  5. (Optional) Specify whether you want the annotation element to have a border:

    • To show a border, select Border.

    • To show no border, clear Border.

  6. (Optional) Specify whether you want the background color of the annotation to be different than the swimlane where it is located:

    • To specify a background color, select Background Color, click the ellipsis button  , and select the color.

  7. Click OK.

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  , or press the Delete key, or select Edit > Delete.

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