Link properties dialog

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To manually edit graphical properties and attribute values associated with all currently selected links, you can use the link properties dialog. It is assessed either by right-clicking a selected link and choosing properties... (see link context menu), or via the properties... entry in the links menu.


The link properties dialog has three tabs:

graphical properties


changes the graphical appearance of the link, namely

  • shape - polyline, arc, bezier, spline, circle
  • color - none, a prespecified or any other
  • style - solid or dashed
  • width of utilized line
  • direction - directed or undirected
  • confirmation - receiver/sender/mutually confirmed


changes the graphical appearance of the node label, namely

  • label visibility
  • label font color
  • label font type
  • label font size
  • label background color
  • label border color
  • label rotation angle - zero for horizontal presentation
  • label model - invoking potential label positions
  • label position - according to selected label model

Changing the attribute that is used as link label takes place in the configuration tab of the attribute manager.


Can be used to manually change any not entirely graphical attribute, including the label text. Alternatively, you may want to use the more powerful attribute manager, which also allows creating new attributes and the like.


To save your adjustments, use the apply button. Otherwise, close the dialog to discard all modifications, or reset to discard all modifications without closing the dialog. Finally, create template enables further use of current graphical adjustments by means of the link templates dialog.