Activity Beta: Note on different items/objects

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asked Jul 27, 2015 in Wanted features by TJP (400 points)
Hello PlantUML-Team,

is it possible to attach notes on different objects and also on arrows, if-statesments, and so on?

We do use a lot of notes on different items and objects in Activity-, Component-, Use Case- and Sequence-Diagrams.

It would be awesome to see some development in this direction.


Thank you in advance and best regards,


1 Answer

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answered Aug 1, 2015 by plantuml (279,680 points)

It's possible.

For example, you can have:

class Foo
Foo *-- Dummy
note on link
  This is a note
end note


if (foo) then
note right: Some note



Is this what you are expecting ?

commented Aug 3, 2015 by TJP (400 points)

Thank you for your reply.

About your recommendation that is what I tried before.
The problem at this point is that if you wirte a diagram with more then like 10 activities the connection between the note and the corresponding link is getting lost.

Also the first example is not an Activity Beta Diagram. ;-)

I would prefer something like a dotted line to visualise the link between the activity flow and the note.
And the possibilty to link notes on decisions and so on.

Thank you in advance,