How Do I Add A Key?

Note: This documentation refers to the Beta version of Kite9 at http://kite9.com

Lots of diagrams (and maps) rely on symbols and keys to convey information.  For example, an element will have a symbol attached to it, which is then explained in the key.  This can be done in Kite9 too.

What Are Symbols?

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At the moment, Kite9 supports 3 kinds of symbols: diamonds, hexagons and circles, and each can have a different character within them.  It is up to you what they mean.

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Most elements (labels, parts, text lines) support symbols, as you can see in this image:

Adding or Changing a Symbol

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As an example, let’s change the symbol Circle-“C” on the image.  Double-click the label to edit it (or click Edit on the context menu):

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The edit popup will appear:

Click the symbol to get the symbol pop-up to appear:

You can select (or multi-select) symbols from this list, or create a new one with the new popup:

After selecting the “N” symbol, the diagram will redraw with the new symbol.

Adding A Key

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Keys can be created by clicking the diagram background to get the context menu, and then clicking the Add Diagram Key symbol:

A key will be added like this, which you can edit:

Add some text-lines to describe what your symbol mean, using the edit dialog:

Your diagram will redraw with the new information: