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Everything you need to know about how Elements allows you to deliver highest standard of knowledge process mapping

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Getting Started : Introduction to drawing process diagrams

Less then 10 minutes quick start basics now will save you hours later
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Diagram Scope and Intent

Be clear about what you are mapping and why
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Creating maps

A map is a hierarchy of process diagrams
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Invite to map

Share maps with users both inside and outside your Space, set who can see your maps, and manage map access rights
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Share diagram

Share diagrams with users, send screenshots of diagrams, and invite to collaborate
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Manage edit rights on a diagram (PRO)

How to set which editors can edit which diagrams in the map?
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Request edit rights

Ask for edit rights on a diagram or a map
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Process owner and author

Change who is the owner of the process and who is its main author
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Adding and managing resources

Resource library and resource utilization in processes
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RASCI

How to do RACI / RASCI charting using Elements
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Alignment, sizing and renumbering

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Smart renumbering / automatic renumbering (PRO)

How to renumber / change number of activity boxes
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Copy & paste and export drilldowns

Copy & paste objects and make drilldown diagram a new map
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Sticky notes

How to add notes to the diagram
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Drawing ERDs (Entity Relationship Diagrams) - Data Model

Creating diagrams for Entity Relationship Diagrams (ERD) or data modelling
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Off-page connectors and flowline connectors

How to connect different diagrams to each other
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Colors, styles, format

Change color and style of all objects and text
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Themes (PRO)

Creating, selecting and applying themes
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Images (PRO)

Adding images, pictures, and photos to diagrams as images on the diagram, as attachments, and as image fill in activity boxes
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Send to child

How to send activities to drill down to simplify your process
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See map structure using map tree

Navigate around the map hierarchy using the map tree structure
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Exporting maps (Pro)

Exporting to JSON to import into other tools (MS Visio)
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Import map as a drilldown diagram

Build a map from a set of other maps. Import any map to be a child diagram on an activity step
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Collaborating on Elements using Quip

Elements offers features for Quip users to make collaboration around processes extremely easy
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Copy map

Clone maps in a Space or between Spaces
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Deleting maps (soft-delete)

How to delete a map (and be able to restore it)
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Printing maps and diagrams

Printing, PDF, and embedding diagrams
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Swimlanes

How to group roles, departments, systems, or locations involved in the process
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Flowchart shapes and BPMN

How to map using Elements - where are the decision boxes?
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Digital rights management for maps

How to manage users' ability to copy maps
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Embedding content from another app into a diagram

How to embed documentation or convert diagrams from other tools
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