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Shapes are perfect for:
user journeys and user flows
flow charts or diagrams
other activities that involve shapes and text
There are eight shapes you can use on whiteboards.
To add a shape to a whiteboard:
Select the Shape tool to select a shape.
Choose the shape you want to use on your whiteboard.
Hover the shape preview over the whiteboard to pick a spot.
Select again to drop the shape.
You can also drag and drop a shape from the toolbar onto the board.
Add connectors to shapes
Add connectors between sticky notes and shapes to diagram flows.
Select in the toolbar.
Select between a line or connector.
Select and drag your cursor between the objects you want to connect.
Once created, you can select and drag a connector's start or end point to another object or another side of the same object.
Use the color picker in the floating toolbar to change a shape's color.
To edit a shape's color:
Select the shape.
Select the color picker in the floating toolbar.
Select a new color.
You can change a shape already on your whiteboard from one type to another. For example, you can change a square to a circle.
To change a shape’s type:
Select the shape.
Select the shape selector in the floating toolbar.
Select a new shape.
You can resize a shape in two ways:
Drag the corner. This will evenly scale the shape up or down in size. The ratios of the shape will also be kept the same, but make the shape a different size.
Drag a side. This will only change the width or height of the shape. You can use this method to turn a square into a rectangle, etc.
When you resize a shape that has text in it, the text's size stays the same, but the amount of space around the text changes.
Create a Jira issue from a shape in whiteboards
Make sure that no ideas or to-dos get left behind when you’re done brainstorming or sprint planning. With whiteboards, you can improve your workflow by selecting single or multiple shapes and turning them into a Jira issue. This will work for Jira Software, Jira Work Management, Jira Service Management, and Jira Product Discovery.
Select the shape(s) you want to turn into a Jira issue.
Select Create from the floating toolbar.
Add all the relevant information to the dialog on the right of your whiteboard.
This will take you to Jira.
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