Break line in description

How could I break line in description diagram elements? For example, when I make use case diagram and actor name is long, when I hit Enter to break line, it not work (it ends description). I work in VP-UML Comunity Edition 6.3.


Hi Luk,

Thanks for your post. You can configure a new line by Ctrl+Enter keys when entering shape name.

This key setting can be changed in Tools > Options… > Diagramming > Shape (please refer to the image below). More details about entering name in multiple lines can be found at

If there is any further inquiry, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Best regards,
Lilian Wong


I’ve got the same problem in methods in class diagrams with lots of parameters/long names. Your solution simply doesn’t work

Hi EmaRomano,

Thank you for your inquiry. It is true that some of the editing functions will behave differently for different shapes to yield a better user experience. Line wrapping is one of these functions. For class methods, currently, we only support auto wrapping. Please try to right click on your class and select Presentation Options > Class Members > Wrap Members, see if this can support your need. If no, feel free to let us know.

Best regards,
Jick Yeung