Step 4: Cleaning Up
We're almost at the finish line. Select an activation rectangle. Eight white handles and one green handle appear around it. The white handles change the rectangle's size, and the green handle controls rotation. Drag the center-top and center-bottom white handles to change the heights of the activation boxes to match the scopes of the participants as shown in Figure 14.
Figure 14 Adjusting activations.
Select all the lifelines at once, and shrink them to fit by pulling the center-bottom white handle up. Figure 15 shows how the finished product should look.
Figure 15 The finished sequence diagram.
Finally, the sequence diagram can be exported to one of a handful of popular image formats by choosing File > Export.
We've completed the tutorial. The following list summarizes the key concepts we covered:
- Anatomy of a sequence diagram
- How to draw rectangles, lines, and text with Google Docs Drawings
- How to group, copy, align, and distribute objects with Google Docs Drawings