We are excited to present the new Lucidchart Live App for Quip! This app allows you to embed existing Lucidchart diagrams into your Quip workspace or create new diagrams using the embedded Lucidchart editor.
While the embedded editor is available to all users, only users on paid accounts can connect their Quip workspaces to their Lucidchart accounts. To upgrade, visit our pricing page or contact our sales team.
The following article walks through the Lucidchart functionality accessible within Quip. Additionally, existing hotspots, linked data, conditional formatting rules, and layers will function in Quip, but cannot be created in Quip. Revision History, Presentation Mode, ERD Import, AWS Import, UML Import, and Visio Import are not supported in Quip.
To connect, follow these steps:
- Log in to your Quip account.
- Open an existing document or create a new one.
- Enter the command @Lucidchart diagram and click .
- Click or select one of the diagram options and then click .
Note: If you do not connect, you will not have access to your Lucidchart documents. You will still be able to create diagrams in Quip as an anonymous Lucidchart user, but your work will only be stored in Quip, not in Lucidchart.
- Log in to Lucidchart (if you are not logged in already). If you do not have a Lucidchart account, follow the prompts to create one.
- In the next window, click to grant Quip access to your Lucidchart account.
After this step, your Lucidchart account will be linked to your Quip account, and you will have full access to personal and team documents directly from your Quip workspace.
Note: You can disconnect your Lucidchart account at any point by clicking > Disconnect. Disconnecting will free up your Quip workspace to connect with a different Lucidchart account.
You can open and close the toolbox by clicking icon in the top left. Standard, flowchart, and geometric shapes will display by default, but you can easily enable more complex shape libraries by clicking and checking the box next to your desired library. When you are done adding new libraries, click .
Rearrange your shape libraries by dragging and dropping them, minimize or expand them by clicking on the triangle to the left of their names, and remove them by clicking the X to the right.
When an object is selected, you can resize it by dragging the handles on its borders and rotate it by dragging the curved arrow icon in the object’s top left corner.
Add a connection line to an object by clicking on one of the red circles that appear around the object’s sides. After releasing the cursor, you will automatically be prompted to add a second object to the end of the connection line. If you do not want to add a second object, simply click anywhere on the canvas.
Click to adjust the zoom of your editor so the entire contents of your diagram are visible.
Underneath the menu options is the properties bar, which will allow you to edit specific aspects of your diagram.
Undo or redo your last action by clicking or , and resize and style your text using the options to the right.
Click or to add color to objects and lines, and use the tools to the right to format the lines of your diagrams.
To add a new page to your document, click at the bottom of the editor. Zoom in and out of your diagram with the zoom bar on the right.
Type your comment and click .
The object will be flagged with ; click this icon to view the comment, and click to remove it or to escape from the comment view.
You can also add comments to entire documents by clicking on the top left of the editor.