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Business Process Modeler Tasks pane

The Business Process Modeler Tasks pane includes primarily the Design Tasks panel, which lists the links used when designing your process template diagram. Clicking any of these links displays the associated panel; for instance, the Layout Tasks panel and the Description panel for the Select and Change Layout link.
Note: To hide the Tasks pane, click the Hide () icon beside it. To show the Tasks pane again, click the Show () icon. You can also expand (and then collapse) any of the panels. To expand a panel, click the Expand () icon. To collapse a panel, click the Collapse () icon. Alternatively, you can expand (or collapse) a panel by clicking the panel header.
*Select and Change Layout. Enables you to align and space process template elements and to apply auto-layout. For more information, see Aligning and spacing worksteps.
*Create Phases and Swim Lanes. Enables you to add a phase or swim lane to the process template diagram. For more information, see Using swim lanes. This option is not available for Web applications.
*Draw Shapes. This link lists the worksteps and other process template elements (Start, Activity, Decision, Or-Join, End, etc.) that you can drag into the Content pane to create the workflow for your process. For more information, see Using shapes.
*Connect Shapes. Use this link to draw connections between process template elements. The Connect Tasks panel shows three types of connectors for Normal flow, Compensation flow, and Timeout flow, which you can use to connect worksteps. If the connection is not valid, then the connection cursor is displayed in red. Once you select a connector type, you can continue to make connections. To discontinue connecting, click any other Tasks pane link. For more information, see Connecting worksteps.
*Assign Participants. This link displays the performers grouped under four categories namely, Users, Adapters, Sub-Processes, and External. By default, Process Modeler displays organization-level users and a predefined user, “Creator” for Process Models, as well as a group of pre-defined managed adapters and a custom adapter. You can use this link to add, delete, or modify the properties of a performer. For more information, see Defining performers.
*Create Annotations. This link enables you to add an Annotation, Sticky Note, or a Group notation to the process template diagram. For more information, see Adding notes.
Note: For a brief description on how to use each of these links, expand the Description panel.
* Using shapes