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Re: Arbitrary scaling?



On Mon, 04 Mar 2002, Greg Trounson wrote:
> Greetings,
> 
> I am wondering if there is a way in Dia to scale multiple selections? 
> At the moment, if I marquee-select a group of objects, dragging a corner
> of an object only resizes that one object.
> 
> If I first "group" the objects, then try to drag the black corners
> defining the group, nothing happens.

No, there's no way to resize a group, because some objects can't be scaled
manually (UML Class, for instance).  Personally, I think that should be
changed -- non-scaling objects should 1) be ignored when scaling a group,
and 2) be fixed to allow scaling.  It's silly that the LargePackage object,
for example, is always 4 centimeter tall.

> On this topic, does anyone know if there is plans to implement a
> user-defined scale, so that the rulers on the top and left sides can
> display, say, a scale of 1:50?  This would be very handy for any
> plan-related work.

You can set the scale in File/Page Setup on the right-button menu.  You
can't change the units on the rulers yet, though.

-Lars

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