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Re: Confused about diagram page sizing

Thanks for helping me out with my questions. I have a
much better understanding now, but I have a couple of
follow-up questions, below, if you'd be so kind as to
reply once more.

> > 2. Why are the pages at the top of the screen view
> > (after scrolling to the top) only half pages? I
> find
> > this confusing. Should I draw into these half
> pages,
> > or not?
> You can. You'll be able to scroll upwards using the
> scrolling tool, or when
> there is an object high enough there. The only
> "strange" thing is that the
> the space in this "half"-page and above is with
> negative Y coordinates, but
> this is about all (there is absolutely no problem
> with drawing in Y- space).
> > 3. Why does the screen view grow ever larger?  For
> > example, I drew a diagram into a page (within a
> > blue-lined box) and then copy/pasted the diagram
> into
> > the upper left hand corner (full page) in the
> screen,
> > only to find that the screen view had grown larger
> and
> > that my copied diagram was no longer in the upper
> left
> > corner. What exactly is going on?
> This has been fixed in CVS.

Questions about using the CVS version:

1. I'm running Redhat 7.2, pretty much out-of-the box.
Do you know if I'll need to upgrade gnome or any of
the other dependencies of dia from what I am currently
running, in or to run dia from CVS?

2. I'm a novice Linux user. Is the dia build process
straightforward and well documented?  If not, I'll
probably not want to spend time with it and would
appreciate knowing up-front.

> > 4. If I were to print from a diagram screen, would
> I
> > get a printed page for each "page" on the dia
> diagram
> > that I've drawn?  How can I get rid of all these
> > excess empty dia pages?
> By writing some logic to eliminate empty pages. 

Do you mean that there is a mechanism for a user to
write such logic? Is this documented - what is it
called? Or, are you suggesting that a developer of dia
could write the required logic?

Thanks again,

Rick Horowitz

> the moment, we have no
> way of determining whether a page is empty or useful
> (but it shouldn't be
> too difficult to implement that functionality using
> each object's bounding
> box. For not really rectangular objects, this would
> still spew out an
> occasional empty page, but woud still be better than
> what we have now.)
> Thanks for the comments !
> 	-- Cyrille
> -- 
> Grumpf.
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