Subject: Re: long method signatures in uml class diagrams
Date: Fri, 11 Oct 2002 16:46:12 +0100 (IST)
On Fri, 11 Oct 2002, Craveiro, Marco wrote:
> Date: Fri, 11 Oct 2002 15:21:19 +0100
> From: "Craveiro, Marco" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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> Subject: long method signatures in uml class diagrams
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> hello dia hackers,
> many thanks for a very useful program. i have a problem that must be common
> to all dia uml users but for the life of me i cannot find
> any entries on your mailing list archive or faq. basically i am using dia to
> document a fairly large and complex c++ project and a lot of the
> methods have really long signatures. what i want to know is: is it possible
> to insert line breaks on the rendering of the diagram?
> the classes are so large that the diagram is unreadable...
I tried editing the Dia file but instead of line breaks they came out as
blank boxes to represent an unknown character 
I was slightly surprised that the Text object in Dia decides line
breaks based on there being line breaks in the actual file itself
rather than a having some sort of a tag to specify a newline.
I would suggest that you file a feature request but I think there are
several generalised bugs about text, object resising and group that if
fixed would solve your problem which is really just symptomatic of some of
the features of Dia.