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Old 11-16-2010, 01:13 PM   #1
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Can I get a one sheet view in Dia?

I run Ubuntu 10.10 now and was surprised when I couldn't find Kivio which I use for simple charts for work. I now know that's it's no longer supported and so decided to try Dia as it's more of a native app' anyway, so here's the problem:-

The page setup dialog has a page size of A4 but it appears that this only relates to one of the (for want of a better term) cell sections on the sheet, I found this out after (stupidly) creating a diagram that spanned a few of these cells and being surprised when my printer started spitting out sheet after sheet of diagram bits!

So can someone help me out and tell me how to setup Dia up so that what I can see on screen is what I'll get when I print, If I try to stay in one cell section it looks daft to work on and is far too small as well.

An explanation of what the actual thinking and benefit behind the current layout is would also be appreciated, I'm sure it's great for some people but I just want to do a few flow charts!

Thanks all
Old 11-16-2010, 06:58 PM   #2
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I know this doesn't directly answer your question, but when I use Dia (which I really like, by the way), I export the drawings to image files (usually *.jpg), then manipulate the image files for printing. That gave me better control over the size and readability of the end result.


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