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Using Dia for diagrams

Feb 18, 2009, 14:34 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Timmy Macdonald)

[ Thanks to steve hill for this link. ]

"The last "advanced: creating objects. In Dia's lingo, "object" means "a predefined bunch of lines that means something specific". So in your toolbox, look at the spot that says "Misc". Now look below it: you'll see a clock, a folder, etc. Make a clock just like you would with anything else: click and drag. Try a folder too.

"You might be wondering why Dia offers an "folder" object to draw... which brings up the entire point of objects. They're meant to be extensions of Dia for different (more specialized) tasks. "Misc" could be useful for making a diagram of a filesystem. Click "Misc", then "Other sheets', and you'll see a menu of a lot of possible objects. Try "Flowchart." Suddenly, you have a lot of handy flowchart objects."

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