Re: decorated edges

The update command lets one quickly update the properties of objects.
Suppose that I made a drawing but I want to increase the width of certain
lines. I would input the desired width value somewhere, select the update
tool and click all the lines I want "updated".

Basically instead of changing the values of objects by clicking on them
and editing them one at a time, you specify the values you want changed
somewhere and clicking on the objects with the update tool changes these
values automatically.

p.s. If you want an example of the type of illustrations I want I could
send you a jpeg image file (~60Kb)

On Sat, 2005-12-03 at 15:27 -0500, touikan math mcgill ca wrote:
I am a math student and find myself making a lot of directed labeled
graphs. I currently use xfig but dia seems a bit faster to use. I was
wondering if it were possible to add an option for lines/curves. In
particular, instead of only being able to specify arrowheads at the
endpoints, it would be nice if there were an option that would add an
arrohead in the exact middle of the line/curve pointing in the tangent

Technically not very hard (though some multi-segmented curves may be
hard to find a midpoint on), but not something there's been a call for

 Keyboard hotkeys and an "update" command like in xfig would be
nice as well.

Hotkeys are not possible with the current text input system, as there's
no separate text mode, so we always need to have the keypresses
available for text.  That will change in a later version.

What does the update command do in xfig?


Lars Clausen (lars raeder dk, larsrc gmail com,
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