Re: documentation of shape size

Hi Thomas,

I also replied this to Ricardo, who asked somewhat the same question:


I have two pending patches, one of which will solve this problem.

In short, it allows you to define the initial (drag 'n drop-size) of a shape in de .shape file.
If you only specify either the height or width, it will honor the aspect ratio of the shape you authored and derive the other
dimension based on the specified dimension (so if you specify only the width, it will calculate the height while keeping
the aspect ratio).

However, I think Lars is very busy, because he hasn't been able to verify/validate my patches and include these in the SVN trunk.



2008/2/10, Thomas J Powderly <tomp-tag sbcglobal net>:
Please add a simple text explaining that shapes created do not respect
the size programmed, nor the apsect ratio.
Please put it early and boldly, where users will see it before working
for hours/days, blaming themselves when the application simply ignores
it, and arbitrarily uses near 2cm x 2cm.
Dia is a nice application, but this basic omission has frustrated many
users on your mailing list. Often their pleas are not replied to. These
people know what they want but are not informed of this lack. Asking for
the size and then ignoring it is not intuitive.
I dont believe other users will mind, but these conscientious users
should be informed before they work so hard.
Thomas J Powderly

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