Re: Center the entire diagram

Set the page setup to "Scale" and you can place things wherever you like relative to the printed area borders.

The printed area borders are called in Dia "page breaks."  As you change the page format (letter, A4, legal etc.), and the margins the printed area borders change accordingly.  

You can hide can also hide the page break/printed area borders by making their color the same as the background color.  You would not know the Dia is relocating if you have the borders hidden.

You can adjust the page scale change how many pages are shown on screen.  FWIW, I use landscape orientation of the letter size and scale the page to about 35% (depending on the monitor I am using) to get the single page border to nearly fit my screen.  Then I draw my diagram to fit this preferred printing format.  Dia will create a tiled printout if you overstep the page borders.  I don't usually want the tiled printout so I find it useful to know exactly where my borders are.

On Wed, Sep 29, 2010 at 1:59 AM, Octavio Alvarez <alvarezp alvarezp ods org> wrote:
On Tue, 28 Sep 2010 22:38:42 -0700, Zorgh <zorgh koysevox org> wrote:

Le 28/09/2010 00:48, Michael Ross a écrit :
Are you saying that this is NOT a printing problem?  It is a problem
of viewing the Dia while working on it?

for example :

Zorgh, The blue lines you are seeing are printing page borders. Since
Dia always keeps the diagram to the leftmost and topmost part when using
the "fit to 1x1 pages" setting, when you move your diagram, Dia will
try to re-fit the diagram to 1x1, which will, of course, put it back to
the leftmost part of the page.

This would be solved by having an "center diagram in printing page" or
an option of the like, but Dia currently does not.

This is a printing problem.

If you want to *hack* around it, draw a white rectangle using the blue lines
as sides of the rectangle. Dia will not be able to calculate below this
page-size shape. Manually put your diagram in the center of the rectangle.

It is not a solution of course, but a hack and workaround only.


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