Re: Question on adding shapes

Hi Martin,

if it's ok for you to publish your shapes (ideally under the terms of the GPL), I could add them to the dia-additional-shapes package, fix the sheet for you and you could install them using diashapes. If this like a good idea to you, please enter a "Dia bug" into Bugzilla
and attach your files there:

Note that you can choose your *.shape file from a different place, the Sheet and Objects Dialog will copy it to the right place for you.

Does your Sheet show at all in Dia? (You'll have to restart Dia) If not, the location of your sheet file is wrong. If the sheet shows up, but empty, either the shapes are placed in the wrong directory or the names in sheets/shapes do not match.



On 10.09.2012 10:47, Martin Wunderlich wrote:

I have recently discovered Dia as a tool to create recipe diagrams as per the design by Sascha Wahlbrink ( )
In order to make the creation of these recipes easier, I wanted to create a number of custom shapes and add 
them to a new Dia sheet. I have been able to create a shape and export it. I have also created a new sheet. 
However, I am stuck now in trying to add the shape to the sheet so that it shows up in the object selector. 
There seem to be two problems:
- I am not able to add the shape using the built-in dialog, because the .dia directory is hidden on the Mac 
and is not showing up in the selection dialog.
- Adding the shape manually by editing the sheet XML doesn't seem to work, because there is not pointer to 
the shape file ( I have posted my sheet XML below).

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