Get a clutter-free Dia editor

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I love doing both formal and informal modeling in Dia. However, sometimes the grids and other visual clutter bothers. There’s 2 in-page items (the Grid, and Page Breaks) and the Rulers.

The Page Breaks were difficult to turn off.  It took me a lot of time to find the correct place for that. That’s why I want to share it.

We’re aiming for this:


Turning off Grid, Rulers and Page Breaks

  1. Click View -> Show Grid (to turn off showing the grid)
  2. Click View -> Show Rulers (turn off)
  3. Click File -> Preferences -> [View defaults] -> “Page Breaks” -> Visible (turn off)

That 3rd step was the thing I had been looking for a long time!

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Published by jukkasoft

Hi! A bit updated description. Code enthusiasta, technology optimist, but also a realist. In my blog I wrote 80% of technology related articles, mostly in English and Finnish. I like to envision and ponder about things, how life could be, what we are doing wrong today, and so on. "Invented" a facebook -like system in 2000, as a short product pamphlet. Haven't yet realized the 20+ ideas that might have become big things. Maybe learning this skill one of these days!

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