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DIA(1)				[FIXME:	manual]				DIA(1)

NAME
       dia - a diagram drawing program

SYNOPSIS
       dia [-c]	[--credits] [-e	OUTPUT]	[--export=OUTPUT] [-L LAYER,LAYER,...]
	   [--show-layers=LAYER,LAYER,...] [-h]	[--help] [-n] [--nosplash]
	   [-s WxH] [--size=WxH] [-t FORMAT] [--filter=FORMAT] [-v]
	   [--version] [file ...]

DESCRIPTION
       Dia is used to create diagrams. Dia has a number	of basic tools,	like
       lines and boxes but can also dynamically	load sheets. A sheet is	a
       collection of tools that	are used in a certain type of diagram.

       Most diagram objects in Dia have	connection points. Lines can be
       connected to these connection points and	this way graph structures can
       be formed. When objects are moved or resized the	connections will
       follow the objects.

       Diagrams	drawn in Dia can be exported as	PostScript.

OPTIONS
       Dia accepts the following options:

       -c --credits
	   Display credits list	and exit.

       -e OUTPUT --export=OUTPUT
	   Export loaded file to OUTPUT	and exit.

       -h --help
	   Display a list of all commandline options.

       -n --nosplash
	   Do not show the splash screen.

       -s WxH --size=WxH
	   Export loaded file in decimal given width and/or height. It is
	   allowed to only select width	or height. E.g.	 --size=520x exports
	   an image that is 520	pixels wide, while --size=x900 exports an
	   image of 900	pixels height.

	       Note
	       This option is currently	only implemented for the PNG export
	       filter.

       -L LAYER,LAYER,... --show-layers=LAYER,LAYER,...
	   Only	include	specified layers when exporting. Layers	can be
	   specified either as a layer name, the layer number or a numeric
	   range X-Y of	layers.	--show-layers=background,2-5 shows the layer
	   named background and	layers 2-5, --show-layers=2- shows layers 2
	   and up.

       -t FORMAT --export-to-format=FORMAT
	   Export loaded file in FORMAT	and exit. Format are described below.

       -v --version
	   Display dia version and exit.

EXPORT FORMATS
       The following export formats are	supported by dia.

       o   cgm (Computer Graphics Metafile, ISO	8632)

       o   dia (Native dia diagram)

       o   dxf (Drawing	Interchange File)

       o   eps or eps-builtin or eps-pango (Encapsulated PostScript)

	   The format specifications eps and eps-pango both use	the font
	   renderer of the Pango library, while	eps-builtin uses a dia
	   specific font renderer. If you have problems	with Pango rendering,
	   e.g.	Unicode, try eps-builtin instead.

       o   fig (XFig format)

       o   mp (TeX MetaPost macros)

       o   plt or hpgl (HP Graphics Language)

       o   png (Portable Network Graphics)

       o   shape (Dia Shape File)

       o   svg (Scalable Vector	Graphics)

       o   tex (TeX PSTricks macros)

       o   wpg (WordPerfect Graphics)

       o   wmf (Windows	MetaFile)

FILES
       dia creates a directory .dia in the user's home,	which contains
       different files to store	user preferences. To reset dia to it's default
       behaviour, just remove the respective file:

       o   defaults.dia: contains default values for elements (XML format).

       o   diarc: keeps	dia preferences	(ASCII).

       o   history: keeps the list of last edited diagrams (ASCII).

       o   menurc: contains an automated accelerator map dump (Lisp).

       o   persistence:	contains GUI information, e.g. open windows (XML).

       o   pluginrc: the list of loaded	plugins	(XML).

SEE ALSO
       Pango[1]

       X (1)

       xfig (1)

       inkscape	(1)

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright 1999 Alexander	Larsson.

       Permission to use, copy,	modify,	and distribute this software and its
       documentation for any purpose and without fee is	hereby granted,
       provided	that the above copyright notice	appear in all copies and that
       both that copyright notice and this permission notice appear in
       supporting documentation.

AUTHORS
       Alexander Larsson

       This manual was written by Fredrik Hallenberg.

AUTHORS
       Fredrik Hallenberg <hallon@lysator.liu.se>
	   Author.

       W. Borgert <debacle@debian.org>
	   Author.

       Alan Horkan <horkana@tcd.ie>
	   Author.

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright (C) 1999, 2004	Fredrik	Hallenberg, W. Borgert,	Alan Horkan

NOTES
	1. Pango
	   http://www.pango.org/

[FIXME:	source]			  2004-11-26				DIA(1)

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