[Ipe-discuss] Re: A few questions

Otfried Cheong ocheong at win.tue.nl
Mon Apr 14 11:06:10 CEST 2003

Shlok Smári Datye writes:
 > Will it one day be possible to make the grid smaller than 4? That I find
 > necessary for some things.
 > Can I somehow choose the appearance of dashed lines or arrows? (In xfig
 > there was a special box for it).

You can change the size of the grid to any value you wish by using
absolute grid sizes (Snap menu->Absolute grid/angle size).  Likewise
for arrow size (View menu->Absolute attributes).

More "elegant" is to add your own stylesheet defining the values you
need.  That method also works to define your own dashed line styles. 
See Manual->Style sheets.

Note that the Qt library supports only the rendering of the predefined
patters (and it doesn't match the PDF output), so screen display of
any user-defined line style will simply be dotted.  I may be able to
fix this for X11 later, but for Windows, this is how things are.

Different arrow "styles" (shapes of arrows) are planned.


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