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I downloaded the diashapes.deb package from http://dia-installer.de/download/linux.html . I installed the deb-file, but the objects don't appear in Dia. Where are they????

thank you in advance

chris

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Is there a reason you installed the deb directly? It's available via apt-get(tested on 12.04). –  hbdgaf Apr 19 '12 at 19:58
    
I downloaded additional objects, not the dia-program. –  chris Apr 20 '12 at 17:58
    
apt-cache search dia-shapes results in dia-shapes - Diagram editor –  hbdgaf Apr 20 '12 at 18:17
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I downloaded Dia from the Software Centre, all the shapes and objects are there. Try downloading it from USC unless you have a compelling reason not to.

  • Regarding the diashapes.deb package but I would imagine objects would be stored where the main objects and shapes are usr/share/dia. Give that a try.
  • If that doesn't work Dia creates a hidden folder on your Home folder. There is an "Objects" subfolder. To view this navigate to your home folder and select [Ctrl]H to reveal hidden folders and files.
  • To add them Select File >> Sheets and Objects then New.
  • Navigate to your new objects and select them for using.

Alternatively press F9

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I didn't download the dia-program. I downloaded additional shapes / templates. I don't know where they were installed. –  chris Apr 20 '12 at 17:57
    
thank you. it also adds a link ot the gnome applications menu. –  chris Apr 21 '12 at 18:10
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