Thank you very much for your help Thomas. What you are suggesting is something I tested out while you were responding to my original post. The problem to this approach is I still feel as "blind as a bat" as it relates to laying out all of the elements so that they all fit on a letter size page and more importantly that the sizing across all of the pages are consistant. In other words, your suggestion works okay if you have a single page layout. But what about if the layout has to be spread across multiple files since yEd does not support multiple pages within a single file? The problem I encounter is keeping matching layout sizing accross multiple files.
To help everyone out in this forum I will share the best work around I have been able to devise:
For the problem of yEd not supporting multiple pages my work around is to create separate files for each page. For example, I have four separate files named: Page 1, Page 2, Page 3 and Page 4.
For the problem of yEd not supporting viewable four sided page boundaries which will help all users tremendously in developing correctly sized layouts across multiple files I have tried two ideas. One was to use the PROCESS element and size it into a big rectangle to represent letter sized page boundaries. I removed the color fills and only left the black edges on. Much to my dissapointment the problem with this idea is the flowchart within the rectangle becomes unselectable because it resides within an element.
Then I tried making four separate thin lines out of rectangles and arranging them to represent all four edges of a letter sized page. This solved the selection problem but the problem now is they all show up in my paper print out. Also my XML code is contaminated with code I don't want which are the four page borders I rigged up.
Has anyone out there written a plugin that modifies yEd so one can see page boundaries? Or for that matter at least provide some vertical and horizontal rulers?
Any help in devising a work around that will enable one to see page boundaries will be greatly appreciated.