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OmniGraffle 6 Essential Training

with Jason Osder

Video: Welcome

Translate your ideas into polished diagrams with OmniGraffle, the flexible diagramming application for the Mac.
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  1. 4m 3s
    1. Welcome
    2. What does OmniGraffle do?
      1m 20s
    3. Differences between the regular and Pro versions of OmniGraffle
      1m 6s
    4. Using the exercise files
  2. 10m 18s
    1. The Resource Browser
      1m 12s
    2. The canvas and the toolbar
      2m 8s
    3. Create your first diagram
      1m 17s
    4. The inspectors
      1m 46s
    5. The sidebar
      2m 6s
    6. The Inspector Bar and the Style Tray
      1m 49s
  3. 7m 3s
    1. Create and manipulate shapes
      3m 13s
    2. Connect objects with lines
      1m 44s
    3. Work with text
      2m 6s
  4. 21m 57s
    1. Shape styles
      4m 47s
    2. Align and distribute
      3m 37s
    3. Combine shapes into groups
      2m 18s
    4. Line styles
      4m 7s
    5. Text controls
      5m 36s
    6. Lock and unlock elements
      1m 32s
  5. 9m 16s
    1. Stencils and the Stencil Library
      2m 5s
    2. Use stencils
      1m 47s
    3. Create a custom stencil
      3m 32s
    4. Download and install premade stencils
      1m 52s
  6. 17m 31s
    1. Replicate shapes
      2m 38s
    2. Replicate styles
      1m 36s
    3. Add connected shapes with the Diagram tool
      2m 14s
    4. Automatic layouts with OmniGraffle
      2m 56s
    5. Diagram styles
      2m 31s
    6. Use and create templates
      3m 51s
    7. Customize the toolbar
      1m 45s
  7. 21m 15s
    1. Draw custom shapes with the Pen tool
      3m 6s
    2. Control connections with magnets
      2m 47s
    3. Connecting shapes
      1m 40s
    4. Canvases and layers
      4m 44s
    5. Build diagrams with the Outline sidebar
      2m 21s
    6. Adjust ruler units and scale
      3m 13s
    7. Explore preferences
      3m 24s
  8. 14m 3s
    1. Import images
      4m 31s
    2. Import folder structures from the Finder
      2m 15s
    3. Print options
      3m 50s
    4. Export options
      3m 27s
  9. 16m 5s
    1. Create tables
      2m 32s
    2. Create collapsible subgraphs
      2m 22s
    3. The Connections inspector
      3m 20s
    4. Add interactivity with the Action inspector
      4m 48s
    5. Presentation mode
      3m 3s
  10. 23s
    1. Unleash your ideas

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OmniGraffle 6 Essential Training
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Translate your ideas into polished diagrams anyone can understand with OmniGraffle, the flexible diagramming application for the Mac. With this course, you'll be able to create org charts, space plans, wireframes, presentations, and much more. But first, learn the basics with author Jason Osder, as he demonstrates how to construct diagrams with shapes and lines, and save time with reusable graphics called stencils. Then dig into advanced topics such as drawing your own custom shapes with the Pen tool, adding logical section breaks in multipage diagrams, and notating hierarchies with the Outline sidebar. Last, find out how to print and export projects and take a look at the capabilities of OmniGraffle Pro, including tables and interactivity.

Topics include:
  • Create your first diagram
  • Getting around the interface
  • Working with shapes
  • Adding and modifying text
  • Create custom stencils
  • Replicating shapes and styles
  • Customizing the toolbar
  • Using templates
  • Adjusting units and scale
  • Import images and folder structures from Finder
  • Using Presentation mode


Hi, I'm Jason Osder. Welcome to OmniGraffle 6 Essential Training. OmniGraffle is a diagramming program that gives you a wide range of tools to present your ideas visually. We'll start by using objects like lines and shapes to create information rich diagrams. I'll teach you how to use stencils, which are premade sets of graphics, that will help you quickly make a wide range of diagrams. We'll learn to use canvases and layers to organize larger documents into understandable parts.

And we'll use the pen tool to make custom shapes. I'll even show you some highlights from the Pro version of the software. We'll be covering all of these features, plus lots of tips for using OmniGraffle in diverse practical situations. Now, let's get started with OmniGraffle 6 Essential Training.

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