Join Jason Osder for an in-depth discussion in this video Control connections with magnets, part of OmniGraffle 6 Essential Training.
…Magnets are a way to take fine control…over the ways that lines connect to shapes.…Let's see how that works.…I've got my two custom shapes that we made with the…Pen tool, but really this example will work on any shapes.…I'm going to connect them with a line, and we've seen that before.…So just single use of the Line tool, and I connect one to the other.…So we've seen lines, and we know that if we move this, they stay connected.…The line knows that it's connected to the shape.…But what I want you to notice now, is as I move this around, the…connection point between the line and the…shape just moves right around that shape freely.…
So it's just the shortest distance between two points.…You see that the way they intersect just keeps moving…smoothly around the edge, no matter where I move it.…So that's fine in a lot of cases, but…you may reach a point where you prefer that your…line connects to a specific place, like the corner,…or the tip of this balloon, or what have you.…And the method to do that is magnets, but first…
- 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
Skill Level Beginner
Mac OS X Mavericks Essential Trainingwith Nick Brazzi7h 59m Appropriate for all
iWork: Workflows and New Featureswith Richard Harrington2h 1m Appropriate for all
1. Navigating the Interface
2. Working with Basic Diagram Elements
3. Taking Control
4. Using Stencils
5. Time-Saving Shortcuts
6. Advanced Techniques
7. Importing and Exporting
8. OmniGraffle 6 Pro Highlights
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