Join Jason Osder for an in-depth discussion in this video The Resource Browser, part of OmniGraffle 6 Essential Training.
I want to talk about the resource browser. And you'll see the resource browser when you open up OmniGraffle for the first time. So I'm just going to open it here from the dock. And there is our resource browser. And what the resource browser does is give you easy access to things that you frequently start with. And those would be templates, and also stencils. And we'll talk in more detail about stencils as well as templates, but briefly because you'll see this first I want you to see that there's a selection of different starting layouts. Some of them are pretty typical like, letter sized portrait, some of them use metric units, some of them are pre-designed as a template to do a certain type of work, such as software or space planning.
I'm going to go ahead and choose the letter portrait, which is I think, a good, standard way to start. And I also want to point out that you'll see this resource browser when starting the program, until you assign a default. So, if I select this, it will let me make a new diagram. And because I don't want to be constantly coming back here, I am going to go ahead and make letter portrait the default. So we'll talk more about templates and what you can do with them, but for now I just want you to know how to navigate past the resource browser, and start a new document.
- 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
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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