OmniGraffle is one of those programs that does so many things that sometimes it's a little bit obtuse to understand exactly what it's good at. Here's a few tips just to help you understand the power of OmniGraffle. One is, that it's what's called object oriented. So you'll notice in this diagram, which is a site map, if I move an object that line stays with it. These are real objects, not just pictures. It's not just a drawing program. It's actually a diagramming program. The second thing that I think really opens up a lot doors is just to take a peek at all of the options in the stencils.
And we'll look at stencils in detail. But for right now, the idea that there are maps available to work with, as well as different types of science stencils to work with, software, even space planning, with things like furniture, should give you another indication that this is a very flexible piece of software. So the takeaway here is that OmniGraffle is a diagramming program, not just drawing. When we make a line, it's not just visual, it actually connects things.
And secondly, the diversity of all of these stencils should give you an indication that you can really do a wide range of jobs with this software.
- 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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