Introduction to OmniGraffle 4
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Navigating in OmniGraffle

Creating a new diagram

Adding text

Changing the background color

Changing stencil colors

Adding a hyperlink

Using your OmniGraffle diagram

Other types of OmniGraffle Drawings

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Using your OmniGraffle diagram

Print it:

To print your OmniGraffle drawing select “File” from the menu at the top of your screen, then select “Print.”

Paste it:

OmniGraffle drawings can also be inserted into other documents such as PowerPoint or Word. (If you’ve added a hyperlink, the link will NOT transfer to the new document.)
Step 1:
From the menu at the top of your screen, select “Edit,” then “Select All.”
Step 2:
Again from the menu, select “Edit,” then “Copy as.” Select the format you would like to use (Figure 11).

Figure 11

Step 3:
Open your PowerPoint presentation (or Word document), and position your cursor where you would like to insert the OmniGraffle drawing.
Step 4:
Select “Edit,” then “Paste.”

Export it:

You can also save your OmniGraffle drawing as an image for later use.
Step 1:
From the menu, select “File,” then “Export.” This will give you all your options on what to name the document, where to save it and what format to save it as (Figure 12). Note that from the Export Area dropdown menu you can choose to export “All Objects” or select just a part of your drawing. You can also include a border.
Step 2:
Make your selections and hit “Save.”

Figure 12

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