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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Adding text to a diagram and formatting the text

Step 1:

Double click on a stencil to enter text. There is no need to create a text box, since OmniGraffle does this automatically for you (Figure 5).

Figure 5

Step 2:

The default format for text in OmniGraffle is Helvetica 12-point font. The most efficient way to format is to enter the text on all the stencils, then format all at once. To do this, click on one of the shapes to select it. Hold down the Shift key, and click on the other shapes you wish to format.

Step 3:

With the text selected (as indicated by highlighted stencils - Figure 6B), choose the font, style, and size you would like to use from the tool bar (Figure 6A).

Figure 6

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