Welcome to the Introduction to OmniGraffle 4 tutorial. Let's begin by opening OmniGraffle.
If you're using a computer in the iSchool lab, this is what the OmniGraffle icon looks like.
Another way to open OmniGraffle is to go to the finder. Choose applications and then OmniGraffle.
Let's take a moment to get familiar with the interface. At the very top of the screen is your menu.
Below the menu, but above your document you'll see the tool palette. If you hover your cursor
over each of the tools you will get a description of what that tool does. Below the tool palette
is your document. The default document fits on an eight and a half by eleven sheet of paper. If you know you will be
printing on a different size of paper you should change your settings now since OmniGraffle does
not provide automatic resizing and the guesswork can be frustrating and is not covered in this tutorial.
To change the settings select "File," "Page Set Up," and then "Paper Size." At the top of the screen
and to the right of your document you'll see the stencil palette. The default stencils are called
"basic." To explore the other available stencils select the arrows to the right of the word "basic"
and scroll up and down. If the stencil palette doesn't open automatically, or if you close it, you
can open it by selecting "Stencils" from the menu at the top of the screen and then selecting the
stencil palette you would like to open. Below the stencil palette you'll see the inspector palettes:
Style, Properties, and Canvas. They are locked together, but you'll see each has a grey arrow allowing
you to collapse or expand it. They can also be separated. If the inspector palettes don't open
automatically, or if you close them, you can open them by selecting "Inspectors" from the menu
at the top of your screen, then selecting "Show Inspectors."