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JKT 2006-03-24 07:27 AM

I never knew you could do that...
 
(A test thread for the OmniGraffle forum). This is something I never realised I could do until I accidentally stumbled upon it one day.

Click an icon in an inspector's toolbar and you will get the inspector corresponding to that icon:

[img]http://homepage.mac.com/jtyzack/.Pictures/screenshots/OGinsp1.jpg[/img]

However, did you know that you can also shift or command-click any other icon in the same toolbar to open multiple inspectors in the same grouping at the same time:

[img]http://homepage.mac.com/jtyzack/.Pictures/screenshots/OGinsp2.jpg[/img]

You can also deselect all toolbar icons to leave only them in view:

[img]http://homepage.mac.com/jtyzack/.Pictures/screenshots/OGinsp3.jpg[/img]

Incidentally, this is also true of the OmniOutliner inspectors as well.

Anyone got any other little tips like this which are not immediately obvious? Post them here.

philonous 2006-04-01 04:29 PM

Holy crap
 
[FONT="Trebuchet MS"]That's way cool. I'm glad I checked here.

Now, do you (or anyone) happen to know if it is possible to change the color of the alignment guides? If there is, then I have forgotten it. If there isn't, it would be nice to have this feature because the faded blue color for the alignment guides is sometimes hard to see.

P[/FONT]

TommyW 2006-04-12 02:11 PM

Thanks for that...
 
I'll certainly use it.

I'm sure plenty of people know to do this, but this brain dead simple notion passed me by for a while. I've found it useful to set up documents with different grids that I need to use.

Then I save each as a template and use the "New From Template" menu choice.

I have a 2cm major grid with 10 minor steps which works very well as a 1:50 ratio diagram for house plans. EU users should be aware that the default grid is a 1" or 2.54cm grid. Not as useful in metric land...

BwanaZulia 2006-04-13 11:45 AM

Very cool.

OmniGraffle very deep with features. It is so deep, trying to explain why it is so cool takes a long time.

BZ


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