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Forum: OmniGraffle General 2012-12-17, 02:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,263
Posted By MatthewS
You want to change the style of the objects so...

You want to change the style of the objects so that they look hand-drawn? OG doesn't have that feature.

You'd have to use stencils with shapes that look that way. I started a similar thread while...
Forum: OmniGraffle General 2012-12-13, 09:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,788
Posted By MatthewS
Lock object size/ratio

Is there a way to lock the aspect of an object so that it won't change even if the group its in gets resized?

It would be helpful when dealing with pull-down form fields, since I want to resize...
Forum: OmniGraffle General 2012-10-22, 03:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,816
Posted By MatthewS
Thanks jonwhite! I didn't realize OG had a...

Thanks jonwhite!

I didn't realize OG had a magnify glass! Zoom out with Z + Option.
Forum: OmniGraffle General 2012-10-22, 03:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,888
Posted By MatthewS
Of coarse you can also use Master Objects

Of coarse you can also use Master Objects
Forum: OmniGraffle General 2012-10-19, 09:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,894
Posted By MatthewS
IMHO I think the action of "Copy As PDF" though...

IMHO I think the action of "Copy As PDF" though accurate, isn't the best label for this function. I think it should say "Make Master Object" with the default as a PDF.
Forum: OmniGraffle General 2012-10-19, 09:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,290
Posted By MatthewS
Selecting multiple canvases and changing...

Selecting multiple canvases and changing properties seems like a natural improvement, but it doesn't exist.

just in case...

You can change text size on multiple objects in a single canvas using...
Forum: OmniGraffle General 2012-10-12, 03:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,147
Posted By MatthewS
Wrap to shape resets

I don't know if I noticed this checkbox before the update "Wrap to Text" between Property: Text inspector. It now defaults to off on older files so that text in text boxes spread past its borders.
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Forum: OmniGraffle General 2012-10-12, 09:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,147
Posted By MatthewS
So an aphorism would be "Yeh, upgrade because it...

So an aphorism would be "Yeh, upgrade because it fixed a lot of crashing"...
Forum: OmniGraffle General 2012-10-12, 08:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,147
Posted By MatthewS
Gut Check: is update from 5.4 to 5.4.2 worth it?

I've been dragging my feet on updating to 5.4.2 from a standard installation of 5.4. In the past I've had ugly experiences with having a small update screw everything up.

Does anyone have any...
Forum: OmniGraffle General 2012-08-14, 04:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,796
Posted By MatthewS
With so many visio shapes, I would stick with...

With so many visio shapes, I would stick with Visio (for now)

Even though technically OG can open visio files, it isn't 1:1 conversion. OG does a pretty good job as far as non-native importing is...
Forum: OmniGraffle General 2012-08-14, 04:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,816
Posted By MatthewS
Personally I like the quick zoom capability on...

Personally I like the quick zoom capability on the mouse and trackpad

Microsoft Mouse: [ctrl] + [cmd] + scroll wheel
Apple Trackpad: [ctrl] + [cmd] + 2-finger swipe up/down

It's something that...
Forum: OmniGraffle General 2012-08-10, 08:25 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 21,753
Posted By MatthewS
What I do on a box with Lion now is duplicate a...

What I do on a box with Lion now is duplicate a file I intend to make changes to. Then save as... to add a different version #
Forum: OmniGraffle General 2012-08-09, 10:42 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,495
Posted By MatthewS
NDA policy

Related to the visio thread, http://forums.omnigroup.com/showthread.php?t=25142

Omni peeps will often suggest sending a problem file over to look at, and I'm just wondering if there's an...
Forum: OmniGraffle General 2012-08-09, 10:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 16,889
Posted By MatthewS
And you don't think what you just said was...

And you don't think what you just said was scolding?

For the record, I do think OG is a rockin' app, as I posted in an earlier thread: http://forums.omnigroup.com/showthread.php?t=24761
Forum: OmniGraffle General 2012-08-09, 10:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,119
Posted By MatthewS
Thanks, PJP, Some of us can't send stuff, because...

Thanks, PJP, Some of us can't send stuff, because it's behind the non-disclosure requirement, unless you're willing to sign an NDA?

watchdogfl did visio's xml format work?
Forum: OmniGraffle General 2012-08-08, 12:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 16,889
Posted By MatthewS
Wonderful list! In Lieu of whpalmer4's...

Wonderful list!

In Lieu of whpalmer4's scolding, I'd say the list is perfectly authentic and genuine as is.

I understand that Omni's running a business, and that they have to make changes...
Forum: OmniGraffle General 2012-08-08, 11:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,119
Posted By MatthewS
Do you know what version of visio created the...

Do you know what version of visio created the file? I ask because Visio 2010 and Visio 2007, both use .VSD, but have big differences. So much so that a Visio 2010 VSD won't open correctly in Visio...
Forum: OmniGraffle General 2012-08-08, 11:42 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 21,753
Posted By MatthewS
Sounds like the best thing to do now, is 'save...

Sounds like the best thing to do now, is 'save as' upon opening a file you intend to make revisions to. A new file per new set of revision. That works fine, since I need to output PDFs for each...
Forum: OmniGraffle General 2012-08-07, 07:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,441
Posted By MatthewS
I'm talking about the positioning in placed...

I'm talking about the positioning in placed images set to 'Natural Size'. It's always positioned at the center. So that If I have placed an image (e.g. a screenshot of a top navigation element) and I...
Forum: OmniGraffle General 2012-08-07, 07:39 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 21,753
Posted By MatthewS
I did not notice the answer, whpalmer4, in my...

I did not notice the answer, whpalmer4, in my most recent rush to save the universe (again).
Forum: OmniGraffle General 2012-08-06, 02:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,868
Posted By MatthewS
Is the shape default in Visio? What's it's name?

Is the shape default in Visio? What's it's name?
Forum: OmniGraffle General 2012-08-06, 02:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 12,808
Posted By MatthewS
Personally, I create a file with all the right...

Personally, I create a file with all the right settings in page setup and inspectors and use that as my starting point.
Forum: OmniGraffle General 2012-08-06, 02:01 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 21,753
Posted By MatthewS
Does anyone know if Mountain Lion addresses this?

Does anyone know if Mountain Lion addresses this?
Forum: OmniGraffle Extras 2012-08-01, 07:32 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 3,121
Posted By MatthewS
Sketch-looking stencils

Anyone know of an OG stencil that appears like a hand-drawn sketch styled elements, kind of like Balsamiq?

[ADD 10/22 -- Just as an update, I've talked to a lot of folks about this. We all want...
Forum: OmniGraffle General 2012-08-01, 07:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,441
Posted By MatthewS
OK this'll save some time for contact sheets I...

OK this'll save some time for contact sheets I produce for showing screen templates, so thanks for that.

Do you happen to know about a script for changing default placement preferences for images...
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