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There are currently three ways to get your OmniGraffle file (including stencils) from the desktop to the iPad. They are:

- Using the "Documents" area in the Apps tab of iTunes when the iPad is plugged into your computer.
- Emailing them to an account that's active on the iPad.
- Downloading them from the web.

That said, there are some important caveats to be aware of:

- When emailing or downloading from the web, ensure that the files have the proper OmniGraffle file extension (filename.graffle, filename.gstencil, etc.). This holds if the files are zipped up as well, they should be named filename.graffle.zip, etc.
- Stencils will automatically show in the Stencils popover, and as of version 1.0.1 they will also show in the Document Browser for editing and deletion purposes. We plan on adding better UI to manage stencils in the future.
- There are some custom stencils available at Graffletopia which won't open in OmniGraffle for iPad for some reason, this is a known issue on our end and we're looking into it.

Some overall best practices:

- "Flat" files work better than file packages in general.
- Compressed files (from within the Document Inspector on the desktop version of OmniGraffle) work out better due to space considerations on the iPad.
- Adding a Quick Look preview helps out when browsing documents in OmniGraffle for iPad.
- There isn't a provision for establishing a folder hierarchy for stencils on the iPad as of yet; you can however edit your stencils on the desktop to combine multiple files into a multiple canvas stencil that's only one document.

Hope that helps, please feel free to add feedback and experiences in this thread or send feedback to omnigraffle-ipad@omnigroup.com.
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Last edited by Joel; 2010-04-03 at 07:55 PM..
 
 


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