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OmniGraffle 5 Diagramming Essentials [Kindle Edition]

Ruben Olsen
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Book Description

This is a very visual book with more than 750 illustrations and screenshots, never leaving any intermediate steps out from the tutorials. It contains precise tutorials that explain the various tools, how to use them, and the visual results. The examples used in the book are an excellent starting point for your own diagrams, both as ideas and as true diagrams – all the diagrams in the book can be downloaded for your own use. This book is written for both beginners and seasoned users of OmniGraffle. If you are new to the software, then this book will teach you everything you need to know to make stunning diagrams. For seasoned OmniGraffle users, this book contains a lot of tricks and techniques that will save their work and time.

Product Details

  • File Size: 7489 KB
  • Print Length: 382 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1849690766
  • Publisher: Packt Publishing (October 26, 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0057G9RY2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #348,537 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars OmniGraffle for beginners or intermediate users December 21, 2010
This may be the strongest title I have read from Packt Publishing. In the past, I have been quite hard on them for poor editing and weak expression of ideas. This is not the case here. The book is well written, clear, and filled with useful information.

I sat down over the last week and worked through all of the book's examples after reading through the text. I learned a number of new tricks and shortcuts that will make using the program easier and more enjoyable.

The book begins with an introductory chapter that helps ease the novice into using OmniGraffle for the first time. The chapter includes an extended, step-by-step walkthrough to help the new user create her first diagram. It ends with a set of guidelines that everyone should learn for creating quality visual diagrams. This chapter is the base on which the rest of the book is built. The author leads the reader through stencils and templates, including how to import and use those built for Visio. Then he directs attention to shapes, tools, editing, and making diagrams look good. The book contained no filler or fluff, every page was useful and clear.

If you use OmniGraffle and want a written resource to help you learn it better or for the first time, this book is worth a closer look.
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Can't say enough good things about this. The author understands just how powerful this application is and reveals simple ways to leverage its power. As a person who formerly made rather good illustrations within PowerPoint, OmniGraffle already saved me approximately 30% to 40% of the time for each illustration. With this book, I estimate that the savings are no in the range of 50% to 70%. In fact, using this book with OmniGraffle, plus some coloration within Photoshop, I created a very nice logo for my company. I highly recommend this book (and OmniGraffle, too, of course) if you have a need for fast, attractive, clear illustrations.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Fast Read, Good Info February 25, 2013
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I picked this book up and was able to run through it in a weekend.

Even though it was easy to get through, it was filled with nuggets of wisdom that make it faster to create interfaces with Omnigraffle.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great help! August 19, 2011
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This book presents a great "How-to" to get you up and going with OmniGraffle 5. By following the book chapter by chapter you quickly can complete a difficult project.
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