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Stencils/Templates 1. Stencils - a) either search Grafﬂetopia in Stencils & install, or b) ﬁnd stencils at grafﬂetopia.com, download them, unzip,double click & pg 80 theyll appear in Stencils at which point you can "Install" (pg 80-82) 1.Template Chooser - you can choose a template (like Miller-Konigi) for your new doc. Can also create a new template, edit your template or set a template as a default (pg 85).If you dont want a whole object, but just one or all of its styles, drag a style from the style tray to an object in your document.
InspectorsOrganized into 4 categories based on the kinds of things they affect. 16 different inspectors STYLE PROPERTIES CANVAS DOCUMENT
Style Inspectors Use to modify any object on the canvas. Hot Key: Command+1 5 inspectors Shift+Command+C = color panel Fill Lines Shadow Image Text & Shapes 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5 1 Fill Tool - choose a color or gradient to ﬁll the inside of selected shapes (pg 58) 2 Lines corners); choose shape of your object stroke, thickness, roundness of the and Shapes - adjust style of line (i.e. (pg 59) 3 Shadow - use to drop a shadow behind selected objects (pg 61) 4 Image - use to position an image inside a shape (you also can drag & drop an image instead of adding an image) (pg 62) 5 Text - use to control the positioning & appearance of a selected shapes text(change font, alignment, wrapping to shape, kerning, leading, margins here) (pg 64)
Properties Inspectors Use Properties Inspectors to change aspects of an object that are not strictly related to its visual style. 4 inspectors Hot Key: Command+2 Geometry Connections Action Note 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 41 Geometry Tool - adjust objects position & orientation (size, rotation) Check "maintain aspect ratio" so when you change the height & width of one object, the other value changes proportionally (pg 66)2 Connections - adjust how your shapes connect to one another; can increase the # of magnets so your shapes can connect in more places (pg 67)3 Action- makes objects interactive (use to create a prototype); use to determine what should happen when someone clicks the selected object with the Browse tool (pg 68)4 Note- add notes & table of custom data about objects on the canvas; when you hover over an object with a note, the note appears in a tag (pg 68)
Canvas Inspectors Use to modify the canvas itself. Hot Key: Command+3 5 inspectors Selection Diagram Size Grid Alignment Layout 1 2 3 4 51 Size- use to change the size of the canvas, how the canvas ﬁts onto printed pages, or what kind of measurement units to use (pg 70)2 Grid - use to set up a grid on the canvas, so you can keep objects lined up nicely (pg 72).3 Selection - use to select lots of shapes at once; it lists all of the different kinds of objects (groups of objects) on the canvas, based on their styles (pg 24).4 Alignment- use to line up and space out objects uniformly. Choose what point is used to align your objects (i.e. upper left corner vs. lower right corner); distribute objects evenly with the spread button (pg 73). Diagram Layout - use to automatically lay out shapes based on the logical5 relationships established by the connection lines between them. (Select "Automatic Layout" to have Omni rearrange the objects whenever the connections btw them change. **If youre diagramming & your boxes start moving all over the place, disable Auto Layout.) (pg 74)
Document Inspectors Use to control document-wide settings. 2 inspectors Hot Key: Command+4 Data Document 1 21 Data - put in metadata to keep track of your projects (pg 75)2 Document - save doc as a ﬂat ﬁle (single ﬁle on a disk with all images embedded in it) or ﬁle package (folder disguised as a single ﬁle, with all of the attached images rattling around loose inside). Adjust printing settings (pg 75)
Tools AltHot Keys: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 v Selection tool - most basic tool to manipulate objects on the canvas (pg 35) s Shape tool- use to create shapes (pg 38)c Line tool - use to make lines, connect objects together (pg 39) t Text tool -use to add a label to an object, edit label or create a new shape with text inside (pg 40) expando/collapso - use to adjust what tools are shown; next slide goes into the tools shown on expando.
Tools Cont. AltHot Keys: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 e Pen Tool - create custom shapes (pg 41)w Diagramming Tool- rapidly create new object on the canvas; tool is esp. useful if you have automatic layout turned on (pg 42) r Rubber Stamp Tool - use to replicate objects (pg 44) m Magnet Tool - use to add magnets to shape or to edit a shapes existingmagnets; mags are special spots on a shape that attract connection lines (pg 45) z Zoom tool - use to get a nearer or farther view of the canvas; can chose speciﬁc areas to zoom in & out of. [Shift-click zoom tool returns to 100% (pg 46)Space Hand Tool - use to drag your view of the canvas around, to see part of the canvas that is not in sight (pg 47)b Browse Tool - use to work with interactive Omni docs. When you click onan object, it performs the action as set in the Properties-->Action inspector (pg 48)**Useful for Instagram HW & creating clickable prototypes.
Grouping/Locking/Layering Objects 1 2 3 4 51Bring to Front- use to place one object in front of another (Shift+Com+F)2 Bring to Back- use to place one object in back of another (Shift+Com+B)3 Lock/Unlock - use to lock certain objects in place (Command+L)4 Group/Ungroup -use to group objects together so they group of objects can be manipulated as a single object (Shift+Com+G) (pg 51)5 Smart Guides- keep on to help you keep your objects aligned
Your Workﬂow: Canvas & Outline Sidebars 1 2 1 Canvases Sidebar - shows all the canvases in your doc & the layers they contain. You can hide this. (pg 5) (Note: with layers, higher layers appear in front of stuff on lower layers.) (pg 26) 2 Outline Sidebar -gives hierarchical, text-based view of the diagram on the selected canvas. (Can also change view to see objects as "List.") (pg 5)
Adding New Canvas/New Layer 1 21 Add new canvas2 Add new layer The Style Tray 1 21 Drag & drop style of one object onto another2 Drag & drop a particular style element of one object onto another (pg 76)
Other Omni Resources1 lynda.com - some freebie tutorials2 Keyboard Shortcuts - under Help menu.3 http://www.omnigroup.com/applications/omnigrafﬂe - ﬁnd latest Omni info4 http://forums.omnigroup.com - online Omni forum5 Canvas! - post cool tips or troubleshooting youve had to do