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OmniGraffle 5 Diagramming Essentials by Ruben Olsen

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Built-in stencils

OmniGraffle comes installed with 30 stencils. These range from common shapes—much the like one you worked with in your first diagram—to complex shapes for space planning.

The built-in stencils are grouped in various folders or collections—stencil folders. Later in this chapter, you'll learn to add stencils from external sources.

Common stencils

The seven stencils in this group are a collection of ready-made connections, color, and texture fills, font examples, and various shapes.

  • The connection stencils contain various arrow configurations that can be used to connect shapes. Using these stencils is a time saver compared to creating the various shapes manually. This stencil has both straight, curved, orthogonal, and Bézier enabled ...

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