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OmniGraffle 5 Diagramming Essentials by Ruben Olsen

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Gridlines

So far in this book you have worked without using a visible grid on your canvas. With the aid of the Smart Alignment Guides and the Smart Distance Guides, you have made perfectly aligned and good-looking diagrams. If your diagrams are much like the ones you have created so far, you may never have to use a grid when placing shapes.

However, if you are making diagrams, which represent "real life objects" using a grid is a must. These kinds of diagrams can be anything from a diagram showing the new office layout to a diagram for showing office visitors where various parts of the building are.

Enabling gridlines

You turn the visibility of grid lines on or off by using the View | Gridlines menu command. You could also use the ⌘+\ keyboard shortcut ...

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