Where to Go From Here

For the last few hours (or hours spanned over the last couple days), you learned quite a bit about OmniGraffle. So, you’re probably thinking, “What now?”. The reality is, this tutorial just scratches the surface of what’s possible with OmniGraffle. Our goal here has been to introduce you to some of the base features in a way that gets you acquainted with them as quickly, and as in-depth, as possible.

So now, we’d like to see what else you can do. Using the diagram as it stands, we’d like you to show us what else you can do. Take some time and tweak this; here are some suggestions for ways to improve upon what you’ve already accomplished:

  • Add lines to connect “parents”
  • Add even more lines to denote Zeus’s lineage
  • Some of text labels expand beyond the bounds of the circle; adjust the font sizes accordingly so they all fit
  • Some of the objects, such as The Titans or The Hecatonchires really define a group or class of characters; turn these circles into ellipses retaining the original width, but adjusting the height
  • The font color for some of the labels really clashes with the colors of the circles. (This was intentional!) Try to find a color that works best for the fill color of the circles, and then apply the new font color to other objects in the same “family”.

And when you are finished, show us—and everyone else who uses OmniGraffle—what you’ve done. If you’re on Twitter, send a Tweet to @OmniGraffle with the hashtag #OmniGraffleRocks, and be sure to include a screenshot of your diagram. If you’re not on Twitter, you can email us, and we’d be happy to post your work out to Twitter.


Thank you for taking the time to work through this somewhat lengthy OmniGraffle tutorial. You covered a lot of ground, and were exposed to many of the tools and inspectors that OmniGraffle 6 has to offer.

We hope you enjoyed this experience, and look forward to helping you master OmniGraffle more in the future.