Getting Omnigraffle and Visio to Play Nice with Each Other

Sep 16
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Sometimes in a mad scramble to meet deadlines, we “have” to get Omnigraffle and Visio to play nice with each other. Here are some workarounds for those pesky issues to make the best of a tough situation. Please add to the list based on your own experiences. Set a Master Template Use either Visio or Omnigraffle as the master tool with the other contributing only on page level design. Standardize layout, fonts, stencils, alignment and grid on one master page that is imported and followed closely on the other. Obviously, ensure the...

Visio Data Graphics: Easy text and data entry for custom shapes

Sep 16
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Like it or not, Visio has for some time been the de facto wireframing tool in Windows. At Design For Use, we have been steadily dialing-up the sophistication of our wireframes using some of the powerful yet difficult to discover features of this tool. In this tutorial, we describe the steps to create custom, reusable shapes (data graphics) that accept user inputs (text, data) through a dialog box. This tutorial and the associated screenshots are for Visio 2007 but we can apply the same principles for other versions of Visio. ...