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Standards for creating diagrams and flow charts? [Sep. 28th, 2007|02:04 pm]
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update: I think I found what I'm looking for and it possibly could be the visual side of Unified Modeling Language which is an open standard (i think?). Has anyone used this?

Have you ever heard of any standards for this? Is there one way to do this, or one software that is generally preferred? Is there a tool that lets you create them online through a webapp?

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[User Picture]From: gonzy317
2007-09-28 09:16 pm (UTC)
I also use visio...
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[User Picture]From: graphxgrrl
2007-09-28 09:36 pm (UTC)
I use Illustrator myself. ;)

There are certainly standards for what the various chart shapes and similar mean in terms of decision points, actions, results, etc.

But all the people who don't draw them themselves (though Illustrator has a shiny object library for charts) seem to use Visio, pretty much across the board.

There's something called OmniGraffle I've seen used as well, but it doesn't appear to have the same kind of market penetration--largely due to it being a Mac app.
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2007-09-28 09:38 pm (UTC)
I've been using InDesign, but I want something more standard if I can. I would love to have a web hosted app that will allow me to create and edit this online.
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[User Picture]From: kanderson321
2007-09-28 11:56 pm (UTC)

Another vote for Visio...

In my ancient history days as a tech writer, I used to use Visio for that sort of thing; I'm sure there are other packages out there, though.
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