In this step by step tutorial, we will show how to create fishbone diagrams. You can do it in a fairly fast and funny way with advanced diagramming tool. Auto connection helps you save tons of time and energy.
Open a blank drawing page and the libraries including templates needed for creating fishbone diagrams on Mac OS X.
On the File menu, point to New.-> Click Business Diagram, and then double click the icon of Cause and Effect (Fishbones).
Drag and drop shapes from the left libraries. The Fishbone and Effect shape represent the spine of fish.
Drag the green square handles to resize shapes.
The spine shapes are designed with connection points that allow easy connection. Move the category and cause shape to the spine, they are glued when the connection points turn red.
Note: The category shapes help you group causes into different types. This helps you make the cause effect analysis more logical.
Causes can also be divided into different levels based on analysis requirements. Drag the primary cause shape out and connect it with the category shape. Drag the secondary cause shape out and connect it with the primary shape.
Change a shape's color and outline by choosing any quick style in the Styles group under the Home tab.
Alternatively, use the Fill and Line tools in the format task pane to the right of the canvas.
To add a background, go to Page Layout tab and then:
By changing Fishbone Diagram theme, you can enhance fill, line and text style altogether at 1 click.
Switch to Page Layout tab, select another theme.
Click Save on File tab to save as the default format. Choose Save as on File tab to save as other formats.
You can choose to save in local files or save in your Cloud. Saving it in Team Cloud can share it with more people.
Hit Export & Send under File to export the fishbone diagram. You can choose to convert it into graphics, MS files, SVG etc.
If the drawing page is larger than the print paper, the drawing will be printed on more than 1 paper.
To print it on only 1 paper,
click More Print Setup... and then choose Fit to.
Here are some fishbone diagram examples. They can help you get inspired and get started quickly to create fishbone diagrams.
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