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GRAFFLE File Extension

OmniGraffle Drawing

What is GRAFFLE file?

Complex graphics created in The Omni Group's OmniGraffle Drawing software are typically saved with the .GRAFFLE file extension. These include various diagrams, charts, and other business images. They can depict electrical schemes or sketches related to e-commerce. This file format is the default for the OmniGraffle Drawing software. A file can contain one or more pages with a recorded layout of elements.

What Information Can .GRAFFLE Files Contain?

.GRAFFLE files are used by professionals to create even exceptionally complex schemes, data records, and their connections. They are composed of elements located on one or more pages:

  • text,
  • images,
  • objects,
  • assigned styles,
  • page layout information.
In files with the .GRAFFLE extension, block diagrams, network designs, and other related information are often recorded. Thanks to the clear visualization, they can be printed later.

Other Saving Formats for OmniGraffle

The elements that make up the graphics in a .GRAFFLE file can be edited and changed. It is a working format of the project in the OmniGraffle Drawing software. A finalized project, in which no further changes are to be made, can be exported as an image. The program allows it to be saved in a more popular format like .BMP, .EPS, .HTML, .JPG, .PDF, .PNG, .SVG, or .TIFF. As a result, the graphics can be opened in any software for display and processing.

Programs which support GRAFFLE file extension

The following listing features GRAFFLE-compatible programs. Files with GRAFFLE extension, just like any other file formats, can be found on any operating system. The files in question may be transferred to other devices, be it mobile or stationary, yet not all systems may be capable of properly handling such files.

Programs that support GRAFFLE file

Updated: 04/16/2024

How to open file with GRAFFLE extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening GRAFFLE files on given system. What is important, all common issues related to files with GRAFFLE extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with GRAFFLE files.

Step 1. Install OmniGraffle software

Install software to open GRAFFLE file Problems with opening and working with GRAFFLE files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with GRAFFLE files being present on your machine. The solution to this problem is very simple. Download OmniGraffle and install it on your device. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support GRAFFLE files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. If you want to download OmniGraffle installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit The Omni Group website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of OmniGraffle

Update software that support file extension GRAFFLEYou still cannot access GRAFFLE files although OmniGraffle is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. This can be one of the causes why GRAFFLE files are not compatible with OmniGraffle. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using OmniGraffle.

Step 3. Associate OmniGraffle Drawing files with OmniGraffle

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate GRAFFLE files with latest version of OmniGraffle you have installed on your device. The process of associating file formats with default application may differ in details depending on platform, but the basic procedure is very similar.

Associate software with GRAFFLE file on Windows

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the GRAFFLE file
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the OmniGraffle installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open GRAFFLE files box and clicking OK button.
Associate software with GRAFFLE file on Mac

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with GRAFFLE extension, select Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with GRAFFLE extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Verify that the GRAFFLE is not faulty

You closely followed the steps listed in points 1-3, but the problem is still present? You should check whether the file is a proper GRAFFLE file. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

Check GRAFFLE file for viruses
1. Verify that the GRAFFLE in question is not infected with a computer virus

If the GRAFFLE is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. If the GRAFFLE file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

2. Ensure the file with GRAFFLE extension is complete and error-free

If the GRAFFLE file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. It could happen the the download process of file with GRAFFLE extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.

3. Check if the user that you are logged as has administrative privileges.

There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the OmniGraffle Drawing file again.

4. Check whether your system can handle OmniGraffle

If the systems has insufficient resources to open GRAFFLE files, try closing all currently running applications and try again.

5. Ensure that you have the latest drivers and system updates and patches installed

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with OmniGraffle Drawing files and ensure security of your device and operating system. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle GRAFFLE files.

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