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From their examples:

    +--------+   +-------+    +-------+
    |        | --+ ditaa +--> |       |
    |  Text  |   +-------+    |diagram|
    |Document|   |!magic!|    |       |
    |     {d}|   |       |    |       |
    +---+----+   +-------+    +-------+
        :                         ^
        |       Lots of work      |
        +-------------------------+
Typing this out is a lot more work than creating it in Visio...



Agreed. But check out artist mode on Emacs...


Seconded, artist mode is great for this stuff.

Separately, check out plantuml for diagrams from text http://plantuml.com/


ok.. maybe this is only a value add for Emacs users?


org-mode certainly supports it, which is a big plus.




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