It is definitely nice that you tried most of the recommendations and provided feedback on them. Thanks for that.
If I assume correctly Finomation is some sort of Latex macro package. Had you been able to speak Latex, you might have understood the package as well.
I assume you are not
writing in Latex, so the Latex packages would not be suitable. If you ever decide to write your documents in Latex, XY-pic (http://www.tug.org/applications/Xy-pic/
) is yet another state transition drawing package. However, XY-pic is considered to be superseeded by Tikz which offers an order of magnitude commands more. (Ten times more commands is exactly most beginners in Latex are just waiting for isn't it?
Latex produces the most beautifully typeset documents. If you are able to write
your state diagrams and figures in Latex commands, you are assured of matching fonts both in type and size. When you distribute the document as source, you are never confronted with incompatible picture formats, or pictures which are forgotten or out-of-date in your zip or tar file.
It takes only about 3 months studying to get your Latex documents right, and another 6 months for the graphics part, but then you master something real useful.