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OmniGraffle 5 Diagramming Essentials by Ruben Olsen

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Compound shapes

Compound shapes consist of more than one element. An element in this case is a simple line (there is an exception to this, which we will cover later).

A compound shape can have the following style properties:

  • Shape type
  • Shape stroke and color
  • Fill color and fill type
  • Stroke corner radius
  • Shadow type, color, and size
  • Text type (font), color, size, and rotation
  • Connection points

Except for the Shape type, most of the other style properties are common for both the singular shape (lines) and the text shape; these will be covered later in this chapter.

Shape types

There are quite a few basic shape types that come with OmniGraffle. All these basic shapes are found in the Lines and Shapes property inspector. You can change between these types ...

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