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OmniGraffle 5 Diagramming Essentials by Ruben Olsen

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Text shapes

A text shape has a behavior that is the same as a special configured compound shape. Notice that the rectangle is selected when you type your text this clearly shows that your text shape is really a compound shape. In fact, the default text style is surrounded by a oblong which has no fill color, no shadows and no line strokes.

Text shapes

This also means that it is possible to start with a text shape, and then convert this into a compound shape. This is not something you normally would do, but working through the steps teaches you the how's and why's of the text shape.

  1. Click on the Text Tool in the tool-selector on the Canvas toolbar. The same principle ...

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