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Forum: OmniGraffle General 2013-05-29, 02:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,355
Posted By ericscheid
Open your document, any document, or a new...

Open your document, any document, or a new document. Have a document open, rather than none.

Go to View menu, and choose Show Toolbar if it is there. Don't choose Hide Toolbar.

Then choose...
Forum: OmniGraffle General 2013-05-28, 06:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,355
Posted By ericscheid
On the View menu there is an option to toggle...

On the View menu there is an option to toggle guides. It doesn't have a keyboard shortcut by default but on MacOS you can assign keyboard shortcuts via System Prefs>Keyboard>Shortcuts.

You can...
Forum: OmniGraffle General 2013-05-28, 05:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,792
Posted By ericscheid
One thing this script doesn't get right is that...

One thing this script doesn't get right is that sometimes it creates the new text shapes on a different layer. This is annoying, and occasionally frustrating if that layer happens to be marked as...
Forum: OmniGraffle General 2013-05-28, 02:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,959
Posted By ericscheid
I should have remembered this earlier. ...

I should have remembered this earlier.

Select the group of objects, then choose "Group as Subgraph" from the Arrange menu. Your selected items are now placed inside a shape. You can draw...
Forum: OmniGraffle General 2013-05-27, 04:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,253
Posted By ericscheid
Oh, just realised it needs to be a property since...

Oh, just realised it needs to be a property since it's a list of all nodes seen so far (to avoid cross links revisiting), not just nodes seen in this particular calling of the function, and thus...
Forum: OmniGraffle General 2013-05-27, 03:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,253
Posted By ericscheid
Ah ok. Good tip. Oh, that's what "p" "lst"...

Ah ok. Good tip.

Oh, that's what "p" "lst" probably means too =)

The script as it stands throws an error of "The variable plstSeen is not defined" at the line if not (plstSeen contains lngID)...
Forum: OmniGraffle General 2013-05-26, 06:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,253
Posted By ericscheid
Here's my working script -- relayers...

Here's my working script


-- relayers items of the selection according to their Y (vertical) coordinate
-- select all the items you want brought to front

tell application id "OGfl"
tell...
Forum: OmniGraffle General 2013-05-26, 05:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,253
Posted By ericscheid
Thanks, that's given me some leads. One...

Thanks, that's given me some leads.

One bugfix:


set lstChiln to {}
set plstSeen to {} -- ADD THIS MISSING LINE
tell canvas of oParent
Forum: OmniGraffle General 2013-05-26, 04:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,959
Posted By ericscheid
Color code the groups? If you do this, then...

Color code the groups?

If you do this, then you can also use the Select Similar Objects command to quickly select them all.
Forum: OmniGraffle General 2013-05-15, 08:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,792
Posted By ericscheid
AppleScript to quickly build a set of text objects

Here's an AppleScript that will take a simple text object and create multiple text objects which represent all it's lines.

I use this to paste in a list of site map objects from (eg.) an email or...
Forum: OmniGraffle General 2013-05-15, 08:44 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,335
Posted By ericscheid
Applescript to collect text from selection

Here's an AppleScript I use to collect all the text from multiple simple objects. This is handy when I've built up a sitemap as a diagram, and want to paste just the text into a spreadsheet.

It...
Forum: OmniGraffle General 2013-05-15, 08:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,253
Posted By ericscheid
Applescript to re-order objects by x,y coords?

Has anyone already written up an AppleScript that will re-layer a selection of objects such that they are layered according to their vertical position?

With the item at the smallest y coord being...
Forum: OmniGraffle General 2013-05-15, 08:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,685
Posted By ericscheid
Go to the Arrange menu and then the Guides...

Go to the Arrange menu and then the Guides sub-menu.

Turn off Lock Guides.
Forum: OmniGraffle General 2013-04-01, 08:06 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,303
Posted By ericscheid
<%variable%> when font doesn't have >< characters

Just stumbled onto this quirk .. if you place a variable onto a canvas, say <%canvas%> but the font you want to display it in doesn't have characters for less-than and greater-than, then some...
Forum: OmniGraffle General 2012-09-05, 09:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,538
Posted By ericscheid
reference of result of duplicate command in applescript?

Consider this code to duplicate a selected graphic

tell application "OmniGraffle Professional 5"
set theSelection to the selection of front window
set theObject to item 1 of theSelection...
Forum: OmniGraffle General 2012-02-04, 04:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,780
Posted By ericscheid
Feature request: %variable% to show user data?

I like using %variables% for various things, but I'd really like if I could expose a named data value via the variables mechanism. Perhaps something like %userdata:thekeyname%

I know I can show...
Forum: AppleScripting Omni Apps 2012-02-02, 02:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 17,138
Posted By ericscheid
You can get the styling properties of the text of...

You can get the styling properties of the text of a graphic with this applescript:


tell application "OmniGraffle Professional 5"
tell canvas of front window
set p to properties of text of...
Forum: OmniGraffle General 2012-01-11, 04:46 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,802
Posted By ericscheid
Linkback saving quirk

Scenario:

I select some objects, Copy as PDF, Paste, double-click to edit, make some changes ...

a) if I hit cmd-S to save and then close the window, all is fine,
b) if I don't hit cmd-S to...
Forum: OmniGraffle General 2012-01-04, 07:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,089
Posted By ericscheid
Are you OG docs being saved as flat files or as...

Are you OG docs being saved as flat files or as packages?

I use DropBox, and I save my OG docs as flat files to avoid a zillion little updates being pushed.
Forum: OmniGraffle General 2012-01-04, 07:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,264
Posted By ericscheid
More than not quite elegant, but an interesting...

More than not quite elegant, but an interesting idea for a workaround.

You can't drag a colour swatch from a stencil though .. you drag a stroke style, or a fill style, or a text style .. so if I...
Forum: OmniGraffle General 2012-01-02, 12:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,264
Posted By ericscheid
handy palette in toolbar?

I particularly like the OG feature where I can drag/drop a colour swatch from various places onto an object on a canvas to set it's colour.

I usually have the colour picker open all the time, with...
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