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hello all,

i imported recently an outline from omnioutliner ... my problem is now that i'm not able to reformat the text background of the labels.

actually i could find the right menu for formating textbackground at all :)

you can see in the screenshot some labels with green and cyan backgrounds ... i'd like to have that ones in an other color ...

ps. i'm using omnigraffle (5.0.2 pro)
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Huh. I'm seeing the exact same thing with some nodes imported from OmniOutliner. Everything I've tried to do to remove the text formatting has failed, including copying and pasting the styles and font styles from a "good" node.
Well, huh. First I've seen this occur, however I suspect it's been this way for a long time. You can easily get rid of the color by double-clicking into the text, select all, and in the ruler accessory view choose "Default" from the Styles pull down menu.
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I started my ventures with OmniGraffle this year, 2012, with version 5.

And the problem is still here! I paste text from the web, and stupid text formatting is almost impossible to get rid of, background color still there when it should nto be!

And as far as I can tell there is no "ruler accessory view" in version 5.

How about fixing this problem all together? Omni Group, are you reading this, are you even aware that this has been a problem with your SW for at least 4-5 years?

Update: I cannot get file attachment to work here either, and there's missing icons in the pop up window.. this starts to smell like neglect!

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Bring up the ruler with command-R (View->Rulers), use the styling tools in the ruler. If that doesn't do the trick, perhaps you could give a concrete example of some text to copy from the web with formatting that cannot be removed?

I attach files to postings here quite regularly. Those missing icons in the Attachment Key (as seen in the screen capture attached to this post) don't have any functional impact...
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Here is an attempt to post an image that is a dump from a situation with formatted text that will not stop having a blue background - because it's pasted off the web (which is a natural thing to do when working with the web :)

Well, I can see that the "Manage Attachments" button / function does not work. Maybe it's because the forum does not work with Chrome..?
That's great. Just note; OmniGraffle's issue has NOT been solved!
Well, I think they are quite overstretched by the sheer number of applications - doubled now by the arrival of the iToy platform, which has inevitably created a few areas of relative neglect in the more serious and work-related OS X applications.
Thanks for finding this, Rob - it is a bug and we'll write it up.

Re: "neglect", all I'll say is that we think it's important that we be sensitive to the way that customers use our apps when planning our work. The number of folks that use AppleScript is very small - and the number of folks that use it in this manner is even smaller.

In an ideal world, we'd be able to spend time fixing this issue, but it would be unfair to the larger community to prioritize this over other work that benefits more customers.
Originally Posted by Brian View Post
The number of folks that use AppleScript is very small
Since you brought it up, what is that number (fraction of the whole is fine, no need to disclose total sales figures), and how did you determine it? What would be an example of a feature (and associated fraction of the whole) which just makes it over the line into non-marginal territory?

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