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I know this is such a basic question but being totally new to OmniGraffle I can't seem to find the answer. I am using version 3.2 and trying to do a simple flowchart. For some reason when I draw lines between shapes I can't seem to get them to be at right angles. They are all tilted slightly. I read somewhere you could hold the shift but that doesn't seem to do it. Also, in the Line Inspector why is not a straight line shown as an option?
Thanks.
 
You need to still be holding the shift key down when you stop drawing the line by double-clicking. Any of the 3 line choices in the line inspector will draw a straight line if you keep the shift key down...
 
Thanks. Why is it that when I am connecting from one shape to another when I get near the last shape the line tilts slightly vs drawing straight into the shape? I can't seem to make the line hit the last shape at a 90 degree angle. I held the shift key down as described but that didn't seem to work. And then I double clicked but it starts drawing another line away from the last object.
 
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Thanks. Why is it that when I am connecting from one shape to another when I get near the last shape the line tilts slightly vs drawing straight into the shape? I can't seem to make the line hit the last shape at a 90 degree angle. I held the shift key down as described but that didn't seem to work. And then I double clicked but it starts drawing another line away from the last object.
I have been noticing this too. Omnigraffle seems to be pointing the lines end near the target shape, towards the center of the target shape. Specially when you add an arrow-head, this makes the asthetics of the arrow not very nice. If I have a rectangle shape, I cannot have multiple separated lines connect to one side of the shape, all perpendicular to that side (see attachment).

Unless I am missing something, a tweak to improve that layout would be welcome. Attached (Picture 3, colored) is a comparison of line ends in another app, they are not perpendicular yet their aesthetics are much nicer, without the little "dip" that Omni seems to do near the line end.
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