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I just downloaded OmniGraffle to see if it'll do some diagrams I need to make at work. In the attached file I put in a couple circles and a few lines. I want to adjust the geometry of the lines. When I click the bottom line I can make adjustments. But when I click one of the other two lines, the geometry boxes remain blank. I can't figure out what is different between the one line and the other two.
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Good question there - the shape that's still editable is almost connected to the shape, but not actually snapped on. That's the difference.

Once a line is snapped onto another shape, it's going to reshape itself whenever that shape is moved. A lot of the functionality in that inspector gets subordinated to whatever the other shape does.

(Discussing this with the team, "Width" and "Length" could be useful in this context; we have a feature request open on enabling those controls, at least.)

Sorry for the confusion this caused!
 
That helped, thanks. I disconnected the lines from the circle then set the circle not to accept connections. Then I was able to size the lines the way I wanted.
 
 


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