OmniGraffle 7.10 for Mac and 3.10 for iOS Now Available with New Fill Shape with Text Feature

by Brent Simmons on March 6, 2019

OmniGraffle 7.10 for Mac and OmniGraffle 3.10 for iOS include a new Fill Shape with Text feature.

It’s a new option in the Text Position inspector: it fills the inner bounds of a shape with the label text. This makes it much easier to fit text in (for instance) a diamond shape (as in a flowchart) or create a text background for a Bézier shape.

Here’s a screenshot demonstrating the feature:

Screenshot of OmniGraffle for Mac showing text fitting inside a diamond shape.

Other changes in OmniGraffle for Mac include an option in the Line inspector to allow line labels to clip a line’s stroke; the ability to adjust the distance when Text Follows Path (in the Geometry inspector); and a number of improvements and bug fixes, mostly to do with text. See the release notes for the complete rundown.

Changes in OmniGraffle for iOS include a new Text Flow option in the Text Position inspector; text rotation controls; and other improvements and fixes. Read the release notes for the full scoop.