This post is written for anyone who would like to learn the top 10 (and easiest) keyboard shortcuts that will help you wireframe much more efficiently in Omnigraffle. This post is designed for those already familiar with or using Omnigraffle. Note: When there are 3 or more keys, always hit Shift first, then Command, then the key.
1. Close Window (Command + W)
Best used when: You would like to exit a Link Back or Omnigraffle application quickly. Note: Omnigraffle auto-saves your progress.
2. Alternate Between Open Windows (Command + tilde)
Best used when: You have several Link Backs or several omnigraffle documents open and you'd like to toggle between them.
3. Group objects in a layer (Shift + Command + G)
Best used when: You would like to easily select and move around related elements without needing to select them individually.
4. Ungroup objects in a layer (Shift + Command + U)
Best used when: You would like to easily ungroup related elements so you can manipulate them individually.
5. Bring object to front (Shift + Command + F)
Best used when: You would like an object to be the top most layer on the canvas. All other objects will appear behind it.
6. Bring object to back (Shift + Command + B)
Best used when: You would like an object to be the bottom most layer on the canvas. All other objects will appear in front of it.
7. Paste and Match Style (Shift + Opt + Command + V)
Best used when: You would like to paste text but match the style of where you're pasting to.
How to: Select the text you'd like to copy over, and press Command + C (copy). Go to where you'd like to paste it to, and use the shortcut to copy over that content but with the same style as what's being edited.
8. Copy and Paste in Place (Shift + Command + V)
Best used when: You would like to copy an object from one canvas to another in the exact same place. Very useful by taking the guesswork out of consistent placement of objects across canvases.
9. Format Tool (W + Opt)
Best used when: You would like to copy the style of an object to several others with minimal work.
How to: Click W + Alt/Option and hold it down while selecting the object you'd like to copy the style for. Once selected, release all keys. Find the object you'd like to apply the style to, hold down W key, and click the object. Repeat for as many objects as you wish.
10. Disable Smart Snapping Temporarily (Control + Command)
Best used when: You would like to have full control when changing object sizes, without having to disable Smart Alignment and Smart Distance Guides.
Note: Snap to Grid must be turned off for this shortcut to work.
How to: Click to transform the object as you normally would. Before you start dragging, click and hold Control + Command, and then drag the object to transform.