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Chapter 4. Text Input > To apply a frame to a text or picture box:

To apply a frame to a text or picture box:

1.
Choose the Item or Content tool.

2.
Click on a box (Bézier or standard).

3.
Choose Item > Frame (Cmd-B/Ctrl-B).

4.
Choose a preset Width from the pop-up menu or enter a custom Width .

Figure 1. The Frame pane of the Item > Modify dialog box.


How to frame like a pro

  • Apply a Text Inset greater than zero in Item > Modify (Text pane) to add breathing room between the text and the frame.

  • Use narrow, delicate frames rather than thick, ornate ones. Gaudy frames distract from, and overwhelm, the text. Less is more.

  • Unless you want the whole world to know you're new to graphic design, use frames judiciously in a couple of spots—not frames, frames everywhere.


5.
Choose from the Style pop-up menu. (To create a custom dashed or multi-line (striped) frame, see pages 207–208.) Note: Only the Solid, Solid Shade (HR), and Solid 3-D frames are available for HTML text boxes. If you convert an HTML text box to a raster box, any frame can then be applied (check Convert to Graphic on Export at the bottom of the dialog box).

6.
Choose from the Color pop-up menu.

7.
Choose from the Shade pop-up menu or enter a Shade percentage.

8.
Optional: To recolor the white areas in a multi-line or dashed style, choose from the Gap: Color and Shade pop-up menus.

9.
Click Apply to preview, make any adjustments, then click OK (illustrations on the next page).

TIP

To remove a frame, enter 0 in the Width field.


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