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Bent Out of Shape

No Rounded Rectangle Tool

Every design software program I know of has a tool to create rounded-corner rectangles: CorelDraw, QuarkXPress, PageMaker, Freehand, Illustrator, even Photoshop has one. But not InDesign!


Adobe's categorized the “roundedness” of a frame's corners as just another corner effect. So create (or select) a normal rectangle frame, then go to Object > Corner Effects and select “Rounded” from the Effect popup menu. Turn on the Preview checkbox so you can see the effect of changing the corners' diameter in the Size field. Click OK when you've achieved optimum roundosity.



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