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Instant InDesign: Designing Templates for Fast and Efficient Page Layout by Gabriel Powell

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Stroke Options

The Stroke panel contains quite a few options that provide control over the weight and appearance of a frame’s stroke (Figure 11.2). Let’s start from the top of the panel and work down:

  • Weight. Specify a value to determine how wide you want the stroke to be. Avoid making strokes thinner than 0.25 pt, because you can’t see them very well when they’re printed on a high-resolution output device.

  • Cap styles. Select one of the three cap styles to specify how you want the ends of an open path to appear. Butt Cap, which is the default setting, creates squared ends that stop at the endpoints. Round Cap creates semicircular ends that extend past the endpoints. Projecting Cap creates squared ends and makes the stroke surround the path evenly ...

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