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Inset spacing in Text Frame Options - need individual

Inset spacing in Text Frame Options - need individual

Inset spacing in Text Frame Options - need individual

(OP)
I've put text in a box with rounded corners. My first line is showing up slightly indented which I don't want. I think it's because the top left rounded edge is pushing it in. I want to move the top line and all subsequent lines down.

In the General tab of Text Frame Options, within Inset Spacing, I only have the option of changing the number in Inset, the other 3 (Left, Bottom, Right) are grayed out along with the little chain-link icon. How can I type values in all of these boxes?

Vertically centering the text in the box would probably solve the problem, but I can't figure out how to do that either.

InDesign CS3 on a PC

RE: Inset spacing in Text Frame Options - need individual


...rounded corners disables those settings, simply because it has a rounded boundary, and indesign isn't intelligent enough to deal with it...

...one workaround is to place you text in a separate frame and then use 'paste into' after you have copied the text frame, so you end up with a frame within a frame...

...you can then adjust that frame with the select tools and have the ability to adjust that inner frame options..

...this method isn't much different to just having a text frame directly on top really, only real difference is you can clip the text frame with the rounded corner frame, and still have editable text...

...another option might be to add a line return or two before the first word to push it down, or a more clunkier option is to baseline shift all lines downward using the baseline shift field in the character palette options...

...the best method is likely to just have a text frame on top or pasted into your rounded corner frame and then adjust to suit...

Andrew

RE: Inset spacing in Text Frame Options - need individual

"...the best method is likely to just have a text frame on top or pasted into your rounded corner frame and then adjust to suit..."

Yep, that's what I've done to make it happen right.  I just float text frames over round-corner rectangles.

Sadly, I learned this technique from using Word for layout, but it works very nicely in ID, too.

monkey Edward monkey

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RE: Inset spacing in Text Frame Options - need individual

How about instead of making it a rounded text box that you create a stroke of dots, but make the dots huge, so they appear at both ends of the box, set the stroke to the outside and with some careful lining up you will get a rounded box look, that will vertically align.

RE: Inset spacing in Text Frame Options - need individual

(OP)
Thanks for all of the suggestions. I faked it -- I put a hard return in the first line and then adjusted the leading and pt. size. It worked.  

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