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I have a PDF eBook I'm creating. I want some side boxes with text and maybe an image throughout the doc. What is the best way to produce this? Currently, I created an inline box and got the text over the top but I can't see how to connect them together so they stay together. When I select them both the "Group" feature doesn't activate. Is there a better way to accomplish this? Thanks

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Assuming you're talking about Publisher, it might work best if you simply create a Text Frame, and then use the Text Frams studio panel (View > Studio > Text Frame) to set the stroke you want for the Text Frame.


-- Walt

Windows 10 Home, version 2004 (19041.388),
   Desktop: 16GB memory, Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00GHz, GeForce GTX 970
   Laptop:  8GB memory, Intel Core i7-3625QM @ 2.30GHz, Intel HD Graphics 4000 or NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M
Affinity Photo 1.9.1.979 and 1.9.2.997 Beta   / Affinity Designer 1.9.1.979 and 1.9.2.997 Beta  / Affinity Publisher 1.9.1.979 and 1.9.1.979 Beta

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1 hour ago, GentleGiantEd said:

i think I got it. I found the text frame panel and I see now that I can convert a rectangle to a text frame panel. Thanks

Or, just start by using the Text Frame tool to draw the Text Frame, and set its stroke and (if needed) fill using the Text Frame panel. No need to use a rectangle at all.


-- Walt

Windows 10 Home, version 2004 (19041.388),
   Desktop: 16GB memory, Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00GHz, GeForce GTX 970
   Laptop:  8GB memory, Intel Core i7-3625QM @ 2.30GHz, Intel HD Graphics 4000 or NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M
Affinity Photo 1.9.1.979 and 1.9.2.997 Beta   / Affinity Designer 1.9.1.979 and 1.9.2.997 Beta  / Affinity Publisher 1.9.1.979 and 1.9.1.979 Beta

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You're welcome.


-- Walt

Windows 10 Home, version 2004 (19041.388),
   Desktop: 16GB memory, Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00GHz, GeForce GTX 970
   Laptop:  8GB memory, Intel Core i7-3625QM @ 2.30GHz, Intel HD Graphics 4000 or NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M
Affinity Photo 1.9.1.979 and 1.9.2.997 Beta   / Affinity Designer 1.9.1.979 and 1.9.2.997 Beta  / Affinity Publisher 1.9.1.979 and 1.9.1.979 Beta

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