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Text color: Separate stroke and fill?

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I am transitioning from InDesign to Affinity Publisher. I have an InDesign document that has text with a black stroke and green fill. The letters really pop! (I'm attaching a sample.) Is there any way to achieve this effect in Publisher? 

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Hi @bassrun and welcome!

Yes! Select the text and set the fill to black and the stroke to green in the Colour panel, then adjust the width of the stroke in the Stroke panel:

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I've pulled out the relevant panels so hopefully you can see the settings. You may need to display them using the View - Studio - menu.

Cheers,

H


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18 hours ago, bassrun said:

I have an InDesign document that has text with a black stroke and green fill. The letters really pop! (I'm attaching a sample.)

Aside from the fact, that your sample is the other way around, ie black fill and green stroke, so it is more of a black font with a green outer shadow, which can be set in fx.

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To add to the answers already given, you can also set the fill and/or stroke of text using the Character Panel (Font Colour and Outline Colour).
Also, you can give the text an outline using the Outline Effect via the Effects Panel.
Attached is an example of some text with both an Outline Effect and a Dashed Stroke (it looks awful but you get the idea of what’s possible).

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