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Publisher: Cannot select stroke color of rectangle, color fill and stroke for text boxes?


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How do you change the stroke color of a text box?

I am trying this: I select the rectangle, click on the stroke color, take the color picker and select the color.

Result: not the stroke color changes, but the background of the rectangle. I have accessed the "help" menu, but couldn't find a good description on how the logic of color selection works in Publisher

 

For text boxes:

Can I select a background and a stroke color for those?

How do I do this?

For now I am placing text boxes inside rectangles with selected background colors, but it feels impractical.

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View > Studio > Text Frame will give you controls for the Text Frame itself, vs the text within the frame.

That will include stroke and fill colors, as well as insets.

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Text Box colour changes
To add colour to a stroke you can also.
1. Select a text box 
2. Select Fill (G)
3. Change the settings on the context bar. There are 2 Dropdowns that will let you switch between Frame | Stroke and Frame | Text

For Margins=insets
Editing Margins/indent options are located on the Text Frame Panel
Menu | View > Studio > Text Frame > and on the Text Frame Panel under 'General' use the 'insets' to adjust position of margins/edges (and link them if you want to set the same value!) 

 

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On 2/24/2020 at 5:52 PM, StuartRc said:


Text Box colour changes
To add colour to a stroke you can also.
1. Select a text box 
2. Select Fill (G)
3. Change the settings on the context bar. There are 2 Dropdowns that will let you switch between Frame | Stroke and Frame | Text

For Margins=insets
Editing Margins/indent options are located on the Text Frame Panel
Menu | View > Studio > Text Frame > and on the Text Frame Panel under 'General' use the 'insets' to adjust position of margins/edges (and link them if you want to set the same value!) 

Thank you, Stuart! I added the text frame panel to my panels via Studio. 

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2 minutes ago, World View said:

Thank you, Stuart! I added the text frame panel to my panels via Studio. 

Pleased you have a solution...The options to adjust the text box/or content (text)...caught me out initially...but its easy when you know how:)

 

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