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Design - Dashed line problem

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I am trying to create a think line - 18 points or more, that has small dashes to look like a crosswalk - I am able to do it in Illustrator 18 points, gap of 2 and 4 and can get the perfect effect. When I try this with Design, I can't get small enough lines - gaps. This is a big stumbling block for me. Is there a solution - I have tried 18 pt, .5 and 4 gap and can't get any smaller. When the gap is bigger than .5 I don't even get a gap showing - these line segments are not long lines. Images posted. Is there an alternative way of doing these?

 

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Hi mweisbart, it looks (from the rounded ends of each of your segments) as though you need to change the "cap" setting for your line under the Stroke dialogue from inset rounded to non-inset square. 

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Yes, thank you - I tried so many settings, but don't think I took that second gap all the way down to decimals, but kept enlarging it. I couldn't imagine that such a simple thing couldn't be done. Now I feel silly, but relieved! Thanks, now I can integrate this fully into my workflow!

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No, I watched that - and know how to make dashed lines, it was just getting the settings correct. In Illustrator you use whole numbers - the smallest you can go is 0.05, so I just didn't realize that I had to go so small to get similar results. Thanks again.

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