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Accentuating Paragraphs With Borders and Shading

InDesign Magazine issue 113This article appeared in Issue 113 of InDesign Magazine.

Learn how to use borders and shading features to make your designs pop by adding a colored box behind a paragraph or a line around it, in any version of InDesign.

Applying a shaded or colored box behind a paragraph, or a line around it, is a brilliant way to add visual interest to body text, as well as helping to draw attention to key items of text, like pull-out quotes and facts. But until recently, creating these effects has been tedious or difficult. In this article, I’m first going to show you how you can add paragraph borders or shading using Adobe InDesign CC, and then I’ll show you how to do it the “old school” method, if you’re still using CS.

Once you know the basics, you’ll find there’s no limit to the range of effects you can achieve!

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Grace Fussell

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