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Adobe InDesign - Applying Color, Fills, and Strokes to Objects

This document gives you the basic structure of a How To template


Select the object to color by doing one of the following:

  1. For a path or frame, use the Selection tool  or the Direct Selection tool   , as necessary.
  2. For text characters, use the Type tool  to change the text color of a single word or the entire text within a frame.

  1. In the Toolbox or in the Color or Swatches panel, select the Fill box or the Stroke box to specify the fill or stroke of the object. (If you selected an image, the Stroke box has no effect.)
    1. Fill box
    2. Formatting Affects Container
    3. Stroke box
    4. Formatting Affects Text
  2. Do one of the following:
    • Select a color, tint, or gradient using the Swatches or Gradient panel.
    • Select a color, tint, or gradient from the Fill or Stroke menu in the Control panel.
    • Double-click either the Fill or Stroke box in the Toolbox or the Color panel to open the Color Picker. Select the desired color, and click OK.

Remove fill or stroke color

  1. Select the text or object whose color you want to remove.
  2. In the Toolbox, click the Fill button or Stroke button depending on which portion of the text or object you want to change.
  3. Click the None button  to remove the object’s fill or stroke.

If you need further assistance please contact the Information Technology Help Desk at 920-424-3020 or

Keywords:"Remove Fill", "Remove Stroke", iD, "Images and Objects"   Doc ID:64377
Owner:Richard L.Group:UW Oshkosh
Created:2016-06-22 14:59 CDTUpdated:2016-12-20 12:46 CDT
Sites:UW Oshkosh
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