Hi everyone! Using InDesign CS4. I need to reduce the size of arrowheads that are applied to a line with a stroke weight of .5 pt. I do not want to change the line weight. (Although as a side note, reducing the line weight down to .1 pt did not get the arrowheads small enough.) Any solutions?
Or here's an alternative solution using a custom arrow and applying it as text-on-a-path:
Pretty much makes it useless... Way too much trouble to do it custom or create an element in AI then paste it in. Amazing how in Illustrator they give you an area to enter a percentage and SCALE the arrowheads. Imagine that!
Heck I think even Quark X-Press did this! Another example of something that works great in one application that's completely left out in the other. The IND & AI teams need to get their heads together.
You can do it - it just needs to make a new stroke. Like a few things, the sample strokes provided need to be tweaked, or create new ones.
Hope this helps
Top right of the panel there's a sub menu (fly out menu)
Click on Stoke Styles
Click on New
Drag one of the black blocks off the dialog box to remove it
Change the width of the stripe to 10%
Place it at 45% (so it's 5% before 50% and 5% after 50%)
Make the Stroke Width 10pt
You now have a larger arrow head
Hope that helps
Very interesting, and I'll keep that in mind for those rare occasions when I want the arrowheads larger on a solid stroke.
Got any clever tricks to do what the OP and many of the rest of us would like which is to reduce the size of the arrow? Or to scale the arrow on a dashed or dotted line?
I don't think there's anyway to make the arrow head smaller. Except perhaps a large block custom stroke with a smaller point size for the stroke width.
The arrow head size seems to be linked with the point size of the stroke.
I see what you mean by the Dash line - you can't make a custom stroke width for the dash - which is frustrating.
And even basing a new dashed stroke on the custom stroke i created didn't make any difference, in fact they don't seem to act like Master and Child items.
Yet another feature that the Adobe team has failed to expand on in favour of updating/adding other features.