I'm using InDesign CS 5.5 for Window & I'm trying to change my default stroke & fill. In my document I have deselected everything (Shift-Crtl-A), then selected the line tool, then selected a stroke color. This is what the top of my screen looks like:
When I draw the next line, it's invisible having no color what so ever. I've tried the same thing with rectangles & setting a fill; I get the same result, invisible objects.
I have been able to change their colors after I draw them, but I'd rather draw the color I want them to start with.
I tried that, but it appears the problem is embedded somewhere in the files I've been copying and reusing. New ones are behaving as expected, but every time I make a new line or rectangle and then release the mouse button, the object & the settings change so that it's invisible, no matter what the line or rectangle stoke/fill setting was before I started drawing.
I had the same problem and finally figured it out.
In object styles I had [None] selected. Once I selected [Basic Graphics Frame] it worked.
Note: I did not change the style itself, just selected it.
Then with nothing selected I changed the fill and stroke color to the color I wanted to overprint and used window>attributes and selected overprint fill and overprint stroke.
Now when I draw a line or a shape it is the color I selected and it overprints! Yay!