I can set Text Frame Inset spacing in the Text Frame Options dialogue box. But when I go back to change the settings: all the Inset Spacing for bottom, left and right are greyed out. I can't change them.
This only happens when I have applied a Corner option to the Text Frame.
When I apply any Corner option to the Text Frame, the Inset Spacing defaults to a constant for Inset, bottom, left and right: i can change only the Inset and it changes all four.
If I remove the Corner Option: I get access again to all Inset Spacing.
if you create a box, change the corner option to what you need, then save the box as an object style, then open the object style options box and click on Text Frame General Options ....and you can set the inset spacing for all sides!
@rjallenamec – did you try that with different values for top, bottom, left and right?
That will not work.
Ok, the values are stored in the object style, but:
On the object itself the value for "top" will always win and is applied on every side…
Your object style, that is defined the other way is showing a nasty + for override.
And a alt+click will not help to apply the different values.
(At least it does notwork in InDesign CS5.5 where I did a quick test. Would be nice, if that will work in InDesign CS6, but I am in doubt…)
What is amazing is, I figured this out yesterday, I showed a co-worker it, and it worked fine for both of us, when I went to do the
Same effect today, it is doing what Laubender said, I asked my co-worker …. Was that a dream and he said no, we both did it and
It worked, he tried it again today and it didn’t not work, (in the image I sent I didn’t have corner options on, but when we did it yesterday
We both used the same image, on different machines where the corners of the box were rounded and we placed the text via the insert
We here are both stumped that NOW its now working, (maybe adobe only gives you one chance to make it work and then drops the feature!!!)…
If you do figure out a way to make this work, please let me know!
Confirmed it does not work either on Mac or PC. The character styles procedure lets you think it is going to work, showing the unlink icon and allows you to unlink all sides but nothing happens when you change the insets. Only workaround I can find is to put a box in a box which I consider sloppy. Seems like a bug to me!
I’m working in CS6 on a PC. I tried to replicate it, but it wouldn’t work. Then I discovered there was one more thing I was doing. There needs to be a stroke.
Create a text box with no stroke and fill with text. Set the inset spacing even for all sides (5mm in my example). Then set corner options to the same size as the inset spacing. Then save as a new object style. Go into the object style settings, and change the side you want to make bigger. Make sure the effects are set for stroke. Click ok.
Then add the stroke and the spacing should change. For some reason, the stroke had to be at least .75pt to work. To change the size, you need to reset it back to the original 5mm inset and clear overrides, and then set it again with a different size.
Hope this helps.