A new user to InDesign (CS5) with a (maybe) basic question.
I have an object, let's say a box, with a .5 pt stroke. I select it using the Selection Tool and the coordinates are given as x: 1 in., y: 1 in. Now, I select the upper left hand corner point using the Direct Selection Tool. I assume the coordinates for that point should be the same. But instead I get x: 1.0035 in., y: 1.0035 in.
Why is this? Also, is there a way to make them the same?
It has to do with the way that strokes are factored in to an object's width. By default, strokes are centred around the object's frame. With a .5pt stroke, .25pts of it extend on either side of the frame.
You can change this so that the box will be exactly 1 in by 1 in if you have the stroke be aligned to the inside however:
You probably have "Dimensions Include Stroke Weight" active, and the stroke is aligned to center or outside.