Are you using the Rectangle tool (without the X in it), or the Rectangle Frame tool (with the X)? The default stroke and fill settings only work with the shape tools (no X). The frame tools are hard-coded to no fill/no stroke You add an object style called "Place Gun Frame" to your document that will give you a default stroke and fill for frames on placed images. see http://indesignsecrets.com/applying-an-object-style-when-placing-an-image.php Interestingly, you don't have to actually use this style when placing an image for it to be in effect, and unfortunately it does NOT work for frames you draw, only for frames created during a place operation.
Thank you very much Mr. Spier for your reply. I am using the rectangle tool no x for a lesson from adobe InDesign cs6, The Professional Portfolio by Against The Clock.(pg.36;7) its a basic frame to create a film strip. I've finished the lesson. But one step was to choose rectangle tool, click the default fill and stroke, draw rectangle. the side bar says, "The shape has a 1pt black stroke because you recalled the default fill and stroke values before creating the shape." Except it does not have any stroke I had to click the default again then the stroke was added. so I want to make sure its not my program. again thank you.
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But one step was to choose rectangle tool, click the default fill and stroke, draw rectangle. the side bar says, "The shape has a 1pt black stroke because you recalled the default fill and stroke values before creating the shape."
Did you really click the little default icon next to the fill and stroke proxies to reset? Was a frame selected at the time? Defaults only apply to new frames, or if you change something while a frame is selected youare affecting only the selected frame, not the defaults.