3 Replies Latest reply on Mar 17, 2017 2:15 AM by Laubender

    The Size of Arrow in the Stroke Panel

    Winfield.Xiao Level 1

      The arrow in the stroke panel can not be lessened while the thickness of path is below 2 points.

        • 1. Re: The Size of Arrow in the Stroke Panel
          Steve Werner Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          Replies will be left here when people can help. Please tell more about your problem. What version of InDesign? What operating system?

          • 2. Re: The Size of Arrow in the Stroke Panel
            Zaid Al Hilali Adobe Community Professional

            Apparently this is a limitation. But you may control your arrow more efficiently in Illustrator, copy it from there then paste it in InDesign if necessary however it will be compound or grouped object.


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            • 3. Re: The Size of Arrow in the Stroke Panel
              Laubender Adobe Community Professional & MVP

              Hi winfield_xiao,


              if you refer to arrow head scaling using InDesign CC 2017 the range goes from 1% to 1000%.

              Unfortunately the percentages do not follow a linear proportionality of the size we see with 100%.

              My view: That's a big conceptual failure of the feature.


              What you can do to get the size of the arrow head below that limit:


              1. Multiply your stroke weight by 10 to 10 pt


              2. Lower the percentage of the arrow head scaling until it fits your needs in proportion of the stroke

              Beware of a different limit here: Scaling below 65 % could mess with the shape of your arrow head, because the stroke will overlap the arrow head. Another conceptual failure.


              3. Go to Preferences > General and set the scaling preferences to Adjust Scaling Percentage


              4. Scale the object to 10%


              Here two screenshots from my German InDesign.
              Note that I scaled the view to a maximum of 4,000 %




              Depending of the kind of stroke and the kind of arrow head sooner or later you'll see, that the stroke will overlap the arrow head: