Just done a brochure where InDesign needed zig zag edged image boxes throughout. To get the job done I've created them in Illustrator using pattern brushes, expanding the appearance then pasting the resulting path back into InDesign as an image box. It works, but not ideally as the sheer number of these imported paths is starting to make InDesign slow and unstable.
Maybe it's a future feature request but is there a way of doing these in InDesign? You sort of need a ZigZag dialogue box like Illustrator's where you can specify the pitch and number of zigzags on a path but it's a live path like Corner Options.
I feel there's no way of doing it but has anyone else tried?
Well not the ONLY way. You can use the pen tool to draw anything, but I doubt that would be faster.
And pasted paths, in and of themselves, shouldn't make ID any less fast or stable than native paths, so perhaps you have some other issues.
I have done that by typing Zaph Dingbats triangle characters on the row (some kerning may be required), converting them outlines (Type > Create Outlines). Then I have put that row on the top of image edge, selected both image and row and used Object > Pathfinder > Substract...