Indesign - Rounded Corners

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  1. 2Sticky macrumors regular

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    In InDesign I can drawer a box and then round the corners going object > Corner options.. etc

    However this will round all four corners, is there a way to make it round 2? Or just on, or is the only way to round all of them and then put a box in the corner to cover up the ones I don't want rounded?
     
  2. design-is macrumors 65816

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    If your familiar with illustrator and the pen tool for creating paths, then you can use the same tool in ID to create a frame of whatever shape you choose, be it 3 right angles and a curve or an oddly shaped curved splat :)
     
  3. brad.c macrumors 68020

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    Under the Window menu, go to Automation/Scripts
    In the Scripts palette, select Application/Samples/JavaScript/CornerEffects.jsx

    Under the Pattern pull-down menu, choose whatever combination of corners you need. Note that the first corner is top-right, and then moves counter-clockwise. It's a little finicky, but easier than the alternative. Hopefully this will be enhanced in CS4.
     
  4. flrazor macrumors member

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    Awesome! I had always hoped there was something like this somewhere in the program. Thanks, brad!
     
  5. Nicolecat macrumors 6502a

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    Or...you could just draw the rounded corner box, and place another box over it and pathfinder the corners you don't want rounded.

    Quick, easy & painless. :p
     
  6. design-is macrumors 65816

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    That was my point :)
     
  7. 2Sticky thread starter macrumors regular

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    All sound good ways, shall give them a go, thanks.
     
  8. brad.c macrumors 68020

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    ^^ Another valid way to do it. I switched to the javascript method so I could numerically size the box first, then quickly add corners second. Came in handy when creating multiple boxes to match separate, specifically sized regions.
     

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