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Giving Text Shapes Borders

When you use text shapes for captions or titles in your drawing, you might want to surround that text with a border, as shown in Figure 3.46.

Figure 3.46

Figure 3.46 A text shape with a border.

You can easily format borders for text shapes. Just right-click the text shape with the Pointer tool and select Format > Line, opening the Line dialog box shown in Figure 3.47.

Figure 3.47

Figure 3.47 Formatting lines.

In the Line dialog, you can set these items concerning a text shape's border:

  • Pattern—Select from a straight line or various dotted ones.
  • Weight—Specify how thick you want the line.
  • Color—Set the color of the line.
  • Cap—Choose the line's cap: Round, Square, or Extended.
  • Transparency—Specify how transparent you want the line.
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