Control how you scale stroked objects in InDesign

Prior to InDesign CS, when you scaled an object with the Free Transform or Scale tool, the stroke weight scaled too-whether you wanted it or not.

For example, you can choose whether or not you want strokes to scale at all. Strokes are set to scale by default. Also, you can return scaled objects to 100 percent of their original size.

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To scale an object's fill and stroke:
1. Choose Scale Strokes from the Transform panel or Control panel pop-up menu. Select the Scale or Free Transform tool in the Tools panel. Scale your object as usual.
When scaling strokes, be aware that the increase in size is not reflected in the weight value that displays in the Stroke panel. You can also scale an object with the Selection tool, but the stroke does not scale, regardless of whether the Scale Strokes command is selected.

To reset scaling to 100 percent: 1. Select the object that you scaled while the Scale Strokes option was selected. Choose Reset Scaling to 100% from either the Transform panel or Control panel pop-up menu. This restores the original proportions of the object's fill and stroke.

  • Adam Floyd