I followed the instructions here to successfully create a box around my text:
I'm able to change the text box color with ease. I'm not sure how to change the type fill color without affecting the text box color.
Appreciate the help, tried to look it up but didnt find an answer.
Select using the Text tool?
Not sure I understand the problem...
This does work thank you. However if I have a large amount of text labels with boxes accross my document, I don't see an easy way to change them all at once without selecting the text on each one.
I was hoping there was an appearance attribute. That way when I select all of the texts with boxes around them, i can just do a quick change in the appearance window and it would apply to all.
Who was your reply meant for?
It can be for you. Met1 suggested to select using the text tool which worked for me.
Would be great if I can change the text color in the appearance panel once the effect is applied. Let me know if it doesnt make sense.
Delete the text color and add a new fill color in the Appearance panel.
Add a new stroke an convert to Rectangle.
You can select all the boxed text items and change the color in the Appearance panel.
TOM this worked perfect, thank you!
Good to hear that helped.
Met1 Replied, and I replied back to Met1.
If you have helpful tips, comments or feedback please feel free to reply even if I did not reply to you directly.
Use the Type tool to create your area-type frame.
Color the type as desired.
Use Area Type Options to indent the text.
With the Direct Selection tool, click on the border (path) of the text frame.
Color the text frame.
I'm not sure how to 'batch recolor' text once this appearance is applied to text. I would prefer not to use the type tool and select each text using that method to change the color.
Your original post didn't say anything about batch processing. That changes things...
Create your text frame and color text.
In the Appearance panel, add a new fill.
Move the fill below the characters in the panel.
Apply the Conver to Shape effect to the fill.
Adjust as needed.
Save as Graphic Style.
David yes - this worked perfect, thank you!