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Is there a way to create a repeating box template in InDesign?

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Sep 02, 2021 Sep 02, 2021

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Hey I want to create a repeating box template like this alert box in image below:

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 I'm looking for a way to create this box automatically anywhere in my book.

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Adobe Community Professional , Sep 02, 2021 Sep 02, 2021
You can create Paragraph Borders via Paragraph formatting, which can be saved as a Paragraph Style. The Alert Box text overlaying the border can also be styled, here I'm stroking the text with white and adjusting the baseline via Baseline Shift:

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Sep 02, 2021 Sep 02, 2021

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A bunch of 'em. Which one you'd choose would depend on how you created the element and how you wanted to use it.

 

The simplest is to save it as a library item, which will store type and graphic elements, including any styles applied. So design one example the way you'd like, drag it into the library and it'll be available to drag back down whenever you need one.

 

You can learn more about that here.

 

Hope this helps,

 

Randy

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You can create Paragraph Borders via Paragraph formatting, which can be saved as a Paragraph Style. The Alert Box text overlaying the border can also be styled, here I'm stroking the text with white and adjusting the baseline via Baseline Shift:

 

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Note saying this is the best method, but you can do it in one style if you don't mind typing a few spaces in front of the alert text.

 

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