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Stroke appears altered when copy/pasting images

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Jun 25, 2020

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I have an object style set for images to have a 15pt stroke. When I copy/paste the entire stroked image, everything is fine. But, I have a collegue that clicks until she just gets the image (without the stroke) and copy/pastes that. When she clicks on the object style, a stroke is applied but it's much skinnier. Why is this happening?

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Hi Melanie,

you said: "When she clicks on the object style, a stroke is applied but it's much skinnier. Why is this happening?"

What could have happened in case of your colleague: The object she applied the stroke to was scaled before:

 

Two rectangles with the same stroke weight applied.

One is not scaled, the other one is scaled to 50% in x and y direction.

From my German InDesign, both rectangles selected, same object style applied:

 

ObjectStyleApplied-DifferentEffectiveStrokeWeight-1.PNG

 

More details:

ObjectStyleApplied-DifferentEffectiveStrokeWeight-2.PNG

 

The solution:

Redefine scaling as 100% and remove the overrides on the object style.

 

ObjectStyleApplied-DifferentEffectiveStrokeWeight-3.png

 

Result in two steps.

[1] Redefine Scaling as 100%

The selected rectangle is showing a 5 Pt stroke weight and an override on the applied object style:

ObjectStyleApplied-DifferentEffectiveStrokeWeight-4.png

 

[2] After removing the override on the applied object style:

ObjectStyleApplied-DifferentEffectiveStrokeWeight-5.png

Why did that happen at all?

Look into your InDesign preferences. There are two preferences for scaling objects in Preferences > General

The default one is When Scaling: [ x ] Apply To Content

Your colleague used the other one on that object: [ x ] Adjust Scaling Percentage

 

Regards,
Uwe Laubender

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Stroke appears altered when copy/pasting images

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I have an object style set for images to have a 15pt stroke. When I copy/paste the entire stroked image, everything is fine. But, I have a collegue that clicks until she just gets the image (without the stroke) and copy/pastes that. When she clicks on the object style, a stroke is applied but it's much skinnier. Why is this happening?

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Correct answer by Laubender | Adobe Community Professional

Hi Melanie,

you said: "When she clicks on the object style, a stroke is applied but it's much skinnier. Why is this happening?"

What could have happened in case of your colleague: The object she applied the stroke to was scaled before:

 

Two rectangles with the same stroke weight applied.

One is not scaled, the other one is scaled to 50% in x and y direction.

From my German InDesign, both rectangles selected, same object style applied:

 

ObjectStyleApplied-DifferentEffectiveStrokeWeight-1.PNG

 

More details:

ObjectStyleApplied-DifferentEffectiveStrokeWeight-2.PNG

 

The solution:

Redefine scaling as 100% and remove the overrides on the object style.

 

ObjectStyleApplied-DifferentEffectiveStrokeWeight-3.png

 

Result in two steps.

[1] Redefine Scaling as 100%

The selected rectangle is showing a 5 Pt stroke weight and an override on the applied object style:

ObjectStyleApplied-DifferentEffectiveStrokeWeight-4.png

 

[2] After removing the override on the applied object style:

ObjectStyleApplied-DifferentEffectiveStrokeWeight-5.png

Why did that happen at all?

Look into your InDesign preferences. There are two preferences for scaling objects in Preferences > General

The default one is When Scaling: [ x ] Apply To Content

Your colleague used the other one on that object: [ x ] Adjust Scaling Percentage

 

Regards,
Uwe Laubender

( ACP )

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When she clicks on the object style to apply it, is there also a + sign indicating an override? If so, she should Opt/Alt apply the style to force a clean application of your 15 pt. stroke object style.

 

Also, why can she not copy n paste the frame and graphic the way you do, rather than drilling down into the frame to sub-select the graphic? 

Mike Witherell

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No, there's no + sign. I click [None] then [Images] again, and it's still the skinny stroke.

 

And that's a great question lol I talked to my team about not doing that, but the fact that it's happening at all is bothering me. So, I was just trying to figure it out!

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Hi Melanie,

you said: "When she clicks on the object style, a stroke is applied but it's much skinnier. Why is this happening?"

What could have happened in case of your colleague: The object she applied the stroke to was scaled before:

 

Two rectangles with the same stroke weight applied.

One is not scaled, the other one is scaled to 50% in x and y direction.

From my German InDesign, both rectangles selected, same object style applied:

 

ObjectStyleApplied-DifferentEffectiveStrokeWeight-1.PNG

 

More details:

ObjectStyleApplied-DifferentEffectiveStrokeWeight-2.PNG

 

The solution:

Redefine scaling as 100% and remove the overrides on the object style.

 

ObjectStyleApplied-DifferentEffectiveStrokeWeight-3.png

 

Result in two steps.

[1] Redefine Scaling as 100%

The selected rectangle is showing a 5 Pt stroke weight and an override on the applied object style:

ObjectStyleApplied-DifferentEffectiveStrokeWeight-4.png

 

[2] After removing the override on the applied object style:

ObjectStyleApplied-DifferentEffectiveStrokeWeight-5.png

Why did that happen at all?

Look into your InDesign preferences. There are two preferences for scaling objects in Preferences > General

The default one is When Scaling: [ x ] Apply To Content

Your colleague used the other one on that object: [ x ] Adjust Scaling Percentage

 

Regards,
Uwe Laubender

( ACP )

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