Wrapping text around a graphics frame with Corner Options

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Jan 22, 2021 Jan 22, 2021

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This has bugged me for years. When a graphics frame (i.e. an image) has rounded corners (Corner Options) and text is wrapped around it, the wrap doesn't follow the corners. It works fine for a rectangle shape created in InDesign, but not for an image. This screenshot shows the photo I want to use today and a rectangle I created just to demonstrate:

wrap around corners.png

No matter whether I choose Bounding Box, Detect Edges, Graphics Frame, or Same as Clipping, the wrapping is square at the corners. My workaround has always been to make a rounded rectangle with no fill or stroke the same size and shape as the photo and apply the wrap to the rectangle instead of the photo, but that's extra work every time I adjust the photo in any way.

 

Is there a way to do this without the additional object? Diligent searching off and on over the years has has turned up any chatter about this.

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Adobe Community Professional , Jan 23, 2021 Jan 23, 2021
Essentially - the middle option uses the graphic frame to make the wrapping path.  It's because a Rounded Frame is not truly a rounded Frame - it's using Round Corner Options. You can turn it into an actual rounded frame - but this removes options to reformat the round corner. Use the pen tool to click anywhere on the frame edge. You will notice the corner nodes disappearing. Alternatively - to keep the corner nodes. Copy the original frame with the image Select your image wit...

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Jan 23, 2021 Jan 23, 2021

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Essentially - the middle option uses the graphic frame to make the wrapping path. 

 

Graphic Path.PNG

 

It's because a Rounded Frame is not truly a rounded Frame - it's using Round Corner Options.

 

You can turn it into an actual rounded frame - but this removes options to reformat the round corner.

Use the pen tool to click anywhere on the frame edge.

 

You will notice the corner nodes disappearing.

 

graphic frame.PNG

 

Alternatively - to keep the corner nodes.

Copy the original frame with the image

 

original frame.PNG

 

Select your image within the frame and CUT it - leaving just the frame.

 

remove image from frame.PNG

 

Edit>Paste Into

  

paste into.PNG

  

What you end up with is the image pasted inside the oval - giving you what you want.

 

result.PNG

 

 

You can also start with the oval frame with the text wrap 

Place your image you want

 

start.PNG

 

Select the graphic (not the frame) and cut it 

Delete the remaining original frame that it was in.

 

Then choose the original round cornered frame

And choose Paste into

 

 

I would like to say - this is how the feature works - I don't it's a bug

You can use this site for feature requests

https://www.adobe.com/products/wishform.html

 

 

  

 

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"It's because a Rounded Frame is not truly a rounded Frame" - haha, no wonder I'm confused! 🙂

 

Your idea worked eventually after some trial and error, so I have one additional tip for those who come after me looking for this. Before you cut the graphic out of its original frame, you must turn off wrapping for that frame. If you don't, the wrapping information (including its square shape) somehow gets carried along with the graphic and the new frame inherits the wrapping characteristics you are trying to shed. But if you select the image's frame, set wrapping to none, then select the graphic only, then cut, then select the empty rounded frame, then Paste Into, it works.

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Jan 23, 2021 Jan 23, 2021

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Yes, - might be a good idea to raise this in the Feature Request in the link I mentioned 🙂

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Jan 25, 2021 Jan 25, 2021

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Okay, done. If others find this thread and agree that this is an issue, please vote to show Adobe your interest: https://indesign.uservoice.com/forums/601021-adobe-indesign-feature-requests/suggestions/42530287-te...

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Thanks I've upvoted and commented - and shared via Twitter. 

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