strokes-panel-copyNo longer do you have to use any tools outside of InDesign to get the custom arrowheads you need. The Stroke panel now lets you define the scale and alignment of the arrowheads, both start and end, that you apply to a stroke.

Draw a stroke with the Line, Pen, or Pencil tool, and then open the Stroke panel. There are several options for defining the look and behavior of the stroke, including weight, cap, miter limit, join, and stroke alignment.

Choose from the list of line types, which include solid, combinations of thick and thin lines, dashes, and dots. Select the arrowheads for both the start and end of the stroke.

Now you can customize the look of your arrowheads using the following options:arrowheads-copy

Scale Choose a percentage to scale the applied start and end arrowheads. Note: This does not affect the weight of the stroke.

Align Choose to either extend the arrow tip beyond end of path or place the arrow tip at end of path.

The design options available with the application of scalable arrowheads are infinite. Try it out!

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Posted by: Monica Murphy

Monica Murphy has worked in the publishing industry for over 30 years supporting publishing operations of various sizes. In her role as Technical Product Manager for Technology for Publishing, she shares her publishing application expertise supporting a broad range of publishing clients in InDesign best practices, cross-platform content workflows, and InDesign Template strategies. Her weekly tip and blog posts have a committed following in the InDesign community, and as a long-time participant in the InDesign pre-release community, she regularly analyzes and provides feedback for upcoming features. Monica manages the authoring and publication of Technology for Publishing’s handbooks on InDesign, InCopy, and other associated titles.