As if the ability to add shading behind paragraph text wasn’t exciting enough, now you can customize the corners of that shading! As you set the color, tint, and offset values on each side of the shading, you can also set the corner size and shape. It’s easier than ever to create a well-designed block of text. So get creative with your shading—add rounded corners, alternate corner shapes, and sizes, or combine them with paragraph borders as seen below.

Remember that all these options can be added to a paragraph style. Apply shading (and borders) with custom corners in one click!

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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.