Why Are Rounded Corners Not Working in InDesign?

Rounded corners can be easily achieved in Indesign by selecting an object and clicking Object > Corner Options.

This window opens with sections dedicated to altering each corner, by default linked together by default. However, this method only works for rectangles and squares; it doesn’t work with custom or polygonal shapes created using the Pen Tool.

Unlinking Corners

As part of designing shapes and images, rounding their corners is often desired to add elegance and make designs appear more professional. Unfortunately, InDesign doesn’t always do a good job at rounding corners – however there is an alternative solution available which should resolve this problem.

One of the easiest and simplest ways to round corners in InDesign is with the Corner Options dialog box. This method provides instant feedback as you adjust it; however, this only works on rectangles and squares – not custom or polygonal shapes.

Use Independent Corner Control for another method of rounding corners. This feature allows you to set different radii for each corner of a shape or image, which you select first before clicking its icon next to corner radius input field and opening a window displaying four values that you can select from; to close this window click its icon again.

This tool allows you to get exactly the look you desire without changing all the corners at once. Unfortunately, text frames or objects with borders cannot be affected using this technique; however, you can still create rounded corners using Borders dialog box.

Live Corners widget, available only since InDesign CS6, provides another method of making rounded corners in InDesign. Similar to Corner Options dialog box, Live Corners allows you to set specific radius values for each of your corners as well as link or unlink them individually. Furthermore, beveled corners can also be set for any given corner for an added aesthetic element.

Unlinking Anchor Points

If you want to round off the corners of a shape or object in InDesign, there are various methods available. One is using the Selection Tool which enables real-time adjustments of corner radiuses on selected objects in real time – it is located as the third icon in Tools panel and accessible with keyboard shortcut. Furthermore, anchor points and “live corner widgets” also change as adjustments are made allowing you to see this process unfold before your eyes.

One alternative method of accomplishing this task is using the Object menu and selecting Corner Options to open a dialog box that provides various corner effects and an option to specify custom radius values. It contains four sections for each of the four corners that comprise your shape or object you are working with; they may be linked together by default but you can unlink them by clicking on the small chain link icon within each section.

Though this technique works well with rectangles and squares, it does not accommodate complex custom shapes created using the Pen Tool or polygonal objects like triangles, trapezoids and hexagons. Furthermore, this approach cannot handle corners that cross paths created using tools like Bezier Tool; to round these off you must employ other techniques.

Command/Control Panel Method – Finally, try out the Command/Control Panel method which uses a control palette to allow you to specify a radius value and choose among various effects for rounding off each corner of an object. It can also convert smooth points into corner points and curves into symmetrical corners while breaking direction lines connecting any curved corner point to its neighboring corner points to move individual direction lines independently from one another – this would also work when working with fonts that have been outlined as paths such as serifed script fonts

Unlinking Live Corners Widgets

InDesign is an invaluable tool for creating digital designs ranging from books and magazines to advertising materials and marketing collateral. It offers various features to make your designs appear professional, such as rounding corners on objects. Doing this can give your work a more polished and professional appearance while making reading easier – although there are some things you should keep in mind before using this feature.

Live Corners offer the simplest method for rounding corners in InDesign, automatically creating dynamic corner effects when you drag the yellow handles of an object. This works well with almost all shapes created using the Pen Tool as well as polygonal ones like circles and triangles; however, it does not work on ellipses or paths made using this method.

To use Live Corners, first select an object or image using the Selection Tool and use yellow diamond-shaped handles on them to activate Live Corners mode – these handles allow for instant rounding corners on selected objects! By clicking on these squares you’ll enter Live Corners mode; by dragging any one of these handles you’ll instantly round corners off any selected object.

If the default rounded corners in Live Corners mode don’t suit you, click the “Corners” button in the top toolbar to access the Corners dialog box and set different types of rounded corners for different edges of your selected object.

Alternately, the Stroke panel offers corner effects to help round off the corners of any object. To cycle through them quickly and easily while working in real-time, hold down Option (Alt on Macs) while clicking one of Live Corners mode’s yellow handles while in Live Corners mode and hold down Option/Alt/Shift while clicking one of its yellow handles; this enables you to easily apply and modify corner effects for your object’s corners without changing its appearance or appearance.

Unlinking Corner Options

If you need to round the corners of a shape or image in InDesign, there are various methods available. One is through the properties panel which offers various ways of altering corner radius values. To do this, select your shape and click on the icon with rounding arrows – this will open a window that allows you to alter them directly.

Use the Object menu to round corners. This method works for rectangular and square shapes created with the Pen tool; however, custom or polygonal forms cannot be drawn this way. Select your shape then go to Object > Corner Options to open a dialog box that contains sections for all four corners with yellow handles that allow you to drag to adjust how much each corner should be rounded off. By default all corners are linked together but if needed they can be unlinked using the small chain link icon within this dialog box.

If you want to round only one corner of a shape, using the Direct Selection Tool A and holding down Shift while dragging an anchor point yellow with Shift held down will only alter that one corner – not any others on the shape. Alternately, Alt can also be held down while dragging yellow anchor points. This will cause it to rotate inward at an angle.

Use the Corner Option dialog box to design customized corner styles. This method enables you to specify an individual radius for every corner, as well as adjust overall ellipse sizes – useful when creating complex corners that would otherwise require manual effort to construct.

Finally, you can also round the corners of a shape or image by selecting it and going to the Effects menu. This method offers multiple corner effects that work for both rectangular and square shapes – although this approach doesn’t support custom or polygonal objects or show real-time changes on canvas.