You are designing a print advertisement and want to change the color effect of text within the document. Follow this process to change the text color.
- Open an Adobe InDesign document from the File menu or Welcome screen. The document should have at least one line of text.
Activate the “Type Tool” from the Tools box. Highlight a sample of text in the document. If the Tools box is not visible, select “Tools” from the Window menu.
Click and drag the mouse to highlight a sample of text on the page.
Select “Swatches” from the Window menu or press F5 on the keyboard to display the Swatches palette.
The Fill and Stroke text icons (shown as overlapping letter T) are accessible from the Tools box or Swatches palette. The text icon on the left controls the fill color, while the text icon on the right controls the border color. Activate the Fill color formatting effect.
Select a red swatch from the Swatches palette. This action will change the fill color of the highlighted text to red.
Activate the Stroke color formatting effect from the Tools box or Swatches palette. Select a yellow swatch from the Swatches palette. This action will change the border color of the highlighted text to yellow.