Change an object’s border

You can add, remove, or modify the border (also called stroke) around most objects. Instead of a line, you can use a graphical border called a picture frame.

The format bar contains controls for changing a border’s line style, thickness, and color. Use the Graphic inspector to make additional adjustments. Here are the Stroke controls in the Graphic inspector:

Stroke controls in Graphic inspector

Change the border around an object

  1. Select the object you want to change.

  2. If the Graphic inspector isn’t open, click Inspector in the toolbar and click the Graphic Inspector button.

  3. Do one of the following:

    • Add a border: Choose Line from the Stroke pop-up menu.

    • Modify a line style: Choose an option from the pop-up menu below the Stroke pop-up menu.

    • Modify a line color: Click the color well and select a color.

    • Add a picture frame: Choose Picture Frame from the Stroke pop-up menu, and click a thumbnail to choose a style. To change the frame’s thickness, drag the Scale slider or enter a percentage in the adjacent field. (Not all picture frames can be adjusted.)

To remove the object’s border, choose None from the Stroke pop-up menu.