Changing the style of text item borders

You can change the style of borders shown on individual text items; for example, if you want to show rectangle borders on some text items but capsule borders on others. You can do this for the current layout and frame chain only, or for all layouts and frame chains.


  • The lower zone is shown.

  • Properties is selected in the lower zone toolbar.

  • If you are in Engrave mode, Graphic Editing Graphic Editing button is selected in the Engrave toolbox.

  • You have chosen the appropriate property scope for local properties.


  1. Select the text items whose border style you want to change. You can do this in Write mode and Engrave mode.
  2. In the Properties panel, activate Border style in the Text group.
  3. Select one of the following options from the menu:
    • Rectangle

    • Rounded rectangle

    • Capsule

    • Angled ends rectangle


The border style of the selected text items is changed. If the property scope was set to Locally, this change only takes effect in the current layout and frame chain.


You can change the border style used by each paragraph style by default in the Paragraph Styles dialog.


Figure 1. Rectangle
Figure 2. Rounded rectangle
Figure 3. Capsule
Figure 4. Angled ends rectangle