Filling and Stroking Characters
InDesign can fill or stroke text as it can any other path. Once you’ve selected text, you can set the fill color, stroke color, stroke weight, stroke type, and stroke alignment (see Figure 4-30). The Control panel includes Fill and Stroke boxes for easy color swatch selection.
FIGURE 4-30. Character Fill and Stroke
You can apply gradients to the fill and stroke of the type without converting the type to outlines. However, while gradients are easy to apply, it’s not always easy to get the effect you’re looking for, because gradients are based on the bounds of the text frame. If you want to change the gradient, select the text and drag the Gradient Swatch tool over it. (See Chapter 5, “Drawing,” for more on gradients.)