Borders make it easy to tell the difference between Typefi Frames and Adobe InDesign frames. You can specify the color, width, and opacity for Typefi Frame borders in the Typefi Borders dialog within the Typefi Preferences dialog.
To open the Typefi Borders dialog:
- Open InDesign Preferences.
Windows: Choose Edit > Preferences > Typefi.
macOS: Choose InDesign > Preferences > Typefi.
- Choose Typefi Borders.
From the Typefi Borders dialog, you can:
- Show Typefi Borders in InDesign → Select Show Typefi Borders.
- Set a default stroke weight for all Typefi Frame borders → Enter a value in the Weight field (for example, 2.5 pt).
- Set a default opacity for all Typefi Frame borders → Enter a value in the Opacity field (for example, 60%).
- Change the color of individual frame types → Select a color from the Color pop-up menu.
- Override the default opacity for individual frame types → Enter a value in the Opacity field to the right of each frame type. (If there is no value in this field, then the opacity is the default value.)
- Choose which frame type borders you want to see → Select the checkboxes next to the frame types to show the border; deselect the checkboxes next to the frame types to hide the border.
- If you made changes, save your changes as the new default settings → Select Save as Default Settings. If you didn't make any changes to the default appearance, then the Save as Default Settings checkbox is disabled.
- Reset all borders to their default stroke weight, opacity, and color → Select Use Defaults. If you didn't make any changes to the default appearance, then the Use Defaults button is disabled.
TIP If you change the border preferences while a document is open, your changes only apply to that document. If you change the border preferences without having a document open, your changes apply to all future documents.
In addition to using the Typefi Borders Preferences dialog, you can also turn on Typefi Borders in InDesign in two other ways: using the Typefi Elements panel menu and using the View menu:
- From the Typefi Elements panel menu, select Show Frames.
- From InDesign's View menu, select Typefi Extras > Show Frame Borders.
NOTE When turning on Typefi borders, make sure you also:
- Enable Show Frame Edges → View > Extras > Show Frame Edges.
- Disable Overprint Preview, if enabled → View > Overprint Preview.
- Set the Screen Mode to Normal → View > Screen Mode > Normal.