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How to Set a Specific Paragraph Rule Length in InDesign


In this Three Minutes Max video, Bart Van de Wiele shows how to set a paragraph rule that remains a set length, independent of the text or frame width. By setting up a custom stroke style, he is able to control the length and incorporate it into a paragraph style for easy updating.

Three Minutes Max comes from a fun—yet very competitive—session at our annual CreativePro Week conference. Speakers have three minutes (max!) to wow the audience with the tip and win a prize for a lucky conference attendee.

Bart Van de Wiele is a LinkedIn Learning author and public speaker currently working as a Principal Solutions Consultant at Adobe. Visit his website at
  • Indicus Academy says:

    Thanks for sharing this amazing idea of InDesign with us, this article is very knowledgeful for every person who wants to know more about InDesign.

  • Steve Laskevitch says:

    Always nice to see folks messing with stroke styles!

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