I have a copy of BOUD (V8i SELECT SERIES 4 08.11.09.865) for work use.
We use the Place Text and Place Tool functions (from the Tasks dropout menu on my left). There are times when all of the lines from the landbase and utilities in the design make it hard to read some of the text. So I wondered if there's a functionality to give a background color to the text boxes (especially the Notes) which would cover over the background effectively. Is this possible, and if so, how do I do it? I've only figured out how to add a border and arrow to the Notes. Another possibility is a blank white rectangle which could be drawn over an area, covering up the background noise, and drawing it to fit a text box, so the text box wouldn't have to have a background if I can get a blank shape to do it.
Thanks in advance (I haven't seen this question answered previously, my apologies if it has)!
If I am understanding your question correctly, you can edit the text style of the text you are adding to set the background colour. I hope that is helpful.
I am playing with this setting, and it seems like just the font has the background and not the entire text box (including all the white space around the text).
Sorry, I think I understand now. You are creating a text frame around the note, and you want the whole frame to be filled, correct? I don't see a way to do this from the settings. All I have found to do is to place the note, and then use the Create Region tool to flood fill the frame. I used these settings to fill a box style frame and have it associate to the frame:
Mike, thanks for your help. My apologies in the delay as work has kept me out of my office. Where is the Create Region tool? I'm not seeing it.
It should be under the Groups item in the Tools menu.
Hope that helps.