I've been building a document in InDesign, and want to collect my text into color-coded boxes and sidebars.
My technique so far: Make a text box. Make a colored rectangle. Size them like I want, drag the text box onto the rectangle and group them.
The problem comes when the text grows or shrinks, and I need to resize its box. The grouped objects rescale in proportion. What I want is a fixed width border around the text box of color. Is there a way to link the text box and the color box such that the color box is always X pixels bigger than the text box, rather than X% bigger than the text box when they're resized together?
Or if there's a better way to accomplish having a color coded box around text with fixed with borders, I'm all ears.