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With the white arrow – the direct selection tool – you can select the bottom vertexes of your rectangle; but that won't do you any good. The border of a frame in InDesign is applied to the entire frame, not on a per-selection basis (just like in Illustrator). Some other options: Put your text inside a one-cell table. Each of a cell's borders can have a ...


You need to separate inner and outer "circle" and Exlude them with Pathfinder tool. If you cant see the light gray shape, you have it below the dark gray object. Before Exclusion — two objects: After exclusion — one object:


Object → Text Frame Options → Auto-Size (tab) → Auto-Sizing = Height Only (or both) This solves your issue. If you want hide a part of the text, just put it into a frame (Paste Into). This frame became a mask for a text box. You can setup such behavior for any new text box as default. This can be done from 'Objects Styles' panel.


As far as I remember, InDesign does not produce a proper PDF with active elements; it involves (yuck!) Flash. A radical but reliable way would be to not include the active elements in InDesign, but add them in Acrobat. There you might add Checkboxes. To create a set of mutually exclusive checkboxes (behaving like radiobuttons, but allow to be unchecked), ...


My method: 1) Create a pattern brush using grey for the inner sections, but with bright red end caps for the beginning and end sections. 2) Apply the brush to the artwork to identify the open paths. 3) Undo the apply, then fix the path. I hope this helps.

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