- Outline Style
When you draw an object, you create a course, which is made up of one or more lines. A road is made up of segments, which are twisted or straight lines. Smooth and corner points can also be used to draw a course. A stroke is the outline of a direction that can be formatted with various characteristics. This is exactly what the Create Outlines functionality in InDesign does. When you chose Type>Create Outlines, InDesign transforms text chosen with the Type tool into a series of manipulable compound paths. When text is converted to outlines, the outlines are clustered and transformed into anchored (inline) shapes that follow the text.