How would I change the thickness of a neatline using ArcGIS 10.2.1?

Alternatively, if neatline thickness can't be changed, how would I draw it with a rectangle with no fill and rounding?

The map view is a rectangle occupying all but the top and the bottom of the neatline which have the title and legend respectively.

closed as too broad by ahmadhanb, PolyGeo Jun 5 '18 at 5:47

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  • Question is very specific - how to to create a thick rectangle with rounded corners using either use neatline or rectangle . – nealei Jun 11 '18 at 9:27
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In arcmap Layout, Everything about outline can be changed using options in View -> Data Frame Properties -> Frame.

Just right click on the border and click properties and change the outline as you want to do. For example adding a rounding percentage will create rounded corners.

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For neatline, Go to Insert -> Neatline to insert a neatline in the Layout, Make sure Create Separate neatline element is checked. Before inserting click "Advanced" button in the left bottom corner of the window. There you can change thickness, rounded corner, color etc...

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  • Which setting in Frame to change neatline thickness? – nealei Jun 5 '18 at 6:21
  • Added above with screenshot! – Sarath SRK Jun 5 '18 at 7:04
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    Our corporate network blocks access to the images but your description is clear. Somehow I didn't have access to these options with the way I inserted the neatline previously. – nealei Jun 6 '18 at 0:00

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