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Nov 27, 2012 11:06 AM

 
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    Nov 27, 2012 11:06 AM   in reply to Community Help

    My text is attached to the anchored frame at the top of the page. When I scale the frame the text moves UPWARD, but creates a blank page at the top of the page, and then one preceding that with just one line of text. I need that text to flow independently of the graphic, What is my remedy?

     
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    Nov 27, 2012 11:14 AM   in reply to JacquesCT

    Can you supply screenshots?

     
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    Nov 27, 2012 11:34 AM   in reply to JacquesCT

    You probably have your anchored frame attached to the paragraph containing the text. It is better practice to have separate paratags to hold only anchored frames. You have much more control over layout this way.

     
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    Nov 27, 2012 2:59 PM   in reply to Arnis Gubins

    Mr Gubins, can you present a screen shot of what you mean about the separation of the para-tagging for this effort?

     
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    Nov 27, 2012 4:45 PM   in reply to Tyripp

    anchor_paratag.png

    See paratag "anchor_holder" (coloured red for visibility only). You can set anchoring paratags for frames and tables. Easy to find, easy to adjust spacings around them - also can set" keep with" properties to ensure they stay with content or can float away depending upon page/column breaks.

     
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    Nov 27, 2012 8:24 PM   in reply to Tyripp

    Hi Tyripp,

     

    The screen shot you sent me offline shows that you're working in structured docs, which means you have very little wiggle room in how you place your graphics. I suggest you ask a coworker to show you how the graphics should be inserted properly based upon your structured frame edd. Once you do this, the graphic should behave as expected.

     

    Hint: Usually a graphic object would have a Figure or similar wrapper that might also allow for a caption. Place your cursor above the graphic element in the structure view and see what the element catalog suggests you place there. It's likely that your graphic simply needs to be wrapped in another element.

     

    Are you being asked to figure this all out on your own? If so, you may want to look into structured frame training. I can help, as I've trained folks in your organization, and am in southern california.

     

    -Matt

     
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    Nov 27, 2012 11:36 PM   in reply to Arnis Gubins

    Just a thought … when you set up a paragraph tag for graphics anchors, make sure the 'Fixed' checkbox is not selected.

     
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    Nov 28, 2012 7:48 AM   in reply to mattrsullivan

    Matt, what I am really needing is a structured template to a Mil-STD 3001, and yes, I have been tasked to do this on the fly. I am familiar with structured FrameMaker documents, but limited in the developer experience. If you are locally situated I would love to get together with you to discuss the details of what I am needing. FYI; I am needing a TOC, LIST pages for ILLUSTATIONS, TABLES, and INDEX template, then I need a Chapter template. So, in essence I am in desperate need of 4 templates. The linking and tagging will be done by the individual authors, with the gist involving importing unstructured documents into the structured environment.

     
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    Nov 28, 2012 9:28 AM   in reply to JacquesCT

    Sounds great. I'm teaching this morning, but will be in touch later today.

     
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    Dec 7, 2012 8:33 AM   in reply to mattrsullivan

    Matt, Good morning, just checking back with you to see if you have had any time to review that material I sent to you. I have come up with an existing set of DTD and FOSI files that I am able to use to create my MIL-STD 3001 templates. Please let me know when and if you would have an opportunity to give me some feedback on this effort. Thanking you in advance, best regards.

     

     

     

    Jacques

     
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    Dec 7, 2012 8:50 AM   in reply to JacquesCT

    Hi Jacques,

     

    As a follow-up to our conversation (for anyone else reading this thread) you are better off acquiring the MIL-STD 3001 dtd or schema files rather than redeveloping that info from scratch or printed materials.

     

    Once you've gotten them, please email directly to me and we can proceed from there.

     
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    Dec 7, 2012 3:14 PM   in reply to mattrsullivan

    Matt, this is the DTD/FOSI file I had been waiting on.

     
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    Dec 7, 2012 3:15 PM   in reply to mattrsullivan

    Here are the rest of them, not sure if you would need to review all of these files, just in case.

     
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