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unable to resize anchored frame

Jan 30, 2013 6:37 AM

Tags: #anchored_frames #rescale_graphics

Fascinating, really – the first time I've had to get to grips with FM files someone else has set up …

In my own files, since the dawn of recorded history, I've used a separate style for graphics; so when I want to place a [referenced] graphic, I'll add a paragraph using the :fig_column style, use File > Import > File to select the graphic, rescale the graphic if necessary and then esc, m, p to shrinkwrap the graphic. When I need to have two graphics in the same frame, I'll usually mouse to resize the frame, add the second graphic and adjust as above.

Now I want to replace a graphic in a file set up by a predecessor … and I'm stymied :-{  I've started by copying in my :fig_column style – so far, so good. I use File > Import > File to select the graphic, and the graphic shows up in the document. However: all attempts at rescaling the graphic take me to the properties dialog for the anchored frame, not the properties for the graphic.

What am I doing wrong? Tips and sympathy welcome! and if you need more information about the document set-up, just ask.

FM on Windows 7, if that's relevant – the same version/platform and even PC where I've been merrily inserting graphics in my own documents since starting here in November.

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    Jan 30, 2013 7:49 AM   in reply to Niels Grundtvig Nielsen

    With the anchored frame selected, can you do a Select All in Frame?


    ...and then a Graphics > Properties.

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    Jan 30, 2013 10:12 AM   in reply to Niels Grundtvig Nielsen

    I have noticed that if the graphic is small, then selecting the graphic (at least in my mind) selects the anchored frame. My solution was to try clicking as much in the center of the graphic as possible, or magnify the display.



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