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Frame 11 - Moving grouped objects in a graphics frame

Jun 11, 2013 8:47 AM

In Framemaker 11, how can I move grouped objects in a graphics frame to an exact location in the frame (using Object Properties, Dimensions/Position/Offset) without changing the line & fill properties of the grouped objects?  When I apply a new Offset position to the grouped objects in Frame 11, the line and fill properties of the groupled objects change to (apparently) some sort of default setting.  I don't want that to happen - I want the grouped objects to all retain their original line and fill properties.  I have been using Frame 9 previously, and the grouped objects retained their original properties after applying the new Offset.

 
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    Jun 11, 2013 9:31 AM   in reply to RBH1963

    When you've grouped the objects and want to use the Object Properties dialog to move these, you have to set all of the properties to AsIs first.

     

    Select each of Fill, Stroke and RunAround tabs and then click on the counter-clockwise arrow in the upper-right to set these to AsIs first. Then in the Dimesions, set the Top and Left positons of the grouped objects.

    ObjProp_reset.png

     

    Note: The Clear Style button won't do it for you. It just clears any named style from being applied. You still have to manually clear each property.

     

    This whole process (Object Styles) still needs some work by Adobe.

     
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    Jun 11, 2013 10:01 AM   in reply to Arnis Gubins

    > Note: The Clear Style button won't do it for you.

    > It just clears any named style from being applied.

    > You still have to manually clear each property.

     

    Could you create a Style named "As-Is" that has all properties set to blank or As-Is?

     

    Assuming the grouped object didn't have named Styles, the just-move-it requirement could be met by applying
    Object Style: [ As-Is ],
    then adjusting just the Dimensions.

     
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