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Anchored Frame top alignment

Nov 29, 2013 8:07 AM

Tags: #anchor #paragraph #alignment #anchored_frame

Hello ,


I have the following scenario in a document:


I want to align the illustration to the top of the page, but the anchor is preventing me from doing so.


The best fix I can do is by reducing the font size.


Does anyone have a better solution?

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    Nov 29, 2013 8:41 AM   in reply to bowen192

    Here's how I do it:


    1. First, I create a one-cell table format with title. Name it whatever

    you want, perhaps Graphic. I place the graphic in the table cell and the

    caption in the table title position, which can be set above or below the

    table (graphic). Or turn off the title if no caption. In the Table

    Designer, on the Basic tab, set Spacing Above to -2.0 pt.


    2. Create an anchor paragraph style to hold the table, perhaps naming it

    TableAnchor. In the Paragraph Designer, on the Basic tab, set Spacing

    Below Pgf to -2.0 pt for this paragraph style and select the "Fixed"

    checkbox. On the Default Font tab, set the font to 2.0 pt. NOTE: This

    number can be any number you want, as long as you use the same number

    (but negative) in the other two places I mentioned.


    Now, to place your graphic, first create an empty TableAnchor paragraph

    in your document. Insert a new table into the paragraph using your new

    Graphic table style. Place your graphic in the table cell and shrinkwrap

    it (Esc m p). Place your caption in the table title. Everything will sit

    flush with the top of the page column.

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    Nov 29, 2013 9:00 AM   in reply to bowen192

    Besides Mike's table trick, you can also use the Top of Column or At Insertion Point settings depending upon what happens following the graphic. You also could use the outside column or text frame positioniing and adjust the Aframe to sit at the top. There are many ways to do this, but they may involve maintenance issues if the content is updated.

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    Dec 6, 2013 9:07 AM   in reply to bowen192

    Actually, I picked up that tip from one of the gurus

    years ago, when I first got started with FrameMaker.

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