Select the paragraph where the figure appears.
Open Paragraph Designer.
On the Basic tab, in the Indents and Spacing frame, deselect the "Fixed" check box.
Apply the change.
This increases the leading for the line. The other option is to resize the figure and its containing frame to fit the standard leading.
If you have a Unicode font with code point 21CC populated, you can avoid the graphic framing altogether by just typing the harpoons as a character.
Thanks AJ and Error! I ended up unchecking the fixed box and that worked great. Thanks for making my day easier! Have a good one.
Windows font MS Arial Unicode has the glyph for code point U+21CC.
I'd insert it as a character, rather than an imported graphic, but I'd do it as a Variable, for maintainability, even if your body font is otherwise Arial.
My problem is I don't know where to go to insert it as a character! I've looked around but don't see anything...
I don't find this program very intuitive. *sigh*
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See Working with multiple languages in the Help.
FM has character map features to aid in entering non-keyboard glyphs, but it's probably easier to use the Windows Character Map.
Quick & Dirty:
- Type an X at the spot where you want the harpoon.
- Select the X and apply font Arial Unicode MS (Format > Style > Font).
- On desktop: Start > All program > Accessories > System > Character Map
- Font: Arial Unicode MS
- Go to Unicode: [ 21CC ]
- [ Select ]
- [ Copy ]
- Back in your document, with the X still selected, Ctrl-V paste.
This is not stable. If you Update All and revert to paragraph Default Font, the glyph may vanish.
- Click in the margins, so that no text is selected.
- Format > Character > Designer
- Define a Character Format with an arbitrary name, such as "Unicode Sans".
- Set Family to [ Arial Unicode MS ]
- Commands: New Format
- [*] Store in Catalog
- Select your Q&D harpoon character. Cntrl-C copy it.
- Special > Variable [ Create Variable ]
- suggested Name: [ U+21CC.sans ]
pick <Unicode Sans> from the Character Formats list
Cntrl-V paste your harpoon glyph
- [ Add ]
You can now insert this glyph anywhere you need it, irrespective of paragraph defaults and other Character Formats. If it does get damaged, just re-insert the variable in place.
Thanks, Error! I appreciate you taking the time to write out these steps. I need them. I keep all of my forum posts and refer back to them. And I use symbols a lot so this is very helpful. THANKS a million!