4 Replies Latest reply: Dec 6, 2013 9:07 AM by Mike Wickham RSS

    Anchored Frame top alignment

    bowen192 Community Member

      Hello ,

       

      I have the following scenario in a document:

       

      http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/311/g1vh.png

       

      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?

        • 1. Re: Anchored Frame top alignment
          Mike Wickham Community Member

          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.

          • 2. Re: Anchored Frame top alignment
            Arnis Gubins ACP/MVPs

            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.

            • 3. Re: Anchored Frame top alignment
              bowen192 Community Member

              Mike Wickham wrote:

               

              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.

               

              Blimey.  Sounds like a fair few hours went into solving that!

               

              Works perfectly, cheers.

               

              Thanks for the additional, Arnis.

              • 4. Re: Anchored Frame top alignment
                Mike Wickham Community Member

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

                years ago, when I first got started with FrameMaker.