Hi, Nancy:

Apologies for being slightly "off." To micro-position a selected 
graphic object or text, the key combination is Alt+arrow 
(up/down/left/right), not Shift+arrow. At 100% zoom, this moves the 
selection one pixel in the arrow direction, which is about one point 
in the document. The combination Shift+Alt+arrow moves six pixels. On 
Macintosh, it's Option+arrow, or Option+Shift+arrow.

At 200% zooom, the movement is also one pixel or six pixels, however, 
in the document it's 1/2 a point, or 3 points; at 50% zoom, it's 2 
points, or 12 points.

Just try it with a selected character. No need to resort to creating 
a text line with the "A" text line tool, and inserting it as an 
inline anchored frame positioned at insertion point, however, that 
works, too, and it avoids MIF. You could copy the anchored frame to 
the clipboard, then find the TM character and replace it by pasting 
across a book, in one operation.


Peter Gold
KnowHow ProServices

At 11:42 AM -0700 4/3/06, McCoy, Nancy wrote:
>Thank you both Peter and Stuart. These are small 1-2 page documents so
>Stuarts' method might very well be the most efficient, time-wise.
>However, Peter I'm intrigued by your suggestion of inserting the TM
>either as a single character or a variable with a single character so
>that in the final stage of editing I can reposition it. Are you
>decribing using the Text tool to enter the TM text? Does it have to be
>in an anchored frame? If this isn't accomplished with the text tool ,
>how do you suggest entering a single character? Can I select a character
>and position as you say? How does a character free itself from the line
>in which it appears?
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Peter Gold [mailto:peter at knowhowpro.com]
>Sent: Monday, April 03, 2006 12:21 PM
>To: Stuart Rogers; McCoy, Nancy
>Cc: framers at lists.frameusers.com
>Subject: Re: Question about a trademark superscript
>I believe this one of those situations in which you need to modify
>the character format's properties in MIF, to set the baseline
>position high enough to satisfy your requirement.
>Modifying the superscript setting in Text Options affects all
>superscripts anywhere they appear in the file or book. If there are
>no other superscripts in your document set, this could be acceptable.
>There was a recent thread, either on this list, or on the Adobe
>FrameMaker User-to-User Forum, that discussed importing a MIF
>fragment into a FM file. The problem is that it's not a standard way
>to work, so all users need to be informed of how to use the technique.
>You may prefer to insert the TM either as a single character or a
>variable a single character, rather than combined with the terms it's
>attached to, so that at the final stage of editing, you can find each
>instance to select it, then manually apply the "micropositioning"
>technique usually done in graphics - Shift+arrow key to move the
>selection up by one pixel at 100% zoom.
>NOTE: If you apply the manual microposition to a character, then save
>the file as MIF, you'll have the settings needed to include in the
>MIF fragment for importing, if you choose that method.
>Peter Gold
>KnowHow ProServices

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