HTH? Well this certainly has. I don't think I have ever seen this
documented (that you can microposition selected characters in a
regular text frame). This opens up a lot of options for me.

I am changing your name to Peter Goldmine. :-)

Thank you,


On 4/3/06, Peter Gold <peter at> wrote:
> 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.
> ________________
> Regards,
> 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?
> >
> >Nancy
> >
> >
> >-----Original Message-----
> >From: Peter Gold [mailto:peter at]
> >Sent: Monday, April 03, 2006 12:21 PM
> >To: Stuart Rogers; McCoy, Nancy
> >Cc: framers at
> >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.
> >________________
> >Regards,
> >
> >Peter Gold
> >KnowHow ProServices

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