I can see that it *might* be useful to include the product name
in the caption if each figure if the product name doesn't already
appear somewhere on the page (like the header or footer). But
I'm not sure that I see how having the product name repeated
in several dozen (or a hundred or so) consecutive entries in
the LOF is adding any value. To me, it will make the LOF
harder to use because readers will not be able to do a quick
scan down the left margin to find the screen they are interested
Having said that, my approach would be to find some way to
eliminate the product name from the LOF entries. If the
captions are not numbered you could use the paragraph's
Numbering properties to insert the product name in the captions
so that the <$paratext> building block in the LOF would pick
up only the text of the caption (screen name) and keep things
shorter in each entry.
Other than that, the only real solution is to fiddle with the
right margin setting relative to the tab stop for the page
numbers. You need them to be as close together as possible.
One of the few features of MS Word that I really miss is the
ability to set the tab stop for the page number column to
be *outside* the right indent for TOC/LOT/LOF entries; the
way Word does it, the right indent controls where the line
will break independently of the page number column's position.
But in FrameMaker, any tab stop beyond the right indent is
My opinions only; I don't speak for Intel.
Fred Ridder (fred dot ridder at intel dot com)
[mailto:framers-bounces+fred.ridder=intel.com at lists.frameusers.com] On
Behalf Of susan.mcdonald at teradyne.com
Sent: Tuesday, May 02, 2006 3:56 PM
To: framers at lists.frameusers.com
Subject: Lines wrapping properly in List of Figures
We are generating a book with over 50 chapters, each of which has a
of figures. So far, we have decided that the product name and the screen
name should be included in the figure caption, so several of them are
quite long. I'm using Frame 7.0 on Windows XP.
I have been able to format the LOF so that if the caption text is too
for the line, it wraps and a tab places the page number at the far right
margin of the 2nd line. The only time this doesn't happen is when the
caption text is just long enough to fit on one line, not long enough to
wrap, but long enough to force the page number to the next line. When
happens, the caption text is on one line and the page number on another,
but the number is at the left margin, not the right.
I have tried adjusting tabs, inserting nonbreaking spaces at the end of
the problem captions,and playing with letter spacing, with no luck. I
have two tabs for this paragraph, one between the figure number and the
caption text, and one between the caption text and the page number.
I need to have the number on the right margin, even if the text is just
long enough to fit on the line and only the number gets pushed to the
Does anyone have any ideas on how I can make this happen? So far, only
manual intervention to force a tab on the second line has worked, but we
have a lot of figures so this is not the preferred solution.
Thanks in advance!