In FrameMaker, text flow and positioning properties are associated with named paragraph formats (paragraph tags) or applied to individual paragraphs as format overrides (which are generally considered to be a poor practice because they compromise your ability to change the appearance of your documents by importing formats from templates or other documents).
To set a paragraph to appear at the top of its column, start with the insertion point in the paragraph in question. Then open the Paragraph Designer (Format>Paragraph>Designer or Ctrl+M) and choose the Pagination property tab. In the "Start" list box, choose "Top of column". But now comes the crucial step, which how you wish to apply this formatting. If the paragraph you are using for your "name of person" string already has its own paragraph tag, you can click "Update All" to associate the start at top of column property with that paragraph tag and apply the formatting to all such paragraphs. If the name string is in a paragraph that has some generic tag (e.g. Body), you should define a new, specialized tag that incorporates your formatting by clicking the Commands button and choosing "New Format". Or you can take the quick and dirty approach of applying the top of column property as a format override for this specific paragraph by clicking the "Apply" button. My opinions only; I don't speak for Intel. Fred Ridder (fred dot ridder at intel dot com) Intel Parsippany, NJ -----Original Message----- From: framers-bounces+fred.ridder=intel....@lists.frameusers.com [mailto:framers-bounces+fred.ridder=intel.com at lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Rob Shell Sent: Wednesday, November 29, 2006 4:14 AM To: framers at lists.frameusers.com Subject: Query on paragraph prrperties for a specific sentence Hi Framers: I need to attach "a top of column" tag to a specific string of text, e.g "name of person". I can do this in PageMaker but am a newbie to Framemaker and am battling at the bottom of the learning curve. Newbie Shell Robert C.-H. Shell Extraordinary Professor of Historical Demography UWC Courier address: Room 3,23 Statistics department New Science Building University of Western Cape Modderdam Road Bellville 7535 Western Cape Republic of South Africa Airmail address: Prof. Robert C.-H. Shell Room 3,23 Statistics department New Science Building Private Bag X17 Bellville Western Cape 7535 Republic of South Africa E-mail addresses: rshell at uwc.ac.za rshell at iafrica.com Fax: 950-2909 _______________________________________________ You are currently subscribed to Framers as fred.ridder at intel.com. Send list messages to framers at lists.frameusers.com. To unsubscribe send a blank email to framers-unsubscribe at lists.frameusers.com or visit http://lists.frameusers.com/mailman/options/framers/fred.ridder%40intel. com Send administrative questions to listadmin at frameusers.com. Visit http://www.frameusers.com/ for more resources and info.