Wow. Then it's not just me. How could I have used FrameMaker for 16 years and not have realized this behavior? As far as I'm concerned, it's a big, fat bug.
Many thanks Rhea Barron Rick Quatro wrote: > Hi Rhea, > > I am verifying the behavior you are seeing. There are two workarounds: > > 1) If the first paragraph in the title is centered, it will constrain > the whole title to the width of the table. You could have a tiny, > blank, centered paragraph in each title just above your normal, > left-aligned title. > > 2) You could use FrameScript to automatically set the right indent on > the title paragraph equal to > > text column width - table column width > > This would eliminate the need for the dummy centered paragraph before > the real one. A script like this could be triggered automatically > whenever you save the document. > > Rick Quatro > Carmen Publishing > 585-659-8267 > www.frameexpert.com > > > >> I recently posted a message with the subject "Width of table titles." >> In it I said that when my table title paragraph tag has the flush >> left property, the text rect that contains the title changes to >> become as wide as "the whole column." I should have said it changes >> to become as wide as the whole text column that the table is in. >> >> Since my tables are generally narrower than the text column they're >> in, this is a problem. I don't want the titles to be wider than the >> tables. I can't find any way to make the titles narrower when the >> title paragraph tag is flush left. The minute I change the title para >> tag to be centered, the text rect that contains the table title >> changes to become exactly the width of the table. But as luck would >> have it, I don't like centered titles. I like flush left titles. >> >> What puzzles me is that I've used FrameMaker for over 15 years and I >> don't remember ever having this problem before. But now it occurs in >> even a brand-new generic FrameMaker file. >> >> TIA >> >> Rhea Barron >> >> _______________________________________________ > > >