Hi Jing, What you are trying to accomplish is a good idea, but End of Paragraph autonumbers always move out to the right margin. If you are using structured FrameMaker, you could use a Suffix Rule to add a colon where the text ends.
Rick Quatro Carmen Publishing 585-659-8267 www.frameexpert.com > Hello FrameMaker experts! > > FrameMaker 7.2 on WinXP - > > We use a standard heading to introduce procedures and the text generally > says To do <something>: then these are followed by numbered steps. > Sometimes writers remember to type the colon at the end, sometimes they > don't. So we thought building the colon into the autonumber format with > Position set to End of Paragraph will do the trick. > > Unfortunately, the colon shows up at the right margin, regardless of the > length of the heading. The paratag's alignment is set to Left. Is there > a way to make the terminal colon show up right where the text ends? > > Thanks in advance, > > Jing Torralba > > Principal Technical Writer > Saratoga CRM, a Division of CDC Software > w - (408) 558-9606 | f - (408) 558-9693 > > CDC Software | The Customer-Driven Company (tm)