Thanks everyone for the responses. Jerilynne, thank you especially for the very interesting use of tables for graphics! I will have to try that.
ps when I wrote table caption I meant "Table1: This is the table caption" I don't know if I'm using the correct terminology. On Wed, Jun 11, 2008 at 10:25 AM, Jerilynne Knight <jerilynne.knight at gmail.com> wrote: > Hi Deirdre > > Welcome back from class! I don't know the why (other than anchored Frames > don't have that function). And the only way a table automatically creates a > caption is if the "Add Title" option is turned on for a table. > > So, my workaround? > > I create a table format specifically to hold graphics. I know, kinda sounds > like taking a shower with your shoes on. However, since I've used FrameMaker > since 1992, this seems to be the best solution I've found. I use it whether > the format calls for captions or not. > > There is a bit of set up to get it working correctly and, once set up, it > isn't too hard to maintain. Others may have a different approach and this > one was a great tool when I was converting 6500 pages of text from > WordPerfect to Frame AND the client decided midstream to change the > alignment of their graphics from left aligned to centered. I was able to > change the table format and everything was good...in just a few minutes. > > Here is what I do: > > Set up part 1: Create a paragraph tag to hold the anchored graphic > I use separate tags for many things, including anchored tables and anchored > graphics because it provides more control when converting to other formats, > such as help. In Frame 7.x, the smallest font size is 2 points, so I use > that to take up as little extra space as possible. Turning off the Fixed > option means the row height will expand and shrink as needed to fit the > graphic you insert. The reason for the "in column" in the tag name is > because some graphics span the width of the sidehead area and some don't. I > actually have another paragraph tag for those that span both areas. > > Create a specific paragraph tag to hold the anchored graphics (mine is > called "AIC Anchored Images In Column") > Set the font size to 2 points > Set the line spacing to 2 points > Turn off the Fixed option > Save the tag with all the changes > > Set up part 2: Create a paragraph tag to hold the anchored table > > Create a specific paragraph tag to hold the anchored tables (mine is called > "ATC Anchored Tables In Column") > Set the font size to 2 points > Set the line spacing to 2 points > Turn off the Fixed option > Save the tag with all the changes > > Set up part 3: Create a paragraph tag for your Table Caption > > Create a paragraph tag to format your Table Caption (mine is called FC > Figure Caption) > Save all changes > > Set up part 4: Create a table format to hold your graphics > Officially, Frame 7 (I don't know about 8), doesn't store the column widths > or paragraph tags in the Table Designer. However, it does remember > > Insert a blank table with 1 row and 1 column > Apply the anchored graphics tag to the row (note: it will become darned near > unreadable since it is a 2 point font...if you have problems seeing it, you > can temporarily change the font size, then change it back) > Set the Title Position for your caption > Apply the figure caption tag for your figure caption > Highlight the entire table > Open the Table Designer > Name the table format (mine is either Images In Column or Images Full Width, > depending on what I'm using it for) > Save the table format > > Use what you created > Now that the component formats are created, here is what you do when you're > ready to insert a figure/graphic. I always use a blank paragraph tag to > anchor tables and graphics, so that is how these instructions are written. > Tip; If you immediately import the file, you won't have to try to position > your cursor in that tiny little space left by the 2 point paragraph tag. > > Position your cursor where the figure is to be inserted > Add a blank paragraph > Apply the anchored table tag (ATC Anchored Tables In Column in my example) > Select Table > Insert table > Select the table format you created to hold figures (Column or Images Full > Width in my example) > Click Insert > Select File > Import > File > Import your graphic > Adjust dpi and other settings, if appropriate > Resize the graphic, if needed > Press esc m P to shrinkwrap the anchored frame around the graphic > Add the figure title to the title row > > This is my processs...and hopefully it will help you a bit... > > Hugs > Jerilynne > > On Wed, Jun 11, 2008 at 9:04 AM, Deirdre Reagan <deirdre.reagan at gmail.com> > wrote: >> >> Hi all! >> >> >