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!
>>
>>
>

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