Hi Richard, You asked whether FrameMaker 8 changes the paragraph format of a paragraph with a text inset although there is a non-breaking space between the text inset and the pilcrow of the container paragraph.
I use this setup all the time. It worked in FrameMaker 7.x and it works equally well in FrameMaker 8.0. Best regards Winfried > -----Original Message----- > From: framers-bounces at lists.frameusers.com > [mailto:framers-bounces at lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of > Combs, Richard > Sent: Wednesday, June 18, 2008 6:16 PM > To: Stephen O'Brien; framers at frameusers.com > Subject: RE: Text insets > > Stephen O'Brien wrote: > > > In the Introduction section of each FM guide I > > list related documentation - each description in > > bullet form is a text inset. There may be from 1 > > to 5 related docs. Then there follows a line of > > text in Body para format. When I update the text > > insets my double-clicking and pressing Update, > > that line of text is formatted as bullet...NOT what I want.. > > Well, I had your problem all figured out and a reply composed when I > realized that it didn't quite fit. I hope your description isn't quite > accurate, because if it is, a bug I've seen in previous versions of FM > is even worse in 7.2 (which I recently moved to). > > A text inset is an object, like a variable or xref, that sits in a > specific location in the text flow. What people usually refer > to as the > pgf that "follows" the text inset is actually the "container" pgf in > which it sits. If you have View > Text Symbols on and you > click the text > inset to select it, you'll see that the selection extends past the end > of the last pgf in the text inset and down into the "following" pgf. > > Now, the bug that I'm familiar with works like this: If a text inset > sits at the end of its container pgf (immediately adjacent to the > pilcrow), that pgf takes on the format of the first pgf in the text > inset. (It's similar to the bug that causes a pgf format > override when a > char tag runs right up to the pilcrow.) > > The solution is simple: Separate the text inset and pilcrow. A space > will do. I use a non-breaking space so that there's a text > symbol to see > on the screen. And that solution has always worked for me. > > But according to your description, there's already text > between the end > of the text inset and the end of its container pgf, and that container > pgf is _still_ taking on the format of the first pgf in the > text inset. > Are you sure? That would be an annoying "escalation" of the bad > behavior. When I get the chance, I'll see if I can duplicate that > problem. > > If that's what's happening, I can think of only one easy > answer: Always > use a special pgf format as the text inset container (the "following" > pgf) -- something small to minimize the extra vertical space -- and > start every text inset with that same pgf format. > > HTH! > > Richard > > > Richard G. Combs > Senior Technical Writer > Polycom, Inc. > richardDOTcombs AT polycomDOTcom > 303-223-5111 > ------ > rgcombs AT gmailDOTcom > 303-777-0436 > ------