Hi Sam and All:

Problem fixed!  I was changing the cell margin, which was changing the
indent for all lines in the cell, rather than just the line I was
working with.

I set the cell margins back to 0.0 and changed the indent instead.

Many thanks to Sarah O'Keefe who set me on the right path, and to
everyone who wrote offering to help me.

You guys are super!

Deirdre

On 5/15/08, Sam Beard <sbeard at oico.com> wrote:
> Deirdre,
>
>   I don't have FM 8, so I'm not sure I if I can help or not, but if you
> can send me the table, I'll take a look and see if I can figure
> something out. You MIGHT have to do something like adding a row and then
> doing a straddle. I'm not sure, though, as I'm not positive of exactly
> what you want.
>
> Samuel I. Beard, Jr.
> Technical Writer
> OI Analytical
> 979 690-1711 Ext. 222
> sbeard at oico.com
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: framers-bounces at lists.frameusers.com
> [mailto:framers-bounces at lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Deirdre
> Reagan
> Sent: Thursday, May 15, 2008 1:01 PM
> To: Frame Users
> Subject: creating a paragraph element in a cell
>
> Hi all!
>
> I've reached the edge of my knowledge.  I'm using FM 8 in Windows
> Professional.
>
> I'm in a table, working within cells.  Also, I am extremely new at FM,
> so think of me as a total newbie, not someone who is making educated
> choices.
>
> Here's what the table currently looks like:
>
> . SUPPORT ASSY-WIRE
>   ATTACHING PARTS
> . . DECAL -
> . . DECALSET
>
> Ok.
>
> I want it to look like this:
>
> . SUPPORT ASSY-WIRE
>   ATTACHING PARTS
> . . DECAL -
>        PLACARD CONTENT:
>        E1-1
> . . DECALSET
>
> So I need to create two new formats, one for the words "Placard
> Content:" and one for the actual content (E1-1) and add them to the
> Paragraph Designer. This is a template and we want to be able to use
> these two formats over and over again.
>
> I click in an empty cell and make sure the currrent format is CellBody
> (that's the default setting, right?).  I open the Paragraph Designer,
> go to Commands, and create a new format called Placard Content.
>
> Then I go to Table Cell and change Cell Margin: Left: From Table
> Format, Plus: from 0.0 pt to 24 pt.  I do that because that's the only
> way I have figured out how to move the text over so it is aligned with
> the "C" in DECAL.  If there's a better way, please let me know.
>
> I hit Update All.
>
> Then I go to Numbering and in Autonumber Format:, I write PLACARD
> CONTENT:
>
> I hit Update All.
>
> Then I hit save.
>
> It works!  A format called PLACARD CONTENT appears in the Paragraph
> Designer, and when I click it, the cell is populated with the phrase
> "PLACARD CONTENT:" and it's aligned with the "C" in DECAL.
>
> But the original format for CellBody has also changed.  When I click
> on CellBody so I can create my next format, the cursor becomes aligned
> with PLACARD CONENT, not with the left margin.  However, in Table
> Cell, the Cell Margin: Left: From Table Format, Plus: reads 0.0, not
> 24.
>
> When I save the document and close it then reopen it, CellBody returns
> to normal.  Do I really need to save and close my document each time I
> create a new format?  I think that's a bit weird.
>
> Any thoughts?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Deirdre
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