The illustration page has a text box and an anchored frame, and two
lines of text: Figure Title and Figure Number.

I import an illustration into the anchored frame, then add a second
page, copy the anchored frame into the second page, and import the
second illustration into that page, and etc. until I have all the
illustration pages I need.

Deirdre


On 10/20/08, Art Campbell <art.campbell at gmail.com> wrote:
> Deirdre,
>
> First, the templates.... You can redesign the templates pretty easily
> from FM Portrait pages and then just import the Reference Pages from
> your existing doc. Which means you don't have to go on to the Ref
> pages for anything, assuming everything there is working.
>
> Tell us about the Illustration Pages. Is that a Master Page? Does it
> have a text frame on it, or is it blank?
>
> Art
>
> Art Campbell
>                          art.campbell at gmail.com
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> Vincent and a redheaded grl." -- Richard Thompson
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>                                                               DoD 358
>
>
>
> On Mon, Oct 20, 2008 at 3:39 PM, Deirdre Reagan
> <deirdre.reagan at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi Art:
> >
> > I hope someday soon to know enough to rewrite these templates!  I'd
> > tackle it now, but the reference pages have me stumped.
> >
> > I have to add pages because there is only one illustration page in the
> > template, and a lot of time our illustrations split over two - three
> > pages.
> >
> > Is there another way to add pages?  Just keep hitting enter until a
> > new page shows up? That gives me my connected page but goes against
> > every thing I've ever learned about efficient report writing.
> >
> > Thanks!
> >
> > Deirdre
> >
> > On 10/20/08, Art Campbell <art.campbell at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> Based on your questions, it sounds as if there's something or some
> >> things wrong in your template. If I were you, I'd think about creating
> >> a new, clean template and applying it to any of your files/books that
> >> have the symptoms you're asking about. It sounds as if you're building
> >> stuff on what amounts to a flawed foundation, which isn't good.
> >>
> >> * The "not visible" frame could be on a layer under another frame --
> >> mostly likely the result of modifying master pages or adding frames
> >> manually.
> >>
> >> * There isn't a program default setting for page connections; it's on
> >> a file by file, or template basis. So disconnected pages aren't the
> >> default setting, except in your particular files. Autoconnect -- a
> >> checkbox on your Master Page's text frame property sheet -- is the
> >> setting in all the Frame templates and in most cases should always be
> >> on.
> >>
> >> * You should so rarely have to add a Disconnected page that you should
> >> need to look up the procedure... For almost all books in all
> >> situations, you want autoconnected pages.
> >>
> >> * Text frames cannot be nested. You may have a text frame that
> >> contains an anchored frame, and _that_ may contain a text frame. Or
> >> you may have text frames on different layers. But you don't have
> >> nested ones.
> >>
> >> * The only reason that rows wouldn't be added to a table is if youv'e
> >> broken the automatic flow connection. If it's turned on, the rows and
> >> pages are added automatically.
> >>
> >> Art
> >>
> >> Art
> >>
> >>
> >> Art Campbell
> >>                          art.campbell at gmail.com
> >>  "... In my opinion, there's nothing in this world beats a '52
> >> Vincent and a redheaded grl." -- Richard Thompson
> >>                                                      No disclaimers apply.
> >>                                                               DoD 358
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> On Mon, Oct 20, 2008 at 3:15 PM, Deirdre Reagan
> >> <deirdre.reagan at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> > Hi all:
> >> >
> >> > FM 8.0, Windows XP.
> >> >
> >> > A specific question here, but feel free to philosophize about the
> >> > nature of disconnected and connected pages in general.  I'm happy to
> >> > learn.
> >> >
> >> > In my document, when I attempt to connect two text frames, I get a
> >> > message that says "Ok to use a text frame that isn't visible?"
> >> >
> >> > SPECIFIC QUESTION(s)
> >> >
> >> > What does that message mean?
> >> >
> >> > GENERAL PHILOSOPHICAL MUSINGS
> >> >
> >> > How would I find a text frame that isn't visible?  Why would I ever
> >> > use a text frame that isn't visible?
> >> >
> >> > Why does FM use disconnected pages as the default?
> >> >
> >> > How come sometimes when I add a disconnected page, one of my figures
> >> > jumps to the end of the document and the table ends up split between
> >> > two other figures?
> >> >
> >> > Can a text frame within a text frame be connected to the text frame
> >> > it's within? (I'm using white text to force a TOC entry -- the text
> >> > frame is usually on its own page, but not in this case, so I cut and
> >> > pasted the text frame into another text frame -- I guess I could have
> >> > just typed the white text into the existing text frame.  I didn't
> >> > think of that until right now.  Anyhow, I'd still like to know.)
> >> >
> >> > How come sometimes when I add rows to my table, FM automatically adds
> >> > a new page, but other times, the new rows disappear until I add a page
> >> > and connect it to the table page?  Does it have anything to do with
> >> > using Left / Right Master pages versus Custom Left and Custom Right
> >> > master pages?
> >> >
> >> > I could go on, but I imagine you all have jobs you need to do.
> >> >
> >> > Sprightly yours,
> >> >
> >> > Deirdre
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