<But another possibility would be to set such
graphics to go always to the top (or bottom) of the page. > 

This might work. As I'm playing around with it, I'm not seeing a way to keep
the caption paragraph with the anchored frame as it moves to the top or
bottom of the page. 

I could put the caption inside the anchored frame (current caption style
doesn't have numbers). I think if we number the captions, the numbering
won't update from inside the anchored frame, right?

Any other way to keep the caption para with the moved anchored frame?

Linda G. Gallagher
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-----Original Message-----
From: Jeremy H. Griffith [mailto:jer...@omsys.com] 
Sent: Thursday, October 23, 2008 6:00 PM
To: 'Framer's List'
Cc: Linda G. Gallagher
Subject: Re: Two-column layout and large graphics

On Thu, 23 Oct 2008 16:22:27 -0600, "Linda G. Gallagher" 
<lindag at techcomplus.com> wrote:

>I have another question related to a layout that a client wants to use in
>FM. Their documents are landscape, with two columns (not side heads). 
>Sometimes a graphic, like a screenshot, is too big to fit in the column and
>has to go across the columns. When I set the anchor tag to go across all
>columns and the anchored frame to align left and not be cropped, I can get
>the graphic to go across the two columns. Are there any other methods to
>the graphic across the two columns? I could not figure any others out.

AFAIK, that's the only way, short of designing a special master page
for every graphic like that.

>After I do that, the text that came before the graphic spreads out across
>the two columns above the graphic and the text that came after the graphic
>spreads out into the two columns below the graphic. 
>Is this normal for this type of layout? I rarely use two columns, and don't
>have graphics that go across the two columns when I do.

Yes, IMHO.

>I think the client would prefer that the text in the left column continue
>down the left column below the graphic, then continue to top of the right
>column, then below the graphic in the right column. 
>Is there a way to do that in FM?

Not that I know of.  But another possibility would be to set such
graphics to go always to the top (or bottom) of the page.  Then the
question would be moot.  ;-)


-- Jeremy H. Griffith, at Omni Systems Inc.
  <jeremy at omsys.com>  http://www.omsys.com/

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