Hi, Alison:

The space above the first paragraph in a text frame is ignored; space
below the last paragraph is also ignored. You can achieve the space
above by one of these approaches:

* Create a named graphic frame of the desired height on the document's
Reference Page, and in the Frame Above property in the Advance panel
of the Paragraph Designer, for the callout paragraph format, specify
the reference frame's name, to attach the frame above the paragraph.
Look up Reference Frame in FM Help for details.

* Create a character format with everything set to As Is, except set
the font size to a size that will create the extra space above. You'll
need to iterate this a few times, after you do the next step.

In the paragraph designer's Autonumber Format text box, for the
callout paragraph format, enter "\st" without quotes; this will create
a thin space in the place where autonumbers usually go. Choose the
character format you created with only a font size; this will make the
thin space taller than the main font size of the paragraph.

Look up autonumbering in FM help, then choose Specify a Special Bullet
Symbol, to see how to use special character formats with autonumbers.



Peter Gold
KnowHow ProServices

> --- On Wed, 8/19/09, Alison Craig <Alison.Craig at ultrasonix.com> wrote:
> From: Alison Craig <Alison.Craig at ultrasonix.com>
> Subject: FM9 and Text Frames
> To: "framers at lists.frameusers.com" <framers at lists.frameusers.com>
> Received: Wednesday, August 19, 2009, 2:27 PM
> Version: FM9
> OS: XP Pro with SP3
> I am almost finished transferring my User Manuals from MS Word to FM9, 
> however, I have run into a problem with some images.
> In Word, I use Text Boxes to highlight various items in an image. Each Text 
> Box is surrounded by a border of a specific weight that sits a specific 
> distance from the actual text.
> I have not been able to achieve this effect in FM9 with Text Frames. After a 
> bit of trial and error I managed to get the side borders to sit a specific 
> distance from the text (eg, 1mm) but the text on the top always touches the 
> actual text as if it were an underline (or "overline" as it were). The 
> Paragraph style I created to use inside the Text Frame specifies the indents 
> and spacing but the text doesn't seem to obey the Above and Below Pgf 
> settings - no matter how big I make them.
> Does anyone have any suggestions for overcoming this? I have a lot of these 
> "labeled" images to handle. I just gave a quick try to create an image with 
> Visio and then import it, but Visio seems to have issues of its own.
> I can send an example image of what I am getting in FM9 as well as I what I 
> am trying for (from Word) if this would help.
> Also, is there any way to make the corners of the Text Frames rounded instead 
> of square?
> Thanks,
> Alison
> Alison Craig, Technical Writer
> Ultrasonix Medical Corporation
> 130 - 4311 Viking Way
> Richmond, BC? V6V 2K9
> Tel: (604) 279-8550, ext 127
> Fax: (604) 279-8559
> E-mail: alison.craig at ultrasonix.com<mailto:alison.craig at ultrasonix.com>

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