That's what we do. We put A, B, C... in the graphic, and then create a table below the graphic with headers like Item, Name, Description.
Nadine --- On Thu, 6/18/09, Art Campbell <art.campbell at gmail.com> wrote: > From: Art Campbell <art.campbell at gmail.com> > Subject: Re: Overset Manager (or a similar Framescript) for FrameMaker? > To: "Yves Barbion" <yves.barbion at gmail.com> > Cc: framers at lists.frameusers.com > Received: Thursday, June 18, 2009, 8:22 AM > Even with William's script as a > base... > > In general, including text in a graphic isn't usually > considered a > good practice for just the reason you point out -- during > translation, > the text shrinks or grows, depending on the target > languages, and that > can require minute adjustment to the graphic. > > A better solution is often to label key points in the > graphic with > letters or numbers, maybe in circles so they stand out. > Then provide > the relevant text in a text box or caption outside the > graphic. In > Frame and other layout programs, that can allow the text to > grow as > necessary without affecting the graphic. > > Which also reduces translation costs because the translator > doesn't > have to perform surgery on the graphic itself -- the > callout and > caption information is just another text stream. > > > Art Campbell > ? ? ? ? ? ? > ???art.campbell at gmail.com > ? "... In my opinion, there's nothing in this world > beats a '52 > Vincent and a redheaded girl." -- Richard Thompson > ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? > ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? > ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? > ? ? ? No disclaimers apply. > ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? > ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? > ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? > ? ? ? ? ? ? > ???DoD 358 > > > > On Thu, Jun 18, 2009 at 2:40 AM, Yves Barbion<yves.barbion at gmail.com> > wrote: > > Hi > > > > One of the ways to add callouts to a graphic, is by > placing a text frame in > > the anchored frame and typing the callout in this text > frame. However, when > > this text is translated, you get text expansion, and > the text frame may > > become too small. Apparently, this phenomenon is > called "overset". For > > InDesign, there is an Overset Manager plug-in: > > > > http://www.vjoon.com/products/plug-ins/overset-manager/ > > > > Does anyone know of a similar plug-in for FrameMaker > or a framescript which > > can detect and report "overset"? > > > > Thanks in advance. > > > > > > Yves Barbion ? Managing Director ? Adobe-Certified > FrameMaker Instructor > > www.scripto.nu ?? skype: yves.barbion ?? T: +32 > 494 12 01 89 > > _______________________________________________ > > > > > > You are currently subscribed to Framers as art.campbell at gmail.com. > > > > Send list messages to framers at lists.frameusers.com. > > > > To unsubscribe send a blank email to > > framers-unsubscribe at lists.frameusers.com > > or visit > > http://lists.frameusers.com/mailman/options/framers/art.campbell%40gmail.com > > > > Send administrative questions to listadmin at frameusers.com. > Visit > > http://www.frameusers.com/ for more resources and > info. > > > _______________________________________________ > > > You are currently subscribed to Framers as generic668 at yahoo.ca. > > Send list messages to framers at lists.frameusers.com. > > To unsubscribe send a blank email to > framers-unsubscribe at lists.frameusers.com > or visit > http://lists.frameusers.com/mailman/options/framers/generic668%40yahoo.ca > > Send administrative questions to listadmin at frameusers.com. > Visit > http://www.frameusers.com/ for more resources and > info. > >