Would this method support the border above and below the Note? 

If we were doing a manual redesign I could look at creating a new style for 
Notes, but at the moment we're doing what is essentially a one-to-one 
conversion without any redesign in "look and feel". As the manuals deal with 
medical devices there are way too many Cautions and Warnings (Regulatory 
requirements), let alone Notes for me to do any wholesale design changes in a 


-----Original Message-----
From: Writer [mailto:generic...@yahoo.ca] 
Sent: Tuesday, June 16, 2009 7:06 PM
To: Alison Craig
Cc: framers at lists.frameusers.com
Subject: Re: Converting from Word to FM9: Tables in Tables??

First of all, congratulations on migrating to FM.

FM does support tables within tables, but you have to put the inner 
table into an anchored frame.

I've never been a fan of putting Notes, etc in a table. I've always 
preferred a paragraph tag, with the text "Note:  " defined on the 
Numbering tab of the Paragraph Designer. If designed simply enough, one 
Note para tag should work in body paragraphs, numbered steps, and within 


Alison Craig wrote:
> My company is finally making the transition from MS Word 2003 to FM 9 for all 
> manuals.
> On the advice of a consultant, I've translated my Note/Caution/Warning style 
> into a table format as I was told this was the simplest way to duplicate my 
> Word format (a simple hanging indent paragraph with a border above and below 
> to demarcate the Note/Caution/Warning).
> The problem is that I also have to use the Note/Caution/Warning style in 
> table cells and it seems that FM9 does not support tables in tables.
> I'm not sure if this forum will support attachments, but just in case it 
> does, I've included a PDF of one of my simplest Word tables (2 columns only, 
> with no shading) that also contains Notes and a Warning.
> If anyone can advise me of a (simple?) way to duplicate this within FM9, I'd 
> be extremely grateful.
> Alison
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