Alison,

One common way of setting this up in Frame is to create a (usually)
one row, two cell table. One cell, often with a hanging indent so that
it's visible in the margin, contains a symbol or graphic for
Notes/Cautions/Warnings. The other cell, usually set so that it runs
in margin with the body text, contains whatever unique information you
need to present.

The Icon cell usually contains a special paragraph tag (WarningIcon,
etc.) that calls the standard graphic from a storage area on a
Reference Page.

The Text cell contains a second paragraph tag (WarningText) that may
generate a bold lead-in or other typographic device that's controlled
by the paragraph tag's autonumbering setting. For instance, you can
set it to automatically generate the word Note, Caution, or Warning in
a contrasting font from what you'd type to explain it.

Cheers,
Art

Art Campbell
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On Thu, Jun 18, 2009 at 1:53 PM, Alison
Craig<Alison.Craig at ultrasonix.com> wrote:
> Forgive me if I sound ignorant - although being new to FM, the term is 
> applicable - if I make the Notes/Cautions/Warnings into a graphic, wouldn't 
> that imply that all contents of every Note (or Caution or Warning) would have 
> to be identical?
>
> Alison
> ________________________________
> From: Gary Bankston [mailto:gbanks6472 at gmail.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, June 16, 2009 7:18 PM
> To: Alison Craig
> Cc: framers at lists.frameusers.com
> Subject: Re: Converting from Word to FM9: Tables in Tables??
>
> Why not turn your table made Note/Caution/Warning into a graphic which will 
> easily scale into a table cell. Place it on the Reference page and call it up 
> just like a format.
>
> Just a thought,
> gb
> On Tue, Jun 16, 2009 at 4:47 PM, Alison Craig <Alison.Craig at 
> ultrasonix.com<mailto:Alison.Craig at ultrasonix.com>> 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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