If you used a line above and below the note that was the width of the printed
part of the page (eg, 5 inches), you would probably have to create a separate
note para tag for tables (I can't remember what happens to a line that is
longer than the space that it's in).
--- On Thu, 6/18/09, Alison Craig <Alison.Craig at ultrasonix.com> wrote:
> From: Alison Craig <Alison.Craig at ultrasonix.com>
> Subject: RE: Converting from Word to FM9: Tables in Tables??
> To: "Writer" <generic668 at yahoo.ca>
> Cc: "framers at lists.frameusers.com" <framers at lists.frameusers.com>
> Received: Thursday, June 18, 2009, 1:50 PM
> 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 rush.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Writer [mailto:generic668 at 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
> 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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