Because you are posting this question to frameusers, I assume you are using 
Framemaker as your authoring tool.
You can do this in several ways:
If the graphics don't require additional editting, in Frame you can open the 
Graphics tools, select the anchored frame, select the Pen Pattern in the 
Graphics icons and set it to whatever color you like. You can set the line 
width from the Graphics tools as well.
If there is some additional work to be done to the graphics in Illustrator, 
Photoshop, or Corel, you can create a rectangle, larger than you graphic, and 
then position the graphic within the rectangle.

--- On Wed, 5/6/09, Writer <generic668 at> wrote:

From: Writer <>
Subject: OT: Technical illustrations - Outlining a line drawing
To: framers at
Date: Wednesday, May 6, 2009, 8:42 AM

I apologize for the OT nature of this question, but I wasn't sure where
else to ask this question.

I have some line drawings of our product to include in a small hardware guide.
I want to outline the illustrations in a heavier line, but I don't know how
to do it in a simple, efficient, competent way. Are there any tech illustrators
here who are willing to let me in on their secret? I have access to Adobe
Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, and Corel Paintshop Pro.

Thank you for your indulgence,


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