Thanks! I will try the MIF way you suggest.

Thank you,

Gillian Flato

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From: Yves Barbion [] 
Sent: Wednesday, October 21, 2009 11:36 PM
To: Flato, Gillian
Cc: Diane Gaskill; framers at
Subject: Re: FW: Selecting all anchored Frames

Hi Gillian

Buying Framescript is always a good idea. At only $149.95 for a Windows
license, it is VERY good value for money.

But you can also change the properties of your anchored frames without
Framescript. Proceed as follows:

1. Save your FM file as MIF.
2. Open your MIF file in a plain text editor.
3. Search for <FrameType Inline>, this is the tag for anchored frames
with anchoring position at insertion point.
4. Replace <FrameType Inline> with <FrameType Below>, meaning "below
current line".
5. Save the MIF file, open it in FrameMaker again, save it as FM and
Bob's your uncle!

While you're doing this, you can also change other properties, for
example <AnchorAlign Center> to <AnchorAlign Left>.

Still, I'm wondering why you want to change the anchoring position from
"At insertion point" to "Below current line". I place most of my
anchored frames at insertion point, and I use a dedicated paragraph tag
for them (z_anchor). In my "z_anchor" paragraph tag, I deselect the
"Fixed Line Spacing" option, so the graphic will fit in the paragraph.
This approach gives me more flexibility when things need to be changed
"globally", for example more space above or below the graphic. Instead
of changing the size of each anchored frame below current line, I can
use the Paragraph Designer and play with "Space Above" and "Space



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