Just off the top of my head...I''m not a Frame expert by any means, but
would a table work? 2 columns, 2 rows, put your text in the top right-most
cell, then straddle the two cells in that column. Make sure the paragraph
style for your text includes Cell Vertical Alignment= Middle, and make it
right-aligned. Then re-size the columns to the size of your text (you may
have to modify the default cell margins in Table Designer to get the
placement you need.)
Then for the left column, make the border between the two cells, whatever
weight of line you need, setting the rest of the ruling for the table to
"none"?

-Lise

On Wed, Sep 30, 2009 at 9:16 AM, Art Campbell <art.campbell at gmail.com>wrote:

> On FM 8, I can set an m-dash as the leading character for a right tab
> by inserting it in text and copy-and-pasting it into the Leading
> character field (or use Lester's character string). If the m-dashes
> don't connect, it'll be more complicated, but not bad. On the Font tab
> for the paragraph, set the spread to -20% to eliminate the gaps.
>
> This creates a problem though -- it'll also squish the text characters.
>
> To fix this, create a new character tag that has all properties set to
> As Is except the Spread -- which you leave at 0. Apply it to the text
> in your leading tag, and it should revert the text to normal
> appearance. You may be able to automate this using the Autonumbering
> tab to set the character tag -- I didn't test that part of it.
>
> Art
>
> Art Campbell
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>
>
> On Wed, Sep 30, 2009 at 3:05 AM, Michael Kerrisk
> <michael.kerrisk at googlemail.com> wrote:
> > Hello,
> >
> > I have a simple question (I think). I Would like to create a visual
> > effect (that will be repeatedly used) where a some text on a line is
> > tabbed to the right margin, and preceded by an unbroken line that sits
> > at the mid-level of the characters in the text. Roughly it would look
> > like this:
> >
> >  ------------------------------------------ mytext
> >
> > where the final "t" falls at the right margin. The idea is that the
> > line should be unbroken (unlike my ASCII line above), as one might get
> > by splicing together a series of en- or em-dashes.
> >
> > I can get something close to this effect using a Right Tab, and
> > specifying the leader character as underscore (_):
> >
> >  ________________________ mytext
> >
> > But the problem is that the line falls at the bottom on the
> > characters, when I want it in the middle.
> >
> > I don't seem to be able to specify an en- or em-dash as the leader
> > character for the tab. But perhaps I missed something. Is this
> > possible (and will it produce the result I want)? Failing that, is
> > there another way of achieving the kind of effect I'm describing?
> >
> > I am using FrameMaker 7.2. (If what I'm wanting to do is possible only
> > in a later version of FrameMaker, that would be interesting to know.)
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Michael
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