Hi Stuart, I did consider the Object styles, but the difference in sizes of inline graphics seemed too much to manage. The Alt+arrow method was easy enough to apply per graphic.
I did search through the maker.ini for a way to set a better default baseline, but couldn't locate one. Object styles were a HUGE help with larger graphics, though. They allowed rapid, more sophisticated formatting of the screen captures, and actually trimmed 100 pages off Sarah's previous 800 page Fm8 book. Also, the better positioning helped keep text descriptions next to the graphics instead of above/below/on the following page. I did create a table of graphics for oft-used buttons from the toolbars to help with locating and importing the buttons. Ultimately I put the parens and the graphic (with repositioned baseline) into the table, and was pretty happy with the rate at which I could reuse those chunks. -Matt Matt R. Sullivan co-author Publishing Fundamentals: Unstructured FrameMaker 11 P: 714.798.7596 | C: 714.585.2335 | matt at mattrsullivan.com @mattrsullivan LinkedIn facebook mattrsullivan.com On Sep 9, 2013, at 2:29 PM, Stuart Rogers <srogers at phoenix-geophysics.com> wrote: > On 2013-Sep-09 5:19 PM, Matt Sullivan wrote: >> I had to do that approximately eleventh-six hundred times in writing the >> Fm11 book! >> >> I set my cursor in the text, between ()'s, and hit paste. Then I used >> Alt+(down arrow) to wrangle it into position. I don't know that you'll find >> a faster solution than that... >> >> -Matt > > Matt, > > Doesn't FM 11 allow you to create Object tags similar to Pgf tags? I only > have FM 10, so don't know if that would be a solution. > > For myself, I would create suitably sized and populated anchored frames in a > text box on a reference page, with each frame anchored At Insertion Point and > Distance Below Baseline set to -3pt or whatever suits the font size/leading. > Then I'd copy/paste frames from that "button library" as required. Note to > Alistair, I do hope you are importing the graphic only once, by reference, > and then copying/pasting that instance? Not a good idea to import by copying > into the document over and over. > > HTH, > > -- > Stuart Rogers > Technical Communicator > Phoenix Geophysics Limited > 3781 Victoria Park Avenue, Unit 3 > Toronto, ON, Canada M1W 3K5 > +1 (416) 491-7340 x 325 > > http://www.phoenix-geophysics.com -------------- next part -------------- An HTML attachment was scrubbed... URL: <http://lists.frameusers.com/pipermail/framers/attachments/20130909/4cf4fec1/attachment.html> -------------- next part -------------- A non-text attachment was scrubbed... Name: twitter.png Type: image/png Size: 1331 bytes Desc: not available URL: <http://lists.frameusers.com/pipermail/framers/attachments/20130909/4cf4fec1/attachment.png> -------------- next part -------------- A non-text attachment was scrubbed... Name: linkedin.png Type: image/png Size: 1380 bytes Desc: not available URL: <http://lists.frameusers.com/pipermail/framers/attachments/20130909/4cf4fec1/attachment-0001.png> -------------- next part -------------- A non-text attachment was scrubbed... Name: facebook.png Type: image/png Size: 1576 bytes Desc: not available URL: <http://lists.frameusers.com/pipermail/framers/attachments/20130909/4cf4fec1/attachment-0002.png> -------------- next part -------------- A non-text attachment was scrubbed... Name: blog.png Type: image/png Size: 1222 bytes Desc: not available URL: <http://lists.frameusers.com/pipermail/framers/attachments/20130909/4cf4fec1/attachment-0003.png>