Hi Alastair,

I also think that icons are far better than just the tooltip text.
Of course this depends always on your audience ...

Why don't you do it this way?
Copy the new icon.
Place the cursor where you want it to have.
Paste the graphic there (CTRL + V).
Press ESC m p (which will shrinkwrap the anchored frame
to the size of your icon; additonally the anchoring position
is set to At Insertion Point). Press these keys one after
the other.

If the icon should be moved up or down, then you have to
select the anchored frame and change the Distance above Baseline.
Create an object style with the correct distance and save it.
Then you can apply this setting with a mouse click.

Or do you have other settings of your anchored frame?
After all these e-mails I do not know your actual settings.

Best regards


> -----Original Message-----
> From: framers-bounces at lists.frameusers.com [mailto:framers-
> bounces at lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Alastair Dent
> Sent: Monday, September 16, 2013 9:54 AM
> To: Robert Lauriston
> Cc: David Creamer; framers at lists.frameusers.com
> Subject: RE: Inserting inline graphics
> I'm using something like your suggested workflow.
> The downside of it is that pasting into the pre-formatted frame doesn't work
> well. Even if the scratch icon bitmap is selected, pasting doesn't replace it.
> Selecting the frame and pasting results in the bitmap appearing in the centre
> of the page. It has to be manually dragged from there to the frame.
> Just documenting the tooltip text is a huge failure in usability for the end
> user.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: robert.lauriston at gmail.com [mailto:robert.lauriston at gmail.com] On
> Behalf Of Robert Lauriston
> Sent: 15 September 2013 18:30
> To: Alastair Dent
> Cc: David Creamer; framers at lists.frameusers.com
> Subject: Re: Inserting inline graphics
> Extracting the icons from the plug-in source should not be difficult, they're
> usually all in one directory.
> Assuming the icons are all the same size, in a separate .fm file create one
> frame with one scratch icon bitmap with all the settings as you want them.
> Copy and paste that into your main document, copy your new icon bitmap,
> select the scratch icon bitmap, and paste.
> I think that's the fastest workflow you'll get unless maybe you wrote a
> FrameScript macro.
> To me it seems like a huge waste of time. I'd just document the tooltip text.
> On Fri, Sep 13, 2013 at 1:40 AM, Alastair Dent <alastair.dent at imgtec.com>
> wrote:
> > I'm documenting a complex plugin for Eclipse. I will only know which
> buttons I need in the text as I'm writing. To pull out the button icons from 
> the
> entire product and convert them would be a huge job.


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