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Re: text boxes "falling" behind graphics

On Wed, 28 Oct 1998 09:09:19 -0800, Dina Davidson <DinaD@Xantrex.com> wrote:

>Platform: FM 5.5.3 on Win 95
>Situation: Text boxes drawn on top of graphics held in anchored frames
>become "unselectable", even when the graphic is sent to back. One can still
>drop text into the box, but it becomes difficult to select its handles.
>I have used various workarounds when this has happened.  Is there any easy
>way to avoid this?

If you can actually see any of the text in the box, Ctrl-clicking on
that text *should* give you the text frame handles.

Otherwise, you could try selecting the anchored frame, then Ctrl-A to
Select All in Frame, and Ctrl-click the ones you *don't* want until
you are left with the one you do.

Or you could select the anchored frame, and Esc o f to select the
item in the back (first in the draw order).  Step through the
objects with Esc o n.

The last two won't work if the frame isn't *in* the anchored frame,
if for example it's larger than the anchored frame.  In that case,
you could try Ctrl-drag with the *right* mouse button.

FM sure provides you with lots of ways to do things... <g>

-- Jeremy H. Griffith, at Omni Systems Inc.
  (jeremy@omsys.com)  http://www.omsys.com/

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