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Re: Default Anchored Frame Positioning


It's not totally possible, as the digest reports others have told you, but
there are some workarounds.

When I'm importing a lot of graphics, I've noted that Frame remembers the
anchored frame format from the last frame you placed, and repeats the same
settings from frame to frame (adjusting to the last changes you make each
time) until you quit the application. (Mac platform, Frame 5.5. Your mileage
may vary.) So, if you're going to place a bunch of frames and want them all
to have the same settings, you can insert one, carefully set it the way you
want, and all the ensuing frames in that session have the properties. This
behavior doesn't help database publishers because Frame forgets all that
tweaking when you shut it down, but if you plan your work, you can save a
lot of time per day by doing gang-import sessions. 

An alternative method I've used when I had to build a doc that consisted of
hundreds of pages of Visio-exported EPS files placed into a Frame template
for publication, was to create the frame just the way I wanted it, then copy
and paste a zillion of them (well, 122) into the needed Frame files across
the book; this way each was identical. Then as I worked through the process
of importing each into its frame, FrameMaker automatically centered and
selected them, and I used shortcuts to do the required scaling (which I'd
also tested on one copy and noted for consistency). 

Good luck!

Deborah Snavely
Senior Technical Writer
consulting at Visa
standard disclaimers apply

Date: Tue, 08 Dec 1998 13:24:00 -0500
From: Mark Dykstra <mdykstra@trends.ca>
Subject: Default Anchored Frame Positioning

Does anyone know how to set a default position for anchored frames when
importing graphics files into a document?

When I import a graphic file, Frame automatically inserts it into an
anchored frame positioned Below Current Line. I'd like Frame to
automatically position the frame At Insertion Point.

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