Frame anchoring position and alignment modified during Book update procedure

Community Beginner ,
Sep 20, 2021 Sep 20, 2021

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In FrameMaker 2020, including revision 3, when a book is updated (to generate the ToC and Indexes), the position of anchored frames gets modified. The most annoying case is when the anchoring position is changed from "Run into Paragraph" to "Below Current Line". This has an important impact on the text flow; i.e. this can push titles and markers to the next page, making the ToC and/or indexes show incorrect page references. This bug does not exist in FrameMaker 2019.

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Sep 20, 2021 Sep 20, 2021

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Hi,

 

FrameMaker does not generally change any anchoring positions. I use FM 2020 since it was released, and I did not notice such an issue. And I did not hear this from others.

Could it be that you use object styles, and your applied object style changes the anchoring position of your anchored frames?

Although the Update command should not apply object styles.

Or did you import accidentally import object styles with Import Formats?

Do you notice your issue with all your books?

Do you have the latest FrameMaker update? The current version is 16.0.3.979. (You find this in Help | About.)

 

Best regards

 

Winfried

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Hi Wifried,

 

Thanks for your input. I'm working with structured FrameMaker and, yes, with the latest release of 2020. Actually, I was hoping that the bug had been fixed in release 3, because I have this problem since the initial release of 2020. Unfortunately, no such luck. With the same books and FM files in version 2019, anchored frames are not modified when updating the book. This has never occurred in any previous version of FM. I haven't been able to find any runaround. BTW, this also occurs only in FM 2020: when the anchored frame for an image has a left alignment inside a table cell, the anchor is changed to center alignment during the book update procedure.

 

Best regards,

Juan

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Hi Juan,

 

I have only very little experience with structured FrameMaker. Still I doubt that this is a general problem.

My feeling is that in your structure/template the anchored frames are set to Below Current Line. And the book update applies this setting.

Could you check this?

 

Best regards

 

Winfried

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Sep 21, 2021 Sep 21, 2021

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I have encountered the same bug with 2020 16.0.3.979. Has anyone reported this as a bug?

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Sep 21, 2021 Sep 21, 2021

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Hi. Yes, I have reported it.

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Sep 21, 2021 Sep 21, 2021

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Post the link to the bug report and I will upvote it and make some noise with the Adobe team.

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Sep 21, 2021 Sep 21, 2021

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Hi again. Here's the link:

https://tracker.adobe.com/#/view/FRMAKER-10816

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Sep 21, 2021 Sep 21, 2021

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I created a new unstructured book with a file with an anchored frame with anchoring position Run into Paragraph. (I used just the FrameMaker default templates.)

Additionally TOC and index.

When I update the book, the anchoring position is not changed.

At least this is not sufficient to get your issue.

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Sep 22, 2021 Sep 22, 2021

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It happens to me in a structured FrameMaker document.

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Sep 22, 2021 Sep 22, 2021

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Hi Winfried,

 

I have placed a small book and a structured FM file (DITA-based) in the following link, so you can see the bug doing its thing when you update the book:

 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1TpV3UgV9sClKHmF9yZiLT--NJ6krQ1Yn/view?usp=sharing

 

Just make sure to see the content of the FM file before you run the book update procedure.

 

Regards,

Juan

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Sep 22, 2021 Sep 22, 2021

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When this issue is only in structured books, you should mention it in a comment to your description in Adobe Tracker.

You could also upload your demo files.

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