I have a book created in FrameMaker 10.
All text was sorted has font size 10 and Times New Roman.
However some paragraphs on several pages appear to have a large size and a different shape from Times New Roman. When selecting the offending text it still appears to have size 10 and Times New Roman. I am having to re-type again but this is quite laborious as the book is really large and re-selecting the offending text and making it same size and font type as the rest does not seem to make any difference.
Can you please help?
Does it look different when printed out, also, or just on the screen? If it's just on the screen, try pressing Ctrl-L. Sometimes the display gets a bit wonky.
If it's not the same when printed out, then I suspect the presence of overrides. Have you tried selecting all the odd text and then reapplying the default font?
If that doesn't work, then you can try doing a search and replace for Paragraph Overrides.
And if that doesn't work, it's possible you have two different paragraph tags in use. Check both a correctly formatted paragraph and one that isn't and see if the tag names are identical. If they aren't, you can use Find/Change again to apply the correct tag.
If that also doesn't work, you can try a MIF wash, or you can save to MIF and take a look at the font information for the paragraphs that are formatted correctly and compare them to the ones that are misformatted. If nothing else, that would give you more information to bring back to us.
Addition: you can also search for Character Overrides and do a search and replace for them in the same way as is done for Paragraphs.
Many many thanks for the reply.
Unfortunately none of the above suggestions worked.
Please see examples below
It looks like more than just the type size—are you using the same version of Times New Roman for both? And what is the Spread value for both? How about the Stretch values? And are both examples from the same file, or two different files?
Was this text originally imported from MS Word? I have seen many funky imports from MS Word files no matter what version of Windows and which version of Frame. I generally wash the text by either copying into a text editor or save the Word file into a text file and then import that.
Many many thanks
I had to copy and paste the offending text into wordpad and then recopy it back into FrameMaker.
I use a small tool which does this automatically:
I just copy something (from Excel, Outlook, etc.).
Then I press CTRL+SHIFT+V, and PureText converts the copied item into text without any formatting info.
The very same as if I would copy something into a text editor and copy it from there again and paste this into the target application.
There are also other similar tools out there (AutoHotkey scripts, etc.).
You can also hack your FM's maker.ini file to put TEXT at the beginning of the list of copied formats like this:
ClipboardFormatsPriorities=TEXT, FILE, MIFW, MIF, RTF, OLE 2, META, EMF, DIB, BMP, UNICODE TEXT
then your regular paste becomes a text-only paste.