Avoid having an extra line before a table/graphic

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Feb 22, 2021

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Hello,

 

I am working with a structured Framemaker (non-xml) document.

 

I noticed that each time I have a table or a graphic element, there is an extra line that is added before it, as illustrated below:

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Here is what the structuired view looks like:

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Do you know where that extra line comes from, and how I can get rid of it ?

 

Thanx in advance !

 

Eric

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Winfried Reng Adobe Community Professional , Feb 22, 2021
Hi Eric,   Yes. This is possible. In the paragraph format with the anchor set space below to a negative value, e.g. -10 pt. And in the table format the same negative value as Table Margin Top. Then the table will be exactly on top of the table anchor.   Best regards   Winfried

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Feb 22, 2021

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Did you select the table element?

Could it be that this is just the paragraph with the table anchor?

Can you show the text symbols? This is in the View menu.

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Hello Winfried,

Thanx for your answer !

Here is what it looks like with text symbols:

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Best regards

Eric

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Yes. This is just the table anchor. Nothing to worry about. When you copy this thing, you copy the whole table. I do not know, how this is in a structured document. In a non-structured document you can put the insertion mark before or after this anchor and select this with SHIFT. So the anchor is like a non-width character.

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And when you create a PDF this anchor is not printed.

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Thanx for your answer Wilfried !

 

Actually, what I want is to get rid of the blank lines that is a waste of space, to be able to have a more dense layout.

 

Is this possible ?

 

Best regards

 

Eric

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Hi Eric,

 

Yes. This is possible.

In the paragraph format with the anchor set space below to a negative value, e.g. -10 pt.

And in the table format the same negative value as Table Margin Top.

Then the table will be exactly on top of the table anchor.

 

Best regards

 

Winfried

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That works fine with tables, thanx a lot Winfried !

 

How would you do something similar with graphics ? I have the same problem with those...

 

Here is an example of a place where it is problematic: I'd like the graphic to be vertically centered in the cell but I can't because of the extra line at the anchor:

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Best regards

 

Eric

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Hi Eric,

 

Graphics are always in anchored frames. Therefore you must check its settings.

My graphics are always in tables, as I think that they offer me the best control.

The anchored frame with the the graphics is positioned At Insertion Point.

When you select the graphics file or the anchored frame or anything in the anchored frame and press ESC m p (in succession; or press ESC+m and then p), then FrameMaker adjusts the dimensions of the anchored frame to that of the objects in the anchored frame and changes the position to At Insertion Point.

In the paragraph format the option Line Spacing Fixed must be deactivated.

 

Best regards

 

Winfried

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