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Hi! I need to create a custom bullet in FrameMaker. I have version 15.0.4.751. Looking at several online instructions (such as this one), I'm seeing that I need to go to File > Utilities > Character Palette. I don't have this option in my version of FrameMaker. I went to the FM help, but the latest instructions there also refer to this option. Here is what I have.

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Before posting this, I realized that the character palette may not be what I need. I specifically would like to use a .png file that I've created as the custom bullet. (Even more specifically - a "danger" icon that is a yellow triangle with an exclamation point inside of it.) If someone can send me a resource on that, or if it can even be done as a bullet, I would appreciate it -- I can't seem to find it and am probably using the wrong search terms. Thanks!

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It's under the Insert menu now.

 

Insert > Character > Character Palette

 

ETA: Ah, I didn't see the paragraph under your screen shot. So, the above is how you use the Character Palette, but using a custom graphic image as a bullet isn't possible, AFAIK.

 

Are you actually making a bulleted list? Because it sounds to me like you're really making a Caution notice, and for those I usually use a two-column, single-row table with the icon in the left column and the text in the right. 

 

Or you could create a Run-in Heading that uses Frame Above or Frame Below to insert the graphic from your reference page and have your caution text set with a left indent that will keep it from running around the graphic.

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Character Palette?

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Hi! I need to create a custom bullet in FrameMaker. I have version 15.0.4.751. Looking at several online instructions (such as this one), I'm seeing that I need to go to File > Utilities > Character Palette. I don't have this option in my version of FrameMaker. I went to the FM help, but the latest instructions there also refer to this option. Here is what I have.

11.21.2019-13.58

 

Before posting this, I realized that the character palette may not be what I need. I specifically would like to use a .png file that I've created as the custom bullet. (Even more specifically - a "danger" icon that is a yellow triangle with an exclamation point inside of it.) If someone can send me a resource on that, or if it can even be done as a bullet, I would appreciate it -- I can't seem to find it and am probably using the wrong search terms. Thanks!

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Correct answer by LinSims | Adobe Community Professional

It's under the Insert menu now.

 

Insert > Character > Character Palette

 

ETA: Ah, I didn't see the paragraph under your screen shot. So, the above is how you use the Character Palette, but using a custom graphic image as a bullet isn't possible, AFAIK.

 

Are you actually making a bulleted list? Because it sounds to me like you're really making a Caution notice, and for those I usually use a two-column, single-row table with the icon in the left column and the text in the right. 

 

Or you could create a Run-in Heading that uses Frame Above or Frame Below to insert the graphic from your reference page and have your caution text set with a left indent that will keep it from running around the graphic.

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It's under the Insert menu now.

 

Insert > Character > Character Palette

 

ETA: Ah, I didn't see the paragraph under your screen shot. So, the above is how you use the Character Palette, but using a custom graphic image as a bullet isn't possible, AFAIK.

 

Are you actually making a bulleted list? Because it sounds to me like you're really making a Caution notice, and for those I usually use a two-column, single-row table with the icon in the left column and the text in the right. 

 

Or you could create a Run-in Heading that uses Frame Above or Frame Below to insert the graphic from your reference page and have your caution text set with a left indent that will keep it from running around the graphic.

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Thank you! Once again, I knew it had to be something simple! I appreciate your help!

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