Is it possible to change gap around anchored frame?

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I am creating a document with a lot of images in it, and I have been putting them in anchored frames set to "Below Current Line". Is there a way to adjust the spacing / gap between the paragraph above and the anchored frame? I know that I can make the anchored frame oversized compared to the image, but it would be nice to be able to have a consistent amount of spacing between the paragraph and the image.

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LinSims Adobe Community Professional , Apr 03, 2019
Nope. There's no way to adjust the space above and below for an anchored frame. What you can do is put the anchor in a separate paragraph that has its own tag (A Anchor is what I call mine) and adjust the space above and below for that.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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Nope. There's no way to adjust the space above and below for an anchored frame. What you can do is put the anchor in a separate paragraph that has its own tag (A Anchor is what I call mine) and adjust the space above and below for that.

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Thanks. I kind of figured that that was the case, but was hopeful there might be something else. Maybe Adobe can add a feature like this in the future.

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Hi Charles:

I handle spacing the same way as Lin. If you are hoping that Adobe will add a spacing controls to a future version, the place to ask for it is here: Tracker.

~Barb

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Thanks. Heading there now.

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HI Charles,

Another approach is to put the anchored frames inside tables.

My reasons are:

  • I can control the space above and below the table easily with the table margins. Otherwise I would need a dedicated paragraph format for the last paragraph in the table title for a proper spacing below.
  • At least in former FM versions the Keep with Next of the paragraph with the anchored frame and the figure title had not worked reliably for me. I do not know, if this always works correctly now.
  • In my 2-column layout I would need two sets of paragraph formats (table only in single column or table spans both columns) without the table approach.

I heard that tables should not be used for anchored frames for the export to HTML5. Generally this works for me. However, I noticed that several paragraphs in a table title are not supported in HTML. Therefore all paragraphs are concatenated.

However, this issue comes up when you use regular tables or tables with anchored frames. You will need a solution anyway. See here:

https://forums.adobe.com/message/10987920#10987920

Best regards

Winfried

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Hi Winfried Reng​,

I have used tables to anchor images in the past, but it didn't flow right for this manual.

As to your mention of "Keep with Next" not always working; in FM2019 it is still a little finicky sometimes, but I have found that changing the Start from "Anywhere" to "Top of Column" usually fixes the issue when overlapping a column or page.

Regards,

Charles

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Yes. That's correct. But that's an additional manual step.

I would want to rely on that FrameMaker really Keeps with Next, when I had activated this option.

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