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Superscripting Trademark & Registered Symbols in Variable

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Hi All,

I have added Trademark (TM) and Registered (R) symbols in the Variable.

I have also added Suberscript in front of the TM & R symbol to make them appear superscripted text.

 

However, on the body page, it appears as a regular inline text rather than Superscript.

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I like to print them as a Superscript, any response will be appreciated.

 

Thank you.

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Correct answer by Barb Binder | Adobe Community Professional

This shows the entire process for a single symbol in a single variable.

 

symbol2.gif

 

If you need multiple symbols and words in a single variable, create the character style as shown above then:

 

symbol3.gif

 

If you want to tweak the size/position of all of the superscript elements in a document:

symbol4.gif

~Barb 

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Superscripting Trademark & Registered Symbols in Variable

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Hi All,

I have added Trademark (TM) and Registered (R) symbols in the Variable.

I have also added Suberscript in front of the TM & R symbol to make them appear superscripted text.

 

However, on the body page, it appears as a regular inline text rather than Superscript.

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I like to print them as a Superscript, any response will be appreciated.

 

Thank you.

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Correct answer by Barb Binder | Adobe Community Professional

This shows the entire process for a single symbol in a single variable.

 

symbol2.gif

 

If you need multiple symbols and words in a single variable, create the character style as shown above then:

 

symbol3.gif

 

If you want to tweak the size/position of all of the superscript elements in a document:

symbol4.gif

~Barb 

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You don't actually need to do that. The glyphs for trademark, copyright, and registered trademark are part of the regular typeface. You can either copy them from CharacterMap into the Definition field or you can enter the FrameMaker escape codes (see below), which will update to the glpyhs when saved:

 

  • TM: \TM
  • Registered: \xa8
  • Copyright: \xa9

 

 

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Hi Linsims,

 

Appreciate your response.

I did try using \TM, \xa8 and \xa9 and this is the result I got.

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As you can see, Trademark is Superscripted and looks good.

However, Registered and Copyright symbols are prined inline.

How can I make them Superscripted?

 

Interesting thing I noticed. In the Add/Edit Variable pallett, I do notice that they are Superscripted.

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Thank you for your help.

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I think the issue is that while it looks like it's superscripted in the Description field, those glyphs are actually full-size instead of being superscripted because they are used in both regular text at full-size and as superscripts for items that are registered trademarks or copyrighted (sorry about that). The TM glyph doesn't work that way because in regular text you'd just type TM and not need a special glyph.

 

I would try putting the <Superscript> / <Default ¶ Font> on each side of the glyphs and see if that works.

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Hello Linsims,

 

Thank you for your reponse. I tried your suggetion but no luck.

I believe there may be a bug and it is not fixed for a long time. My co-worker gave me a document which was created in Framemaker Version 9 and that one clearly shows it works.

FYI, I have noticed that people have issues and have questioned regarding these Symbols in Variables (Trademark, Registered and Copyright) since 2012 and I have not been able to find an answer for it.

Anyway, I appreciate our help and thanks for your effort.

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Just clarifying: you need to add a character style for superscript to your Character catalog—you can't just type in the word. And the character styles turn themselves off so you don't need to.

 

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One more observation, superscript defaults to a much higher level than the TM does. You can tweak the size and position in Format > Document > Text Options. 

 

~Barb

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