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How to align texts vertically and horizontally with in a text frame?

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Thanks for clarifying, Vinoth:

 

For that situation, I agree with Bob—add a single cell table (1 row, 1 column, 0 heading rows, 0 footing rows) to the frame. Set up a table style that will remove the visible border and table title and then define a paragraph style with the horizontal alignment set to Center in Paragraph Designer > Basic and the vertical alignment set to Middle in Paragraph Designer > Table Cell Properties.

 

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Thanks for clarifying, Vinoth:

 

For that situation, I agree with Bob—add a single cell table (1 row, 1 column, 0 heading rows, 0 footing rows) to the frame. Set up a table style that will remove the visible border and table title and then define a paragraph style with the horizontal alignment set to Center in Paragraph Designer > Basic and the vertical alignment set to Middle in Paragraph Designer > Table Cell Properties.

 

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FrameMaker doesn't have a way to vertically align text in a text frame like InDesign does. Are you using small text frames for callouts?

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Depending on the layout requirements, approaches include:

  • fixed-pitch (constant-width) font and non-breaking spaces
  • setting Tabs
  • borderless tables with lots of columns

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Hi Vinoth:

How to align texts vertically and horizontally with in a text frame?

Horizontal alignment is handled via the Paragraph Designer > Basic properties on a style-by-style basis.Screen Shot 2020-09-09 at 8.15.58 AM.png

Tell us more about your vertical alignment requirements. Are you trying to center-align text vertically within a frame or are you trying to justify multiple lines within a frame, so that the first line is at the top of the frame, the last line is at the bottom and FrameMaker feathers the spacing of all the lines in between? The latter is a feature in FrameMaker using Format > Page Layout > Line Layout > Feather. 

 

Before enabling feather:

Screen Shot 2020-09-09 at 8.23.55 AM.png

After enabling feather:

Screen Shot 2020-09-09 at 8.24.31 AM.png

 

~Barb 

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Hi Barb,

verical_alignment.JPG
 see the above pic. here i can control horizontal alignment by using paragrah designer but my requirement is need to align text vertically like center, bottom. in indesign it is possible so is there any way to do in framemaker??

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For infrequent instances, you can use a borderless table cell. FM Tables have support for top/middle/bottom, and you can control cell height.

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thanks bob niland

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Thanks for clarifying, Vinoth:

 

For that situation, I agree with Bob—add a single cell table (1 row, 1 column, 0 heading rows, 0 footing rows) to the frame. Set up a table style that will remove the visible border and table title and then define a paragraph style with the horizontal alignment set to Center in Paragraph Designer > Basic and the vertical alignment set to Middle in Paragraph Designer > Table Cell Properties.

 

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thanks for the solution.

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Hi,

 

Sometimes I would also need graphics labels which I could align to the top or center of their text frames.

This would greatly reduce my clean-up after translations. Very often translated text is shorter and longer, and I have to rearrange my labels. Vertical alignment would help.

Putting the labels into a table is much too complex.

When you agree, please vote for my feature request:

https://tracker.adobe.com/#/view/FRMAKER-9274

 

Best regards

 

Winfried

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Voted! Thanks for adding the feature request, Winfried.

 

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