Join Garrick Chow for an in-depth discussion in this video Adjust frames for graphics, part of FrameMaker 2015 Essential Training.
- [Voiceover] So far we've been working entirely with text, but you'll most likely also need to work with graphics in your documents in order to illustrate something being described in the text or just to add more visual interest. So in this chapter, we're going to look at different ways of working with graphics. In this movie, we'll see how to create some space in our master pages for graphics that we want to have appear on every page or at least on more than one page of our document. As we've seen before, adding content to a master page allows you to repeat that content without having to manually add it each time you want to use it. I'm continuing to work with a variation of the catalog we've been building so far.
So to review, page one is simply a cover page using a custom master with no other content other than the title. If I scroll down to the second page, we'll see the page number appears at the top in the header area and the footer appears aligned to the left. And on the next page, a right-sided page, we also have the page number at the top, but we have the footer aligned to the right. And the reason for that, of course, is we have two different masters, a left and a right master. So we have to bear that in mind now as we work with the master pages. What I want to do is make space for a graphic that will appear in the top left corner of left pages and in the top right corner of right pages.
So I go up to the view menu and select master pages. Down in the status bar we can see that we do have three master pages. You might be looking over the left or the right one. Let's just make sure to scroll back up to the top, which is our left master page. So I want to address the size of this header frame. Now you might think to click the border around the header, but notice nothing happens other than the cursor has appeared inside the header area. So clicking the border of the frame doesn't allow us to select the frame to make an adjustment. Instead what you have to do is hold down the control key on your keyboard and now we can click anywhere inside the header frame, which makes these handles appear around the outside.
These are the handles we can use to size the frame. So be careful to only click the handles when you want to resize the frame. If you want to move the frame, you can click anywhere inside and just drag it around. I'm gonna press control Z to undo that. So in this case I want to resize the frame. Since we're on the left side master, I want to create some space on the left side for my graphic. That means going to the sizing handle in the middle on the left-hand side. And when I see this arrow appear, I can just click and drag it in. And lets try to line that up to right about the two inch mark on the roller. You can see that little hash mark up on the roller there to help me line this up.
Notice that the page numbering here is still centered, but the whole thing now is just shifted over to the right. Actually want to get rid of that, though, so I'm gonna select the contents and just delete them. So instead of page numbering, we're gonna have the logo at the top of every page. And then later on, I might decide to add the page numbering code to the footer. So now I need to scroll down to the next master page. This is the right master page. And I'm gonna do the exact same thing here. First I'll select and delete the page numbering. Now hold down the control key and click inside the header to select it. And this time I'm gonna drag the right border in two inches. So to right about the six and a quarter inch mark there.
So now I've shifted or resized the header frame creating this extra space because I don't want to insert the graphic in the header itself. I want it to be on the page on the background layer, so it's gonna go right here. And again, I can deselect by clicking anywhere. So now we've adjusted our frames and we're now ready to import the graphic. And we'll look at a couple of ways to do that next.
- What is FrameMaker?
- Working with pods, workspaces, guides, and templates
- Creating a custom document
- Designing and defining paragraph formats
- Formatting text
- Changing the page layout
- Creating master pages
- Styling with color and character formats
- Adding graphics
- Editing documents
- Working with tables
- Using cross-references and footnotes
- Generating books
- Working with indexes
- Using conditional text
- Adding hyperlinks
- Publishing to PDF and other document formats