RE: FrameMaker 10/Adobe Acrobat Question

Subject: RE: FrameMaker 10/Adobe Acrobat Question
From: "Bruce Megan (ST-CO/ENS2.5-NA)" <Megan -dot- Bruce -at- us -dot- bosch -dot- com>
To: "Combs, Richard" <richard -dot- combs -at- Polycom -dot- com>, "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 2 Jul 2012 16:34:18 +0200

Thanks Richard! I wondered if this was the case. Since we are moving to a new creation tool (other than FrameMaker) soon...I'm not going to expend any more energy on this.

Best Regards / Mit freundlichen GrÃÃen / äæèææ
Megan Bruce
Senior Technical Writer, Design Team Leader (ST-CO/ENS2-NA)

Bosch Security Systems, Inc.
12000 Portland Ave. So.
Burnsville, MN 55337

-----Original Message-----
From: Combs, Richard [mailto:richard -dot- combs -at- Polycom -dot- com]
Sent: Monday, July 02, 2012 9:31 AM
To: Bruce Megan (ST-CO/ENS2.5-NA); techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Subject: RE: FrameMaker 10/Adobe Acrobat Question

Bruce Megan wrote:

> When I click on a figure cross reference (table of figures) in my pdf,
> it takes me to the page where the figure is, but I have to scroll up to
> the figure.
> I donât know if I should be looking at FrameMaker (10) which is the
> source. Or if there is a preference in Adobe that I needs to be set.

It takes you to the paragraph that's included in the LOF (list of figures), presumably the figure caption, and puts that paragraph at the top of the window. This is a WAD (works as designed).

By far the simplest solution is to put figure captions above the figures instead of below them. This makes much more sense to me in any case -- the reader sees the caption before seeing the figure and thus knows what she's looking at without having to scroll down to the caption.

People who resist this common-sense solution have come up with various kludges, typically involving a tiny paragraph of white text above the figure that repeats the figure caption. You can probably find posts about them by searching I think they're a bad idea.

Richard G. Combs
Senior Technical Writer
Polycom, Inc.
richardDOTcombs AT polycomDOTcom
rgcombs AT gmailDOTcom

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