Re: marginal headings in Word (was: Word instead of FrameMaker)

Subject: Re: marginal headings in Word (was: Word instead of FrameMaker)
From: David Wernick <tirza -at- NETMEDIA -dot- NET -dot- IL>
Date: Thu, 16 Jan 1997 18:26:15 +0200

Brannon Golden wrote:

> For example, consider paragraphs which reside in the white space
against the left margin (like tips and notes). Frame offers this as a
style option. The *only* way I found to accurately duplicate this
same look in Word was with a two-column table--not text frames,
not individual style options, etc.

I use a marginal heading style all the time in Word. You need to set the
page layout in your template so that the left margin of the body text is at
0.0, not indented. For the marginal headings, define a style including a
frame. Specify the following frame options: negative indent to put the frame
in the left margin, Exact Width, Move with Text, Lock Anchor, and Wrap Text.
In the paragraph options of the style, specify the same Space Before as the
text you want to align with. Do not specify an indent in the paragraph
style.

It sounds complex, but if you experiment a little it's easy. Once you set up
the style, it works reliably.

Note: you need to switch to Page Layout view to see the headings in the
margin. In Normal view, they're displayed without the outdent.

David Wernick

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