Adobe FrameMaker: Controlling Space Above Tables
by Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor on FrameMaker
Updated: Mar 17, 2016
From a past Rocky Mountain Training student:
Hi Barb! Can you help me with something? How do I reduce the space between the image and the table? Thanks for any help you can offer. I’m stuck!
I see a few options to reduce the space above the table:
- Reduce the value in Table Designer > Basic Properties > Indents & Spacing > Above.
- Create a paragraph format for the otherwise-empty ¶ holding the anchor and reduce the values for Paragraph Designer > Basic > Indents & Spacing > Above Pgf and Below Pgf.
- Move the anchor up the end of the previous paragraph (placing it directly after the frame anchor).
One of these should give you the spacing you need, or maybe you need to combine 1 and 2 or 1 and 3 together.
I used #1 and #3. I deleted something right after the period following “cutting” in the first paragraph* and the table moved up and the paragraph symbol between the image and the table disappeared. Then I made a table style called Explanation and changed the Spacing>Above from 15 pt to 4 pt.
Thanks so much Barb, that did the trick!
* What she deleted was the hard return seen at the end of the paragraph above the table. By removing it, the table anchor moved up to the end of the paragraph, along with the hard return that followed it.
The table anchor is now at the end of the paragraph, directly after the frame anchor. If you are thinking that you can’t see two anchors at the end of the paragraph, it’s not your eyes, it’s the FrameMaker display. Consecutive anchors display directly over the previous anchor, so you can’t tell by looking if there is one anchor or 200 at the end of a paragraph. You can arrow between them, or look at the contents of the page to figure it out.