Adobe FrameMaker: What is a Last Line Right Indent?
by Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor
At last! New in the Fall release of FrameMaker 2022 (v17): a last line right indent.
Most of us are comfortable setting indents (first line, left and right indents) but what in the world is a “last line right indent” in FrameMaker and when might you use it?
I think of the last line right indent as last line hanging indent, and I personally only have one use for it—when I need to hang numbers off to the right side of the text. Take a table of contents, for example. Some authors like to write really, really long titles. So long that they might take up 2 or 3 or even more lines. In that situation, the page numbers can be hard to locate quickly.
That’s where a last line hanging indent is great. In Paragraph Designer > Basic > Indent, define both a a right indent and a negative last line right indent to hang the numbers off to the right side where they are now easy to see. Update your style.
The result is a much more readable table of contents.
Another option is for hanging prices off a list, again for maximum visibility. Let’s say you have a price list, and the numbers get lost. Add a right indent, and a negative last line right indent to hang the numbers off to the right side where they are again easy to see.
Have you come up with another use? I’d love to hear about it. You use the comment section below if you want to share your favorite way to use a last line right indent.