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  1. Default Punctuation after registered trademark symbol?

    I have a sentence using a registered trademark name followed by:
    registered trademark symbol, comma, space and rest of the sentence.
    The sentence looks like this:

    "The Neuse River has a Riverkeeper(R), and ..."

    where (R) is the registered trademark symbol appearing as a superscript character.

    The comma appears to be preceded by a space because of the space under
    the registered trademark symbol.

    I think it would look better if there were a way to push the comma somewhat left to be a bit under the superscript symbol, but I assume that is not possible with FrameMaker.

    How is this normally handled to make it look less spacey? I could rewrite
    sentences so that they do not have any punctuation following such superscript symbols, but maybe there is a better way.

    PaulF

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    Paul,

    To apply negative kerning, select the comma, press the Alt key and the
    left-arrow key to move the comma over to the left as much as desired.
    Note: the amount of a specific shift depends upon the zoom level that
    you're viewing the text at in FM.

    You can also create a character tag that applies this shift, but you
    have to do it via a MIF file and import it into the document to add it
    to the catalog. Using a text editor, you can copy and paste the
    following and then save as [filename].mif:

    <MIFFile 7.00> # Creates a character tag with horizontal shifting
    <FontCatalog
    <Font
    <FTag `x-minus'>
    <FPosition FNormal>
    <FDX -10.0%>
    > # end of Font
    > # end of FontCatalog

    # End of MIFFile

    This creates a character tag called "x-minus" that applies a negative
    10% shift to the characters. You can adjust the value to your liking
    depending upon the font.

    Tip: if you change the <FDX ...> to <FDY ...> you can create a custom
    vertical shift to apply to characters as well. (You can also combine
    these to create custom directional shifts.)

  3. Default Re: Punctuation after registered trademark symbol?

    Better yet.

    Go to www.leximation.com

    Scott has a plug-in (free I think), that saves this character displacement in Character Tags.

    No need to use MIF

    keep smiling
    thomas

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    Thomas,

    Thanks for the tip. I hadn't seen that one yet. The direct link is to
    the ExtraCharFormat plug-in at Leximation:
    http://www.leximation.com/tools/info...charformat.php

    Note: it's currently a beta version only.

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