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Assigning Image Scales in FrameMaker

When ePublisher converts images inserted into your source documents, it can scale images to make them display larger or smaller in your generated output. By default, ePublisher uses the scaling factor applied to images as specified by the image format you apply to each image. For example, if you apply an image format to images and the Stationery designer defined the image format to scale images to 80% of their original size, all images that have this image format applied to them will be scaled to 80% in the generated output.

Typically, using the standard scaling factor specified in the image format is sufficient. Occasionally, however you may want to override the scaling factor for an individual image. For example, while most .gif images scale to 80%, you may have one large image that you want scaled to 60% in your generated output. You can manually override the standard scaling factor specified in your Stationery for a specific image by using the GraphicScale marker.

To assign a scale to a specific image, your Stationery and template must have the GraphicScale marker type configured. Your output format must also support scaling by image. For more information about output formats that support this feature, see “Features Available in Each Output Format” on page 8.

The following procedure provides an example of how to specify image scaling for an image in Adobe FrameMaker source documents using unstructured Adobe FrameMaker 7.2. Steps for specifying image scaling for an image in Adobe FrameMaker may be different in other versions of Adobe FrameMaker.

To specify an image scale for an image in an Adobe FrameMaker source document

  1. In your Adobe FrameMaker source document, locate the anchored frame for the image for which you want to specify image scaling.

  2. In the anchored frame that contains the image for which you want to specify image scaling, insert a text frame by completing the following steps:

  3. On the Graphics menu, click Tools to display the graphic tools palette.

  4. Click the Text Frame icon.

  5. Drag the cursor over the portion of the image where you want to insert the text frame that will contain the GraphicScale marker.

  6. In the Create New Text Frame window, in the Number field, type 1, and then click Set.

  7. Click outside the image, and then insert your cursor in the text frame.

  8. On the Special menu, click Marker.

  9. In the Marker Type field, select GraphicScale from the drop-down list.

  10. If the GraphicScale marker type is not on the list, check with the Stationery designer to obtain the name of the marker type the Stationery designer created to support this functionality and then use the marker type specified by the Stationery designer. For more information, refer to “Implementing Online Features in FrameMaker” on page 81.

  11. In the Marker Text field, type a scaling value for the image.

For example, if you want the image in your Adobe FrameMaker source document reduced by 50% when you generate output, type 50.

  1. Click New Marker.

  2. Save your Adobe FrameMaker source document.

  3. Generate output for your project. For more information, see “Generating Output” on page 300.

  4. In Output Explorer, verify ePublisher created the image using the image scale you specified in the GraphicScale marker by clicking on the page that contains the image for which you specified image scaling. For more information about viewing output files in Output Explorer, see “Viewing Output in Output Explorer” on page 305.

ePublisher/2008.3/Help/Preparing_and_Publishing_Content/Preparing_FrameMaker_Files.1.20 (last edited 2008-10-11 06:33:05 by BenAllums)