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Old July 14th, 2009, 02:19 PM
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Default Copyfit with connected frames work, but vertical alignment is off

I have two frames which are connected, and they are the same size, and I needed
to get them to copyfit both to the same size, which is working properly.

The frame(s) contain the variables:

<<Address1>> <<ColumnBREAK>> <<Address2>>

with <<ColumnBREAK>> being the text rule that forces <<Address2>>

to appear in the second frame (see attached screenshot).

Based on Dan's suggestion in another thread, <<ColumnBREAK>> is defined as:

return "<p verticalstart=topofcolumn br=true>";

My question is, why is the information in the second frame centered,
and top aligned in the first frame? How do I get both to center properly in their frames?
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Old July 15th, 2009, 09:52 AM
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Default Re: Copyfit with connected frames work, but vertical alignment is off

What are the Vertical Alignment settings for each text frame?

It would be easier to diagnose the problem if you can attach a minimal example of the template.
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Old July 15th, 2009, 10:34 AM
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Default Re: Copyfit with connected frames work, but vertical alignment is off

I'm attaching an example to this thread.
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Old July 16th, 2009, 01:19 PM
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Default Re: Copyfit with connected frames work, but vertical alignment is off

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My question is, why is the information in the second frame centered,
and top aligned in the first frame? How do I get both to center properly in their frames?
The good news is, after some investigation, I can answer your first question. The bad news is, there doesn't seem to be a way to center align both frames.

The issue is that the multi-frame flow functionality was designed with the assumption that if you're flowing to a new frame, the frame you're coming from must have been filled up, so the vertical alignment setting is not taken into account, except for the last frame. I tried several variations, including using a <page> tag; eliminating the ColumnBREAK rule and replacing the <p> tags in your rules with <br> tags and setting widows of 99 on each paragraph, which accomplishes the same "go to the next frame" functionality; and using a single frame with two columns, but the result was the same.

You may want to consider reworking the job to roll your own copyfitting so that you can have the same settings in both frames. Since these are simple rectangular frames, you should be able use the FusionProTextMeasure object to determine what magnification setting each frame needs, and then use the smallest one for both.
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I am a not a Support engineer, and this forum is not a substitute for Support. My participation on this forum is primarily as a fellow user (and a forum moderator). I am happy to provide help and answers to questions when I can; however, there is no guarantee that I, or anyone else on this forum, will be able to answer all questions or fix any problems. If I ask for files to clarify an issue, I might not be able to look at them personally. I am not able to answer private messages, emails, or phone calls unless they go through proper Support channels. Please direct any sales or pricing questions to your salesperson or inquiries@marcom.com.

Complex template-building questions, as well as all installation and font questions or problems, should be directed to FusionProSupport@marcom.com. Paid consulting work may be required to fulfill your template-building needs.

This is a publicly viewable forum. Please DO NOT post fonts, or other proprietary content, to this forum. Also, please DO NOT post any "live" data with real names, addresses, or any other personal, private, or confidential data.

Please include the specific versions of FusionPro, Acrobat, and your operating system in any problem reports or help requests. I recommend putting this information in your forum signature. Please also check your composition log (.msg) file for relevant error or warning messages.

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