I recently mentored someone on Adobe FrameMaker. As a follow-up, I received the following request for help regarding working with symbols and baseline shifts.
I hope this email finds you well. I’m still improving upon my FrameMaker skills, thanks to you! I’ve been searching for a way to change the baseline of a character. In the legal copyright and trademark statement, I want a symbol such as a copyright but have it large enough for the general public to read. I can set my character designer at a larger font; however, it is too high. Does Framemaker have the ability to change the baseline of a character?
Here is one quick solution:
Choose Format > Character > Designer and set the window to As-Is. (The As-Is option will let you select which specific attributes get included with the new style.)
From the lower left of the dialog box, select Superscript.
Create a new style called something like Copyright symbol.
Type some text in the FrameMaker document and then go to the Insert menu and choose Symbols > Copyright.
For the moment, the symbol is aligned with the text. But not for long.
Choose Format > Character > Catalog.
Select the symbol and then, from the Character Catalog, click your new Copyright symbol character style.
The selected symbol is now raised above the baseline.