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mabellucy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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May 5, 2012 6:56 AM

I am using page layout not the word processor in pages. I have placed an image in a text box and want to wrap text around it. I cannot get it to do be inline. All choices under object placement are grey. I want text to follow shape of image.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • Walt K Level 4 Level 4 (2,895 points)
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    May 5, 2012 8:55 AM (in response to mabellucy)

    Click on image and go Arrange > Bring to Front.

     

    Walt

  • Walt K Level 4 Level 4 (2,895 points)
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    May 5, 2012 9:03 AM (in response to mabellucy)

    An added note: The object has to be in fromt of the text that you want to wrap. If nearby text get's pushed aside, select that text and bring it to the front. (The object and the wrapped text will remain as is.)

     

    Walt

  • Walt K Level 4 Level 4 (2,895 points)
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    May 5, 2012 9:43 AM (in response to mabellucy)

    Objecct in text box.png

    Walt

  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (27,390 points)
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    May 5, 2012 9:59 AM (in response to mabellucy)

    An inline object is exactly like a character in the text, it doesn't wrap because it occupies a space in the line its on.

     

    Peter

  • Walt K Level 4 Level 4 (2,895 points)
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    May 5, 2012 12:53 PM (in response to mabellucy)

    You can place an object Inline in a text box, but, as Peter points out, it behaves as a (large) single character. You can resize it by grabbing one of the black handles. Wrap is available but I don’t think it will work the way you want it to.

     

    Experiment. That’s what we do.

     

    Walt

  • Barry Level 7 Level 7 (29,095 points)
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    May 6, 2012 1:08 AM (in response to mabellucy)

    Both types of placement are available in a Page Layout document. Here's an example.

    Picture 44.png

    The object on the right was Inserted into the document using the Shaped button. It was placed as a Floating object, resized, and placed in front of the text in the smaller text box. The Text fit was tightened to 2 pts from the default 12, using the Wrap Inspector.

     

    The object in the larger text box to the right is a copy of the one on the right. After copying the object, I clicked after the space following the word "object" in the text, then pasted the shape into the text stream at that point, and typed a space after the shape. The L in the box on the left and the t in the box on the right were each selected, and their sizes set to 36 points, to help demonstrate the difference in appearance of floating and inline objects in a text stream.

     

    Regards,

    Barry

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