Currently Being ModeratedMay 6, 2012 10:28 PM (in response to jonelle from stavanger)
One way to keep image captions together with the image is to paste the image into a table of two rows - the downside of doing this is that tables are space hogs when tied to flow with the text - they prefer to be free-floating with text wrapping around them so you would position the image and caption after text has been added.
To lock an image and its caption in place on a page, the image must be of the free floating variety (this could include to 2 up table with caption) select the object and Arrange > Lock.
Message was edited by: bwfromspring hill
Currently Being ModeratedMay 6, 2012 11:40 PM (in response to bwfromspring hill)
Thanks for the tip about the 2 Up Table. I just tried locking an image into place. That was fine, but just wanted to clarify. Will the object lock into place with that paragraph? I want to add text in an earlier part of the document - the part that I am still struggling to write?
Currently Being ModeratedMay 7, 2012 11:35 AM (in response to jonelle from stavanger)
Simple answer - no. Locking an object such as a table locks it onto the page at a specific location and will not track with text. I suggest you focus on the text and then do your visual placements after you have your text in. You can easily place a "marker" within the text to identify where you want an image to be placed later that will follow the text as you add more content, then search for the markers and replace with your images at the end. Markers could be a set of gibberish characters or something as simple as "(insert picture of Aunt Maude here)" .
Many people spend much of their valuable time fiddling with the "look & feel" of their work when they should be focusing on what they want to say. Get your ideas down first and then style it and decorate it and add supporting images. You will find your work much more cohesive when you do.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 8, 2012 12:20 AM (in response to bwfromspring hill)
Thank you. I agree with all your comments. I have spent valuable time working on the formatting of images and objects when it all boils down to procrastination. I appreciate the nudge towards getting back to the writing. Perhaps we´ll meet again later in the thesis!