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How do I lock images onto the page?

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jonelle from stavanger Calculating status...
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May 6, 2012 4:14 AM

I have been adding small images with figures to my text and selecting the Inline option.  I am not finished with the text however and each time I write additional paragraphs, my carefully placed images descriptive boxes float all over the page.  I have tried to read the manual but haven´t gotten any smarter.  I want to continually work on the text of a section and have the images ride ahead.  Any ideas?

iPod touch, iOS 5.0.1
  • bwfromspring hill Level 4 Level 4 (1,465 points)
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    May 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.


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    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.


    Good luck.


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  • bwfromspring hill Level 4 Level 4 (1,465 points)
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    May 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.


    Good luck.


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