Controlling HTML text

Hi All

Hope you all had a good Christmas

My question:
I am working up a website, I am doing all body text as HTML.
On one page I have made a HTML text box as a layer and added the scroll feature as there is a lot of text. At the side of this text I have added an image and used the indent text feature to make a space, then also made the image on a layer. So I have the text running around the image.
Problem I have is that the text flow is different in the Page section to what it appears in Preview and View in Browser.
Which means I have having to guess position of images to align with text properly without it looking like its been thrown together.
Is there any way to have the Page and Preview matching each other when working with HTML text.
Thanks


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Hi Mike

Can you post a link to your page and tell us where the image should appear.

Did you insert your cursor in the text where you wanted the image to appear and use Insert>Graphic Item to get a graphic box that you can import your image into?

If not try that and play about with the alignment to adjust positioning. With the graphic selected look at the inspector under ‘dimensions’. Also adding a ‘margin’ value will keep the text away.

David


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Hi David

Thanks for the quick reply - question was more about html text and graphics viewing the same in the page window and preview window.
I have the graphics in the correct place in preview, but to get them to be in the correct place when publishing, in the page layout window they have to be quite offset to get the desired position.
I would like the two to match, coming from a print background, I like to work to fine tolerances.


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I would like the two to match

Unfortunately the Web is not as an exact science as Print. FW uses the WebKit engine to generate its previews (like Safari) but as we all know IE especially, and other browsers, will not necessarily display the pages the same.

And if you start to include how individual users have set their preferences for their browsers then you have opened a whole new can of worms.

If there is a specific instance that seems to generate a wildly different preview then you should contact support(at)softpress.com and see if it is bug.

David


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