[Pro] Need a bit of help with Image Captions Action

I have an instance where I am using a Carousel and inside the carousel pane, I have an area for news copy. Inside this, I insert a graphic (inline). I want to apply the image caption action to this photo, inside the carousel pane.

When I try to apply the action to the inline, the action jumps to the container holding the inline, instead of to the inline.

Any ideas?

Rich


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Rather than just having a graphic in your carousel why not have an HTML item as well such as - http://www.deltadzine.net/test/carousel.html

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Dave,

Thanks for the reply.

Here’s my site

look on the front page, flip through the news carousel. You will see the pictures that are there on the panes. I want to be able to put a caption under the pictures and the text still wrap around the picture and caption. I use the inline graphic so that the text will wrap. I want then to be able to have the caption “locked” to the graphic so that the text will then wrap around the graphic/text group.

Thanks for the help.

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OK - how about trying this.

Create a 1 column, 2 row table on your pasteboard. Copy and paste your graphic into the top row (resized to suit) Text caption into lower row.

Copy and paste inline in place of your graphic in the carousel. NB untested.

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How do I get this graphic to be “INLINE?” I thought the only way to get a graphic inline was to go to the insert menu and choose from there to insert graphic. And once there, I couldn’t get two items (graphic) to line up one under the other.

Thanks for the help.


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There is nothing about this layout that requires graphic text. Try
these steps in a new scratch document.

  1. Draw a large-ish HTML box.
  2. Double-click into it so you see a flashing text cursor.
  3. Choose Insert / HTML Item from the main menu. Drag the resulting
    HTML box out to be large enough to hold your image AND the caption
    beneath it.
  4. Double-click into this inline HTML box so you see a flashing text
    cursor.
  5. Choose Insert / Graphic Item from the main menu. Insert your image
    into the resulting graphics box, resize it and crop your graphic as
    you desire.
  6. Double-click into the surrounding (inline) HTML box so you see a
    flashing text cursor after the graphic. Press Return (if you want
    space after) or Option-Return (if you don’t) and type your caption.
    Close up the surrounding HTML box and adjust the alignment if you want
    the caption to center under the photo.
  7. FInally click once on the HTML box and set it to float left. This
    will get you the ability to run text around it within the outermost
    HTML box. If you double-click into the outermost box and start typing,
    you will see your text run around the inset photo+caption group.

Walter

On Jan 8, 2010, at 11:19 AM, sampolfonz wrote:

I want then to be able to have the caption “locked” to the graphic
so that the text will then wrap around the graphic/text group.


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Walter,

Thanks, as always. Will try that. Is there any benefit to using the Image Caption action? Will this lock the caption to the image without having to have the extra html box ?

But, I will definitely try what you are suggesting.

Have a great day !!!

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I can’t say – I’ve never used it. I believe that it is intended to
create exactly the same construction that I have outlined in my steps,
only automatically. But if it’s not working with the Carousel layout,
then you might need to do things long-hand.

Carousel expects you to lay out each pane either as a nested set of
elements (draw each child element within any given pane over the top
of the main outer box that defines the shape of each pane) or an
inline (box-model) layout element. Either construction will work.

Walter

On Jan 8, 2010, at 12:19 PM, sampolfonz wrote:

Thanks, as always. Will try that. Is there any benefit to using
the Image Caption action? Will this lock the caption to the image
without having to have the extra html box ?


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Also, once you have set up this construction, you can copy and paste to make more of them. You can copy the inline HTML box containing the image and caption to the clipboard, then set your text cursor where you want the next inline image and caption to appear, and paste. Update the photo and the caption text, and you’re set. You only have to create the actual layout elements once.

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Thank you, Walter.

You’ve been so gracious to teach me so many things about this.

Rich


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