Wrapping HTML text around graphic

I know how to wrap graphic text around a graphic photo (I am slowly learning here…really!) ) but is there a way to wrap HTML text around a photo?


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Draw a HTML box, and enter your text.

Create your graphic box with a picture in it. Size it etc.

Copy/cut the graphic box > click into the above text box at the
beginning of a paragraph > paste.

Then click on the picture and from the inspector palette > align right
(or left)

(or you can do the same by inserting a blank graphic item from the
insert menu)

David

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On 2 Jul 2009, at 16:43, SkipII wrote:

I know how to wrap graphic text around a graphic photo (I am slowly
learning here…really!) ) but is there a way to wrap HTML text
around a photo?


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When I do your first option, I have a lot of trouble positioning the graphic within the HTML box. Skips around, keeps shifting the HTML box or will not really let me put it where I want it.

If I do #2, the text does not wrap. The graphic sits over the text. Yes, I have clicked “wrap” on the inspector.


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Sometime around 2/7/09 (at 11:43 -0400) SkipII said:

I know how to wrap graphic text around a graphic photo (I am slowly
learning here…really!) ) but is there a way to wrap HTML text
around a photo?

The normal process is to have the graphic small enough to fit
within the HTML text box. Then…

  1. Select and copy (or cut) the graphic.

  2. Click into the text, preferably at the beginning of the paragraph
    that should line up with the top of the graphic.

  3. Paste - the graphic will now be an ‘in flow’ item, sitting within the text.

  4. Click the graphic so you see its selection handles appear, then
    look in the Inspector palette.

  5. Change the Align setting from Baseline (where the graphic sits on
    the text baseline as if it was an unusually large character) to Left
    (or Right), so that it is placed to the side of the box. The text
    will now wrap around it within the HTML box.

Use Margin (in that same part of the Inspector palette) to push the
text away from the graphic. Use the Custom item in the Margin menu
and set the margin on just the sides you want to avoid having the
graphic inset from the HTML box side as well.


Paul Dunning made a text wrap action that works in a more DTP-like
manner with larger graphics, but I’ve not used that. Start with the
above process and see how you get on.

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Sometime around 2/7/09 (at 12:10 -0400) SkipII said:

When I do your first option, I have a lot of trouble positioning the
graphic within the HTML box.

That’s the nature of the beast. You are anchoring a graphic within
the run of HTML text. It is simplest and easiest to place the graphic
so it is anchored at the beginning of a paragraph, but you can, once
pasted into your text, drag it around to other positions within the
text. Just remember that you can only shift the anchor position
uwards or downwards a line at a time.

If I do #2, the text does not wrap. The graphic sits over the text.

There wasn’t actually a number two in the list - that was just a
suggestion that you may prefer to ‘insert’ a fresh, empty graphic box
within the text and then import your image into it. You have to
click into the HTML text first and only then insert the graphic.

Yes, I have clicked “wrap” on the inspector.

I’m afraid this is for a different kind of thing. It is the correct
term for what it does do, but I’m afraid it doesn’t do what you’re
after.

k


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As I mentioned, insert the picture at the beginning of a paragraph
before any text. Then align it left or right. The picture and text
will “flow” depending on the width of the column.

Look at and study web sites with “inline” pictures on the left or
right of a text column and you will understand the process.

David

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On 2 Jul 2009, at 17:10, SkipII wrote:

When I do your first option, I have a lot of trouble positioning the
graphic within the HTML box. Skips around, keeps shifting the HTML
box or will not really let me put it where I want it.


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I did not mention the word “wrap” it was… “align right (or left)”

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On 2 Jul 2009, at 17:10, SkipII wrote:

Yes, I have clicked “wrap” on the inspector.


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