I've been trying to folow a Youtube video on how to do this, but it just isn't making sense to me -- I cannot seem to even find the right tool to do it.
I have inserted the image using the oval marquee tool to make a text box, then "placed" the image. I'd now like the text to its left to flow around it.
Can anyone help?
A YouTube video? The online Help should be enough: http://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/using/text-wrap.html#change_the_shape_ of_a_text_wrap
If your placed image still is an oval, I think it's enough to click the right "wrap" icon in the Text Wrap panel -- the one with 'text' lines going around the image.
I've fiddled with the caption endlessly to make it look better, but it jumps around a bit when I get it anywhere near the image.
Select the caption's text frame, right-click and choose Text Frame Options. Set the frame to Ignore Text Wrap.