I am using InDesign CS6 on a MacBook. I have multiple anchored images in a long document. Some of the images require callouts, such as labels or arrows, which should display on top of the image and should always stay with the image as if these items were also anchored. Is there a way to layer images in InDesign so that they are all anchored?
I tried grouping the callout objects with the anchored object, but you cannot select an anchored object and other objects at the same time. I know in Word you can create an image canvas and add multiple items to that, and they are all grouped together. Is there a way to do that in InDesign? Or would I have to anchor each callout along with its corresponding image?
Peter, your advice was very helpful. However, the text boxes (callout labels) that are included in the grouped objects get distorted once the grouped objects are anchored. Each text box shows the red +. When I expand the text box to fit content, the text box expands vertically so that all of the text is below the originally anchored object.
The other callouts (just lines) stay in place perfectly. Any insight into why the text boxes don't behave the same way that the lines do?
Could also be that text wrap is applied to some component object of the group, rather than to the group itself. Does checking the Ignore Text Wrap box in the text frame options dialog make a difference?