4 Replies Latest reply on Jan 6, 2013 12:53 PM by Peter Spier

    How to prevent embedded images falling off the page

    jhoge123 Level 1

      I have embedded images in a multi-column document. It's great to have the images flow with the text, but sometimes they flow over the edge of the page. Is there a way to set the keep options so that embedded images stay on the page?

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        • 1. Re: How to prevent embedded images falling off the page
          Peter Spier Most Valuable Participant (Moderator)

          The correct term is anchored, rather than embedded, image.

           

          Where would you like this image to move? There is an option for custom positioned anchored images to keep within top/bottom column boundaries, but it might not help you out. Most likely that would cause the image to cover your subhead and possibly text from the previous section as well.

          • 2. Re: How to prevent embedded images falling off the page
            jhoge123 Level 1

            I figured out a workaround that takes care of this most of the time. I set thet the keep options for the body copy to keep the first 5 lines together, which almost always moves the image onto the next page.

             

            If any Adobe devs are reading this, a "Keep embedded images on page" option would be nice. Maybe it should be the default.

            • 3. Re: How to prevent embedded images falling off the page
              Daniel Flavin Level 4

              The term embedded is almost never correct.

              "Placed" is typical,  but in this case

              The correct term is anchored, ...

              • 4. Re: How to prevent embedded images falling off the page
                Peter Spier Most Valuable Participant (Moderator)

                Again, I'm going to ask what behavior you expect for this? Where would you have that image move? If what you want is for the entire paragraph to go to the next page, you are using the correct mothod by adding a keep option that will keep sufficient lines together  to match the image height. Adding the keep within the top and bottom boundaries of the column (rather than the page) for inline anchored images might be useful if it behaved like a keep option forcing the containing paragraph to the next page, but not so good if it pushed the position of the image up or down relative to its anchor point.

                 

                What you are learning is that anchored objects are extremely useful, but that they are problematic when they fall at the bottom of a column. You almost always need to som manual editing to accomodate the odd case.