Maybe you have "Align to baseline grid" turned on with a different sized font (caption) than the baseline is set for.
1) Stick every caption text box to every image object and group the image and caption.
2) Use the image caption feature of newer ID versions (included sind CS5 or CS6). This should make image caption stick to the object.
3) Use anchored objects.
4) Place the images in flow text and the captions, like usual, right below the images, so they keep position in relation to the image.
Great suggestions. Thanks. My brain may survive after all.
Oh I like the way Doc Maik thinks...
Let us know what it was/what the solution was.
Lord knows I have spent my fair share of time with a dumb look on my face trying to figure similar things out.
Well, I’ve tried a few things but I’m still having problems. Of course, the deadline for this project to be completed was last Tuesday…but we have an extension so I have a little time to figure this out.
FYI, when I group photo and caption, the text still jumps up and down so that’s not the solution. I tried the Caption function and that’s not the answer. There has to be some setting behind the layer that I can’t find and disable…. I created a template for the master page and wonder if there might be something there that’s causing a problem. I’ll check that as well.
Thank you both for your advice. I’m really scratching my head on this one…
I’ve identified the problem. The baseline grid for the document is overriding my positioning of the caption text frames. Any idea how to work around that? Snap to guides turned off already.
Okay...if my memory serves me correctly...and it usually doesn't so you might have to monkey with it a bit.
hmmm...put a text cursor in the box and in the far right of the menu panels is the base line grid icons. Is it on or off?
If it's off..well then this probably isn't the problem.
If this is the problem just switch off that box, then it should no longer align to the grid.
If you go to the furthest dropdown menu on the right. (next to the little lightning bolt)... In there is an option that says something like: "align first line only"
This will keep the first line in the caption in line with your design and let things flow from there if you want to keep it to the grid...but only sort of.
So you have three options:
and First line aligned....
I suck at explaining stuff...so let me know if it worked.
Is this all done in a paragraph style or are you doing it locally for each one?
best to do it as part of the style....
Paragraph style. The document is very long and this keeps me from going even crazier…
Brilliant! I’ve figured it out, thanks to your hint about changing the “Align to First Line”. I’ve set it to align with “none”, then set up a new caption style and that fixed the problem. Wow…I am super-grateful for your help. Thanks for hanging in there with me.
Yes, that’s exactly what I did…finally! Thanks to everyone who made such helpful suggestions.
I finally got to help somebody on a forum!
Usually I'm the guy asking how to do something....be it computers, plumbing, etc. So I am super glad I could help...now I don't feel so bad about asking for help all the time.
As of today, you’re a hero in my book! Thanks again.