Maybe you should show us what your page looks like.... It sounds like you either need to use Anchored frames (inserted into the text), or you need to use floating frames with Text Wrap applied.
Hi again, Peter.
Sorry, but I can't show that now because I can't fix a goof I've made by applying paragraph left indent
instead of paragraph first-line indent. I changed the left indent to 0 BUT somehow it doesn't save 0, and all my lines are indented.
Can you help with that?
By the way, a friend said I should get InDesign CC: Visual QuickStart Guide by Sandee Cohen.
I was wondering if the 2013 edition would be fine for my InDesign CC 2014, as I'm not going to do anything really complex.
The 2013 edition won't have the latest changes for the new versions, but the basics will be the same, so it will certainly get you started.
There are two places to check for the left indent: The paragraph style definition, and in the Paragraph or Control panel with the text selected, which would show as a local override (a plus sign next to the style name). If it's a local override, the fastest way to remove it would be with Find/Change and the GREP tab. Search for .+ and set both the Find Format and Change Format to the paragraph style that should be applied.
It's also possible this is not a text indent, but that you've applied an indent to the text frame. You'd see that if you select the frame, then go to Text Frame Options.
Mystery solved, Peter, but knowing you were there put me more at ease, if flustered and spending a lot of time.
The reason my setting paragraph indent to zero didn't work was, I'd FORGOTTEN that before I used the Type-to-Paragraph window,
I'd used another that I'd guessed at—and searching around the menus I came across it.
P.S. Since the way I placed the frames and photos worked, is it okay to keep doing it that way or better to do it another way?
To reiterate, I would paragraph-return 14 times to place my 3" x 3" frame and photo under the contributors' names.
Are you asking my permission to use a bad technique?
Without seeing your page, I'd say you probably want inline anchored objects, so after the name, press enter once, and with the text cursor still active use File > Place... to get your image, then press enter one more time and continue if you don't want any text next to the image.
Thanks for the laugh Sunday morning while I'm working, Peter.
So I placed the image correctly previously, BUT with those unnecessary 14 carriage returns.
Please, can I send you something from my small literary press that quit publishing in 2000 but
inadvertently came to be committed to the one I'm working on.
Of course my previous books, following mimeo in 1975, then camera-ready copy from 1977 on,
with text composed on an IBM table-top "composer" (a selectric but with proportioned fonts instead of typewriter).
Finally, on my eMac (not iMac) with PowerPC OS (was it 4?) I did my books with QuarkXpress 4 and
PostScript Type 1 fonts.
When I began this book, Quark tech COULD NOT tell me why my Word didn't import right into Quark.
Four weeks of back and forth and I had to find out from Adobe when someone said I should get InDesign
—Word couldn't use Minion Pro.
Here's a link to my website, where you can download my fifteen-year-old but all in-print catalog.
Anything you'd like, gratis.
That's quite a collection, but instead of doing something for me, do something nice for someone local to you.
Glad I could give you a laugh. For the record, I've never had a lick of trouble using Minion Pro in Word, but I've also never looked back after switching from Quark to ID. The only thing I miss is square gradients.