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yes, InDesign CC 2015 is breaking an old workflow.
It would automatically convert a text cell to a graphic cell, if you place an image to an empty text cell.
To prevent this:
1. You could work with InDesign CC 2014 instead of CC 2015. Graphic cells are an innovation with CC 2015.
2. Maybe you could apply some fitting options to all new graphic frames automatically by editing the default object style? ( Just a thought. I did not try this. )
3. Or you could run a script—that has to be written yet—that would apply the appropriate fitting options after the images are placed.
tnx. for reply. I was affraid it would be something like that... In that case:
1. wait for new update
2. tried that but no luck
3. probably will do that or
4. try to change design and avoid graphic cell
maybe you cannot avoid graphic cells, if you have to place images to table cells.
Hm, one could try to pre-populate a text cell with contents, a single white space character should fit, and after that place the image at the first insertion point of the cell (as in the old workflow with CC 2014 and before).
Indeed... Actually, it could be done in just one step. A single space before or after image tag is just enough to define a cell as text cell.
Thanks again! After all, a little brain storming did help.
That would confirm to the steps in the UI in CC 2015 where you can only add an image as anchored object by placing[*], if the cell contains some text contents.
[*] if a insertion point is selected