7 Replies Latest reply on Jun 19, 2018 12:56 PM by srishtib8795206

    Whats the best way to deal with traditional (not metadata) captions?

    MarieMeyer Level 1

      What's the best (least crazy-making) way to deal with traditional captions based on text (not metadata).

       

      I'm working on a long technical book that will include >100 figures, each with a caption consisting of one more sentences.

       

      Here is the first one: it was easy to do because there was a natural break int he text that allowed me to simply create my caption with a paragraph style.

       

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      But of course it won't always be that easy: here is an example where the figure and its caption had to be inserted into the middle of a paragraph and so I put the caption inside its own text frame to get the body copy to "jump" the figure + caption combo correctly.

       

      Screenshot 2018-06-14 13.59.21.png

       

       

      Is this the "right" way to do captions? If so, is there a way to automate the creation of a caption box for text when a new graphic is placed?