Bottom line is this: If you don't know HTML and CSS you're going to have a hard time with even the simplest layout in an EPUB. Trying to do what you're doing is going to require at least an intermediate knowledge of CSS to set the float for that image.
The fact that you found CS5.5 to be as limiting as CS4 tells me you have some work to do.
I would start with Liz Castro's excellent book on the subject: http://amzn.to/slMVN5
And then follow up with Lynda.com. Anne-Marie Concepcion has some terrific training there. You can get a free one week trial with this link: http://bit.ly/fcGpiI
Hope that helps,
I totally agree with Bob's suggestions. You have to do some learning about HTML and CSS to do at this point. You can't totally rely on InDesign. His reading/viewing suggestions are excellent.
Thank you for taking the time to read the post. Yes, I am new to coding. Very true.
I have also watched Anne-Marie's class on epub creation. She is an amazing teacher.
I will keep trying to find where I am going wrong with placing this image. I'll get there sooner or later. (let's hope)
Have a great weekend.
Will do. Thanks. I will learn more coding this weekend.
Thanks again for the fast response.