Re: Word Question

Subject: Re: Word Question
From: suzy -dot- davis -at- doi -dot- vic -dot- gov -dot- au
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 28 Jun 2004 10:52:43 +1000

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Suzy Davis
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28/06/04 10:45 AM cc:
Subject: Re: Word Question(Document link: Suzy Davis)

Hi Michele

Anchoring is only going to be a problem if you lock your anchor to an
arbitrary paragraph. Anchoring a floating graphic is the only way to keep
it in place, so it is worth learning how to do it.

If the paragraph marks aren't visible - you are working 'blind', so turn
them on (Tools | Options | View)

Follow your graphic with a couple of Normal styled paragraphs (paragraphs
without space above and below, and have body text font size). You will see
why later.

Click in the paragraph mark at the end of your graphic. Create your text
box with the 'figure tag line', and drag it where you want it to go.

Making sure that the arrow tool in your Drawing toolbar is not selected,
click and drag your anchor to be next to the graphic.
Lock the anchor - Format | TextBox | Layout (tab) | Advanced and click the
"Lock Anchor" checkbox. Click OK. Then in the 'Layout' window, select "In
Front of Text". Click OK

Your textbox is now anchorded to the paragraph with the inline graphic, and
the 'Normal' paragraphs provide the space gap for the textbox, so that it
doesn't overlap the paragraph text that needs to follow it.

If you need to create more 'Normal' paragraphs to create more space for the
text box (so that it isn't overlapping your text beneath the graphic),
click in one of the Normal styled paragraphs created earlier and press
Enter a few more times. As the anchor is locked to the paragraph which
includes the inline grapic it won't move the anchor unless you click in the
'inline graphic' paragarph mark and press Enter there, then you will move
the paragraph mark with the anchor, which will in turn move your text box.

Most people either don't lock their anchors, or they lock them wherever
they might be. I find that my floating graphics are always stable as long
as I lock the anchor to the paragraph immediately preceding the floating
graphic. It is never stable if I lock the graphic to a paragraph mark
below the floating graphic.

Hope this helps

Michele Davis
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26/06/04 08:56 AM
Please respond to Michele

Please forgive me everyone since Word is not my forte, Frame is, but I
have a Word cunundrum. I am placing graphics inline with text, but I
need figure tag lines underneath the graphic. I'm not sure how I do that
and keep it with the graphic WITHOUT anchoring. Ugh. Don't tell me I
have to anchor. I hate anchoring.

Well, I hope someone can provide some valuage feedback. Oh, I'm running
OS W2000 and Word2000.


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