On 02/07/2020 00:25, John Jason Jordan wrote:
I struggled for a couple hours trying to get the caption in the right
position, and finally I gave up. And in the process I discovered that
you can create a caption, but once created there is no way to select it
and delete it.
A shame you're getting so much grief from images in Writer. I've used lots of images in books and
I've had my share of 'incidents' with them, often unpredictable. When that happens, I generally
find that the User Manual is not much use, usually out of date.
But I can insert, edit and delete captions with little problem. For me, the only time I cannot
access the caption is when the frame which envelopes the image and the caption is highlighted with
its little handles showing. I then click anywhere in the text of the document away from the image
to deselect that frame, then I can just drop the cursor onto the caption text and edit it or remove
If the image itself is selected as distinct from the enclosing frame, then I can also place the
cursor on the caption and work on it.
To get my preferred layout of caption wrt the image, I create an empty paragraph of the same style
between the image and the caption (within the enclosing frame). It was the only way I could get
that space. Modifying the style to increase the space above the paragraph didn't work. But I can
choose whether or not to apply the spacing between paragraphs of the same type - that does work.
I also like to have more space beneath the caption before the next 'text body' style paragraph
starts so I created a new style 'text after image' with a little extra spacing above the paragraph.
This has always served me well.
[My current unpredictable behaviour problem concerns the Navigator. It stays where I put it for
quite a while then without notice, it suddenly docks itself within the styles side-bar or across
the bottom of the screen. -- There's always something ...]
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