Anchored Objects need be able to apply a text wrap when placed before their anchor point in text
For example, if the reference text for an image falls on the lower half of a right hand page, but the placement of the image works better at the top of that page—or even on the facing left hand page—the text wrap should be able to work before the object's anchor point in the text. Otherwise, when dealing with long documents, this feature is somewhat useless if you can only anchor some of your objects.
Lukas Engqvist commented
This while it would be nice is recursive, since applying the textwrap will have effect on the position of the anchor that will have effect on the text wrap…
Jonathan Buss commented
This has been a problem for as long as I can remember using Indesign for.. An annoying oversight made worse when creating accessible documents.
kera mchugh commented
Surely I'm doing something wrong... right? Adobe didn't build this **** into industry standard software... did they?
How does an anchored object even have the opportunity to go OFF the page (bleed should be a checkbox when needed)?
Why doesn't it respond to text wrap?
Why isn't text wrap a default option when inserting an anchored object?
Why don't object styles actually WORK... or at least work mostly...
Why isn't it automatic to link a figure caption to the figure?? shouldn't that be a check box somewhere? or even, heaven forbid, a field in the anchored object options??
I'm very willing to accept that i'm doing something wrong, despite years of this, and spending way too much time googling a solution... if anyone's got advice.
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Ron Schlegel commented
This is not a feature request, but a large bug that must be fixed. There is no solution or workaround for images that span columns. As a workaround I am forced to position all single-column sized images at the bottom of the page, to enable anchoring to unrelated text above the image. This moves the image far away from the related text, and will force me to place the anchor far from the related text that it should follow. Authors and designers need to anchor images in close proximity to their related text, not a half-page away, or at the bottom of the page. Some images that span 2 columns have no workaround. There is no place on the facing page that will not release the wrapping. This book is targeted both print and epub. Epub requires all images to be anchored or they will all move to the bottom of the document. Most of my 40 images in the book are experiencing this issue. This bug and workaround is unacceptable.
Leslie Thompson commented
Anchored object text wrap works seriously better in MS Word, and MSWord is not even a legit book layout program! InDesign is supposed to be top dog for book layout and design - but InDesign's text-wrap functionality is so frustrating!
I'm trying to set an object style that includes a text wrap and have applied it to at least a dozen objects. Every single object is wrapping differently, weird or unpredictably. I'm doing my part correctly - I've gone through every tutorial, etc. over the years, and know how its SUPPOSED to work, but this flukey behavior with the text wrap is making life ****. Anyone know of another page layout program as robust as InDesign? I'm ready to quit InDesign over this.
Colin Flashman commented
This needs to get bumped so that this gets fixed.
Rival software - Serif Affinity Publisher - can do this without issue - here is the demonstration: https://youtu.be/toPXmbANygk?t=67
Designers...in all publication fields--including STEM publications--need to be able to apply graphics, labels, etc. in any geographical spot on a page. This is a basic function that we shouldn't have to petition for.
Thought I was being dense not knowing how to do this....turns out it doesn't exist. For real? Why doesn't this functionality exist!?
This is an essential feature for a dynamic layout solution.
This is an essential feature. Any idea if any work has begun on this?
Zimaldo Melo commented
Absurdo a falta deste recurso. Isso praticamente inviabiliza a utilização de gráficos ancorados em projetos com mais de uma coluna. É preciso resolver isso, Adobe!
Almost 4 years of asking now. This is ridiculous.
Bevi Chagnon | ACP commented
It's 3 years since this was originally requested here in UserVoice.
And 20+ years since it was requested by the beta testing team and other users.
It's a HUGE bug in InDesign and affects those who need to anchor graphics for their particular type of documents, namely EPUB, accessible PDF, and exports to HTML and XML.
Seriously, move this up in the pipeline. Please fix it.
Kurt Matthia commented
Making this change should be a priority because not having it defeats accessibility in re-flowable epubs.
Leanna Hall commented
Please correct this bug. We recently changed our styles and our whole doc team is pulling our hair out.
Jon Moore commented
makes me want to use Quark!
Paige Short commented
Please. This is irritating to have to try and workaround.
The Accessible Dezinah commented
Please fix this bug.
P L E A S E.
It's been, what, 20 years now?