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.
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?
This is such a wretched PITA. If you deal with anything like book or magazine layouts you will find this a relief when it comes. It is frustrating and time consuming to have to leave the accurate positioning of inline graphics within a text stream, until the very last point.
"If you apply text wrap to an anchored object, the wrap affects the lines of text in the story that follow the anchor marker. However, the wrap doesn’t affect the line of text that includes the anchor marker or any lines before it." this from the help.adobe.com itself....here we are in 2020 after years of asking "please let us wrap text around our freaking objects when anchored to the same paragraph content.. But adobe obviously thinks this is not necessary.
Petra Strauch commented
That's my most desired feature request. Pretty please, Adobe.
Bevi Chagnon | ACP commented
This is so critical for accessible, tagged PDFs from InDesign.
It controls the reading order, which i central requirement in PDF/UA-1.