I was speaking at the Newspaper Institute of Technology recently, and a QuarkXPress user asked me if there was any way to make a picture flow along with the text that belongs with it. Her project was a directory, with pictures of people at the beginning of their description.
The answer of course is YES! And the process is almost too obvious and simple: just Cut or Copy the picture box and Paste it into the text flow wherever you want it to appear. (Edit> Cut or Edit> Copy, then Edit> Paste)
If you want to control the distance between the text and the picture box, there are two ways:
- 1. Apply a Text Runaround: use the Item tool to select the picture box, then adjust its runaround in the Measurements Palette (in QuarkXPress 7 and higher), or in the Item> Modify dialog box
- Drag the edge of the picture box to make the box larger. The text will move over to accommodate the new size of the picture box.
Jay Nelson is the editorial director of PlanetQuark.com, and the editor and publisher of Design Tools Monthly. He’s also the author of the QuarkXPress 8 and QuarkXPress 7 training titles at Lynda.com, as well as the training videos Quark includes in the box with QuarkXPress 7 . In addition, Jay writes regularly for Macworld and Photoshop User magazines and speaks at industry events.