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Putting text inside picture

Page history last edited by Andy Groher 13 years, 2 months ago

Does anyone know how to put text inside of a photo? Every time I try to put the text inside of it, the text hides behind the photo.

Comments (4)

Phil Levin said

at 7:23 pm on Oct 28, 2008

You need to rearrange your stack of page elements. Like in Microsoft Word and other design programs, objects are arranged from front to back where only the front-most elements are visible where they are opaque.

To put a text frame on top of a photo make sure the text either ignores text wraps (text frame options) or eliminate any text wraps from the image. Then click once on the image and hit "Object">"Arrange">"Send to Back"

Andy Groher said

at 7:38 pm on Oct 28, 2008

Hmmmm...it's still not working. When I click on the photo, it doesn't even offer me to select the text frame options. When I hit "Object">"Arrange">"Send to Back" it didn't help at all either.

Phil Levin said

at 9:02 pm on Oct 28, 2008

-To get to "text frame options," make sure you are selecting the photo with the black "selection tool" arrow, not the white "direct selection tool" arrow.

When you put text on top of a photo, the text is not actually in the same frame as the photo but it is its own element that is arranged in front of the photo. I'd recommend creating the text box with the text in it and the frame with the photo in it on different parts of the page and then moving the text box over the photo.

Here's a sample file: www.philliplevin.com/files/j202wiki/textoverphoto.indd

Kathleen Culver said

at 8:03 am on Oct 29, 2008

And make sure you click on the photo and choose object/arrange/send to back. And then click on the text box and choose object/arrange/bring to front. Also, go to window/text wrap to open the text wrap palette and make sure text wrap is off on both the text box and the photo box.

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