Re: [icon-users] Picture placing with columns

  • From: John Harrison <john@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: icon-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 18 Feb 2012 09:10:25 +0000 (GMT)

> Okay, instead of using columns, I guess I can use a table to achieve the
> layout.  With tables I could then span multiple columns and achieve a
> bigger space for the picture.
> Any major limitations tables?  

Yes, but you incur other constraints because you then have a hard break
across the page at the start and end of the picture.  The text in the
remaining columns won't be able to flow through them.  You may be able to
fudge it by inserting a paragraph break to coincide exactly with the end of
the picture, but that will give you a gap in the text.  You can remove the
gap by setting zero space above and below the text (selecting Table body),
but that affects the whole table, so you will need to insert artificial
breaks where you need them in other paragraphs.  

Doing that for the odd exception may be OK, but if your document needs much
of it, then consider using a DTP package like Ovation Pro.  That will give
you complete freedom over layout, but of course you will lose many of the
features that make EW so useful.  You have to make a choice.  Of my last
two books, one I used Ovation Pro, because it would have been impossible
with EW, and the other I used EW because is is much easier and more
powerful to use for structured documents. 

>Is there a limit to how big a cell can be?

Not AFIA.  


John Harrison
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