AS the unofficial tech support person, I occasionally have the pleasure of being asked to help explain various "how to stuff" on AR. The following is an email I received awhile back...hope you find my response helpful.
"Hope all is going well for you. I was reading your blog on adding photos -- It is excellent. If you have a moment, I am having trouble finding out how to get the text to near or wrap around the photo. Can you point me in the right direction. Every time I upload a photo there is a lot of space and I don't know who to get the text next to or around the photo. Thanks and I look forward to reading more of your blogs."
Funny, I see blogs where the photo is surrounded by white space and the text doesn't wrap. I suspect the reason for that is in the way the photos are added. I've never tried to add photos that way, so I really don't know how or why that happens.
I know how I add photos and it looks OK, so I'll share my method.
First I write the blog, from start to finish, then I go back and add the photos. Take the cursor and place it where the photo where it should go.
The next step is one I have found is frequently forgotten. Many people haven't noticed there are actually TWO tabs on top of the photo insertion box. Both of these tabs need to be opened. NOT ALL of the settings are necessary, but some are:
- Alignment & dimensions are both critical
- Vertical and horizontal space are optional
- Border can be used if you want a border around your photo
- Class & Style are not features I use. In fact someone else will need to explain what they are. I haven't got a clue!
It is not necessary to set the vertical/horizontal space.
Setting the Alignment is very important. If it is not set the photo doesn't know where to go.
Playing around with the vertical/horizontal settings here is easy to do. As you change the number the example to the right will reflect the setting you use. This is great for people like me who get vertical and horizontal mixed up. :)
Once you have configured the settings in both tabs of the box you can input the photo. If it doesn't look right, you can "right click" on it and "cut" to remove it. Then start over. The biggest mistake I make is not setting the "alignment" for right or left.
When adding mulitple photos, I tend to look at the text and judge how much space (text) is needed for the photo to look good. Usually a paragraph or two will consume the area around a 300-400 pixel photo, Try it out and see how you like it. If it doesn't look good, cut the photo out and do it again.
Like most things this takes a little bit of practice. After a few tries you will be placing photos like a pro!
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