If you place a graphic on a page [outside of an anchored frame], then it doesn't matter if you place it inside or outsie the text frame. It will always remain on that page and depending upon your runaound settings will "repel" text found in the text frame.
If you want the graphic to remain at the text location regardless of content changes later, then you need to insert it into an anchored frame in the text flow of the text frame.
Thank you for your feedback. Now I have a better idea how I can create the cover page of the manual.
Carel from Holland.
There are four, maybe more, ways to put a graphic on a page:
Thanks for your elaborate answer.
Also, if you ever want to produce Published help from your content, you’ll need to have them in anchored frames.
Thanks for the heads up.
I'll keep it in mind.
re: Also, if you ever want to produce Published help from your content, you’ll need to have them in anchored frames.
Does FrameAbove/Below survive that path?
This thread suggests that they do.
Also, there's yet another way to incorporate simple graphics:
5. As text, where the graphic is in outline form, or can be converted to it.
You'd use a font authoring tool, converting the outlines to glyphs, assigned to Unicode code points in Private Use space.
Probably not a great idea for workflows other than PDF or print.