I'm laying out a 400 page book, in which the same jpg image is inserted above every chapter title. The titles flow within the text, so they fall at all different places throughout the book. I'm thinking there has to be a way to style this is in, so the image always appears with a title, using the same spacing, etc. Placing the image manually over and over and over is not very efficient. Thank you for your help!
You can't add an image to a paragraph style, but there is a quick way to insert your graphic ornament above all the titles by anchoring it. It requires a few steps:
and end with this:
PS: To clarify the screenshot that shows a blue insertion box as well as the graphic, the graphic that's shown was manually placed earlier, I just didn't remove it.
Your object style seems correct, and your grep query also (even if I don't understand why you apply a paragraph style AND a character style to the titles, which is useless). Your screenshot shows that the anchored object is a group (although it should not be a problem) and you wrote that you needed to insert a graphic frame, so I wonder why it is a group. Are you sure that you have actually copied the graphic frame and not this group?
Of course! It probably copied as a group because I hadn't imported the graphic properly (I did a copy/paste from AI - I know that's a big no-no, it was just a visual test in the early stages of design).
Now I have indeed imported the graphic as a jpg and it's working... except that it took away the first letter of the title. So then I thought maybe I should give it a little space "before" (which I'd previously set to 0, because sometimes it will be at the top of the page, plus I really don't want space above it in general, as it will throw off my leading). Now it's adding a tab before the first word. I'm hoping there's a simple fix at this point? (And thank you so much, I'm so much farther along!)
I may have written too soon. It doesn't seem to have created a tab on all of them. and as far as the space before, I jsut went into the object's style options and changed the space before to 0, so maybe I'll be okay. I'll test it some more and let you know.
Thanks again, JMLevy. Your directions were great and I think I've got it under control now. Greatly appreciate your help!
Hi again! Now that I've got that down, I need to change them all to a different image. Is there a find/change I can do to apply a different image above each title bar? (same dimesnions as the first, btw). Many thanks!
Simply use the “relink” icon in the Links panel.
Of course! Overtired here. Thank you.
Paragraph Styles are used to visually format the layout. They can't contain any content, and they don't have any ability to add content, either.
I don't know of any way to do this.
But you might look into software plug-ins that manage automated data such as catalogs and directories.
Thanks for responding. See JMLevy's answer above. Did the trick!