I would like to write the caption below each image i add to my Indesign document.
I could not find a way to generate a text place linked to the image in the same doc.
Is that possible ?
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I found how to get static caption below image. Waiting for line break in live caption.
InDesign's caption feature only works, with minor exceptions, by pulling metadata from the image. (I've always been sure that fully structured shops like magazines and catalogs love this; it's an all but useless non-feature for the rest of us.)
However, all of ID's auto-text features (caption, headers, cross references) have the persisting flaw that no line breaks are allowed. If it doesn't fit in one line, across the space allotted, it's just a mess. No, there is no fix.
Thank you James for your reply.
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Right click on image, caption set-up, scroll metadata and select.
As mentionned above, the fact that the metadata pulled out of the image can't spread accross the needed number of lines (no line-break) make this feature unusable (except if caption is limited to "one line only" space allowed.
That's only if you have it as a dynamic caption, pretty sure if you use static caption it's just text and should flow.
Static captions wrap, yes. I guess you can pull the auto data and convert to static, but that's often contrary to why shops use the embedded captions in the first place.
Can you please explain how to "pull the data and conert to static" ?
Use the caption feature to pull the selected metadata from the image. Then use 'Convert to Static Caption' to do just that. The caption will then be static text, no longer drawing or updating from the image, but can be formatted normally.