I'm working with a book document sent by a publisher. They have placed the images in the document into the text boxes using some kind of frame (that you can see to the left of the image in orange). Anyone have any idea what this frame is? As I cannot release the image from anchoring. They appear to be using a custom paragraph style for the images but I don't know if this is part of it.
Bonus question: Does anyone know what the colon characters in the bottom left of the image are too?
Any help would be greatly appreciated, thank you 🙂
Is the orange bar a printing element, or only visible in working display?
Are layers in use here? Is the illustration possibly on a locked layer?
Can you even select the graphics? If not, they are probably on a locked layer or locked themselved. You cannot lock an anchored object so that it cannot be selected, meaning they are not anchored.
If you can select them look for an anchor icon. Below I have two identical graphs selected in two images (because I cannot select both an anchored object an an unanchored object they must be two screen grabs). Note the anchor icon for the graph on the left.
All of the color bracket and colons look like parts of a merged-data setup. The text and images seem to have be placed using some kind of cataloging plug-in. (The sample here is from EasyCatalog, but it could be any one of many similar plug-ins.)
But once merged and moved off the home/merge system, don't such elements just become content? Flagged content, maybe... unless, as in the above replies, it's on a separate locked layer or some such.
Hi all thanks for the replies! I'll reply to everyone here.
Everything in the document is in a single layer and the illustation isn't locked. The graphics can be selected and moved up and down but are attached to the text box, but anchored in a way that can't be released somehow. SJReigel, I think you might be right that the document was constructed using a plug-in, which is why the images are placed in such a strange way that I can't seem to edit.
I think the best solution might be to remove everything and replace the graphics myself.
If the graphics are anchored inline, you may be able to cut them, and then paste outside of the text box.
A few more thoughts to add to the replies: