Making an inline image extend beyond the left margin

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Jan 25, 2022 Jan 25, 2022

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I had this query from a client. I don't think it can be done, but I thought I'd check with you folks first ...

 

Got a document with lots of inline images. sometimes, there is a bit of text on the left of the image, which the customer would like to extend out beyond the edge of the text frame. I don't see how this could be done, other than turning it into a static image and moving it. Am I right? How can an inline image extend beyond the left margin of the text frame it's sitting in?

 

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Adobe Community Professional , Jan 25, 2022 Jan 25, 2022
You'd need to change it to a custom setting and set the X Offset to increase past the text frame Once you have this done - you can make it an Object Style https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/using/object-styles.html Then you can apply the Object Style to the other Inline Objects - which would use the new Anchored Objects settings set in the style.  If you need to adjust the Anchored Objects - you can edit the Object Style - and all objects will alter.

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Jan 25, 2022 Jan 25, 2022

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You'd need to change it to a custom setting and set the X Offset to increase past the text frame

Once you have this done - you can make it an Object Style

https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/using/object-styles.html

 

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Then you can apply the Object Style to the other Inline Objects - which would use the new Anchored Objects settings set in the style. 

 

If you need to adjust the Anchored Objects - you can edit the Object Style - and all objects will alter.

 

 

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Jan 27, 2022 Jan 27, 2022

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Actually there is a bit of a problem with this ...

In this example, there is an image on the second page in it sorrect position:

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This is WITHOUT the Custom setting selected.

Choose the custom setting for the object style and this happens:

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I can't figure out why! Any suggestions?

 

If I un-check the Keep within Top/bottom column boundaries checkbox for the object style, that's better but then the image falls off the bottom of the page.

 

Thanks!

Pat

 

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Jan 27, 2022 Jan 27, 2022

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@Eugene Tyson Do you have any ideas?

Thanks!

Pat

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Jan 27, 2022 Jan 27, 2022

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I guess that option is called custom because it's customized for different situations.

 

I'd need a sample file to see how it can be handled for your situation.

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Jan 27, 2022 Jan 27, 2022

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hi @Eugene Tyson 

Here you go.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/m779elm0qmdscwb/music%20placement%20test.idml?dl=0

If you go to the last page, select the image, and change the object style to "musiv left" you'll see what I mean.

 

Thanks!

Pat

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Jan 27, 2022 Jan 27, 2022

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"music left"

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Jan 28, 2022 Jan 28, 2022

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I will have a look at this for you - I just haven't had time. 

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