I am trying to wrap some text around an image's edges but I cannot arrange the image behind the text. I am not sure how to proceed. Please help!
You don't need to put the image behind the text. Just select the image then choose a Text Wrap option from the Text Wrap panel (Window > Text Wrap).
Make sure in Preferences that you haven't turned this fine ability to wrap an object regardless of its stacking off. Go to Preferences > Composition and make sure the checkbox is turned off, as highlighted below.
Hope that helps!
My apologies, I wasn't specific enough. The text is wrapping around the Image box but, I want it to wrap around the contours of the objects within the image. Since it is arranged above the text, the wrapping mechanism isn't detecting the objects edges, just the image box.
It makes no difference if the object is above/below. You need to choose a different option in the Text Wrap dialog box.
Probably what you want is this, wrap around object shape, both sides, and either Detect Edges or clipping path (if you have one):
How to get the text to wrap the contours depends on whether the object is drawn in InDesign or imported from Illustrator. See screen shot:
In the picture on the left the object has been drawn in InDesign. Simply choosing the "text wraps around object shape" will wrap the text around the object. In the picture on the right the object has been imported from Illustrator. Using the same Text Wrap option on the selected object will activate the Contour Options pull-down menu and then you can choose detect edges as shown. In both instances I put the objects above the text.
Turns out, I forgot I had used some layers on an earlier page and was still working within the top-most layer! What a dingus. Thank you for your help.
sigh. Thanks for letting us know! 😉
Happy to help.
Very helpful! Thank you!