Managing text breaks and layout in textbook with images and tables

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May 13, 2021 May 13, 2021

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I'm in the process of adjusting the final layout for my book and in particular, working on page breaks. Since I have quite a lot of images and tables it is (at least for me) much more difficult than working with only text.

I'm looking for tips and tools on how to approach this. One example is the attached images which cover 6 pages in the book. In the second picture, the right-hand page stops a bit early. I can't really change the placement of the table because it now lines up with the content of the text.

My best idea is to change the line spacing for the spread covering these two pages (left and right). I'm thinking that if it's not very much then the reader won't notice the difference betweens spreads - a difference between a right- and a left-hand page would be much more visible. 

Any inputs? Other ideas?

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May 13, 2021 May 13, 2021

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I am not sure where your problem is. Looking at the screenshots you share, it seems that if you want to control the flow/spread of your content, you are better off using images to push text down and control whetre it ends. 

I would not recommend changing the line spacing, it is better to keep it consistent so you do not 'hurt' the readers eyes even if they do not notice what you have done.

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The problem is that I think it looks bad to have text that ends early on the page.
Are you suggesting that I increase the empty space below/around images?

In this case that is not an option. Since there is only text in this spread and the image should be in the first spread.

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