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    Hi, all. I never thought I'd need help with this, but here goes:
    Document1 contains several graphics that someone pasted "inline." I am writing Document2, and need to copy those graphics and annotate them. The problem is that, after inserting a drawing canvas, I can't paste the graphic "into" the canvas (which I want to do so that it can be easily annotated and, if desired, all the annotations and the graphic itself can be grouped.) Note that I'm assuming that the drawing and the canvas are unrelated, because when I delete the canvas, the annotations go away but the graphic remains.

    Am I approaching this the wrong way? I have to use a canvas to add callouts, no? (I don't want to end up with one of those documents where everything is an discrete object hovering over the page, because I've had to edit those and I swore I'd never use such an ad-hoc approach myself!)
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    If you want connectors and callouts to behave intelligently, yes, you do need to use a drawing canvas.

    To paste a picture onto a canvas, you must first convert it from inline to floating, by changing its wrapping style from "Inline with text" to for example "Square". You can then copy and paste it onto your canvas.

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    That's what I thought... but when I paste, it pastes below (vertically) the canvas, and the two things appear and behave as independent objects. (For example, deleting the canvas should effectively remove the graphic, shouldn't it?)

    I was trying to work that way anyway, but the problem was that the lines from any callouts I added wound up behind the drawing that I was annotating, at least until I selected the graphic and used "Send behind text," which apparently also sent it behind the canvas.

    Something is not working as I expect it to, and I'm not sure whether my expectations are out of line...

    I am attaching a copy of the file to see if it behaves the same for you or anyone else. I applied a light-red outline to the canvas so that its location was readily apparent.
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    The picture is too wide to fit inside the canvas...
    If I make it smaller, then cut and paste it onto the canvas, it does become part of the canvas.

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    And there ya go... Whoulda thunk?

    Thanks so much for figuring that out. I don't think I would have even thought of trying that. I will shuffle off with my problem-solving skills humbled.

    Thanks again!
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