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    Losing Images (2002)

    I am finalizing the preparation of a handbook. It is about 80 pages. The first few pages are the TOC done as a field from Headings. At the end of the TOC (field) there is about 1/2 page blank. In this handbook I have inserted images relevant to the material on any particular page to kind of fill in the blank space (and to get people to look through it to see the images as they are of cute dogs as this is a foster home handbook for a Cairn Terrier rescue organization and our foster parents are all volunteers who are not as diligent as I would like in their reading this handbook. If figure that if I can entertain them in some little way then maybe they will finally read the blasted handbook <img src=/S/hairout.gif border=0 alt=hairout width=31 height=23>

    Anyway, I insert the image, do the layout thing, lock anchor, compress, yadda yadda yadda. And then I save. And it seems fine. But every time I update the field, the image disappears into the ether. Is there any way I can keep this from happening or do I just have to remember to add the image, again, right before we e-mail it to the printer?

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    Re: Losing Images (2002)

    Is it possible with the layout you want to format the image as 'in line with text'? (Format | Picture | Layout tab |In line with text.) It may be more likely to stay where you want it. The image can then be a paragraph of its own, and you can do things like adjust the indent to control how far across the page it appears, and so on.

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    Re: Losing Images (2002)

    I just tried it as you said and it lost the image again. (I had formerly had it as "Behind Text"). This is really frustrating. Not that I can not easily put the image back in, it is just that I can not get it to stay. I would attach the file but it is kind of proprietary so ... and to just attach the TOC will make it an "error bookmark not defined jubliee" <vbg>.

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    Re: Losing Images (2002)

    Is it worth trying inserting a section break (same page) after the TOC and inserting the image after that break?

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    Re: Losing Images (2002)

    It sounds like you are pasting the images into the TOC itself. When you update the TOC these customisations get removed. If you need the images there, make sure the images (or their anchors if you are floating the images) are not part of the TOC.

    Sending the file to the printer with this problem is likely to result in tears because they would be remiss if they printed the file without updating the TOC - the doc is likely to repaginate with their printer driver.
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    Re: Losing Images (2002)

    I tried the section break and it did nothing. I am keeping on trying. I am persistent and will find some way to do this. <img src=/S/confused3.gif border=0 alt=confused3 width=45 height=45>

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    Re: Losing Images (2002)

    I think it is out of the TOC as the style box says normal. It still just disappears. I guess what I will eventually do is publish it in PDF and let them print it from that. I just want to know how to do this. Once my curiosity is peaked I get a bee in my bonnet and... <img src=/S/scratch.gif border=0 alt=scratch width=25 height=29>

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    Re: Losing Images (2002)

    PDF is a good option if you can't solve the problem.

    If you can post the file - even just the front part of it - we should be able to see where the problem lies.
    Andrew Lockton, Chrysalis Design, Melbourne Australia

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    Re: Losing Images (2002)

    OK - I took out names, phone numbers and e-mail addresses to protect the guilty and made a file of the first 10% or so of the handbook. Hopefully the picture I am speaking about is still on it. (It takes up almost the whole page after the TOC - I had to work <img src=/S/bummer.gif border=0 alt=bummer width=15 height=15> to get the TOC to spill onto another page so I could put the picture in and you guys could play with it). SInce it is way way way way way larger than 100 K (1.8MGS!) I can not post it here but I did upload it to my personal website. Click here to open it.

    Thanks so much for all the help you are trying to give me.
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    Re: Losing Images (2002)

    OK Kathie, the image is indeed part of the TOC.

    To fix this problem:
    1. Cut the graphic to the clipboard
    2. Click anywhere in the TOC and right click it and choose "Toggle Field Codes" - the TOC will reveal that it ends at the start of the heading which says 'CPCRN CONTACTS:'
    3. Put a return immediately in front of the TOC field.
    4. Put two returns immediately after the end of the TOC field (immediately in front of the CPCRN heading text)
    5. Paste the graphic back into the paragraph above the CPCRN heading - making sure this is outside the TOC field braces
    6. Now update the TOC by right-clicking in the field and selecting "Update Field"
    Andrew Lockton, Chrysalis Design, Melbourne Australia

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    Re: Losing Images (2002)

    Thank you so much!!!

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