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Chapter 11. Pictures and Text > To wrap text inside a hidden picture:

To wrap text inside a hidden picture:

1.
Choose the Item or Content tool, then click a silhouetted image on a solid white or off-white background .

Figure 1. Click on a picture that has a white background.


2.
Make sure the picture box is in front of the text box. If necessary, Control-click/Right-click and choose Send & Bring > Bring To Front. Also make sure the picture box completely covers the text box, otherwise the text will be visible within the picture's clipping path and around the edge of the picture box.

3.
Choose Item > Modify (Cmd-M/Ctrl-M).

4.
Click the Clipping tab, and choose Type: Non-White Areas.

5.
Check Invert.

6.
Click the Runaround tab.

7.
Choose Type: Same As Clipping.

8.
Click OK.

9.
Press Cmd-Option-. (period)/Shift-Esc, if necessary, to force the screen to redraw . Try using a small size for the type, and apply justified horizontal alignment.

Figure 2. The text is wrapping inside the clipping path instead of outside it.


Note: If the edge of the picture is showing (as in ), but you don't want it to print, click the picture, choose Item > Modify (Cmd-M/Ctrl-M), click the Box tab, then check Suppress Printout.


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