Text Wrapping

The new editor should allow the user to wrap text around a photo anywhere in a copy block.  That's a fairly common and very useful layout feature.  Don't know why you don't offer it.

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Employee
Status changed to: Voting Open

Hello @JohnE314 thanks for the feedback. We have opened up your Idea for voting.

Occasional Contributor
In the new editor, you cannot insert images inline with selected text or adjust your image placement - it only defaults to top of text box and only gives you the ability to align (left, center, right) - not in different areas of the text box which is very frustating.
Employee

Hi @PlugFest,

 

Thank you for your reply. You are correct that the image block can only be inserted within the top of text block. I do apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused in not having this ability. If you wanted to have the image inserted with the appearance of being between the text block, you will need to copy and paste the text into a new text block and insert an image block above it. This way, it will give the impression that the image is between the text and you can align to the left,center, or right. Once again, I do apologize for the inconvenience this may cause. I hope this workaround helps. Let us know if you need assistance with anything else.

 

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Visitor

I agree with @plugfest.  This was a function in the previous version that made it easy to create a nice flow.

Member

Another agreement with @plugfest here. 

Trusted Contributor

I agree that you should be able to put it anywhere in the text block, or at least aligned with the start of any paragraph. However there is a better workaround than the one suggested by @Lucas_D.

What I have been doing is to make a new text block and cut and paste the part of the text where you want the image to appear into the new block. That way you can insert the image at the top of the text block and have the text run around it there.

 

Inserting the image in a separate image block doesn't really help anything that I can see. Maybe I'm missing something though.

Occasional Participant

Unbelievably awkward image placing capability of Third Gen editor.   Unlike ANY other editing editing tool I've ever used (including Constant Contact's prior generation editing tool!!!!).  What's the reason for this lack of ability to insert an image ANYWHERE within a text block?  There must be some reason for this. Staggeringly bad design.  Plus, we can't revert to the prior gen editor. 

Member

This is incredibly annoying and frustrating. Wish I hadn't bothered trying to switch to third generation.

Member

Please tell your whizzes there that the change on pic placement is horrible.  it limits the size of the pic: if I have little text and a large pic, it forces a lot of white space on the right. there is no text wrap function. Why would CC do something so stupid when text wrap and placement on right, left, and center worked so well in the past? To give me MORE flexibility with the block! Ha, it obviously only gives me less.  This Made my day terrible. I have a mag to edit after this. I did all the work on both. It is impossible now with a lot of pics and little text. it looks amateurish and I can do better now on Word, for heavens sakes.  Should I leave CC now after all these years?  I hate this and it makes my work look and feel less professional then in the past.

Member

Please tell your whizzes there that the change on pic placement is horrible.  it limits the size of the pic: if I have little text and a large pic, it forces a lot of white space on the right. there is no text wrap function. Why would CC do something so stupid when text wrap and placement on right, left, and center worked so well in the past? To give me MORE flexibility with the block!? Ha, it obviously only gives me less.  This made my day terrible. I have a mag to edit after this. I did all the work on both. It is impossible now with a lot of pics and little text. it looks amateurish and I can do better now on Word, for heavens sakes.  Should I leave CC now after all these years?  I hate this and it makes my work look and feel less professional then in the past.

Employee
Status changed to: Open Questions

Hello @Vinculum!

Thank you for taking time to supply us with all that feedback! I'm very sorry that you are having a difficult time managing your layout and if you are able to share more that would be helpful. I will say that we do in fact have the ability to wrap images in our editor! Click here to learn more.  Was this a feature you were unaware of or does it not suit your need? Would you be able to share a screenshot of what you were trying to accomplish.

Established Member
Would love to see this program become more flexible and easier to place photos in different positions
New Member

I agree with the posts above. I did try the text wrapping feature but it did not work. The photo could only be in the upper right of the text block.  I would like to position anywhere in the text block and we need to move away from having to have a block or box for each time we want to have some text with a photo. It is just not nimble enough.  Let me know when you solve it and I will try your product again!