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I need to place many images into a single text frame. I know that you can place as many images at a time as you like, but I can't figure out a way to place them inside a text frame. The only way I can put images in the text frame is one-at-a-time by placing an image outside the text frame and cut-pasting one-by-one into the text frame.

There's got to be a faster way to do this, right ?

EDIT: What I'm trying to accomplish: I'm making a book which contains mostly images, on some pages there are a few images on some only one. I need the to flow automatically in case I need to add or remove images later on.

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You are not pasting into a text frame, you are pasting into a text flow.

The only way to tell inDesign where in this flow you want the image(s) is to place the cursor and paste.

If you want all the objects in a single place, group them before copying.

If you are trying to incorporate runaround, then don't do it this way, place images beside the text and use "text wrap."

If you are, say, making custom bullets (etc), I can say from experience that you should look into using a custom font editor to get your shape into a font format, otherwise you will be manually adjusting 100s of tiny images (or better, scripting it if you are so inclined).

  • I'm making a book which contains mostly images, on some pages there are a few images on some only one. I need the to flow automatically in case I need to add or remove images later on. So that's what I'm trying to do, maybe there's some better way ? – Dino Prašo Feb 9 '16 at 17:18
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Import the images using XML? Just create a basic XML file which references the graphics in question.

Alternately, get the filenames into the text flow and use a script which will replace the filenames w/ the matching graphics.

  • That's is an interesting solution. Can you refer any scripts you are familiar with? – ErickP Feb 9 '16 at 15:54

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