Daily Archives: May 24, 2015

Wrap Around Workaround

On the Facebook Scrivener User page,  a member recently asked if there was any way that the text could wrap around an image. The answer is, sadly, no. However, one enterprising gentleman wrote that there was a workaround using a table. So I figured I would give it a try.

This is what my text/image workaround wrap around looks like:

Screen Shot 2015-05-24 at 2.39.22 PM

To achieve this you can use the table feature. Go to Format->Table->Table. I created three different tables; each one had one row and two columns. The text used was a short character biography and the images used were ones I had imported from my files.

I sized the table’s cells to fit both the text in one column and the image in the other.  Once I was satisfied with the sizing, I removed the borders by going back to Format->Table->Borders->Remove All Borders.

To get it to appear like the text and images are wrapping around took several attempts to size the photograph and have it stay in its cell. If you managed to resize the photo by making it a smidge larger, it would throw everything off.

My humble opinion is to not bother. Word, Pages, Nisus Writer Pro, and InDesign are better equipped to handle a layout with images and wrap around text.

But if you’re stubborn like me, give it a shot. You might discover a better workaround.