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My first two photo caption numbers are reversed. How do I get them back in order?

asked 2017-07-27 03:55:08 +0100

KatieM gravatar image

I'm making a document that has a lot of photos, two per line, side by side. I inserted the first photo and inserted the caption, inserted the second photo, positioned it and inserted the caption. It came out fine -- Fig. 1, Fig. 2 -- and I continued on for a couple of pages, inserting 8 more photos. However, when I returned to the first page, the caption numbers had reversed. Fig. 2 was first, followed by Fig. 1. The rest of the photos remained in sequence, only the first two switched numbers. How can I fix this?

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answered 2017-07-27 07:22:31 +0100

I guess that your photos (and their captions) are put into floating frames. And I suppose that when you positioned those photos, you somehow made it that first photo got anchored after the second one, so technically (in document model) they are in reversed order, and so numbering reflects that.

The most robust way to handle such issues is using As character placement of objects. This makes images/frames to be part of text flow, and makes their actual and internal placement consistent. In your case, I'd even use a borderless two-column table to organize everything.

Otherwise, just make sure that your frames are anchored in correct order (e.g., by making them anchored To character and moving anchors as required).

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Hi, Mike, thanks for your response. I will try both of your suggestions, I like the idea of a two-column table. Much obliged!

KatieM gravatar imageKatieM ( 2017-07-27 08:07:28 +0100 )edit
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