> Yeah, it is so fun to (a) insert a single-celled table previously set up > as a format, (b) import a graphic file or create an anchored frame into > the single para in the cell, and (c) set the anchored frame to At > Insertion Point so you can get the spacing even all around, and then (d) > adjust the cell borders (or anchored frame border) to coincide of the > figure has a ruled box around it. > > Wouldn't it be great if you could just select a Figure format when you > are in the file browser and the external graphic is imported into a > figure all ready to fill in the blanks?
I like that idea. In the meantime, the inexpensive AutoText plugin is even more capable. You can create sample tables for holding your graphics with accompanying text, captions, callouts, etc. Then you can pluck the whole thing from a menu whenever you need it. For example, AutoText can pop in a table that includes a heading and text placeholder in the left column. On the right are graphic and caption placeholders to illustrate the text. All the appropriate paragraph tags-- heading, body, anchor, caption-- are in place. Even the paragraph tag that holds the anchored frame is predefined. Just click and type or click and insert the graphic. (I actually reprogrammed a function key to import graphics.) My table also contains a separate anchored frame, attached to the caption paragraph, that is set to Outside Column, Side Closer to Page Edge, and is rotated 90?. I use this to display the photographer's name next to the photo's edge. A figure style probably wouldn't have that capability. Mike Wickham