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Old 10-27-2011, 02:52 AM
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Hello everyone

This issue is giving me a serious headache.

I'm designing a weekly news letter template for a company of computer illiterates. They need to be able to exchange pictures in a preformated frame. The most essential formatting is width and height - the new picture can not exceed the preset values.

I'm thought there would be something like a picture placeholder with drag-and-drop-function, 'click to replace' or something like that. Haven't found anything yet.

I would much appreciate all kind of tips and trix.

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Old 10-31-2011, 02:18 AM
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Hi Daniel,

You could insert a single-cell table into the document where the picture has to go. If you fix that cell's width and height to a specified value, any picture inserted into it should have its dimesions constrained to those of the cell.

To create a single-cell table with a fixed height and width, use Insert|Table and choose one cell. Then, for the:
• rows, set the exact row height under Table Tools>Layout>Properties>Row>Specify Height>Exactly.
• columns, set the preferred column width under Table Tools>Layout>Properties>Columns,
and uncheck the 'automatically resize to fit contents' option under Table Tools>Layout>Properties>Table>Options. You might also want to set the cell margins to 0 all round. It's also a good idea to format the table paragraph with 0 before/after spacing.
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