Add single images (image “elements”)

Many operations of an “element” are independent of the element type (image, video, audio, link) and are (also) described in other chapters. Here, the focus is on the specific things for image elements.

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In order to be able to position images not only as page background automatically, as is the case with Page images, a “layout” can be used for image elements.
A layout defines the positions on which images can be stored on a page (“coarse grid”).
The number of possible image positions per line and column can be selected. This is done in the Advanced Edit window.
This window can be opened as soon as the first selected image is found on the open book page.

It opens a small pop-up with a menu and some specific options.
One of the options is “Advanced Edit”. Clicking on this menu item opens the Advanced Edit Window.


In the Advanced Edit window you will find a symbolic overview of the position points on a page.
You can see at a glance how many positions per line and row are currently selected in the layout.
Incidentally, this example shows a double page; there are no red layout points.

!{IMAGE-LINK+layout position}!

h3 (#layoutbeispiele). Layout Examples

1 Bild

Unlike with a page image, the border area (margins) is taken into account when using the layout.
The size of the border area can be adjusted

1*2 Bilder

Two pictures per page; arranged one below the other.

2*2 Bilder

You can see in the layout overview that a right single page is active

4*6 Bilder

This is the maximum number of images per single page.


If one uses the automatic positioning, after before the layout has been selected, the pages with the layouts (see “layout examples”) look like this:

1 Bild je Einzelseite

1*2: 2 Bilder untereinander

2*2: 4 Bilder auf einer Seite

4*6: 24 Thumbnails auf einer Einzelseite

This also works for double pages!
If you use a layout and let the pictures automatically add, you quickly have a photo book created!

Layout changes

The layout, i. the number of image elements per column and line is selected interactively in the “thumbnail” of the layout page symbol.
Each dot / bubble corresponds there to a layout position.
The colors have the following meaning:

  • red: locked
    For a single page, you can see which page is currently the active page. So you can see immediately whether one is on a single or a double page.
    The opposite side of the open, actively selected page is marked with red dots.
  • gray: unused
    The gray dots indicate not yet set / selected layout positions.
    Clicking on a gray dot / bubble expands the layout up to the clicked layout point.
    The clicked point becomes the new, right, lower layout position.
  • yellow: used Layou positions
    Clicking on a yellow pin selects this layout position for the current picture; it is positioned according to .
    A click together with the *SHIFT key
    on a yellow dot reduces (reduces) the layout and uses the clicked point to define the new, lower right layout area.
  • green: A green dot indicates the layout position of the current picture element.

Last modified: 2019/01/26


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