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This is just a very quick movie about how to ignore a Text Wrap, which is a very, very simple thing, but if you don't know how to do it, it can drive you crazy trying to look for the solution. So here is the problem, first of all. Let's say, I have some text that I want to put on top of this image to caption it. So I have created my caption here, I drag it on top of the image the text disappears, what's going on? Well, the text wrap that is applied to the duck, and that is affecting two columns of text is also affecting that caption.
How do we make not it not affect the caption? Your instinct might be--especially if you have ever used QuarkXPress-- your instinct might be to bring this to the front. That's not an option. It's dimmed, it's already at the front. So then you think well, Layers. Let's make sure its on layer above everything else, it already is. It's on the Text layer and the Pictures layer is beneath. So what gives? And it's this.
Text Frame Options, I have the caption frame selected, Text Frame Options. That's what I need to choose, Ignore Text Wrap. Simple when you know how, but it can create a lot of frustration if you don't. Just to add a little bit extra to that, if you're creating captions and you do want to put them on top of images that are going to have Text Wraps, so that you don't have to do that on a case- by-case basis, make yourself an Object Style, call it Caption and then come to Text Frame General Options, Ignore Text Wrap so that next time you run into this issue, all you need to do is click on that Object Style to apply that setting.
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