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MS word is absolutely spastic sometimes

I have a doc with some pics mixed in, I try to drag the pic around to site in a certain place, the way the pic jumps around and will only allow itself to be placed at certain places is really brain dead.

grrrrrrr.
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April 1st, 2007 12:00pm
Word is not a desktop publisher. Unfortunately it makes a good enough jab at it for most people to use it that way.

You can pretty well place the picture anywhere if you use the right options, but they are a pain to understand, let alone configure.
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April 1st, 2007 12:13pm
Try this:

Right click on the picture
Select Format Picture
Choose the Layout tab
Click the Advanced button
Choose the Picture Position tab
Unclick the Move Object with Text checkbox

Keep in mind that the picture is tied to a paragraph in the document, even if the paragraph contains nothing more than a paragraph mark.
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April 1st, 2007 12:25pm
cheers AG, I'll try.

question is, what *is* a good piece of dtp software that doesn't cost the earth (or free preferably), and exports nicely to ftp?
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April 2nd, 2007 6:07am
TeX
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April 2nd, 2007 7:30am
hmmm, good call. how is the learning curve ... we'll see ...
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April 2nd, 2007 8:04am
On Win, try Texnic Center with the Miktex distribution.
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April 2nd, 2007 8:54am
thanks. I have half of protext d/l'd as we speak ...
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