Symbol Dynamics® EXP®
The Scientific Word Processor
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EXP does not support automatically wrapping text around a graphic. However, the following three manual techniques can be used to handle many formatting situations.
Use nested tables: Start a new paragraph; insert a table with one row and two columns; insert the graphic in one column; in the other column insert another table with one column and as many rows as you need lines of text. Any text you type in the rows of the inner table will appear beside the graphic. You may need to alter the vertical alignment of the inner table and the graphic to get the desired results. This technique works well as long as the text consists of fixed-length lines that do not need to be justified or word-wrapped.
Use continuous section breaks and two-column formatting: Insert a continuous section break; change to two-column formatting; insert a column break; insert a paragraph mark (press ENTER); insert another continuous section break; and finally, change back to one-column formatting. You will now have a two-column area on the page. Insert the graphic in one column and your text in the other. Note that EXP only displays multicolumn formatting on the screen in Print Preview. The advantage of this technique is that the text can consist of one or more paragraphs and EXP will automatically break the text into multiple lines.
Use an outdent and Exact line spacing: Start a new paragraph; indent the left margin; outdent the first line; insert the graphic; define and insert a tab to advance the cursor back to the left margin; type the text; format the graphic to appear below the baseline; and finally, format the line spacing of the paragraph to “Exact”. Although the Exact line spacing will cause EXP to clip the graphic from view on the screen, it will appear beside the text both on the printer and in Print Preview.