I want to insert a number of drop-shadowed frame inside a document and place (the same) graphic in the top left hand corner of each box. I would like the text in the rest of the box to wrap around this graphic - with some (arbitrary) margin.

What is the best way to do this? I had the graphic in a frame inside the frame but the text all went to the bottom of the frame, apart from the first paragraph.

UpdateThe general idea is that I want something like this:

|XXXGRAPHICXXXX   mytext here  |
|XXXXXXXXXXXXXX   text again   |
|XXXXXXXXXXXXXX   more text    |
|and the text wraps round the  |
|graphic.                      |

I haven't added the listing that has been asked for as I am really hoping for a LyX-based solution as opposed to one in LaTeX. But I can add that is people really think it's helpful - it's an article class document, standard LyX template.

  • 1
    Please add a minimal working example (MWE) that illustrates your problem. It will be much easier for us to reproduce your situation and find out what the issue is when we see compilable code, starting with \documentclass{...} and ending with \end{document}. Also, a picture of what you have in mind might be useful.
    – Anke
    Commented Mar 19, 2013 at 16:45
  • If you want a LyX-based solution, give a LyX minimal example (wiki.lyx.org/FAQ/MinimalExample) and please give your LyX version. Don't worry for this time, I see what you want and have an idea for a solution.
    – scottkosty
    Commented Mar 19, 2013 at 18:03

1 Answer 1

  1. Go to Insert > Float > Figure Wrap Float. You did not specify a caption in your ascii picture so I do not enter a caption.

  2. Go to Insert > Graphics > Browse and select your graphic.

  3. Go outside the figure wrap inset (e.g. control-right).

  4. Insert the text you want.

If you stop here, you will get something like the following in LyX: enter image description here

Which looks like this in pdf:enter image description here

To customize to how you want:

  1. right-click where it says "wrap-figure" and go to settings (or go to Edit > Text Wrap Settings).

  2. Change "placement" from Outer to Inner.

  3. Change "Width" accordingly.

Here is a screen shot of the settings for my example: enter image description here

Here is the pdf output: enter image description here

You can download the example .lyx and .png file here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/v5x20abticsmfvm/wrapExample.lyx https://www.dropbox.com/s/2hdktembatsp11c/beamer-knight2.png

Just put them in the same folder and you are set.

  • What if you don't want a square limit but something like this: wrap text around more complex shapes, such as i.imgur.com/MsbsOVG.png or i.imgur.com/Apq8kdv.png or i.imgur.com/GxllBgA.png easier? I mean automatically wrapping around a shape without manually specifying coordinates for each line.
    – skan
    Commented Feb 8, 2017 at 0:54
  • @skan I have no idea.
    – scottkosty
    Commented Feb 8, 2017 at 7:09

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