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How can I add captions below my photos ?

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  • I post to blogger, which doesn't have captions in their online editor.  I decided to use WLW in the hopes that I can enter captions beneath my pix that I upload.  The best I was able to do was add a watermark.  Any ideas or suggestions ?
    Wednesday, February 17, 2010 6:58 AM

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  • Any ideas ?
    Wednesday, February 17, 2010 1:03 PM
  • simarc,

    I create a table with 1 col, 2 rows.

    I put the picture in the top row, the text for the caption in the bottom row.

    Hope this helps.
    Wednesday, February 17, 2010 1:11 PM
  • Thank you.  It helps.  Do you know why the software doesn't have a more automated way of doing it considering all the fantastic bells and whistles that it has ?  I mean it has the ability to rotate and tilt photos, but no ability to do captions ?
    Wednesday, February 17, 2010 1:21 PM
  • Not sure.  Perhaps it's because this doesn't take as much effort as rotating / tilting photos.

    Who knows, maybe someone will create a plugin in the near future.
    Wednesday, February 17, 2010 1:32 PM
  • As a suggestion, I’d create a template; how you want the table to be, copy the HTML and use plug-in to insert the code anytime you want.


    You can use a nice little tool called Dynamic Templates.

    Website:
    http://www.joecheng.com/code/DynamicTemplate/

    You can do other things too; it's quite configurable to various things Windows Live Writer doesn't do by default.

    I use this to INDENT text:
    <p style="margin-left:.5in;text-indent:-.5in"><br /><%= _selection %></p>

    Download here:
    http://wlwtemplate.codeplex.com/Release/ProjectReleases.aspx?ReleaseId=7199

    Hope this helps.

    Thanks,
    L. Henry Jr.
    http://www.lehsys.com
    Thursday, February 18, 2010 1:03 AM
  • Wow.  I'm surprised no one mentioned the Polaroid Picture plugin.  It's awesome.  It lets you add captions to photos in the area where the white space is on a real Polaroid One-Step picture.  You can also rotate it and what not. 

    Go to "Add a plug-in" in Writer and you should see it pop up close to the top of the list.
    Tuesday, March 02, 2010 8:13 PM