Saturday, 12 May 2007

TIP - Copyright . . . (for Cecilia's picture © info)

Cecilia asked about placing copyright information below a picture, possibly in a different font and colour so that it did not merge with the text of the post. My response was that she should highlight the copyright text and then select to 'center' it after choosing the 'font', its 'color' and its 'size'.

She managed this pretty easily when she elected to have the photograph showing in the middle of the page; the copyright caption just became another line of text, centred under the photograph! But when she tried that with a pic aligned to the left of the text, everything went 'pear-shaped'. And I suspect that exactly the same problem will occur if the pic is aligned to the right of the text.

Hmmmmm! Time to revisit the problem.


an original landscape by Cecilia Mercado
Photograph: © Cecilia Mercado

Much research of Blogger Help lines uncovered the fact that the new Blogger engine does NOT support captioning of pictures so, to get the effect, one has to 'fiddle' with the template HTML and the post AFTER you've uploaded the picture and saved the post, as a Draft, so that you can return to it and edit the HTML. No need to throw your hands up in horror. It really is a simple exercise!

In the next post I will walk you through the procedure. However, until I have managed to get comprehensive screenshots of each step I will try not to post anything that ends up confusing the reader. I will also try to add 'plain-text' code that needs to replace what Blogger produces so that you can literally copy/paste the 'edits'.

Stay tuned!

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phaseoutgirl said...

Thank you, Terry! I shall wait for the instructions.


B.T.Bear (esq.) said...

I just use the space bar, and keep looking and re-doing/undoing till I get it lined up right :@}

Fletch said...

Working on getting the 'tute' licked into shape - keep getting diverted by the darn 'Thickbox' feature - still haven't found the solution for that, although the 'problem' is well documented in various usergroups!!


I'll change your way of thinking yet!

What looks 'right' on your screen (by spacing) will instantly break on somebody else's, because of the different screen resolutions used.

You'll see that it ain't that mind-blowing when you start to get to grips with it. Honest!!