Typefi Elements are objects, or groups of objects, in a publication that are distinguished from the main story by their difference in design. Typefi composes the Element dynamically during the automated page composition process.
As an example, some of the Element components might resize as other related components change in size—based on the content they receive. If an image is related to a caption and the image is made smaller during page composition, the distance between the bottom of the image and the caption should be maintained. The layout designer defines the Element design and resize behaviour in Adobe InDesign.
To insert an Element:
- Place the cursor at the end of a paragraph, before the paragraph return character.
TIP Always insert Elements at the end of a paragraph. Inserting elements mid-paragraph results in the paragraph 'breaking' at that point. In cases where an Element must be placed as close as possible to related topic content in the text, add an Element Reference in that location after inserting the Element. This reference may appear anywhere within paragraph text but is best at the end of a paragraph.
- In the Typefi tab within the Insert group, click Element.
- In the Select Element dialogue, choose the Element you want to insert and click OK.
NOTE If you are inserting a Floating Element, you can specify which variant to use. The default variant is Automatic, which means that Typefi will decide which variant to place during the automated page composition process. To choose a variant, click Change... and choose the variant.
The Element is inserted into the Word document.
If you have any questions about inserting Elements, please contact us. We're here to help.