Add objects and change an object’s type
To add objects (such as widgets, shapes, text boxes, tables, or charts) to a page in your book, choose Insert > Choose, or use the pop-up menus in the toolbar. You can also add media files (such as images) to a page by dragging them from the Media Browser, the Finder, or another application.
Every object in a book is either inline, floating, or anchored. When you add an object to a page, it’s anchored or floating by default. To add it as an inline object instead, or to change an object from one type to another after you add it, follow the steps below.
You can also easily change the position of an anchored or inline object.
Change an object from one kind to another
Select the object.
Do one of the following:
If the controls for changing the object type are dimmed, it might be because you’re viewing a landscape template in portrait orientation. Try switching to landscape orientation. Or try adding a title, label, or caption to the object and then converting it.
Add an object as inline
You can add an inline object to a specific location in the book’s text, or inside another object.
Select the object and choose Edit > Copy or Edit > Cut.
Place the insertion point where you want the object to appear, and choose Edit > Paste.
Reposition an anchored or inline object
You can place an anchored or inline object anywhere on a page with text on it. An anchored object has a marker that indicates the text it’s associated with.
Reposition an anchored object: Drag the object or its marker to the text you want to associate the object with.
When the object’s associated text moves to another page (because of changing content), the object moves to the same position on the new page.
Reposition an inline object: Drag the object.
If you can’t add an item, it might not be a supported file type.