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Issues: 00116

Summary
long captions displayed in the margin next to floated figures look terrible
Type
Change
Raised by
tyrel
Date opened
Saturday, 27 October 2007
Description
If you float a figure to the left/right that has a long caption (i.e. about a sentence in length), the printing of the long caption in the margin is terrible looking and pretty much useless. I understand the reasoning of putting the caption in the margin for left/right floated figures, but for ones with longer captions, the only option is display the figure inline with the text.
Importance
4
Proposed solution
Longer captions should be displayed under figures that are floated left/right.
Urgency
1
Status
Closed
Resolution
It might useful to create an example of this behaviour, along with alternative approaches. One option is to turn the long sentence caption into a shorter caption, followed by a paragraph, followed by a break-and-clear ([[<<]]). There is an example at Break Float. Wikipublisher basically follows the author’s instructions; we may need to create a way for an author to specify, “Float this figure in HTML but not in PDF.”

As of Wikibook 0.9.7b, images with side captions are scaled to have a maximum width of slightly over 0.6 of the text width — the golden section φ. See Tuesday, 6 November 2007.

Date closed
Wednesday, 14 November 2007

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