I submitted the original query--below--on April 4, 2013, but I'm wondering if I should publicly publish the post, "Fortuny Was Spanish??" so you can see what's going on.
The first couple of paragraphs are okay, but when images get involved it's mayhem.
For instance, I have a large long image on the right without caption. On the left I have a smaller picture and a manually-composed caption for it under it; under that a manual caption for the for the long picture on the right; and under that a manual caption for a small bottom image.
So, on the left is image/caption/caption/caption/image and on the right is as a long large image.
Ideally, the left and right images should align at top and bottom, and should abut, or almost abut, vertically.
IN FULL SCREEN:
At this very moment, in that segment of the post in full screen, the tops of two images align, but not the bottoms, most likely because the space between the 3 captions has shifted. The left images do not abut the right, but leave a space into which the first word ("Like") of the next paragraph has crawled pretty far up.
IN EDIT POST SCREEN:
The large long right-flush image is so large that neither the two smaller ones nor the 3 captions can fit in the space to its left.
This particular segment is almost perfect--the spacing between captions still off, and the images don't abut, but there's no word wrap creep.
As I keep working on image placement, however, images disappear, paragraphs disappear, I have to retype in hope of getting rid of blank lines, I can't bold or unbold, italicize or unitalicize, I can't flush captions right or left only center, text suddenly gets underlined and ctrl+U doesn't change it back, the little mountain icon freezes on a picture (or several at a time) and refuses to let me into the Edit Image box.
As I mentioned in my original query, I tried clean word in kitchen sink, and since then have cleared my cache and cookies. I've had the same problem with my first two posts and now with the third. This feels like a code problem, but I haven't worked with code in 15 years and I don't want to take a chance with this.
In the meantime, I'd been hoping the responses to the April 3 layout query from elsieshaven might contain some clues but outside of the link to microsoft--which I haven't tried--I can't see anything that might help me.
Here's my original post from Thursday afternoon:
layout slides all over the place
I've been spending more time trying to control my layout than I'm spending writing. I've got a lot of pictures, italic captions and bf body text.
No matter whether I write in full page or the regular edit page, their layouts don't match each other and the preview doesn't match either.
I used the Word cleaner in kitchensink and I'm halfway through restoring the images, but still can't figure out where anything will be if and when I ever get around to publishing.
Any and all help will be appreciated.
the blog is [email redacted]. I am using the journalist format
The blog I need help with is jdavidsen.wordpress.com.