@JohnVdm, in general, I would not recommend that approach. If there is ever a need to make corrections in the text in Paratext, you don’t want to have to manually re-enter all your app image fields. To avoid this, you can safely add these \fig tags into Paratext, but if you do, you should indicate which images are for app/web/print. Please see How to tell Paratext which images are for print and which are for electronic outputs.
As a more portable alternative to this, the feature for specifying placements in SAB was added in SAB 8.0:
- You can insert illustrations in the text without modifying the source Paratext book files.
- See Images > Illustrations. Double-click on an image, and go to the Placement tab to specify where the image should be placed. You can choose at the top or bottom of a chapter, or before or after a specified verse number.
- Import and Export of image placements. The file format is the same as used in the PicList.txt files in the PTXprint software.
And then it was updated shortly thereafter in SAB 8.0.1:
- Supports new format PicList.txt import file, as used in PTXprint 0.9.1.
But at least in SAB 8.1, I have not been able to get the feature to work in any project. I suspect there may have been a regression.
@mcquayi or @richard, what’s the status on this?
There is now an amazing set of 370 images from the Jesus the Messiah graphic novel that can be inserted into the Gospel of Mark in any project from a piclist, using this image placement feature, so I’m eager to see this feature working.