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I would like to create a simple printable mug shot page and want advice which Swing layout manager(s) I should use.  Here are the various sections of the page:

* HEADER - horizontal line across top of page containing a descriptive
                   sentence.
* FOOTER - Horizontal line across bottom of page containing the
                current date on the left, and the page number on the right.
* BODY - There will be 5 rows and 6 columns of jpg photographs.
               Each photograph will be accompanied with some text
               below the photograph.

I've read to distraction about layout managers.  Would someone give me some beginning advice about which manager or managers I should use.  Any basic get-started advice will be appreciated.
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Base panel - BorderLayout
 
    Header - panel added NORTH
 
    Mugshots panel added CENTER
    This panel GridLayout
        Each cell - panel with BorderLayout
        Cell
            Image added CENTER
            Footer added SOUTH
            
 
    Footer panel added SOUTH

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by:LarryAndro
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I think I understand.  The overall page to be printed is created with BorderLayout, placing the Header North, the Footer South, and the third Mugshots panel holding the images Center.

In the third panel, the Mugshots panel another GridLayout panel is embedded holding the desired number of columns and rows.

Finally, within each cell of the GridLayout a third panel is embedded using BorderLayout.  In this layout the image is placed in the Center and the descriptive phrase or footer of the picture is placed in the South.

Do I have it?
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by:objects
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be something like:


JPanel main = new JPanel(new BorderLayout());
main.add(BorderLayout.NORTH, heading);
JPanel body = new JPanel(new GridLayout(5,6));
for (int i=0; i<30; i++)
{
	String text = ....;
	ImageIcon image = ...;
	JPanel imagepanel = new JPanel(new BorderLayout());
	imagepanel.add(BorderLayout.SOUTH, new JLabel(text));
	imagepanel.add(BorderLayout.CENTER, new JLabel(image));	
	body.add(imagepanel);
}
main.add(BorderLayout.CENTER, body);
main.add(BorderLayout.SOUTH, footer);

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by:objects
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missied a bit:

>         imagepanel.add(BorderLayout.CENTER, new JLabel(image));

should be:

        imagepanel.add(BorderLayout.CENTER, new JScrollPane(new JLabel(image)));


If you don't want scroll bars then try the panel shown here

http://www.objects.com.au/java/qa/1959359983.html
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by:LarryAndro
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Thanks, guys!
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by:CEHJ
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>>Do I have it?

You have it exactly ;-)
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