Thanks everyone for all your helpful comments; they are greatly appreciated.
The problem here boils down to my not appreciating, when I purchased RapidWeaver, that I was getting a somewhat “hobbled” application which requires additional investment to get it to work properly. Some may say “adequately”.
It is not helped by the paucity of information in the guide and the lack of facility to get right to the point when querying support documents but I am where I am and I have started to figure it out, with your kind help.
My objective is to see how much I can do with Rapid Weaver before throwing money at the problem, albeit that it would appear to be money well spent. Having fallen foul of making assumptions about what I would and would not be able to do, I felt I owed it to myself to try to get a fuller understanding of the underlying application, before wading into the sea of Add On and Stack opportunity :0)
For example, although less elegant, I wanted to try Rob’s idea of placing images in a Styled Text page and to link these to separate photo albums, as a basic solution to an immediate problem, which can be enhanced later as time (and funds) permit. Sadly, since receiving that suggestion, I have been unable to find out how to do even that. I expect there will be some information somewhere to enlighten me and I would hate to have to keep asking what seem like basic questions in this forum until you are all sick of the sound of me, so I will persevere with my search.
Please do not misunderstand me; I do not begrudge supporting the busy development enterprise which enhances Rapid Weaver and I will take great pleasure in finding the most stylish and most-like-me Themes and Add Ons in time but, as a designer working in poor light, I need to bump into the walls and furniture a bit to get an appreciation of the space in which I am operating!
When I next get a free afternoon I am going to spend more time with the free support videos…
This is such a good forum - thanks again