Thanks Paul Lawrence. This is the kind of information that is needed before a major family history project is started. Images are best scanned and named prior to attaching to any program so that the file size is easier to control for the intended purpose. Only the images with very long captions have been added to word processor files for each chapter of the 350 page family book. Other sets of images have page holder reminders in the word processor file. Most images are inserted at 1:1 compression in scrapbooks and printed with the page number and a caption.
With so many changes to the text over 6 years, the picture pages have been renumbered for the draft copy but not reprinted every time. A mix of text and pictures on the same page adds to the cost and slows down printing. A long will or newspaper obituary is usually copied to text rather than scanned. A set of land records will likely be photocopied for family distribution rather than scanned.
It is easy enough to print one or two copies of a book with mixed pages by hand feeding the paper into a color ink jet printer, but expensive if more copies are needed. Paper doesn't feed accurately after one side is printed so a different brand of paper will be tried. The draft copy (with paperclips) is about three pounds. It would be easier to work on a smaller sections and keep the draft of each one in a ring binder.