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Overview ¶ 

Adding images, videos, and documents to a page can make all the difference when someone reads it. A page with these elements will be more interesting to read than one that contains only text. Images and videos are also invaluable in illustrating how to perform a specific task in a difficult guide. Documents help further illustrate your procedure and supply additional information. Use images, videos, and documents to make a plain page more interesting, or a confusing page clearer.

All How-To Guides ¶ 

Media Manager ¶ 

The Media Manager is the tool used to upload images, videos, or documents to any page that supports them. Anytime you want to upload an image, video, or document, you will use the Media Manager.

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Delete All Files in your Media Manager ¶ 

If you are finished working with the images in your shelf, you can use the "Clear all media" button in the bottom right corner to clear all of them from your manager.

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Guide Media ¶ 

Images and Videos ¶ 

  • Image Requirements:
    • Formats: JPEG, JPG, GIF, PNG, BMP, TIFF, TIF
    • 800px by 600px
    • Maximum file size of 40MB
  • Video Requirements:
    • Formats: MOV, AVI, MP4, MPEG, WMV, OGG, FLV
    • 592px by 444 px
    • By default, up to 30 seconds in length
    • Videos can be allowed to be longer than 30 seconds upon request. The absolute maximum supported is 5 minutes.

Attaching an Image or Video ¶ 

Click the "Edit" tab located at the upper right-hand side of the page, and go to the step you want to add the image to. Click on the image placeholder (the large gray square with a camera icon in it) and the Media Manager will appear.

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Either drag the image or video you would like to add into the Media Manager, or click "Add Media". Upload media from your desktop or device OR use a URL to embed an image or video from another website. Once the image or video has uploaded, a thumbnail of it will appear in the Media Manager. Click on the thumbnail of the image or video and it will be added to your guide.

Note: If the image or video uploads but it does not meet the requirements, an orange bar will appear at the top of the Media Manager. The bar will tell you what you need to fix before the image can be uploaded.

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Each guide step can hold up to three images or one video. Drag the thumbnails around in the bar to adjust the order of the images when viewing the page. Whichever image is the furthest left will be the main image. After making all desired changes, be sure to click "Save" before leaving the page.

Editing an Image ¶ 

Once you upload images, you are given the opportunity to edit them before you attach them to a page. You may also edit the image after it has been uploaded to a guide when editing the corresponding step.

Documents ¶ 

Attaching documents to a step-by-step guide is a great way to supplement those guides with additional relevant information. Unlike images and videos, users must open the document in a new tab or window for viewing.

Clicking on the Documents tab in your Media Manage brings up a panel of your currently uploaded documents and the option to upload more.

Uploading a Document ¶ 

All documents must be saved as .pdf files to be uploaded.

Add documents to your step-by-step guide on the Guide Details tab of the Guide Edit interface.

Once on the "Guide Details" tab, find the "Attached documents" section at the bottom of the page, and click "Add".

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When your Media Manager opens up, upload the desired document by clicking "Upload Media +". Once the file has uploaded, click on the thumbnail of the file. The document will attach itself to your guide.

Uploading a New Version of a Document ¶ 

Deleting a Document ¶ 

Once the document has been added to your guide, you can remove it by pressing the blue circle with a dash in the middle of it.

To remove a document from a Category, Item, or Wiki page, simply erase the wiki syntax that appeared when you added the document.

Category, Item, and Wiki Page Media ¶ 

Images and Videos ¶ 

Image and Video Requirements ¶ 

  • Image Requirements:
    • Main Image: 800px by 600px
    • All other Images: 592px by 444px
    • Maximum file size of 40MB
  • Video Requirement:
    • Embedded Videos: No Required or Restricted Length

Note: Information on image size requirements is always displayed in the Media Manager, so you'll never have to guess.

Editing an Image ¶ 

Once you upload images, you are given the opportunity to edit them before you attach them to a page. To see the different editing options, click the "gear" symbol in the upper-left corner of an image's thumbnail in your Media Manager.

For an in depth description of the editing options, check out Image Editing.

Adding a Main Photo ¶ 

To add a Main Photo, the photo that will display as a thumbnail to represent the Wiki, click on the grey image placeholder in the top right corner of the screen. The Media Manager pop-up will appear. Click on "Add Media" and choose a file from your computer to upload.

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Once the image has uploaded, click on the thumbnail of the image in the Media Manager, and it will be placed on the page.

Adding an Image to the Additional Information Section ¶ 

Right above the Additional Information box, click on the photo icon.

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The Media Manager pop-up will appear. Click on "Add Media" and choose a file from your computer to upload.

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When the image is attached to the page, you see a bit of code that looks like this:

[image|123381|size=standard]

That means you've successfully attached the image. If the image isn't where you want it, just cut and paste the code into the correct part of the text box. Be sure to click "Save" before leaving the page.

For information on how to modify an image that is attached to a wiki article, check out the Images section of our Wiki Syntax.

Adding a Video ¶ 

To add a video to a Category, Item, or Wiki page, you will have to use Wiki Syntax. Click in the image editing box, and type the following wiki syntax where you would like your video to display:

[video|<link to video>|size=small,large|align=left,right,center]

See the video section of our wiki syntax page for more information.

Documents ¶ 

Attaching documents to a Category, Item, or Wiki page is a great way to supplement the page with additional relevant information. Unlike images and videos, users must open the document in a new tab or window for viewing.

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Clicking on the Documents tab in your Media Manager brings up a panel of your currently uploaded documents and the option to upload more.

Uploading a Document ¶ 

All documents must be saved as .pdf files to be uploaded.

To add a document to your Category, Item, or Wiki page, begin by clicking on the "Edit" tab at the top right.

Right above the Additional Information box, click on the black photo icon.

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The Media Manager pop-up will appear. Click on "Add Media" and choose a PDF document from your computer to upload.

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When the document is attached to the page, you see a bit of code that looks like this:

[document|10]

That means you've successfully attached the PDF. If the document isn't where you want it, just cut and paste the code into the correct part of the text box. Be sure to click "Save" before leaving the page.

Editing a Document ¶ 

Unlike images, there is not much editing you can do to a document once you upload it. Clicking the "gear" symbol in the top left corner of the document thumbnail, you will have the option to delete it.

For example, in the picture below, the uploaded document is called "Dozuki". After clicking on the "gear" symbol, a pop-up that says "Delete" with a trash can icon appears. Clicking the "Delete" button will remove the document from your shelf.

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Deleting a Document ¶ 

Once the document has been added to your guide, you can remove it by pressing the blue circle with a dash in the middle of it.

To remove a document from a Category, Item, or Wiki page, simply erase the wiki syntax that appeared when you added the document.