Attaching Images, Videos, and Documents ¶
The Media Manager is the tool used to upload images and documents to any page that supports them. These include Categories, Guides, and Wikis. Anytime you want to upload an image, video, or document, you will use the Media Manager.
Images, videos, and documents help to customize your content and make your processes more easily understood by your readers. The methods of uploading an image, video, or a document are quite similar, but a few of the editing possibilities are different.
Images and Videos ¶
Adding images to a wiki or a guide can make all the difference when someone reads it. A page with images will be more interesting to read than one that contains only text. Images are also invaluable in illustrating how to perform a specific action in a difficult guide. Use images to make a plain page more interesting, or a confusing page clearer.
Uploading a New Image or Video ¶
- Once a file has finished uploading, a thumbnail of the image or video will appear in your Media Manager.
- Click on the thumbnail of the image or video you want and it will automatically put it into the page.
- However, if the image uploads but it is not in the correct aspect ratio, a orange bar will appear at the top of the Media Manager. The bar will tell you what aspect ratio you're required to edit the image to.
- For example, in the picture below, the thumbnail shown is the image that needs to go into the page. Usually that image would automatically go into the page, but in this case it is too small. An orange bar has appeared at the top and says, "The image doesn't meet the minimum resolution of 800 by 600." This means that the image has been uploaded, but you must edit the size of that image to meet the requirements before attaching it to a page. Find more information about editing and cropping on the image editing page.
- You can upload multiple images at one time and they will appear on your image shelf in the order in which they finish uploading.
- Note: Depending on where you are uploading images, there is a minimum file size. The maximum allowed file size for any single image is 10 MB. Information on image size requirements is always displayed in the Media Manager, so you'll never have to guess.
Edit an Image in Your Media Manager ¶
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 more information, check out Image Editing.
Attach an Image or Video to a Page ¶
If you upload an image to your Media Manager, you might want to attach it to a guide or wiki article. The process for attaching images to a guide and a wiki are a little different. We walk you through both below:
Click the "Edit" tab located at the upper right hand side of the page. Go to the step that you want to add an image to, or create a new step by clicking on "+ add step". Click on the image placeholder (the large gray square with a gray camera icon in it) and the Media Manager will appear.
Either drag the image or video you would like to add into the media manager, or click "Upload Media +". Once the image has uploaded, a thumbnail of it will appear in the Media Manager. Click on this thumbnail and it will be added to your guide.
Each guide step can hold up to three images or one video. Drag the thumbnails around in the bar to adjust the order that you want images to show up when viewing the page. Whichever image is the furthest left will be the main picture. After making all desired changes, be sure to click "Save" before leaving the page.
An advantage of wikis is your ability to place an image or video just about anywhere. In the editing text box, click your cursor in the area that you would like your image to go. Then click, drag, and drop the image into the text box from the Media Manager.
To add a video to a wiki, see Wiki Formatting Help.
To add an image to your wiki, begin by clicking on the "Edit" tab at the top right. Right above the Additional Information box, click on the blue polaroid photo icon.
A Media Manager pop-up will appear. Click on "Upload Media" and choose a file from your computer to upload.
When the image is attached to the page, you see a bit of code that looks like this:
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 attach and modify an image to a wiki article, check out the Images section of Advanced Wiki Formatting Help.
Delete All Images in your Shelf ¶
If you are finished working with the images in your Media Manager, you can click on the "Delete All" button at the bottom right to clear all of them.
Attaching documents to a step-by-step guide or wiki page is a great way to supplement those guides or wiki pages with additional relevant information. Unlike images, users must open the document in a new tab or window for viewing.
While some pages only allow you to upload an image, other pages, such as the Guide Details page of a step-by-step guide, enables you to upload an image and a document. Documents can be very useful to guides and category pages. They provide further information or additional resources to a reader.
Clicking on the Documents tab brings up a panel of your currently uploaded documents and the option to upload more.
Uploading a Document ¶
To add a document to your wiki, begin by clicking on the "Edit" tab at the top right.
Note: All documents you want to upload must be saved as .pdf files.
Right above the Additional Information box, click on the blue polaroid photo icon.
A Media Manager pop-up will appear. Click on "Upload Media" and choose a PDF document from your computer to upload.
When the document is attached to the page, you see a bit of code that looks like this:
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_DRP_.pd
f" and is highlighted in blue. After clicking on the "gear" symbol, a pop-up that says "Delete" with a trash can icon appears. Clicking the "Delete" button it will remove the document from your shelf.
Attaching a Document to a Page ¶
Once a document is in your Media Manager, click on it and it will automatically appear on your page.
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