Adding an image to an article

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Images are added to articles using the Editor Buttons below the content editor window in the Edit Article screen.

  1. Open the article for editing either by:
    • Selecting the article using the Article Manager
    • Clicking the New Article button in the Control Panel
  2. Choose where you would like your image placed in the flow of the text by moving the cursor and click the Image editor button at the bottom of the screen.
  3. The Insert Image screen will open over the top of the Edit Article screen. Choose an image by cliking on it. You may also move directory by clicking on the folder icons.
    • Use the drop down Directory field to quickly select a directory and click the Up button to go up a directory level.
  4. There are several properties to set for the image:
    • Enter a description in the Image Description field. This becomes the alt attribute for the image, an important feature for accessibility and compliance with web standards.
    • Enter a title in the Image Title field. This is used for the optional caption and also becomes the title attribute in HTML.
    • Choose the image alignment using the Align drop down menu.
    • Choose whether you would like a caption displayed using the Caption checkbox.
  5. When you have finished setting options click the Insert button to insert the image. The Insert Image screen will close.
    • Click the Cancel button to leave the Insert Image screen

Uploading images using the Insert Image screen

You may also upload new images using the Upload section of the Insert Image screen.

  1. Click the Browse button to open a file browser.
  2. Select the image files you wish to upload. Click Open in the file browser to confirm the selection. Note: The filebrowser depends on the browser and operating system you are using.
    • To remove selected files before uploading click the Red icon next to the listed files.
    • If you are uploading multiple files in batches you can clear the list of completed files by clicking the Clear Completed button.
  3. The selected file(s) appear as a list at the bottom of the Insert Image screen. Click Start Upload to being uploading files. When the upload is complete a green tick will appear next to the file.
  4. You may now select and insert the uploaded image as before.

jonflgiles 13:57, 21 June 2008 (EDT)