Display of pdf or other graphic
There are several ways to include an image from a pdf.
Note that Jonathan just discovered this new easier way.
1. Before uploading file insert the following where you want the pdf file to be clickable:
live example below. View this in the editor to see the exact syntax
name can be anything you want it to be and it does not have to match the file name. ext needs to match your file type.
2. Save your edit
3. In the article, click on the red link created by the above entry. You will be then prompted to upload the pdf file.
This could be improved if we could find a way to hide the extension in the link in the article.
Step by Step process to insert a picture or .jpg
Revised 2-2011 --Factory Guy 18:41, 16 February 2011 (UTC)
This Wiki site was decided to be used for the fans of the Hobie Trifoiler and owners who want to learn more about the boat and share personal experiences with others. I found Wiki to be hard to learn and use. It is not straight forward or like any other program you will have used before. Therefore, I wrote these instructions to help me remember and encourge others to become envolved and spread the knowledge base. I hope the list below helps. It is a learning process for all us, technology keeps moving.
You need to be logged in.
The following procedure is important to follow to insert a picture into an existing page:
Find the location for your content to be placed so you can come back to it easily.
Click on the link “Upload File” in the left side bar.
Click on browse button and navigate to the picture you want. Double click it. It will show up in the Destination Filename box, here is the internal link you need to highlight and copy including the extension .jpg.
Click the Upload file button at the bottom.
Click Main Page link in the left side bar.
Navigate to the location for your content.
Click the edit tab at the top.
Place your cursor in the body of the page where you want the picture to be inserted. Now click on the button called Imbedded File, a tab at the top of the editing section. You will see in double bracketts File:Example.jpg show up where your cursor was in blue. Press Ctrl & V together to paste the file name of the picture copied earlier. Now type |330px after .jpg and between the ]] this will size the picture in pixels and allow you vary it to fit the page. It also will allow another user to click on the picture for full size detail.
Click Preview button at the bottom to see how it will look. If you like it, click the Save page button at the bottom. Or, you can keep editing it in the section below their example. Now you can add text to describe the picture in detail. Always proof read your writing and save. --Factory Guy 18:29, 16 February 2011 (UTC)
ALTERNATE (OLD) WAY
The wiki uploader is the simplest way to upload without turning everyone loose ftping stuff to the server. But the path to the fie is not straight forward. It changes for every upload. To discover the path for the uploaded pdf file , you need to right click the filename once it has uploaded. Then use that url as one of the examples below.
Here is the pdf as uploaded using the wiki uploader. Clicking on the link below requires an extra click to get the pdf to display.
Discovering the actual url for the pdf file is as easy as:
0. sign in
1. click "upload file" in toolbox on the left
2. click "list of uploaded files"
3. click the name of your file
4. just below the bid adobe icon, right click the filename and select properties.
5. copy the properties to clipboard. This is your url.
NOTE: Trying to take a short cut and right clicking the filename in the list of uploaded fiels gives you the wrong url.
With the correct url in hand, you can click and immediately display the pdf using either of the following syntax variants.
Lastly, the uploaded png conversions of the pdf's. The conversion is obviously way too big.