Help:Wiki University--Uploading Image & PDF files

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Uploading Your Own Image or PDF File

1. Select an image or PDF file

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  • Make sure the image fits within Wiki policies for image use.
    • Size of image 5 MB or less (preferably 2 MB, as high a quality as possible)
    • Again, the permitted file types: png, jpg, jpeg, doc, xls, ppt, bmp, pdf, pptx, docx, xlsx, gif.
    • Copyright free or creative commons and meets content criteria
  • Save image to a file on your computer. (It is recommended you set aside a separate file just for these images so they don't get mixed up with your personal images.)


2. Uploading images

Choose image to upload

  • After you are signed in, click on "Upload file" in the left sidebar under "Tools." The "Choose File" button will appear.
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  • Click on "Choose File."
  • Find in your computer where you stored the image you want to upload and click on it.
  • If the Wiki found your image in your computer, a thumb nail copy of it will appear to the right of the "Choose File" button.
  • In the "Destination filename" inside the "File description" box which is under the "Source file" box, you will notice that the name assigned to the image is the same as the name you saved the image on your computer. If you think the name could be bit more descriptive, you can change it in this box. This will help you to find the image in the future.
  • Leave the extension as is: For example ".PNG"

NOTICE the types of images accepted by the Wiki are listed under the "Choose File" button.

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Summary box

  • Copy and paste this template coding into the Summary box:

{{Information
| Description =
| Source =
| Date =
| Author =
| Permission =

}}

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After the equal signs type in the appropriate information about the image:

  • Description Give brief description of image or document.

  • Source. Give the title, and other source information, especially the Internet URL, and any additional sources cited in your source. If possible, go to the most original source and cite it.

  • Date. Give the date the image was created (not the date you uploaded it), or if that information is lacking, give the date the image was uploaded in the source where you found it.

  • Author. Give credit to the person who created the image. In some cases this will be an Internet user-name, in which case please give us the user's Internet site as well, for example, "Wikipedia user."

  • Permission If no item in the license drop down menu does not apply or another explanation would be better, enter it here.

Licensing

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  • Click on down arrow in Licensing box
  • Select from drop down menu the license that may control the image use.

Upload file

  • Click the "Upload file" button at the bottom of the page.

The image will now appear on a separate page with the file name across the top of the page. This is the reference you will use to place the image. for example: [[Handcart pioneers.jpg]]

Example of summary page.PNG
  • For our patrons to submit image, they click on "Upload File/Image" under "Volunteer and Helper." Their request will then go through Salesforce precedures.

3. Embedding an image

  • Since the image is in the Wiki, a link to it is an internal link. You can place the image anywhere on a page with the following coding:
[[File:name of image]]


  • The size of the image will appear on a Wiki page in the size it was uploaded. To restrict the size, place a pipe and the size you want the image to be, in pixels, after the name of the image.
[[File:name of image|200px]]

Your image will now be only 200 pixels wide.

  • If you want to place the image on the right side of the page instead of the default position on the left, put another pipe and the word "right."
[[File:name of image|200px|right]]


  • Category. In the summary box below the License template, add the appropriate category. If you do not know the correct category, leave it blank. A Wiki Support staff will add one for you.

4. Embedding a PDF file

  • Like an image, a PDF file links is an "internal link." You can place the link to the PDF file anywhere on a page with the following coding:
[[Media:Lubbock TX FHC Library Catalog.pdf|Lubbock Texas FHC library catalog]]

Non-English Wiki Image Approval

Sometimes you may be asked to approve an image for any of the non-English Wikis. Of course, you may not understand the language, so here is an article that shows the non-English words to click on to get you to the place where you can approve an image in these non-English Wikis.

Try these out

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Quick Quiz
  • Anyone can approve images for the wiki.
True
False
  • You can upload images even if they have a copyright restriction.
True
False
  • Only jpeg, png and pdf images can be accepted by the Wiki
True
False
  • There is no way to restrict the size of the image on a page
True
False
  • It is not ok to use the images of living people
True
False


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