Inserting Images/Files

Inserting Images/Files

Inserting Images/Files

Sometimes it is nice to insert an image into the middle of the main text content in a page. This helps to break up paragraphs and make a page more interesting to the reader. These types of images are often called inline images because they are placed inline with text. You can also add a link to a document or PDF to easily share with your visitors. All of these files are uploaded and managed in the Media Library (you must be logged in to view open this link).

To insert a file into the body area:

STEP 1: PLACE YOUR IMAGE/FILE

Place your cursor where you want the top of the image to start, by clicking once in the body field. For non-image files, place your cursor where you want the file name link to be by clicking once in the body field.

snap of placing image

STEP 2: ADD YOUR IMAGE/FILE

Click the Media browser icon in the editing form.

This will open a pop up window:

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You can upload any of the allowed file types you see listed in the screenshot above.

Clicking "Next" brings you to the choice of destination for your file:

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Then you will see the page on which you can add metadata for your file.

For all files, you are required to confirm your permission to use this image or document on your website.

The option to Show in the Media Library is chosen by default--you can hide this file from the Media Library by selecting 'No...' so that is it only for your use.

All files are also required to have at least 1 MEDIA TAG.

EXAMPLE OF A NON-IMAGE FILE UPLOAD
screenshot of Media browser when uploading a new file (not an image) to Media Library

For images, you are also required to assign ALT TEXT.

EXAMPLE OF IMAGE UPLOAD
screenshot of Media browser when uploading a new image to Media Library

screenshot of Media browser when uploading a new image to Media Library

Media tags are required for each file you upload. These are described in more detail in the description of how to use the LIBRARY.

For your image, be sure you've selected at least 1 media tag, added Alt text, and checked off your permission of use. For non-image files, select at least 1 media tag, and check off your permission of use.

You can add additional information (i.e. Title, Description, Related Issues) to help for future searches in the Media Library.

Once you've added/selected all necessary information, click Save.

This will produce a confirmation screen. Click Submit. If you've uploaded an image, this will place it in the body of the text. For non-image files, this will place a link to view the file in a separate window. 

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You can edit an existing image by simply clicking on the image, then clicking the Image icon to open the wizard.

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STEP 3: STYLE YOUR IMAGE

If you want your image to float and have the text wrap around it, use the Styles dropdown menu select the image (after it has been embedded in your body content) by clicking on it. Then choose either Float Image Right or Float Image Left to align the image.

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