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Yes, but we would respectfully ask that they be kept relatively small, with a maximum width of 480 pixels. Also, please try to use JPG with around 40% quality so they are of reasonable visual quality while staying at a reasonable size. If you don't know how to resize an image, you could use an application like Google's Picasa 2 to mail an image to yourself. Under the Tools - Options menu item you can set how thiis application treats images that are to be mailed. Go to the email tab and set the slider to 480 pixels, and when you mail an image it will be resized to this on the fly. It's a handy application for managing your home photos anyway
To insert your own image while authoring an article click the Insert/Edit Image tool on the main WYSIWYG toolbar (third button from the left on the lower toolbar), not the Insert Image button below each text box. We will set aside a folder specifically for your images. See the Users folder and browse for your username. Once you are in your folder find the globe icon with an up arrow on the right of the dialogue. This is the upload tool. Browse to the file you wish to upload and provide a name if you wish to change the default (no spaces). You should then see the image in your user folder. Highlight it, change the settings in the top half of the dialogue and click the insert button.
If this all sounds too complicated, mail the images to us and we can put them into your user folder so all you have to do is pick them when writing your article.
When you become a site Author you will see links that will allow you to submit a variety of content types. When you click on this you will be presented with a form containing some dropdown menus and a WYSIWYG editor.
The first thing you must do is provide a title for your item. Then you must choose an appropriate category from a dropdown provided. For example, if you want to submit a Knowledge Base item you must choose which subsection yyour item best fits into. If you cant decide, dont worry too much, the editorial team will move it if the chosen section is not appropriate.
The WYSIWYG editor is split in two parts, the Intro Text and the Main Text. The intro text is just that, a strap line which can appear on the front page that gives a brief summary of the item. Keep this short, and if you want to include an image, please just use one relatively small image. The Main Text section should contain the main body of your item. When a user visits your item they will see the Intro and Main text together.
When you are finished you must click the Save button. You can also click the Apply button along the way if you want to save your entry without leaving the text entry page. Hitting cancel will exit the editor. If you have not saved or applied your changes, your item will be lost.
When you save or apply changes your item will be saved in the system but will not be visible to other users immediately. The editorial team will review the item and (perhaps following a bit of formatting or copy editing) publish the item for all to see.
We have added additional tools to make adding images easier. To do so, click the Insert/Edit Image tool on the main WYSIWYG toolbar (third button from the left on the lower toolbar), not the Insert Image button below each text box.
When you click the Insert/Edit Image button you will be presented with a dialogue which will allow you to choose from images already stored on the system. Stock images basically. The lower half of the dialogue will show you a menu tree which should be self descriptive. The top half contains some lines that you should fill in. The URL of the image will populate itself when you select an image, as will the Description and Title. You should provide a proper title and description that fits in with your item content. You can also choose how the image is aligned. Hit insert to accept the settings you have chosen and you will see the image appear in the content.
You can drag the image up and down within your content, and if you highlight the image and hit the Insert/Edit Image button again you can change the setting like alignment again until you are happy with the placement.