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Instructions on how to post images to the wiki.

Inserting images into a wiki can be a rather tricky prospect. It's quite different from the approach you'd take with word processors for example.

The steps are these:

        1. Upload the image.
        2. Link the image to the intended page. 

Step One : Uploading the image


On the left hand side of the page there is an "upload file" link. Click on this and you should see the following screen:


Click on the "Source Filename" text box and use your operating system's file selector tool to select the file you would like to upload.

In "Destination filename" the current name of the image will appear. You may use this file name or you may enter a new name. This is the name you use to address the image when you put it in a page. You need to either remember the name you have given the image, write it down, or highlight it and copy it using the functions available when you click your right mouse button.

Once you are done, click on the "Upload file" button.

Wait until the screen changes to show you the image that you've just uploaded. Once you see this page, the image is confirmed as uploaded.

Then you can return to the page you are posting the image to, by clicking through from the Main Page link on the top left of the navigation panel, then click through to your page as normal.

Once you are back to your page, click on the edit link on the section you are working on. Click on the Embedded File button at the top left of the text box. Step Two : Linking the image in your page


Use the button indicated in the image above. This text will appear on your page: [ [ Image:Example.jpg ] ] the Example.jpg text will be highlighted. Either right click on your mouse and paste the image name into this highlighted area, or type it from the details you memorized or copied down. Once this is completed, you can click the Show Preview button at the bottom of the text box and you can see what your image looks like on the finished page. If you are happy with the result, click on the Save Page button.

You can further format the layout, position and appearance of the image, however this is beyond the scope of this page. You can find more information about it here.

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