You can upload data files to your Notebook to enable others to view or download them. All files are uploaded to the blogs in the same way. However, if the files are either .png or .jpg, the blog can show the image and the image can be commented on separately. Uploading other files is only useful so that other people can download them. You cannot upload data to a new post. You must create your post first, and then edit the post to add your file. Note that you cannot discard a file once it is uploaded, so be careful to choose the right file. When you edit the post, there is an 'Attached Files' box at the bottom of the page:
Choose the 'upload data' link. A 'File Upload' box should pop up, which looks like this:
You can browse for the item you want to upload; giving it a title can be useful to those wishing to download it. Click 'Submit' to upload the file. The file should now appear in the Data box. Alongside each file is an 'Add to text' button, which will put the appropriate code in the text box at the position of the cursor. While you can move the code to an appropriate position in the text, it can be fiddly to place the picture and nearby text exactly where you want them. If you don't need to put the file into the blog entry itself, you don't have to add it to the text. If you don't, all the files will appear below the post on the post's page, although bear in mind there'll be no indication on the main blog page that they are there. Once a file has been uploaded on to the system, it is available for anyone to post. It is assigned a short numeric code, e.g. 688. Typing [data]688[/data] will then produce that file in another post or comment. This works within each group of blogs. To find the tag of a file, you can hover the mouse above it. Now look at the long thin box at the bottom of the browser. A section of it is shown here:
In it, you can see 'id=2243'. That is the tag for the file, and the tag you should use to reference it. Formating Data Items Resize data items, to resize them you can use the following syntax. [data=size:99x212]6[/data] also if you only what a text link to the data in a post then you can use [data=text]6[/data]
Adding an image from a website
You can add an image from a website to your Entry. Text does not wrap around an image, so position the image on a new line in your Entry. You can also upload your own picture to your Notebook, see Uploading data. To add an image from a website in your Entry:
- Ensure your cursor is in the position within your Entry where you want to add the image and click the Picture button.
- Enter the full URL address for the image. For example, for Google's Milankovich Logo you would enter the following URL in the URL field:
- Click OK to add the link to the image into the Entry. The format of the added link will look similar to the following markup:
- Click Submit to save your Entry. If you are editing a Entry you must enter a Reason for Edit before you can submit the Entry. If the URL you entered is correct, the image is shown in your saved Entry.
What to do next
- Editing an eNotebook entry and viewing revisions
- Linking to other eNotebook entries
- Linking to external resources
- Creating a sketch
- To find out how to use metadata effectively in your Notebook, see Classifying the content of an eNotebook entry using metadata
- You can create template Entries to help you record consistent information for different experiments. For more information, see Recording repeated processes.