Adding text after a picture? Answered

Is it possible to add more text above and below a picture  in an instructable. If so how?

Asked by rickharris 7 years ago

what are your favorite text messaging codes?Jena?

What are your favorite abbreviations? For text messaging? Do you know of an article link? Jena

Asked by SoranaGallery 8 years ago

Strikethrough text? Answered

Hello, Is there a way to use strike through text on my Instructable. I found this but it does not seem to work. Thank you

Asked by FriendOfHumanity 5 years ago

IBles Text Formatting

===I Think Evryone should have a go at it ! ===Practice On this topicIf you don'tno how visit : Ibles Formating

Posted by poparoo4 9 years ago

Can't save text or divide text into seperate steps when writing an Instructable

Spent most of my 'free' time Saturday trying to write an instructable. I'm in step by step mode. I can add steps. I can title and add pictures to each individual step, but any text I add appears in all steps and doesn't save when I save the instructable. Sounds like maybe a problem with my Internet settings?

Posted by zerochance 6 years ago

Lost text in instructable

I went back to an old instructable( ) to answer a question posted in a comment when I noticed that the text is missing from step 2.  I am pretty sure there was something written in step 2, but it seems to have disappeared.  I don't have a pdf copy of the instructable nor do I remember what was written there.  Is there any way to retrieve it, I tried using the history to revert to a previous version, but there was no previous version to revert to.  I have no idea when it had disappeared or why.

Posted by ChrysN 5 years ago

In a step, Images are followed by text

There does not seem to be an option to put the text first followed by the images? I would like to have several lines of text in the introduction followed by the images. It would also be nice to put text before each image such as: text, image, text, image, etc. Is there a way to do this?

Posted by bennett2198 7 months ago

Can't add text to slideshow / text gone after edit

So, I went to edit the accompanying text for a slideshow of mine, and, after submitting my changes, *all* of the text was gone. I figured that I'd just messed up somewhere in the process, so I went back and added all of the original text back again. Submit. No text with the entry. Ok, so maybe the problem was with my Linux/Firefox setup.  I switched over to Mac/Firefox. Entered in the text again. Submit. No text with the entry. Mac/Safari? Entered in the text again. Submit. No text with the entry. So... is there any way that I can add text to my slideshow again?  I would really like to do so. For reference, this is the slideshow in question: Thanks!

Posted by needlenoodles 8 years ago

Adding Text to an Image

I am going to be entering one of the competitions and would like to know how I add text to describe the image? I can see you can place a text box onto the image but will that be on the image once published? How do people get the text to read below the image? Thanks for the help.

Posted by FingerSweets 7 years ago

Text Disappeared When I went to Preview

While I working on my Instructable I went to preview the document and all of the text was lost from it. When i went back to the editing space it wasn't there either. I frequently saved throughout making my instructable. Is there any way to recover this text? Is there a reason this happened?

Posted by Laclark 6 years ago

Answers text.

Would it be possible to change the text that appears in the question box?If it was changed to something like "Can't find what you want with a search? Then don't be shy, ask your question here", then maybe we would have less of things like this.Just a thought.

Posted by Kiteman 8 years ago

Wireless texting device

Hi everyone, I'm curious if anyone has ever seen or heard of a wireless texting device that would be suitable for older folks to use. Basically, I'm thinking a laptop-sized screen with a keyboard (basic functionality) that could stay on at home to receive/send texts for those folks (especially older folks) who cannot or will not use a smartphone or regular laptop.  Some sort of audible signal that as text has been received would be good too.  Thanks in advance for any and all help. ~J

Posted by poeticchampion 3 years ago

PSP help

Does anybody know how to transfer text files to a PSP? (Without downloading anything!!!!!)

Posted by devin10x 10 years ago

Problem with Carriage return - spaces in the text box

Using Windows 7, Pro-membership. All of a sudden a few weeks ago I can't get a space between paragraphs in the text box. If I press the source button it works, then as soon as I save it removes all the spaces between paragraphs. Pressing enter between existing text does not generate a carriage return and space either. What's going on? How do I get around this? Is it related to Pro membership features? Thanks for your help.

Asked by sncarter 5 years ago

How can i insert photos in the text ? Answered

Hi! I am writing an Instructable and I want to Insert photos in text, Is It even possible? ( I am not a pro member) here is a good example in this Instructables . If anyone knows how to do this I would greatly appreciate your help! :)

Asked by Team Dogoman RC 2 years ago

Convert Audio to Text

Hi, Good day to all. I'm just new here and badly need help. Does anybody here knows any software or service where I can transcribe my audio files into text?  I have tons of it in different formats and I have no time listening to all of it and transcribe it into words. I'm willing to spend a few bucks for it but better if it will be free. Thanks, Allan

Posted by AllanAlberts 4 years ago

Will "preformatted" text be fixed for existing 'ibles?

Just noticed today that the instances of preformatting I've included in past instructables don't display correctly. The three-bracket "tag" that works like the "pre" tag in HTML... Currently, it changes to a fixed width "courier"-like font, but no returns in the formatting are recognized, so the text just disappears off the right column (and doesn't wrap, either.) Same for old formatting in the 'ible comments, too. No returns in the PDF, either...

Posted by gmoon 8 years ago

downloading file for strum stick,audio amp, cigarbix guitar as well as others picturs good text in greek

I have tried to download several e-books and other files when it downloads the pictures are fine but the text is unreadable. what i'm i doing wrong? mike

Posted by barecat685 6 years ago

Text entered into Instructable DISAPPEARS

This is a problem I've been having for a while now.  When writing up an Instructable, I typically write all the text, then go back at a later date and add pictures.  Several times now, I've added pictures to a step, clicked to the next step, then THE ENTIRE BLOCK OF TEXT IN THE NEXT STEP DISAPPEARS.  I do not use all-caps lightly.  The text is irretrievable - I have to rewrite it from scratch.  Not only is that a huge waste of time for me (since I don't have any time to spare), it also results in an inferior duplicate of what I'd originally written.  Details are skipped, ideas forgotten, etc.  Chances are I originally wrote that text days or weeks ago, when the information was fresh.  Now it's stale. Please, please look into this.  I've taken to copying everything into Word as "safe keeping" until the Instructable is published. Computer details:  Mac OS X 10.5.9, running Firefox 3.6.12 (though it happened with previous versions of Firefox, too).

Posted by jeff-o 7 years ago

Request For Feature: More text formatting options

. As you've probably figured out by now, I'm a big fan of Instructables. Great concept, great implementation, and a fantastic community of users. . I do believe, though, that the lack of text formatting options is holding back a lot of contributors and gives a rather drab look to a lot of iBles. . I understand that there are security and abuse issues with all features, but formatting options such as paragraph indent, tabular/columnar data, &c would be appreciated by the authors and would make the site look so much better.

Posted by NachoMahma 9 years ago

Text onto soda can

I'm trying to apply some text onto the material from a soda can, but I don't have the neatest handwriting and it's not even meant to be a normal font. What are some good ways to apply some guidance for me when I go to actually scribe onto the material? The end result I'm aiming for is a box similar to this one; but with the Sith Creed written in one of the Star Wars fonts, and most of the visible work being done by a dremel. I've thought about making a stencil, but I'm not sure I can reasonably cut some of those shapes at the necessary size. Toner transfer may be an option, but I am not too familiar with that process.

Posted by Bobmonkey07 2 years ago

Is instructables making changes to the site?

Yesterday, when I was looking at an instructable, the bar on the right side that shows the views and related instructables was on the left. When I came back the next day, it was back on the right. I thought nothing of it, until today when I went to the homepage.The title and authors of the featured and popular instructables were shown, but not the sample text. Is this just my computer or is this happening to everyone?

Posted by kcls 8 years ago

What is this ---- ★★? Answered

I see these boxes all over the place.  ★★ ★★ ★★ ★★ What are they?

Asked by onrust 8 years ago

how can i change the cover photo to my instructable

How can i change the cover photo to my instructable? Is this even possible?  I would appreciate your help. :)

Asked by Team Dogoman RC 2 years ago

sir , how can i make a device which can read books for kids ?

Actually i saw a device named dolphino , it can read books whith the help of a  senser  and speaks words loudly and it has some kind of in built memory in which poems n rhymes are saved... this is rechargable also... i need u to guide me to make it

Asked by ManoharP3 2 years ago

separate words with different links are joined together when previewed

I am creating an instructable and have the following "but there are similar  things " where the words similar and things are two different links. In the preview the two words are joined together "similarthings" and nothing I can seem to do ...short of removing a link... will prevent this. Any suggestions? Add to this...I can't attach images to this message.  The new uploader doesn't open anything, the old uploader uploads, but no image.

Posted by Microbe 1 year ago

Why do we have to go through the admin. to change our usernames?

I do understand to a point, for keeping things from getting out of hand with inappropriate text, and I agree with that part, but, I don't agree that we need to wait for the change and the eye over our shoulder in this accelerated www. There are programs out there to filter out and work with the feeds and to keep things lined up right. And, why is it that way; that we need to be monitored here in Instructibles concerning our user-names. We are supposed to have intelligent enough caps on that make us decent people; being that we already have the capacity to be productive members in society, inventive and resourceful, helpful, and competitive for all purposes in research and creating stuff that is new, or old stuff revisited. Is this site that bad? When someone gets inappropriate with things, they have to have outside correction, and then they get watched for avoidance of any future haps because of past haps. This scenario seems to be the case here too, as with countless other sites; but all members get affected through blanket rules brought on by the ones who would show their colors in the lack of their morals. I would ask all who would otherwise give no caring thoughts and understanding on how you would present yourselves on the internet or in the life around you; please rethink how you would put yourself out there for others to see and read about, talk to or have accounts with. The way you look and appear to people who don't want their site trashed with that type of garbage of inappropriateness, is going to make Admins make blanket rules to counter-battle it, thus affecting all users, and creating the atmosphere of distrust in the site among the users ~vs~ the admins. I also wish you well in your future for making good choices that affect you and many who you don't even know in this world that would otherwise experience unfortunate reasoning and control factors as a result of the ugliness that has to be cleaned up... We are all a part of the community in this world, we need to respect ourselves more by carrying a good set of morals and using them ( I don't mean get bigger egos, or fine tune so we can lash back when confronted by our own garbage output). You would be amazed at how different your lives would be, along with the people around you. You'll gain much more respect than you have now; trust me, I know it from my own changes to become a better person.  Start with a smile to some one, It would make people feel happy and smile back; present yourselves with discretion and respectfulness, you should see changes quickly...much respect and trust is to be gained... (c-:

Asked by Discoveritagain 7 years ago

Homepage is F****d

Powerbook Mac 10.7.5 Safari Homepage loads without text entry fields (able to enter text but text is invisible) Search reveals no results

Posted by gegn 5 years ago

How to translate text to audio

Hi, am very new in mobile application, i would like your help, on how to convert the text to sound. Regard  George

Posted by kuki890 4 years ago

all the text is tiney!!

I am  noy hitting the tiny text button but all the text on the site everywhere,comments,headings Home,Explore,Answers,Community,Submit All tiny every piece of text everywhere is tiny!!!! I am using internet explorer(not sure what version),and Windows was all normal until about an hour ago.

Posted by Zaphod Beeblebrox 8 years ago

Random Text. (Just try out stuff)

Tiny words on a post. Low

Posted by chaoscampbell 10 years ago

Little Text Art

I need to know a few little text images like the bunny: (\_/) (o.o) (> or the sword: C===[}:::::::::::::::::::::::::::/ Nothing big like this:                     $$$$`_____________________________,,,_ _______´$$$$$$$`_________________________´$$$` ________`$$$$$$$`______,,________,,_______´$$$$´ _________`$$$$$$$`____´$$`_____´$$`____´$$$$$´ __________`$$$$$$$`_´$$$$$`_´$$$$$`__´$$$$$$$´ ___________`$$$$$$$_$$$$$$$_$$$$$$$_´$$$$$$$´_ ____________`$$$$$$_$$$$$$$_$$$$$$$`´$$$$$$´_ ___,,,,,,______`$$$$$$_$$$$$$$_$$$$$$$_$$$$$$´_ _´$$$$$`____`$$$$$$_$$$$$$$_$$$$$$$_$$$$$$´_ ´$$$$$$$$$`´$$$$$$$_$$$$$$$_$$$$$$$_$$$$$´_ ´$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$_$$$$$$$_$$$$$$$_$$$$$´_ ___`$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$_$$$$$$$_$$$$$$_$$$$$$´_ ______`$$$$$$$$$$$$$_$$$$$__$$_$$$$$$_$$´_ _______`$$$$$$$$$$$$,___,$$$$,_____,$$$$$´_ _________`$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$´_ __________`$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$´_ ____________`$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$´_ _______________`$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$´_ I only want the small pictures. Thank you.

Posted by Steve-Rocks 7 years ago

Why do I get the intro text on all my steps?

On my post ( all the text in all the steps is the text I put in for the intro. I tried re-edits, but it always reverts back.   I used Chrome and IE browsers and got the same thing. I'm using windows 8.

Posted by brianbarkey 5 years ago

on facebook, the bio text shows up instead of topic text for an instructable link

When I past a link to an instructable in a facebook postI want the text snippet to come from that instructable. Instead it grabs text from my bioI care because using facebook doubles the number of subscribers I have.for instance: here's what shows up in the facebook postJackhammer Headphones Anderson is the author of the "Heirloom Technology" column in Make Magazine. He is co-founder of, manufacturers of "3D Printer" output devices. His detailed draw...

Posted by TimAnderson 8 years ago

Very nice new text for the Robot's Welcome message

I was curious why someone had posted a comment to Eric's two-year-old "guided tour" forum topic, so I looked at their profile. I like the new text, with some informational links, that you've put into the Robot's welcome message. A good way to help people get started!

Posted by kelseymh 9 years ago

Instructables Request- Reading ASCI ( text ) from binary

I looked at how to do it, and I still don't understand well enough to do it quickly. Could someone make a GOOD instructables on how to do it please? Thanks in advance, BB

Posted by Bartboy 8 years ago

Instructable text not appearing

I've just noticed - after someone commented - that bits of the text on my instructable aren't there any more. Steps 1 and 2 were pretty wordy but now nothing? Actually a number of other steps aren't appearing either... this is a big problem! It's still there clearly because if you hover over a step icon it appears - and it's visible from the edit panel.

Posted by Whiternoise 8 years ago

How can I generate multiple text files with different infos for each ? Answered

Hello ! I'm oftenly working on invitation letters to request visas full of infos like passport numbers, adress, dates, names, birth dates, etc ... and also a text which is the same for all letters with the logo of my NGO and a foot with adress of my NGO. It takes a lot of time to change infos on each and I oftenly forgot to change dates or passport number on some invitation letters. I would like to generate text files for this invitation letter where I could choose the input for all the infos which need to change, and choose the text which doesn't need to change for all files. Which software or programming language should I use to make something like this ? I have already searched on google, maybe I didn't use the good terms, but I didn't find anything =( Thank you, Youri

Asked by Anykey 3 years ago

How to put my own doodle on a blank silver band ring?

How can I put my own simple image or text on a blank silver band ring?

Asked by BriniBoop 5 years ago

Text box shift of different monitors

I now do my Instructables on a wide screen laptop. If I view them on a desktop with a formerly "normal" narrow monitor, the text boxes have shifted their positions and are no longer over the part of the photo where I placed them. I do not know if I should add a cautionary note to the body of my Instructable, or assume everyone is using a wide screen monitor these days, or assume people will figure out what I intended. Does anyone have any wisdom on this? Thank you. (If this has been covered before, please excuse me.)

Posted by Phil B 7 years ago

Can't reorder steps and pictures and can't move text boxes

Hello! Ever since the instructables went down a few days ago, I can't use any of the drag features. I can't reorder steps or pictures, and I can't move the little text box captions for photos. I've tried in several different browers, and I've deleted website data, cookies, and other stuff like that. Is this a website problem or something I can fix? Thanks

Posted by HavocRC 5 years ago

Non-edited editing bug

I was going back through old projects to show somebody, and discovered that my connect four project is missing the text from two steps, even though I have not edited them! As I type, using Windows 7 & IE 8.0 I have not tried to re-enter the text since discovering the bug, just in case I mess up a log of some kind.

Posted by Kiteman 6 years ago

Links no longer supported in comments and topics?

With the recent works on the website came some new features I fail to fully understand. Tried to get a link into one of my comments. You know, highlight the text in question and then paste the link after clicking on the link symbol that appears. Well, I get all sorts of italic happening, can blow the text to a bigger size but the link symbol only gives me italic. Did someone mess it up without noticing? ;)

Posted by Downunder35m 6 months ago

Analog text clock, help needed

Hi everyone.I'm pretty new to DIY'ing and I want to make my own analog text-based clock.The idea is to make it write "the time is [five minutes past] [three]" in 5 minute intervals. I figured if I made two round plates with text rotated for every 30 degrees and make them rotate under a bigger square, then my only concern would be to make a rotation for every 5 minute on the first wheel, and every hour on the second.That's where I need your help :)If I'm to buy a standard clock movement (, then how could I make the right corrections to it so my plates/wheels would rotate, so the text would be fixed in a square instead of moving slowly around?I hope I'm explaining myself clearly - the end result would look like this:The time is [five past] [three]The time is [ten past] [three]Drawing attached - in Danish, but I hope you get the picture.And don't mind about "o'clock" in the end for 00 minutes - we don't say that in my language, so that's not a problem.Any suggestions?

Posted by kirkeskov 8 years ago

International Editions

I just suffered a minor coronary looking at the cost of text for the next semester, and was wondering if anyone here had experience using international editions for engineering courses, It would be nice to trim my cost from $600 to $300 but I don't want books I can't use.

Posted by Tool Using Animal 10 years ago

How do you insert an image into an instuctable using the HTML Function? Answered

Ok, so I'm working on a step in my upcoming 'ible and I want to have the image in the text, but I'm not sure if that's even possible here. If so, can somebody tell me? Thanks.   :D

Asked by knexinventions 49 3 years ago

Copy/Paste to Editor no longer works

I last published an Instructable the end of January.  That was my 28th.  I now want to publish another one but the capability to paste text copied from a document on my computer no longer works.  It flashes the text on the screen in the editor window but then disappears.  I write my Instructables using Microsoft Word 2007 with no fancy formatting.  I even tried copying and pasting plain text with the same results.  I am running Windows 10 and Internet Explorer 11.  The only difference in my setup and technique from January is an upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10.  I am not using the Edge browser. Oh, and just discovered that I have three drafts that I can't delete.  No amount of Google searching has provided an answer to that question either.  I guess I'll just have to quit sharing my expertise.

Posted by DELETED_boomer48 1 year ago

ASCII Image Conversion game

Step one: go to and select an image and limit your characters to 40Step two: Click convert and copy/paste ASCII text into a replyStep three: attach original imageStep four: ????Step five: Profit!!I'll startooooooooooooooooooc. ...... ooooooooooooookKKKK'. ..'; oooooooooooooo0X0KK...;:lddxOx ooooooooooooookX0KO,xkdoxdoo0,.. oooooooooooooodX0KNOodkxdodO;.. . .. oooooooxOOOOOOONKKxxxxoodO0OkOOkxdl,.. .oooookKOxxxkOOOKNK00OOO00OkxxxxxxxxOk'..ooooOKoodxxxxxxkOOOOkxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx0..ooodXxlxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxK; oookXxxxxxxkkkxxxxxxxxxxxkxxxxxxxxxxx0c.oooxXxxxxxxxkk0k0OOkkk0OOkkkxxxxxxxxxK;.ooookKxxxxxkxdOdOkkxdo0oxkxxxxxxxxxxOd. oooooO0xxxxxxxxxOxkkkxxxxxxxxxxxxxx0d. ooooookKkxxxxxkOOkkkOkkxxxxxxxxxxOO:. .ooooooodk0OxxxkkO00OkkxkxxxxxxxOk:... ooooooooooOKkxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxkO;. . oooooooooookKxxxxxxxxxxxkkkkk0. oolllcccc::ck00O0OO0O00KOkkk0d ;;:c::ll:;cllc;..... . ,....

Posted by Firebert010 9 years ago

Last step of new instructable replaced by coding gibberish on publishing

I just posted a new instructable, and the moment I hit Publish, the text of the last step became: {"context":{"location":{"href":"","origin":"","protocol":"http:","username":"","password":"","host":"","hostname":"","port":"","pathname":"/editInstructable/publish/EP9GD9VI8J9YE52","search":"","hash":""},"spinner":{"jQuery110208686437982777664":1236},"you-image":{},"jQuery110208686437982777664":1,"gtmHasClickListenerTag":true,"b":{"sizzle-1430739270545":{"parentNode":["25480 299",48]}},"h":{}},"selector":"#editor-Object-65"} OS: Windows 8, Browser: Up to date FireFox

Posted by Kiteman 3 years ago