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Submitting my instructable is a lot harder than making the thing! Answered

How is it I can make a pretty cool thing but I can't figure out the submission process for an instructable? Did I miss the instructable on how to do this? 

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frollardBest Answer (author)2012-01-07

Per your inbox, you can only select root level answers as best, copied my response here for your sake :)

Each step has a title describing that step:

Generally:

1) intro, with description of final product/picture
2) materials/skills
3++) step by step instructions broken down by components of the project.
-- try to include a photo in each step
x) conclusion, thoughts, parts where you had difficulty, alternatives, credits, video, etc.

You add all your photos to your personal instructables library -- then in the edit instructables screen you drag and drop them to each step. The first photo for each step will show up as the thumbnail for that step also. Photos will be available to add to steps, comments, messages, etc. While you're viewing a photo in your library you can add annotations/notes that people can mouse over to see what that thing is. Try not to overlap the annotations as sometimes you can't get to some of them.

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iproberry1 (author)2012-01-07

click on submit on the top right of your page...it's the orange/yellow button

got it?

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Dr. P (author)iproberry12012-01-07

Yes, and it worked! Thanks!

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iproberry1 (author)Dr. P2012-01-07
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monsterlego (author)2012-01-06

When your done with the instructable click "submit" at the top of the editing page then it kind of takes you through the proses.

Any questions?

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Dr. P (author)monsterlego2012-01-06

Thanks, I'll try it again. I'm getting hung up on connecting the photos to the steps. It looks like there's a title thing and description, but when I go to add a step, it looks like the same thing. Do I add a new title to each step? Can I do the whole process as a PDF and then submit that?

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frollard (author)Dr. P2012-01-06

Each step has a title describing that step:

Generally:

1) intro, with description of final product/picture
2) materials/skills
3++) step by step instructions broken down by components of the project.
-- try to include a photo in each step
x) conclusion, thoughts, parts where you had difficulty, alternatives, credits, video, etc.

You add all your photos to your personal instructables library -- then in the edit instructables screen you drag and drop them to each step. The first photo for each step will show up as the thumbnail for that step also. Photos will be available to add to steps, comments, messages, etc. While you're viewing a photo in your library you can add annotations/notes that people can mouse over to see what that thing is. Try not to overlap the annotations as sometimes you can't get to some of them.

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Dr. P (author)frollard2012-01-07

Y'all are good teachers! As soon as I've had another cup of coffee, I'm going to try it again. (Maybe I should have started with something that has only one step... .) Thanks!

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frollard (author)Dr. P2012-01-07

Keep it up! I/we're sure you can do it!

Lastly, as I'm sure you may ask; when you publish your instructable (last step) it might not show up in the recent list for upwards of hours-days, this is normal.

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Dr. P (author)frollard2012-01-07

TA-DA! https://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-King-Size-Comforter-Cover/

(Please don't be disappointed that there are no LED lights or robotics involved!)

Thank you all so much!

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iceng (author)2012-01-06

Yes, you are publishing a white paper on how someone you don't know should be able to do what you could do.
You are teaching your idea, skill and understanding.
It takes organization and clearaty of taught to do it well.

Look at a comparative ible and use it as an outline like  yours. 
Be sure the one you use as a reference is a featured one.

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