editing instructables

If you have already published an instructable and want to edit it, do you have to re-publish it to make the changes appear in the published instructable?

Topic by ilikepie22   |  last reply


Editing on pixlr

Here some pictures I pixlred (photo shopped) on pixlr editor if other people have questions on how to do this just ask me how to do it and will post an instructable about or reply directly.

Topic by DELETED_bertwert   |  last reply


Editing Instructables

I submitted one instructable for contest. I want to edit one correction. If i edit, is my instructable disqualified from the contest?

Topic by Bhawya   |  last reply


Editing problems.

When trying to edit the text in the instructable I haven't published yet, the text in the edit box in all of the steps is the same thing. Why?

Question by UrbanNinjaOokami   |  last reply


EDIT TEXTS

I can not save mi texts in "step by step"  

Topic by gonzalorojoaguirre   |  last reply


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.

Topic by Tool Using Animal   |  last reply


PARTY! Edit!!!!

Okay! I got an idea for a party topic, all knexers allowed, and cool bas3 wanted me to post it, soooo! YEAH! OKAY! THIS IS A PARTY! Post all the spam you like, and for sure put up your guns in here! COMMENT A LOT! I WANT THIS TO BE GOOD! I am the host. GO CRAZY!!!! Remember, we need:  spam guns links comments FUN! There is now a buffet table!!!

Topic by Seleziona   |  last reply


Want help editing? Offering help editing?

I'd like to offer my help to anyone who wants English language proofreading for their Instructable, just send me a message.  I speak French passably, and Spanish only a little. Would you like to help people with English (or other) translations/proofreading for their Instructables? Just leave your offer of help below, and let us know what languages you can communicate in!

Topic by Robyntheslug   |  last reply


Movie-Editing Software?

I've been getting into short film recently and I'm looking for some movie-editing software. I want something that:works on Windowsis free/open sourceis easy to usehas a good amount of useful featuresI like iMovie, but I'm not spending the money on a Mac.Help?

Topic by Labot2001   |  last reply


Editing my instructables

Hi all, for some reason whenever I try to update my instructables it always says "theres been a problem updating your instructable. please refresh this page." then I refresh the page and it says the same thing. Got any ideas? 

Topic by DELETED_professor awsome   |  last reply


Editing comments and replies.

If you make a comment/reply and submit it, is it possible to re-enter that same comment/reply and add to or edit it. I often find I am writing what may be considered extr'a on the same comment but having to put it in a new "comment or "reply" space. This is probably annoying to others when my comments crop up too often after each other.

Topic by craftyv   |  last reply


Editing entries in contests

From time to time people ask if it's OK to edit their Instructables after the contest has closed for entries? The concern being that it could be seen as cheating. The answer is YES, oh absolutely YES, you can edit as much as you want whenever you want. If you can clean up your Instructable, add more useful detail or information, or add a video, then go for it. There are a couple of reasons for this. The big reason is that the project itself, whatever was built or done for the entry, is not going to be changed by these edits. Any change will be to the presentation of that project. Of course, we also don't recommend publishing and entering an Instructable that is in disarray and making it whole over the next couple of days. It's always helpful for you to make a good first impression. The other reason that we're fine with edits is that we want authors to see each Instructable as a living document. If you realize that some information is incorrect or could be clarified, then you should be free to go in and make a change whenever you want. Many of these changes are brought about by comments from others right after publication and we don't want to hold you back from that. So I hope that clears things up for authors and if you have any more questions about it, feel free to ask away in the comments.

Topic by fungus amungus   |  last reply


Edits aren't working?

Hello! When I published my most recent instructable, which was last night,  I realized that the first step had somehow become the intro paragraph, and so the materials picture was the cover instead of the picture I wanted. When I realized this I went into my phone and edited the entire thing so that it would be the first step instead of the intro and so that the picture I want would be the cover. However, it did not update. I was confused, so went into my computer and redid all my edits and work. It seemed to be good after that, but now it is back to being wrong. I don't know if I should redo it again because it seems my edits would be lost. Any help? Thank you so much!!!! :) Here it is https://www.instructables.com/id/Fried-Egg-Jewelry-Set

Topic by Fuzzy Monkey   |  last reply


Movie Editing Software

So we all know the Windows Movie Maker suxs! so Im looking for a movie editing software for xp that can handle stuff like green screening The program needs to be free

Topic by Chicken2209   |  last reply


unable to edit instructable

When i try to edit one of my instructables, the edit page comes up, but it is greyed out and a little timer bar with the word "updating..." appears. it doesn't go away after waiting a while (more 10 mins.). am i missing something?

Topic by angler   |  last reply


Suggestion: Editing Comments

Hey, I got a suggestion for Instructables: allow comment editing. It just sucks that, if you comment, you notice you made a typo, and thus want to edit it, but the only way by doing so is deleting your old comment, leaving a (removed by author or cumminty request) behind.

Topic by Sorunome   |  last reply


Halo Custom Edition?

How or where do I get halo custom edition for windows 7? Also are there any good key-gens?

Question by thing 2   |  last reply


edit instructables comments

Hi everybody Is there a way to edit posted comments on instructables? (yeah, I know I should use the preview button) but once the comment has been posted how could I edit it? I hate to find an error once it's posted and the only way to edit it is by deleting and re-post the comment. Sure I could copy & paste but then my links are gone and I don't want to search through websites again to reconstruct what could be a simple edit.

Topic by lowercase   |  last reply


Video Editing Software

Anybody know of any free video editing software not WMM I need to cut and paste video and record into it also please help,

Topic by TheCheese9921   |  last reply


HOWTO edit a comment

I am a relatively new member. I just posted a comment on an Instructable.  After posting, I discovered that I had made an error of fact. My question is: Is there a way to edit (one's own) posted comments after the initial posting?

Topic by easy-does-it   |  last reply


Make it easier to edit

So, it would be super sweet to have a little "edit" link next to each step, to jump right to editing that step and save a couple of page loads, rather than just that one giant edit button. Or an all-step editor, which would be super bandwidth hoggy but also cool. -Star, from the UK, through a super-tiny intertube.

Topic by stasterisk 


Not able to edit keywords

I misspelled a keyword and another keyword pairing I want to delete. The edit and keyword button appear but when i click on it, nothing happens. I have tried 3 browser all with Java enabled and still nothing. Anyone have ideas? If it helps, this is the instructable => LINK

Topic by kieshar   |  last reply


Can't edit Collection

Hi, I made a collection (https://www.instructables.com/id/useful-stuff/ ) that can not be edited or unpublished. I addition, the graphical feedback after trying to add something was quite misleading by showing a green checkmark along with the error statement (see image below) Sorry for crossposting the topic to the FAQ section (in https://www.instructables.com/community/How-to-edit-my-Collections/ ) - I now realize that it must be a bug. I also tried to reproduce the error by making a new collection with the same content. However, this new collection can edited and unpublished without any problems. Any ideas? Best wishes, Lars

Topic by ljohann   |  last reply


Editing a published ible

Is there a way to edit an already published ible so that it doesn't keep getting autosaved as changes are being made.  I can just imagine somebody loading one while I've got a paragraph all in pieces figuring out a better way to word something. I know you can unpublish something, but would that cause it to lose all its comments and views?

Topic by walter.warren1   |  last reply


Problem in editting instructable

Hello! Recently an Idea struck my mind and I wanted to post an i'ble for it. So, I  started making it But I encountered a problem.Against each component(as seen in below) I gave a link.While editing when I clicked on preview everything was aligned properly, but when I saw the full preview it looked like such a mess! What shall I do? Is there Any solution for it?

Topic by pranjal12   |  last reply


Problem editing steps

Hi there. I'm having difficult recently trying to edit my instructable. When I try to edit any of the steps, it goes to save the intro even though I didn't edit it and the screens fades a bit to save. I can see the progress wheel turning, but it never stops. I pulled up the Error console and it gave me this: JavaScript - https://www.instructables.com/id/edit?instructableId=EQY2DE1G1BBCRA8 Inline script compilation Syntax error while loading: line 6 of inline script at https://www.instructables.com/id/edit?instructableId=EQY2DE1G1BBCRA8 : Expected token: ')' aterials that I used:Building supplies" Cardboard (thick) Make sure it is rigid" Cardboard (thin)" -------------------------------------------------^ JavaScript - https://www.instructables.com/id/edit?instructableId=EQY2DE1G1BBCRA8 Timeout thread: delay 10 ms Error: name: SyntaxError message: Statement on line 495: Syntax error stacktrace: n/a; see  opera:config#UserPrefs|Exceptions Have Stacktrace I have no idea what any of this means. I tried on Safari,  Firefox and Opera and all three gave me the same problems. The instructable in questions is: https://www.instructables.com/id/Transformers-Soundwave-Costume/ Thanks for looking into this.

Topic by Incrxtc   |  last reply


Unable to Edit Collections

Well, long story short, I can't edit my collections at all. I get this 'error, something happened' screen and it doesn't matter what device or browser I use. I know this issue has been brought up before but it hasn't been worked on since. Hopefully a few more drops in the bucket will convince the techs to look into it or at least respond with 'we're working on it'.

Topic by thousand-man   |  last reply


Unable to Edit Collection

I have a Windows Vista Computer, and am using the Firefox browser. For some reason I'm not able to edit the Survival themed collection I have published. When I click on the edit button on its page, I get the error screen. I also can't add instructables to it directly from the page of the instructable I want to add. It keeps giving me errors, and I've tried several different instructables with the same results. The funny thing is, All my other published collections are still working fine. Can you please help me with this?

Topic by Diamond Dragon 


Video Editing Software

Hey everyone....I recently acquired a digital video camera and am looking for software to capture and edit. I don't need something like FinalCut - it just needs to be able to grab stuff off my camera and have basic editing capabilities. Any recommendations on something sub $50.Normally, I'd just use windows movie maker :P Unfortunately, its acting up (can't view any previews) and reformatting is not an option at the moment :P

Topic by trebuchet03   |  last reply


Can't edit collection

I published a new collection.  During the time it took to publish it, I got "an error has occurred".  Now when I go into the collection and hit edit or try to add an additional page to the collection, I get "Something unexpected happened! If the error keeps occurring, file a bug report!"

Topic by mlarussa   |  last reply


edit my profile

I'm trying to add my picture to my bio but I have no idea where the photos I've uploaded are going!  They seem to just disappear.  Help!

Question by Schawately   |  last reply


Adding/editing Tags

I'm new to Instructables and just did my first instructable yesterday. I published, but now I'd like to go back in and edit the instructable TAGS. I can't seem to find WHERE to do that. Any help is appreciated - thanks!

Topic by smileee2   |  last reply


Collection Edit Issue

OS: Yosemite Vers. 10.10.1  Browser: Google Chrome Vers. 40.0.2214.94  URL: https://www.instructables.com/editCollection/OVAKWKMI5THTW7A  Screenshot: http://s13.postimg.org/a0ucj1gzr/Screen_Shot_2015_02_11_at_9_48_33_AM.png  Issue: I can view my collection, called Woodworking, but whenever I click "edit", I see the unknown error issue. I have tried clearing my browser cache as well as signing out and logging in again. Still the same issue.

Topic by ananibunny   |  last reply


Cannot edit instructable

When I go to continue my step-by-step instructable, instructables has this gray rectangle that says: "Updating...", and I can see the things that I did popping up, but everything is there (I think...?), and the little rectangle is not going away... What's going on here???

Topic by soldeir 9   |  last reply


Can't edit a collection

I made this collection some time ago. At first, when I tried to edit it, it would open up, but it would get stuck in the loading screen, with the dots moving across. I tried again, the same thing happened. The next day, the same thing happened. Then, a short time later, when I open the editor, the site shows the "404: We're sorry, things break sometimes" error. So now I can't even delete the collection.

Topic by Techno_Bot01   |  last reply


Outernet Edit-a-thon

Hi all, I just wanted to share this event from the outernet project (outernet.is), which is building a free satellite library for all of humanity. In partnership with creative commons, they are looking for free or open licensed content in every language, or people to translate existing resources. These resources, continuously curated, will be down-streamed via satellite to the whole world. Also, do you think this idea is more/less/differently practical than internet.org's mission? http://editathon.outernet.is/

Topic by Half-Life 


Editing an Instructable will not display

1. What Operating system the device you are using, if its a computer, that would be linux, windows or mac (or freebsd etc) for mobile it would be android, iOS, windows mobile. Please also include the version number. Ubuntu Mate 17.04 and Windows 7, all operating systems 2. Browser information including version number, if you're using the mobile app include app version number Linux Chrome Version 58.0.3029.81 (64-bit) 3. Include what project or url you were looking at when the error occurred https://www.instructables.com/id/Raspberry-Pi-Garage-Door-Opener-with-streaming-vid/ 4. Screen shots of what happened if available  After saving only middle 4 lines are saved.                 AuthType Basic                 AuthName "Restricted Content"                 AuthUserFile /etc/apache2/.htpasswd                 Require valid-user         5. steps to reproduce, this will be one of the most important pieces of information as it will enable us to do the same thing and find a fix. See number 4

Topic by pber   |  last reply


Slinghammer Bullpup Edition

Because I had some time on my hands last Saturday, I decided to revisit my Slinghammer (A.K.A. the R1), but instead of just rebuilding the old gun, I decided to make it "bullpup operated." This version, the Slinghammer BE (Bullpup Edition) is more powerful, arguably more accurate, gets better range, and is less piece consuming that the first and second version. But, all of these advantages come at a cost. The Slinghammer BE does not have a adjustable stock, it is not as cool looking as the second Slinghammer version, and it is not as easy to load as the first version. Features: - Looks O.K. (IMO) - Accurate up to 80 - 90 ft. - Great ranges: 100 - 120 ft. - Modeled after the SRv3 - Very comfortable handle - Really comfortable stock There you have it. I thought that I would just let you guys know what I am working, what I'm keeping busy with, etc. Also, BE SURE TO CHECK OUT THE NEW POLLS ON MY SITE. Find them here. -The Red Book of Wesmartch

Topic by The Red Book of Westmarch   |  last reply


EDIT: Robin's Gadgets?

I'm working on a Robin cosplay, and I need some kind of wrist-computer set up for my iPod touch. Hopefully something fairly simple, since I really don't have much experience with nor access to major equipment. Any ideas? EDIT: Also, I still need some of the Boy Wonder's various gadgets and such. They'd mostly be just for show, but having at least some kind of decorative functionality (i.e. lights, sounds, lenses, etc.) would be nice. All opinions and ideas are very much appreciated!

Question by Numbuh1Nerd   |  last reply


MyKeepon Ziggy edition

Hi, Its my moms birthday coming up and shes totally obsessed with this dancing orange blob thing known as zingy. http://beatbots.net/project/zingy/ Zingy isn't commercially availiable and neither is the similar Keepon Pro which has similar sort of movement but there is a toy version called  My Keepon: http://mykeepon.com/ I have ordered one (Arriving Monday) and wondered if anybody has any ideas on: 1. what a good material to make some zingy like eyes would be 2. what possibilities there are for colouring rubber to dye it orange 3. how easily deformable rubber is (to get the "quiff") Cheers, J P.s. Apologies if this is in the wrong section, first post although I have been lurking for years!

Topic by jrhe 


Xbox 360 (edited)

So I got an xbox 360 elite for Christmas.  I set up my xbox live account and already have 75 gamerscore lol. My xbox 360 gamertag is "InvariantMedal".  I'm not a serious player, but I am decent at games when I master their controls. I'll post pictures of my xbox setup in my den later on.  Maybe tomorrow.  What's your setup look like?   *EDIT- 3/18/10*  Don't expect to see me on live for a while.  Some asshole broke into my house and stole my 360 and other game consoles.  I did manage to get 2615 gamerscore before my 360 got stolen.

Topic by DJ Radio   |  last reply


Because the edit page does not work well?

I wanted to ask why when I'm editing a step-by-step instructable, passing from one step to another to transfer the text of the previous step, not giving me a new way to edit text?Someone else is happening this thing? Thank you.

Question by torx   |  last reply


Editing my instructable gets me spinning gears

When ever I try and edit: https://www.instructables.com/id/EBBNPI9G2HE171A/ I get a spinning gear, from any computer, at any time of the day. - I have tried both at my home, and in my office with same results. Any Ideas? Thanks Jonathan (mac using latest firefox)

Topic by macgeek   |  last reply


anyone know what websites to use when editing pictures if any one has a website please feel free to massage thanx?

Im trying edit pic for things i want to sell on ebay and guntree

Question by The_Modder   |  last reply


Lost "views" after editing

I edited my Portable Tool Box Grill this morning. After republishing,  my total view count dropped 22(plus) thousand, the same amount of views on that Instructable. Can I get a "fix" on this please? 

Topic by bajablue   |  last reply


Can you edit a published instructable, Answered

Once your instructable has been published can you edit it to add something that you think might make it clearer to understand?

Question by MISTHULA   |  last reply


Suggestion: populate "what's related" during Instructable Editing phase

It might be useful to populate some sort of "what's related" display while someone is first creating their instructable (perhaps only on demand?) If this means you need to collect categories and keywords earlier, that shouldn't be TOO difficult to do. This would allow the authors to see if they are duplicating an existing instructable, and/or to gather additional details that they might find useful, and/or allow them to explicitly reference other particularly-related instructables... (huh. Is there a general purpose "find me web pages related to the following document" search algorithm? Something better than Google uses to pick ads, I'd hope? Sounds like an interesting research topic...)

Topic by westfw   |  last reply


data changes

I'm using Windows XP on a desktop computer Firefox I've been editing some instructibles The last one I edited was : Easy (no power tools) workspace with storage for large paper I've been following the total number of views of my ibles for some days in 'view profile'. After the last edit, I've lost about five thousand views.  The ibles all show the same number of views.  What happened?

Topic by mole1   |  last reply


Any thoughts on a Good Video Editor?? Answered

I need to do some Editing with MP-4 Videos. I've been using Cyber link power director (Came free with my laptop) and I've been having some quality / Storage space issues. Seems like every time I edit a video it will take an extra %30 more space and turn out a bit blurry :( I'm fairly sure it's because I am using a format it wasn't designed for. Seems it's doubling the Bit rate and halving the Screen Resolution. ( I have No Control of either)  Eventually I want a HD version for me and streaming version for YouTube, to host the Vid for my I'ble So I'm looking for a (Preferably Free) Alternative. I'm not looking for Editing Options so much as Functional Quality. I'm using a Galaxy S3. Starts are in the Pic I included

Question by Wired_Mist   |  last reply