Limit to words on step-by-step

I've got to a certain point on my instructable (I've come back after a day) and when I typed up another paragraph and saved it, the text had disappeared? And no matter how much I typed it up and saved it again and again (my instructable is now published) the text doesn't seem to appear. Anyone else got this? My instructable is also a competition entry which is a problem!

Topic by FloFreek   |  last reply


Step Numbering

Is there a way to change the step numbering?  Right now, Instructables automatically gives me "Step 1.00", "Step 2.00", etc.  But what if I wanted to add "Step 2.20"? Is there a way to do this?  Thanks.

Topic by bigbuttonfun   |  last reply


All Steps

Has anyone else noticed that if you go to the address of an instructable(url?) and type in "?ALLSTEPS" after the address, you can veiw all steps on one page without ever having to log on?

Topic by Rye   |  last reply


SUV STEPS?

I want to sand and repaint my nerf bars,can anybody help with a suggestion of a kind of paint to use?

Question by recoveryroom123   |  last reply


Step into history.

Bravo, Felix Baumgartner! (I watched this live (along with several million others), and my stomach really lurched at this point.)

Topic by Kiteman   |  last reply


Differences between the Step-by-Step and All-Steps webpages

I recently made changes to the first step in my Instructable and I've noticed that over the past few hours the page showing all of the steps has been updated while the page showing only the first step has not.  By not updating I mean that the content update has not taken affect, the number of views is less than is shown on the other page, new comments haven't been added, the number of followers and favorites shown is less, etc.. Only the first page appears to be affected, though.  So, everything looks correct for: https://www.instructables.com/id/Awesome-Console-Cable-Bracelet/?ALLSTEPS and https://www.instructables.com/id/Awesome-Console-Cable-Bracelet/step2/Preparing-the-RJ-45-connector/ but not for: https://www.instructables.com/id/Awesome-Console-Cable-Bracelet/#step1 Some other info: - occurs whether logged in or not - reproduced on Chrome 31.0.1650.63 m, Firefox 13.0, and Opera 12.16 (All running on Windows 7) - doesn't appear to be due to browser caching Let me know if there is any other info I can provide. Thanks!

Topic by hypervis0r   |  last reply


View All Steps

Hello Some of us like to view all the steps on 1 page. It would be very convenient if this was the default option to view all instuctables instead of having to click on the button for each one. Thanks

Topic by ak08820   |  last reply


How do I post a step-by-step and not just pics with text boxes? Answered

I made an instructable, but don't knwo how to get back in and place step-by-step procedures.  Thanks

Question by madwheels37   |  last reply


is there a limit to steps? i have about 20.? Answered

Im making an instructable. i need to add probably 20 steps. i have a pic for each

Question by tinman132   |  last reply


Step-by-step Ible preview rendering

When looking at the preview for a new Ible, I saw the following screen (FF 14 Win XP yada yada) Some formatting issue/font size problem.

Topic by steveastrouk   |  last reply


I miss the thumbnail step-by-steps

I just want to grip how I miss the pop out thumbnails that used to be at the top of the page. I really don't like clicking over and over with next or view all just to see the video or finished "toy" on the last step.

Topic by robbtoberfest   |  last reply


Embedding videos in Step by Step Instructable.

Less than a month ago, I wrote my first instructable, and was able to embed a 10 sec. youtube video into my instructable. Since then, I have not been able to embed such videos because the embed button is no longer there.    The instructions for step-by-step tell you how to do it, but the embed button is not there.  Where did it go and when can I expect it back?  I think these little video's add something to my Instructable and I miss them.

Topic by craftknowitall   |  last reply



Editor Bug - random steps disappearing

Another editor bug. I have been preparing a thirteen-step instructable. While I worked on the images on the introduction & step 2, all the text vanished from step 10, even though I hadn't touched it. When I re-typed step 10 and saved the project, step seven (a long step!) also vanished. @staff who read this, it's the project I mentioned on CT.

Topic by Kiteman   |  last reply


Why doesnt my steps save?

Okay, so I've been trying to complete this instructable but everytime I try to click "save and preview", it keeps going back to the "edit" and doesen't save the step. Even though I've also put a title to the step it still says "This is a required field". What should I do?

Topic by IlluminatedAntichrist   |  last reply


outdoor steps down a steep slope cheap

Steps down a slope so that we don't have to cut grass there, and also we have a tendency to slide down it!!! this area is near our back porch is flat for app. 4 feet then drops about 6foot over another 8-10 foot area. want to do this cheap but looks nice. we have 6-8 concrete pavers now and several smaller pavers

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Why did you remove the "all steps on one page" for non premium users!?

I've enjoyed instructables for a LONG time now and have endured the annoyance that it is to have to sign in to view all steps on one page... Now that that's gone for non premium users I'm frankly annoyed. Why are you guys trying to FORCE me into buying a bloody membership!? You guys sell plenty of advertisements to cover the costs on here please give us non-wealthy a chance to view all the steps on a single page. I'm beginning to think they should just set up a completely separate pro website for instructables and leave us poor bastards behind but at least give us the all steps on a single page. Really unfair move guys! Change it back!

Topic by !werdna!   |  last reply


How to script LUA (basics step by step)

Need help please

Topic by awesome3612   |  last reply


View All Steps not working

View All Steps is only showing the first page.  It was working last week, when will it be fixed ?

Topic by kymyst   |  last reply


Unable to drag pictures and steps

Windows 7, google chrome. I'm unable to drag (change the order)  of pictures or steps. Is anyone else having this problem?

Topic by bajablue   |  last reply


Registering to see all steps

Maybe this has a topic already, if so, I apologise! I think it must be new, having to register to see all steps. I don't like it! Annoying for when I'm at school and don't want to log in and just generally inconvenient. I think it might put new people off using instructables because registering just to see how to do a project is quite a turn-off. I know the service is free and I feel bad only ever making a contribution to complain! Instructables is a great site and one of my most visited, I really do love it! Anyway, just my thoughts.

Topic by unigamer   |  last reply


Remove, Change order of steps method?

Hi all! Resolved I'm working on an instructables ( https://www.instructables.com/id/EBS1PLAHV9HT7JU/ ) and I accidentally added a step. I would also like to switch steps 6 and step 7. How can I do that? Thanks! Also, if you have any general suggestions, please give them! Someone answered my question in the instructables IRC (Internet Relay Chat) -  in the editor I hit view all steps, and there there are little xs to delete steps, and you can drag and drop the steps.

Topic by schumi23   |  last reply


Editor is duplicating / eating my steps

When I went to update my published instructible, the editor ate over my steps! How can I fix it? (Every time i try to re-edit, but then it eats over other steps.)

Topic by britsteiner   |  last reply


View All Steps Link-Button

It would be much more friendly if this link referenced an HTML bookmark so that is does not reposition the page to the top. 

Topic by pnosko 


Using Editor: How to delete or rearrange steps?

I understand this new editor is drag and drop to delete or rearrange steps, but I can't seem to figure out how to do either!  Any help is appreciated!

Topic by thrashercharged   |  last reply


Can't Delete Three Steps On My New Instructable

I am working on a new ible and can't delete some extra steps without deleting the entire instructable.  I am using Google chrome browser.  Here is the link: https://www.instructables.com/id/EFZYBVKH4AFSTXJ/#step10  Sorry you are so busy with all these issues!  Hope a light all the sudden comes on and fixes all of them and you can sit back a take a break!  Thanks for all you do. Sunshiine

Topic by sunshiine   |  last reply


"View all steps on one page" Feature doesn't work anymore

Hey everybody, I checked out the site again today, and was looking through some instructables. But unfortunately, the "View all steps on one page" button won't work anymore :( Are there any known issues with it? NrDesign

Topic by nrdesign   |  last reply


micro servo controlling?

hai guys, i have a micro servo motor . i planed to do hobby project with it . can any one guide me to make the servo turn around.  

Question by spicesharma   |  last reply


All steps not working

I have been on instructables for a while and I have never had any problems, but recently, I cant access Allsteps i tried everything including typing the url myself. All that happens is that it takes me to the first step/introduction page, I would greatly appreciate it if Someone could help me solve this problem. Thanks, Matt

Topic by pivotgodxd   |  last reply


How to add step??

I am new here and i am in the middle of trying to create a step by step instructable but i cannot find an add step button!   Where is it???

Topic by SpencerrH   |  last reply


Step up transformer?

 i need to step 90vac (ballasted) to 300v any help  or if 9-18vac 2a is easier 

Question by R.A.T.M   |  last reply


9 - Step Origami

NOTE: try guessing the final result before reaching the last step.

Topic by JoudA1 


"Step 1" bug.

Just a quickie. I saw this a few hours ago but thought nothing of it. Step 1 of an instructable appears on the intro page. Is this meant to happen? Is it a new update or a bug?

Topic by Hiyadudez   |  last reply


STEP File Import

After reviewing my latest posting, I noticed that I was able to zoom and rotate the STEP files included with the graphics.  Dumb question - has the STEP file viewer always been included on Instructables or is this a relatively new feature?  Anyway, it's a nice feature for people that want a better understanding of the part. 

Topic by mtairymd 


Cant get to steps

When i click on an istructable, i cant get to any of the steps. only the intro. This is really annoying me and it worked a few weeks ago.

Topic by nodrog19   |  last reply


All steps at once

Woo! It works again! Partaaayyyy at my place!

Topic by Weissensteinburg   |  last reply


VIEW ALL STEP

The ''view all step'' on the bottom of each instructables doesn't work for me anymore, I need to click the one on the top of the page, but  several time before it works…and sometimes it doesn't works soon so I just give up to see the complete instructable… It is just my computer or it happen to everybody?

Topic by marcellahella   |  last reply


Concrete stepping stones

I have made some concrete stepping stones (for decorative use in flower beds mainly) and have painted them to give them a detailed look. I used exterior paint,  Now I'm wondering what I should use to seal them to protect the paint from chipping and fading?

Topic by Gdlucas   |  last reply


international characters for "Steps"

The rich editor 'comment box' and 'Instructables editor' is able to handle international characters, such as: é, ê, ç, ¿, ñ (possibly others), however the "Title this Step" in an Instructable does not reflect the same editing perimeters. Instead, displays "�" (displays as black diamond with white question mark). This also happens with the yellow description box overlays. This may be user error, but seems weird that I can see certain text in one field but not another. FF v3.6.12 ?? _mike

Topic by mikeasaurus   |  last reply


Can't delete steps

I'm working on updating some of my instructables, (https://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Cockroach-20/) (https://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-USB-Charger-20-21/) and one of the things I'm doing is removing some of the steps. In Chrome, in the editor I click the X to delete a step, and confirm that I am sure, and it pulls up a "Confirm Navigation" dialogue from Chrome which says "You have pending form responses. These form responses will not be saved if you leave this page. Are you sure you want to leave this page?" and I can click stay or leave. If I stay it will pull up a dialogue from Instructables saying "We hit an unexpected Problem. If this problem persists, please contact us about what happened." So here we are. The same thing happens in Safari, but the first dialogue is "From 'docs.google.com" instead of "Confirm Navigation" I sent a message to service@instructables.com a month ago and have heard nothing back. Does anyone know what's going on?

Topic by BrownDogGadgets   |  last reply


Step down transformer

Hi I would like to build my own power supply. i am a noob at electronics but hopefully this project will improve my skills... http://electronics-lab.com/projects/power/001/index.html This is what I want to build The problem I am not sure on is the 1st initial step of the step down transformer. I have only found a 24 volts 4.16 amps with 100va. I want to keep the project as exact as possible and was currious whether if the current rating is higher than 3 amps for that particular circuit I want to build can it blow any of the circuitry. The transformer I found was 24 volts 100 va and has an output current of 4.16 amps. Is that a problem or will it only draw as much current as needed?  

Topic by Bedawee_zeus   |  last reply


one step at a time

503c org need to be chartered. board of directors location? sponsors? anyone ever tried to hold a large event? not as the boss but have been on boards for things like this.2000 to 8000 people show up,worst than not enough interest is too much ,ever ordered 200 portable pottys?what if food venders back out at last min? or the bands get into fights? sounds like fun ,need some help?

Topic by bikerbob2005   |  last reply


The All Steps dilemma...

So the reason i became a member of ibles was to get allsteps, only after signing up did i discover the amazing community we have here !I visited the site fairly frequently before signing up and i just clicked through the steps which was highly frustrating.Have i got this right ?No membership = NO allstepsfree membership = allsteps if you click the box on the instructablePro membership = Allways allstepsif that is right then speaking from experience, i have to disagree, i think the free-membership level should get allsteps preference, that way they can become a member, easily view the whole instructable and then when they realize how utterly awesome instructables is they can sign up for pro.If i had arrived at ibles today and signed up for a free account because i liked it, i would have seen the pro option and thought "ill see what they have to offer first" and then when i tried to look at an instructable i had to continually click allsteps or even worse click through all the steps, i fear i may have lost instructables in the depths of my bookmarks folder.Now i love instructable's i have many friends and lots of fun, and i totally agree with the pro accounts. I just worry that without allsteps preference, the free-members will be dissuaded to stick around and eventually sign up to pro..p.s. im not great at writing long things so just try to get the gist of what im saying :)p.p.s. pic unrelated..

Topic by =SMART=   |  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


how do i add a step to my instructables ? Answered

I am currently making an instructables and i'm done the intro but i have no idea on how to add steps! I can't see any button allowing me to do so.

Question by chelsea7500   |  last reply


how do I replace a badly broken concrete step? Do I use rebar with the new concrete ?

What kind of concrete and how would I hold the concrete in place till it sets up? This is a top step

Question by markslanding   |  last reply


Guitar Hero 6, Music in USB Drive, and Xbox 360. Is it True and Steps?

I heard that you can download music on a USB Drive and put the music that is on it and download it on the XBox 360 and into Guitar Hero 6. Is it true? If so, how can you do it?

Question by Duff_The_Gamer   |  last reply


No PDF button

Is there any reason why I can no longer download PDF's?  I don't do many just occasionally.

Topic by bricabracwizard   |  last reply


Layout changes not mentioned in Rachel's update

There were two fairly substantial (from the user's perspective) changes that Rachel forgot to mention in her Site Update post. First, by moving the search box and button up to the masthead, they have also eliminated the old-style "graphical search" interface completely.  It doesn't even show up as an alternative when a Google-driven search is made.  This has already led to two user complaints (here and here). Could the old-style interfce at least be put back on the search results page? UPDATE 17 Aug 2010: The "graphical search" link is back on the search-results page. Second, the interface when you first read an Instructable has been cleaned up substantially. All the steps, with photos and hover-text, are still there, but instead of a truncated table of contents (only the first ten steps), now the full intro and first step are shown immediately. It'll take a bit of getting use to for the old-timers, but I think it's a better interface for new users. Thanks to Rachel for getting these updates out, and especially for answering (pun intended) some of the requests from the community!

Topic by kelseymh   |  last reply