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Drafts

I've been struggling with Drafts since the update. I have lost all my drafts, although it still shows them as there, and every time I click on my drafts, it takes me to the homepage. (www.instructables.com)Does anyone else get this? or have a fix? I've cleared instructables cookies, and it makes no difference where I try to access my drafts from.

Question by memestra    |  last reply


Drafts???

Someone please help me I've been trying to figure  out how to navigate to my drafts folder for some time and I cannot find anyone else who has had the same issue with a solution. I started and saved a few drafts and watched the little "Saved!" message pop up but how do I go back to edit it again? I'll take a screenshot of what my page looks like right now.  I can't tell if this site is just poorly constructed or if it's just not working properly at the moment.  Or maybe I'm just missing something obvious! I don't have any previous experience using this site, I'm just using it for a project for college. I tried using a different browser (I'm on Chrome but I also tried Firefox) but that didn't help. I also looked through some "how to make instructables" classes but it's all about how to like.. take good pictures and stuff and not how to use the website's features. :( I would really appreciate some instruction! Thanks in advance!

Topic by M3lleee    |  last reply


sharing draft Instructable?

Hey - I "shared" a draft Instructable for others to review and comment.  But how would they reply to me with any revisions/approvals?  I tested by sending email to self but that did not appear to work well.  Suggestions welcomed.

Topic by dorybob    |  last reply


Draft Instructable not loading

Hi everyone I started to write my first instructable  on my windows 10 computer i finished writing the first step and saved The instructable next say I  opened the instructable draft from my windows 10  computer and it opened  and I wrote the next step . It worked fine in my windows 10 computer              But now I'm not at home now  I wanted to complete the instructable from my phone I signed in and clicked "you "in the top right corner and clicked "draft instructable 1 ". Instead of going to the draft instructable the page went to my profile In my profile i clicked the" three bars " on the top right corner and clicked "publish " then clicked "draft instructable" then the page started loading and never finished loading . Specs of phone : Micromax canvas juice 2 on android 5.0 ,.         2 gb Ram   . I tested it on a moto e2 3g and it didn't work there too  in both of these phones i tested it on Google chrome  then I tested it on UCbrowser and still it didn't load  Network connection is 3g

Topic by D_P_R    |  last reply


Deleting a Draft

Ok, how do you delete a draft in the new editor? 

Topic by Brooklyntonia    |  last reply


Deleting a draft?

How do I delete a Collection draft?

Topic by firefightermeyer    |  last reply


Draft lost!

I just spent about three hours preparing an Instructable on Arduino. It was saving automatically many times and displayed "Saved" message. However, when I closed the browser tab and re-opened it - the draft was in very old version like yesterday. Where did all my text gone? I am very upset and disappointed :-((( Any chance to get it back?

Topic by martynov    |  last reply


Draft instructable preview broken.

Ok Ive got 2 issues here first when I look at the draft instructable, either in the preview mode or by clicking on in in draft, I cannot click on the photos to proof read the notes, or get an idea of how that step will look.  The next issue is, i used to able to sent the preview link to a friend, so they could also proof read it and give me feed back, that now doesn't work either. Anyone else have this problem?

Topic by liquidhandwash    |  last reply


Are my draft instructables kept indefinitely?

Are my draft instructables kept indefinitely? Just wanted to make sure it wouldn't get deleted or anything...

Topic by Mr_o_uk    |  last reply


iPhone Instructable Draft Bug

iPhone 5  iOS - version 8.1.1, Instructables App - version 2.6.0 Reply and photo to a published Instructable - "9 Unusual Uses For Beer" by Wilgubeast https://www.instructables.com/id/9-Unusual-Uses-for-Beer/ Screenshot included. I have identified a bug when submitting photos in response to an 'ible published by another member. I used my mobile app to make a comment on a published Instructable by another author. When opening my drafts folder, I found that authors 'ible in my draft folder - ready to be published by me.

Topic by Tater Zoid    |  last reply


How to Delete Instructable Drafts?

Hello is there anyone who knows how to delete a instructable draft on IPad?

Topic by Easter Egg Hack    |  last reply


featured instructable is now a draft?

Today I noticed one of my instructables was "un-published" and is now a draft? What would make an instructable (that was featured) get taken down. It was un-changed since publishing...

Topic by SlickSqueegie    |  last reply


Draft instructable really messed up

Someone else noticed it first and so I tried it also. I have 2 pending instructables under the draft tab. They show up there just like they should but when I click on them this is what happens: Please excuse me, that was very impolite! - javax.servlet.ServletException: javax.servlet.jsp.JspException: ServletException in '/common/layout_bootstraped.jspx': ServletException in '/pages/explore/type/instructable_content.jsp': java.lang.reflect.InvocationTargetException Exception javax.servlet.jsp.JspException: ServletException in '/common/layout_bootstraped.jspx': ServletException in '/pages/explore/type/instructable_content.jsp': java.lang.reflect.InvocationTargetException at org.apache.tiles.taglib.InsertTag$InsertHandler.doEndTag(InsertTag.java:923) at org.apache.tiles.taglib.InsertTag.doEndTag(InsertTag.java:457) at _jsp._pages._explore._type._instructable__jsp._jspService(_instructable__jsp.java:461) at com.caucho.jsp.JavaPage.service(JavaPage.java:60) at com.caucho.jsp.Page.pageservice(Page.java:570) at com.caucho.server.dispatch.PageFilterChain.doFilter(PageFilterChain.java:179) at com.caucho.server.webapp.DispatchFilterChain.doFilter(DispatchFilterChain.java:115) at com.caucho.server.dispatch.ServletInvocation.service(ServletInvocation.java:229) at com.caucho.server.webapp.RequestDispatcherImpl.include(RequestDispatcherImpl.java:485) at com.caucho.server.webapp.RequestDispatcherImpl.include(RequestDispatcherImpl.java:350) at com.instructables.servlet.ActionServlet.sendToJspPage(ActionServlet.java:331) at com.instructables.servlet.ActionServlet.handleResult(ActionServlet.java:248) at com.instructables.servlet.ActionServlet.prepare(ActionServlet.java:206) at com.instructables.servlet.ActionServlet.doGet(ActionServlet.java:91) at javax.servlet.http.HttpServlet.service(HttpServlet.java:115) at javax.servlet.http.HttpServlet.service(HttpServlet.java:92) at com.caucho.server.dispatch.ServletFilterChain.doFilter(ServletFilterChain.java:106) at com.caucho.filters.GzipFilter.doFilter(GzipFilter.java:208) at com.instructables.filter.FilterWrapperFilter.doFilter(FilterWrapperFilter.java:47) at com.caucho.server.dispatch.FilterFilterChain.doFilter(FilterFilterChain.java:70) at com.instructables.filter.HibernateSessionRequestFilter.doFilter(HibernateSessionRequestFilter.java:48) at com.caucho.server.dispatch.FilterFilterChain.doFilter(FilterFilterChain.java:70) at com.instructables.filter.TemporaryProFilter.doFilter(TemporaryProFilter.java:78) at com.caucho.server.dispatch.FilterFilterChain.doFilter(FilterFilterChain.java:70) at com.instructables.filter.TemporaryPasswordFilter.doFilter(TemporaryPasswordFilter.java:46) at com.caucho.server.dispatch.FilterFilterChain.doFilter(FilterFilterChain.java:70) at com.instructables.filter.SecurityFilter.doFilter(SecurityFilter.java:122) at com.caucho.server.dispatch.FilterFilterChain.doFilter(FilterFilterChain.java:70) at com.instructables.filter.SetupFilter.doFilter(SetupFilter.java:71) at com.caucho.server.dispatch.FilterFilterChain.doFilter(FilterFilterChain.java:70) at com.caucho.server.webapp.WebAppFilterChain.doFilter(WebAppFilterChain.java:173) at com.caucho.server.dispatch.ServletInvocation.service(ServletInvocation.java:229) at com.caucho.server.http.HttpRequest.handleRequest(HttpRequest.java:274) at com.caucho.server.port.TcpConnection.run(TcpConnection.java:514) at com.caucho.util.ThreadPool.runTasks(ThreadPool.java:527) at com.caucho.util.ThreadPool.run(ThreadPool.java:449) at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:595) Caused by: javax.servlet.ServletException: javax.servlet.jsp.JspException: ServletException in '/pages/explore/type/instructable_content.jsp': java.lang.reflect.InvocationTargetException at com.caucho.jsp.PageContextImpl.handlePageException(PageContextImpl.java:1120) at _jsp._common._layout_0bootstraped__jspx._jspService(_layout_0bootstraped__jspx.java:252) at com.caucho.jsp.JavaPage.service(JavaPage.java:60) at com.caucho.jsp.Page.pageservice(Page.java:570) at com.caucho.server.dispatch.PageFilterChain.doFilter(PageFilterChain.java:179) at com.caucho.server.webapp.DispatchFilterChain.doFilter(DispatchFilterChain.java:115) at com.caucho.server.dispatch.ServletInvocation.service(ServletInvocation.java:229) at com.caucho.server.webapp.RequestDispatcherImpl.include(RequestDispatcherImpl.java:485) at com.caucho.server.webapp.RequestDispatcherImpl.include(RequestDispatcherImpl.java:350) at com.caucho.jsp.PageContextImpl.include(PageContextImpl.java:933) at com.caucho.jsp.PageContextImpl.include(PageContextImpl.java:870) at org.apache.tiles.TilesUtilImpl.doInclude(TilesUtilImpl.java:143) at org.apache.tiles.TilesUtil.doInclude(TilesUtil.java:149) at org.apache.tiles.taglib.InsertTag.doInclude(InsertTag.java:760) at org.apache.tiles.taglib.InsertTag$InsertHandler.doEndTag(InsertTag.java:892) ... 36 more Caused by: javax.servlet.jsp.JspException: ServletException in '/pages/explore/type/instructable_content.jsp': java.lang.reflect.InvocationTargetException at org.apache.tiles.taglib.InsertTag$InsertHandler.doEndTag(InsertTag.java:923) at org.apache.tiles.taglib.InsertTag.doEndTag(InsertTag.java:457) at _jsp._common._layout_0bootstraped__jspx._jspService(_layout_0bootstraped__jspx.java:210) ... 49 more Caused by: javax.servlet.ServletException: javax.servlet.jsp.el.ELException: java.lang.reflect.InvocationTargetException at com.caucho.jsp.PageContextImpl.handlePageException(PageContextImpl.java:1120) at _jsp._pages._explore._type._instructable_0body_0instructable_0bootstrapped__jsp._jspService(_instructable_0body_0instructable_0bootstrapped__jsp.java:199) at com.caucho.jsp.JavaPage.service(JavaPage.java:60) at com.caucho.jsp.Page.pageservice(Page.java:570) at com.caucho.server.dispatch.PageFilterChain.doFilter(PageFilterChain.java:179) at com.caucho.server.webapp.DispatchFilterChain.doFilter(DispatchFilterChain.java:115) at com.caucho.server.dispatch.ServletInvocation.service(ServletInvocation.java:229) at com.caucho.server.webapp.RequestDispatcherImpl.include(RequestDispatcherImpl.java:485) at com.caucho.server.webapp.RequestDispatcherImpl.include(RequestDispatcherImpl.java:350) at com.caucho.jsp.PageContextImpl.include(PageContextImpl.java:933) at _jsp._pages._explore._type._instructable_0body_0bootstrapped__jsp._jspService(_instructable_0body_0bootstrapped__jsp.java:43) at com.caucho.jsp.JavaPage.service(JavaPage.java:60) at com.caucho.jsp.Page.pageservice(Page.java:570) at com.caucho.server.dispatch.PageFilterChain.doFilter(PageFilterChain.java:179) at com.caucho.server.webapp.DispatchFilterChain.doFilter(DispatchFilterChain.java:115) at com.caucho.server.dispatch.ServletInvocation.service(ServletInvocation.java:229) at com.caucho.server.webapp.RequestDispatcherImpl.include(RequestDispatcherImpl.java:485) at com.caucho.server.webapp.RequestDispatcherImpl.include(RequestDispatcherImpl.java:350) at com.caucho.jsp.PageContextImpl.include(PageContextImpl.java:933) at _jsp._pages._explore._type._instructable_0content__jsp._jspService(_instructable_0content__jsp.java:32) at com.caucho.jsp.JavaPage.service(JavaPage.java:60) at com.caucho.jsp.Page.pageservice(Page.java:570) at com.caucho.server.dispatch.PageFilterChain.doFilter(PageFilterChain.java:179) at com.caucho.server.webapp.DispatchFilterChain.doFilter(DispatchFilterChain.java:115) at com.caucho.server.dispatch.ServletInvocation.service(ServletInvocation.java:229) at com.caucho.server.webapp.RequestDispatcherImpl.include(RequestDispatcherImpl.java:485) at com.caucho.server.webapp.RequestDispatcherImpl.include(RequestDispatcherImpl.java:350) at com.caucho.jsp.PageContextImpl.include(PageContextImpl.java:933) at com.caucho.jsp.PageContextImpl.include(PageContextImpl.java:870) at org.apache.tiles.TilesUtilImpl.doInclude(TilesUtilImpl.java:143) at org.apache.tiles.TilesUtil.doInclude(TilesUtil.java:149) at org.apache.tiles.taglib.InsertTag.doInclude(InsertTag.java:760) at org.apache.tiles.taglib.InsertTag$InsertHandler.doEndTag(InsertTag.java:892) ... 51 more Caused by: javax.servlet.jsp.el.ELException: java.lang.reflect.InvocationTargetException at com.caucho.el.StaticMethodExpr.evalMethod(StaticMethodExpr.java:142) at com.caucho.el.FunctionExpr.evalObject(FunctionExpr.java:71) at _jsp._pages._explore._type._instructable_0body_0instructable_0bootstrapped__jsp._jspService(_instructable_0body_0instructable_0bootstrapped__jsp.java:48) ... 82 more Caused by: java.lang.reflect.InvocationTargetException at sun.reflect.GeneratedMethodAccessor903.invoke(Unknown Source) at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.java:25) at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:592) at com.caucho.el.StaticMethodExpr.evalMethod(StaticMethodExpr.java:133) ... 84 more Caused by: java.lang.NullPointerException So either my draft instructables are now gone or you need to fix something with the Java stuff so I can continue to work on them.

Topic by Vyger    |  last reply


How to change the title image of a draft instructable

Hi, i'm unable to change the title image of a draft instructable, the one that is shown when i click on my profile - Draft Instructables page. any help very much appreciated cheers juergen

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can you delete an unpublished instructable? Answered

It saved an accidental draft and i was wondering if i could delete it?

Question by gogglecrab    |  last reply


Instructables not updated

Last night, about 2300 PST, I posted an Instructable I've been drafting for a couple weeks now.  It has been over 15 hours, and the Instructable still fails to show up in my profile feed, and in the main page under recent Instructables, It also shows it as being a draft in the summary view of the menu. But inside the profile there is a link to it as an Instructable, it just does not show up on the feed. My other Instructables each showed up almost immediately after publishing. Is there some kind of problem with the system, or did I hit an update cycle just after it finished or something?

Topic by jumson    |  last reply



Not Able to Get to Drafts - Help!

Hey all, I haven't been able to access my draft 'Ibles for a few weeks. Whenever I click on the "Drafts" link it takes me to the Instructables home page. I can see all of the ones I have published, but as soon as I try to flip to drafts it redirects me away.I was able to finish up and publish my last project by finding the Editor page in my browser history, but I can't do that for other ones that I haven't opened since I got a new computer.Is this a bug that's been going around or is there a different way I should be accessing the drafts?I appreciate the help!

Topic by BakkerJo    |  last reply


Cannot access my draft instructables and cannot make a new one?

I just saw that I am not able to access my drafts and when I create a new instructable it just says updating and I never get to edit it. Please help on this

Question by Bot1398    |  last reply


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I'm able to create new drafts and insert multiple pages each with titles.  However when I attempt to add text to the body of a page, I'm unable to do most edit functions.  I am really only able to type in a single paragraph.  No "hard returns" are able to be inserted.  When clicking the "enter" key, nothing happens.  I am actually having the problem right now.  The only way I can input information is in one long paragraph.  Interestingly, one time I pasted in a couple paragraphs inside of my single paragraph and was able to operate in multiple paragraphs that way.  This way, I sort of "hijacked" a hard return to get paragraph separation.  Am I crazy?  This happens to me probably 50% of the time.  Other times everything seems to function properly.  Also of note - I'm unable to change the bold once it has been chosen like now.  However, I could insert cursor in a spot earlier and do some creative cut and paste etc..   Any Suggestions.  THANK YOU MUCH FOR BEARING WITH ME HERE!   Bob Z

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How do I click a link in my draft collection?

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Entering a draft in a contest

I noticed that, when viewing a draft, the "add instructable to contest" button is active. Could you use this button to wait out the moderation and publish after it has been accepted into the contest or would the moderator not approve an unpublished ibble? It's always sad when you've been knocked off the front page before being accepted into a contest. 

Topic by Brooklyntonia    |  last reply


instructables keeps saving

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Topic by leon2772    |  last reply


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Topic by AnthVale    |  last reply


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My published instructable keeps being unpublished to a draft

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Topic by Mr. Apol    |  last reply


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Question by misko13    |  last reply


Do I need an instructable for the Instructable-making?

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I was editing an Instructable and accidentally hit a key near the home key on my keyboard. I had selected text, I think my shift key was still down and this happened to the editor: I had to save the Instructable, close the editor, and re-open the draft of the Instructable to fix the problem.

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Topic by ewilhelm    |  last reply


Private Instructables: a warning.

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Topic by Kiteman    |  last reply


Hey, the instructable comes different than what it was in the draft, and then later edit..?

The images seem to go down a section. Like the images for material reqd is not there. it is blank and the images go to the next section, and the process continues for subsequent sections... Check https://www.instructables.com/id/Cement-Pots-From-Virtually-Nothing/ Image of edit enclosed

Question by chatsbk007    |  last reply


Collections? Favorites? Shortcuts?

I have just started getting involved with this site, and I noticed I could put an Instructable project in a "collection" or I could mark it a "favorite".  I decided to try putting the two related Instructables I was looking at into a Collection for myself, just to be able to find them again. It says I have a "draft" that is not "published".  Perhaps I am not understanding the purpose of Collections.  Are they something that others are supposed to look at and find useful somehow?  What exactly is the intended purpose of this function? Should I just have marked the two Instructables "favorite"?  There are also "shortcuts"?  These were both electronics related, and decided I might conceivably also find myself wanting to save food or woodworking Instructables as well, and I thought it might be nice to be able to sort them, so I used the "collection" function instead.  Do I have to eventually publish these?  Can i just have a bunch of personal collections to sort things I want to be able to find again?  I guess I could have just bookmarked them in my browser too... I really couldn't find any information on the site about what Collections are supposed to be or be for.  Is there a guide to how to use this site? Input or informational links from the community are appreciated. Thanks!  Alison

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Topic by antoniraj    |  last reply


Translated instructable

Hej! Today I recognized a translated version of one of my ibles and I'd like to give some feedback about the experience ;) I think it's supercool someone took the time and made the effort to translate one of my ibles. I really enjoy the fact that people I would never be able to talk to now can read my ible.  That's actually amazing and I'd like to thank you for that! And I want to share some of my thoughts and feelings about it: REALIZING: - The first few moments when I realized there was a new instructable existing in my account I was a little bit in shock.  Don't get me wrong - but my profile feels like my "private" spot on the site. It's a messy place with lot's of weird draft ideas and unfinished instructables. (I would have tidied up if I'd expected guests...) Of course I surmised admins and staff somehow would be able to enter this place - but I feel a little invaded as it actually happened.   -- I think there are several possibilities to avoid this irritating moment: -The translator could write a PM before starting the translation. Just to inform the author about there is soon going to be another version of one of your ibles. (This might be a little bit more "paperwork" but could also save the translator some time. There is a chance an author speaks another language and would be able to do the translation him/herself...) - The translator (or the instructables robot) could send a PM to the author when the translation is published to inform him/her about the new ible. (I'm a sucker for those "your instructable was featured" mails - a "your instructable was translated" mail would make me happy and would help me to forget about the girl's cave invasion)  INSPECTION: - I can't say anything about the quality of the translation since I don't speak spanish - but it seems to me the translator was pretty meticulous on his/her job: the wikipedia links in the instructable are "translated" as well and link now (as far as possible) to the spanish wikipedia. That's thoughtful and I really appreciate it! (It's a funny thing that, although I can't actually read this instructable, it still feels like "mine".) SUGGESTION: I think it wouldn't hurt if the translator adds a very last sentence to the translated instructable like " this instructable was translated by XY" There are several advantages to this info: - There would be given some credit to the translator - The people writing comments wouldn't be confused about the combination of a perfectly written instructable and google translated comment replies... I have no clue who translated my ible. I think it would be awesome if the translator had a instructables profile. I would like to thank this person!  So this is my feedback, might it be useful... (Woho! I'm exited about the translation! This is übercool! Thank you! )

Topic by spunk    |  last reply


Unable to publish

I've been trying to publish a project since yesterday afternoon. Every time I get the error message : Servers are busy. Please wait a few minutes and try again. See screenshot. When I click publish the message "Generating image" appears in top right corner. (screenshot). After a minute or so of "generating image" I get the error message. The project edits and previews fine... but won't publish. I am new to instructables, but my last project went through without a hitch. Am I doing something wrong? Thanks for your help.

Topic by sergey levchin    |  last reply


Mysterious translated version of an Instructable published

I'm not sure what's going on, but... I submitted an Instructable on 30 June. It was subsequently featured in the technology section. A few hours ago, I noticed a new draft of that Instructable, all in Spanish. The Spanish version of the Instructable was just published a few minutes ago. I neither created the draft nor published the Spanish Instructable. Was the original Instructable translated by an administrator? Is this normal? 

Topic by supercapacitor    |  last reply


New editor: saving issue; images problem

I'm working on and instructable using the new editor, but it doesn't stop saving, well, it doesn't stop saying it's saving. When I go to a new tab and open the same draft, my changes aren't saved yet. When I work on it on the old editor, I can't add a new step.  I'm going to restart safari in a few minutes, but I still wanted to post this under bugs. I'm using a Mac OS X 10.8. Oh, and another problem, I can't upload images to forum topics or comments, I have to open a draft, save the images to my library, come back to the forum topic/comment before I can post it. But, since my drafts aren't really working at the moment, I can't add a screenshot.

Topic by emilyvanleemput    |  last reply


How do I create a private instructable?

I need to create a private instructable. I select private from the "you" screen and it created a draft that does not look any different from any other draft. How do I make it private? How do I know that it is private?

Topic by JRV31    |  last reply


Viewing my concept instructables possible?

Hi, Was just wondering; I saved an instructable I was working on without actually publishing it. Somehow I can't seem to find the draft/concept version of the instructable I made. How can I find them / navigate to them on the website? thanks in advance, Joost

Topic by joostvanpoppel    |  last reply


instructables site: Couldn't see my Drafts after creating new account until logout/login

Hi there, when recently creating a fresh account and trying to create the first draft, i wasn't able to see the drafts in my profile/start page. the draft was however accessible with the direct URL that i used from my browser history once i logged out and logged in (for the first time) again it worked fine for me and i saw the drafts don't know if its a bug or i did something wrong... cheers juergen

Topic by nebulx  


Instructables is cranky when I try to Publish a new instructable.

When I click "publish", it says: "Oops! We couldn't understand your request. Please contact us to tell us as much detail as possible about what you were trying to do when this happened." .. All I did was click "Publish" on my current draft version. Suggestions?

Topic by biobonnie    |  last reply


Is it possible to create a pdf of draft Instructable, prior to publishing?

Hello - Another group is reviewing my Instructable prior to publishing.  I sought their permission to use some of their reference material.  They have asked if they could review the Instructable in a pdf format.  It seems like you can only produce a pdf after it is published.  Is there are pre-publishing method?  Thanks, dorybob

Topic by dorybob    |  last reply


Created Instructable Draft and want to transfer author credit

A fellow member was working on a project he was talking to me about. I encouraged him to write it up as an instructable but he's still in the thick of it. I created an instructable draft outlining his project adding links he'd sent me. The text is all pretty much directly from our conversations and I just wanted to help him get started since his work should really be out there. I've added him as a collaborator on the project, so he can edit it but I want to give him full control to publish it and show up as the author since I figure he'll be taking over at this point. Is there a way to do this?

Topic by dathomar    |  last reply


My draft does not want to upload...

Hi everybody,I decided to write my first instructable. It all went ok with text and inserting pictures but now it remains in my draft folder and I can not figure how to get it published...Can anybody assist me?THANKS !!!!Christophe.

Topic by Christophe - Beau Du Ciel    |  last reply