formatting

Is there any way to produce text which has been struck through on instructables?

Topic by stasterisk   |  last reply


Format Boredom

I'm formatting another computer, and it's taking a bloody eternity. Any ideas on what to do to pass the time?

Topic by BOOM5601   |  last reply


Widescreen Formating

It just occurred to me that the format of the new editor causes there to be a disconnect between the images and the text. Often I'm having to scroll up and down repeatedly to see the image the text is referring to. The format of the editor is predominantly vertical while screens are predominantly horizontal/widescreen (or can be turned). What if the text in an ible was next to the images instead of below? See the image for precisely what I mean. 

Topic by Brooklyntonia   |  last reply


PM Formatting

It's been asked before, many times, but still has not happened. Can we please have formatting preserved in PMs? I've had a number of long PMs recently, and all very hard to read because they were in a single block of text. Yes, I know we can type in code ourselves, but I'm on my iPod right now, and a single line break in a PM takes 10 key-strokes!!

Topic by Kiteman   |  last reply


New format

Wow, I have to say the changes to Instructables were not good ones. You took a perfectly usable interface for the projects and managed to make it harder to use. I feel frustrated that I had to dig to get what I wanted. And this whole Ace branding scheme, guess it's time for the site creators to cash out, right? Really, you've taken a site I enjoyed visiting and made it useless.

Topic by DELETED_rlanctot   |  last reply


Formatting Bug

When I am editing an Instructables draft, the ENTER key 'appears' to work, but after I save it and then view it in preview mode it is not formatted correctly. Every line I created to separate paragraphs completely vanishes. I have tried several times to be sure it wasn't an error on my part. It appears that the New Editor has a bug. This bug prevents me from separating paragraphs and correctly formatting my instructable. Also, if it helps I have recreated the same issue using Safari and Google Chrome. Thanks!

Topic by goldlego   |  last reply


Ndef format

Hi all, i want to ask about ndef format. anyone know ? how to insert ndef format in coding python. this is related with my final year project.

Question by nhm264 


Message formatting

I see the PM system has been updated to match the new format of our personal profile pages. Nice. But, can we have the formatting options back?  They do make communication clearer and easier...

Topic by Kiteman   |  last reply


Instructables formatting

The 2.0 version of Instructables has slightly different formatting than 1.0. We've based it on the wiki used in Edgewall's trac. We like it, and hope you will too. The most useful thing for people is probably links.Example:[https://www.instructables.com/ Instructables]Display:InstructablesThe full formatting documentation is here. Not everything is implemented yet, but we're getting there.

Topic by ewilhelm   |  last reply


FAT32 FORMAT

I have a WD passport external hard drive but i do not know how to convert it into the FAT32 format. Does anyone know how i can do this. Please Help Me! This Is The :WD PASSPORT

Topic by rickick   |  last reply


Formatting Errors

I noticed a few things on a few instructables and forum topics that I found interesting. In some cases, the bold and italics tags are not being closed, leading to these two cases Italics Look at the sidebar to the right Bold Everything past the first step, including the side bar

Topic by n8man   |  last reply


Software to convert ebook format to other formats?

I want to convert bokks into formats that I can save and read on other devices..Murphies Law ...The book that that I want to buy and read is not in the format uded in my unit's format.

Question by skyrabbit   |  last reply


Change the format back!!!

Change the format back. Please. the new one is really annoying. plus, the search is lame.

Topic by strato96   |  last reply


new format for pages ?

What is going on with the new format for the different pages?  All I can find is featured "ibles" with large pictures, wheres the zeitgist, recent, popular etc that used to be on the main page of each section (ride,outdoors,offbeat,green,life,etc etc?) Am I overlooking something? Is it just MY computer?

Topic by l8nite   |  last reply


Format an SD card

I have  a SD card 4G - I need to format it to FAT16 to use in a  Sharp XEA-207  Cash Register, A friend tells me I have to go back to last century OP systems or DOS (to the dawn of so called civilisation) Is there a way out - I can recognise the head and point of a nail but that is about it - can follow instructions - please be kind enough to come down to my level - a, b, c, d,,,1, 2, 3 etc. - Deepest gratitude.

Topic by shivaGi   |  last reply


Large format cameras

I am thinking about getting into large format photography & I was hoping that I could get some questions answered by other photgraphers on here.  1: How many of us out here use large format cameras? 2: What is the type of technique that causes the pictures to appear w/ a yellow or brown appearance to it that is used in vintage photo sessions? 3: Can I get some tips on developing w/ an enlarger it has been about 10 years since I've used one so I don't remember anything about that. Any help w/ this would be greatly appreciated, thank you ahead of time.

Topic by sofiadragon1979   |  last reply


Word formatting on comments

I have been away from Instructables for some time, and I came back, not much has changed after the pro feature was implanted. Which is good. ^^ However, I have a little problem with word formatting, when I tried using some symbols to change the way the words look, they don't work. Is this due to the pro feature? Or am I using the wrong symbles and my memory needs a little refreshing? Thanks! I just chose this picture randomly, I don't know what else to use. :P

Topic by Plasmana   |  last reply


Posting formatted code

How do I post properly formatted code with the new editor ? The old one accepted Arduino format cut/paste, the new one mangles it completely. Steve

Topic by steveastrouk   |  last reply


IBles Text Formatting

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

Topic by poparoo4   |  last reply


Formatted Text Br0ked

The formatting {{{  }}} feature in the 'ibles seems to be broken and horked.  I'm aware this is known, but man, the instructibles look like crap with the formatting missing.  Any ETA on pouring a bucket of fixage on it? Thanks!

Topic by nevdull   |  last reply


Bug in code formatting

When I add some sourcecode, select it and format it as code from the dropdown menu, it looks all right. But when I later change something in my Instructable, the code gets messed up and I have to write the whole block again. It's really annoying :(

Topic by metanurb   |  last reply


Small formatting bug

If replying to a PM, the "reply" and "cancel" buttons don't align in any version of FF on Windows XP - anyone else see the same issue ? Steve

Topic by steveastrouk   |  last reply


New Download format

I REALLY LIKE the new Download system--it is a several-clicks improvement over the previous system. About the only thing I wish it did was provide a default title for the saved file. Bravo for the improvement!

Topic by ottoj 


Ideal -ible FORMAT??

Back in the day, I read Popular mechanics all the time. They had a page for nifty home projects. Kind of the instructables of the time. As I recall, the whole idea was conveyed in 1 pic.  If you knew how to use tools, you could do it.  I find myself annoyed  with having to click through pages of steps in instructables. But maybe that's just me. Maybe that's a better format for a generation without shop class and scoutmasters. I'm looking for feedback here. Am I the only one who likes all the instructions on 1 page? Do my -ibles with 1 big block of text and  "refer to fig 3"  work for you guys? (it would be nice if photo -ibles could have figure numbers on pics)  But maybe that's too old school.  https://www.instructables.com/id/HarpoonGrappling-Hook-Gun/ One of my buddies said my format would make printing it up easy. Usually I like to have directions on paper if I'm gonna  refer to them while turning a wrench and gettin filthy.  As far as a typical reader on -ibles, what's the best format?

Topic by Toga_Dan   |  last reply


PM formatting bug

The word-wrapping in PMs is broken.  The easiest way to see what I mean is to look at the screenshot of this test PM I was kindly sent. It's not a major thing, but it does drop half-bricks in front of my bicycle of thought when I'm reading long PMs (of which I have had quite a few recently).

Topic by Kiteman   |  last reply


Mobile Phone Format

To Whomever has the ability to make this available, please, please, please seriously consider making the website mobile phone friendly. When I try to view the site on my Droid smartphone it is difficult because of the way the text displays.  I love instructables and I also do a lot of web viewing on my phone.  It would be nice if it were not so difficult. Thanks.

Topic by 3.1415   |  last reply


Option for no auto-formatting

In my recent instructable I was *more than slightly* annoyed that the new editor does simply not what I want it to do. Seperating the Text from some calculations with a blank line? Adding a few blanks to shift things a bit in? Nah, authors don't need that anyway, do they? But we want that! If we put a hell lot of work into quality projects, pictures, writeups, we want to be at least able to do the layout the way we want. Sure, if you're a pro everything can also be done by editing the html code, but the code generated by the editor is compleatly unformatted and definitly not intended to be read or modified by humans. So pleeease do something about this issue. It really bothers me. - nqtronix PS: It does work well in this editor, so where's the issue?!

Topic by nqtronix   |  last reply


Email Alert Settings Format Bug

Just found a formatting bug in the "Email Alerts" settings. Picture attached below.

Topic by bwrussell   |  last reply


Scrolling Down While Editing Kills Format Bar

When you scroll down the page while editing,  the formatting bar hits the top of the screen and it floats as you scroll down. A second formatting bar opens on the right. Both quit working as soon as the formatting bar starts to float. Sometimes the right one works, mostly not. On my laptop with Window Vista, both on Firefox and Internet Explorer On my desktop with Windows 7, on Firefox 29.0.1, Internet Explorer and Safari. I'm working on a draft "Amped Floor Lamp"

Topic by Dean444   |  last reply


My instructable step format has changed?

The title of my instructable steps have changed since the 'reformating'.  The first one is ok, after that it get garbled. I have tried to re-enter them, but when I look at the instructable the step title has been 'split' and only part is shown as the title, the rest goes with the body of the text.

Question by jdl   |  last reply


Strange format numbers in Illustratore CC "123 123 pt"? Answered

Given: Illustrator CC, worked fine, and suddenly crashed formats numbers in the input fields. It became something about 123 123 pt. i.e. there is a space instead of commas when entering numbers. The factory default settings had reset, in the regional settings like everything is in order, ID is operating normally. Only Illustrator behaves odd. Maybe i need to delete some configuration files? All advices are welcome...

Question by Dryader   |  last reply


Bug in text-to-HTML converter, regarding hyperlinks

In a posting to NachoMahma's Text-Formatting FAQ, I remarked on a bug in the way hyperlinks (bracketed text) are rendered. The bug involves enclosing a hyperlink (valid or not) between punctuation characters, for example "[a-quoted-link]" or ([parenthetical-link]): "[a-quoted-link]" ([parenthetical-link])In both cases, the leading punctuation character, adjacent to the left bracket, is moved to the end of the link, instead of being preserved at the beginning.

Topic by kelseymh   |  last reply


How to convert a jpeg format picture to DICOM format??

I have the hard copy of an MRI ( it's in xray sheets). Unfortunately I don't have it in a CD. I need to send this abroad but I can't send the x-ray of the MRI just in case I need it here. I have taken pictures of the x-ray using a light box. Now I have been asked to send the pictures in DICOM format. I have no idea how that is done. I have about  5 x-ray sheets and in each there are about 29 pictures. I have taken individual pictures of each and every picture. Can someone please help me to achieve this? I need to do this ASAP! Thanks

Topic by shazni   |  last reply


Pizza Contest- new format?

Is this format here to stay? ;-(

Topic by bajablue   |  last reply


Hybrid photo/vid -ible Format

I'd like to be able to post with a combo of vid + photos. Sometimes 90 % of the ible is ok with still pics, but 1 bit needs motion to be understood. Or my video cam craps out in the middle of a project...

Topic by Toga_Dan   |  last reply


Restore lost external hard drive files and folder after format

The day before yesterday, my external hard drive was dropped to the ground for a sudden shock. When trying to access it again on the computer, the windows just gave me a not formatted error and disabled my access without formatting, so, without deeper consideration, I formatted this drive and finally found all the files and folders were gone. What a stupid operation. In order to access my files and folders of the past two years, I began to crazily search for related articles and questions to see whether there was a way for me to get them back with success. Follows some recommended steps and data recovery programs, like: Firstly, stop using this formatted drive till rescuing everything back. Secondly, attack drive to computer and use data recovery software to scan this drive and rescue original stuffs back as many as possible. Thirdly, save all restored stuffs on another different drives or storage device at last. Fortunately, after trying these steps, I got most of my needed drive files and folders back with success. If you are also experiencing such data loss problems, you also can get some clues with my found articles, like: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Data_recovery http://freeware-fix.blogspot.com/2013/02/external-hard-disk-format-recovery.html Or http://www.ucfix.com/data-recovery/data-recovery-after-format-external-drive-hdd.html Hope my words also can help someone there!

Question by Nicolenon0   |  last reply


Annoyance: Formatting/URL mistakes suppress preview completely

A new feature deployed recently checks the URLs we put inside comments (i.e., the first token inside square brackets) and reports if we haven't given a valid URL.The annoying bug is that the whole preview is suppressed, and there is no indication of where in the text the error might be. Briefly, the preview actually showed the whole text, but with the error part called out in big red box. That was better, and would be nice to get back.Failing that, maybe just putting the malformed URL into the preview as a literal string, highlighted or underlined or something might be helpful.

Topic by kelseymh 


How do I insert video files onto my Instructables? Answered

For demonstration videos, I just want to place the file to avoid placing videos on the web. What kind of video files are accepted, and how do I make them if I don't have the video options?

Question by username252   |  last reply


instructable can't be seen in Incredimail

For the last month I have not been able to see te complete Instructable email when viewed with Incredimail. I haven't updated Incredimail so it shouldn't be that.  I get just what fits in the preview pane and the progress bar shows a full indicator. If i double click in the e-mail to open it separately i get the same problem.  I can however see the e-mail if i select forward or reply but of course no links are active so I can't get at them from there. When the e-mail is selected for viewing you can't scroll down to see the rest.  It works fine for all other e-mails I get. Attached is a screen shot showing the screen with the Insreuctable in the preview pane. Thanks Bill Laurin  

Topic by bbwest   |  last reply


Why doesn't Formatting work? Answered

 Why doesn't Text formatting work for me anymore? Is it just for pros now? 

Question by Wasagi   |  last reply


Pro membership and Instructable formatting

Does the formatting in an instructable, which I create as a Pro member disappear when my Pro membership expires?

Topic by petercd   |  last reply


Define NTSC and PAL Formats? Answered

I would like to know the difference between  NTSC format  and PAL format  DVD players, both being region free.

Question by rookie1   |  last reply



Pre-Formatted Text Issues

Hello; Several of our instructables have pre-formatted text in them. However recently this text has stopped displayed properly. It has gone from being multiple lines to a single long line. Is this a fixable issue? Examples: https://www.instructables.com/id/S99CDK8FWS6JUQS/ https://www.instructables.com/id/SAXXIILFSH7EDVM/ The Long line after "The Code"

Topic by oomlout   |  last reply


Math wiki formatting on instructables

Alright Instructables, I fold. It is with a sense of shame that I must ask: Does Instructables have a method (be a clandestine feature or a workaround) to allow a user to enter formatted math text (ex. summation signs, integrals, greek letters even)? In particular, I was trying to get latex to work (I thought I had seen another user do so once) on the wiki, but thus far my efforts have proved fruitless. Anyone out there know a way to do this?

Topic by purduecer   |  last reply


Picture format (png) and sizing

Just done an instruction, my pictures are PNG format, some have a transparent background.They look OK in the editor, but when published, what should be a transparent background is black.Is this an issue of the site?Do I have to remake the pictures in an other format?While on the subject of pictures, I would prefer some to be shown smaller than they are shown.Is it possible to set the size of pictures in an instruction?I have searched for this info, the results about PNG where 8 years old and gave the impression it was being fixed.

Question by Palingenesis   |  last reply


Lifehacker not formatting right in firefox

Recently, for some unknown reason, firefox started displaying the following pages very strangely: lifehacker, io9, and gizmodo. They all have a similar set-up but I can't figure why they don't display correctly. Below is a screenshot of the problem. If further images are needed they can be provided. Any ideas please comment or PM me. Thanks.

Topic by sardines454   |  last reply


HTML formatting lost on Instructable

I use html to format my list of parts into a table, like this page.  Recently the formatting was somehow lost on this page which is a bummer because it took a while to create the html.  The page was fine for at least a year.  I don't know exactly when the html was lost but I suspect it happened a few weeks ago (October 12th) when I edited a different page on the same instructable.  It's possible that I edited the Instructable while my Pro membership was expired.  I definitely did not edit the page with the html formatting. OS: Linux Ubuntu 14.10 Browser: Chromium 37.0.2062.120 Is there any chance of reverting that page (or even the Instructable) back to a date before the HTML was stripped out?

Topic by Deeg   |  last reply


New email newsletter format

I put this in "forums" and "Burning Questions" but I don't know if that's where it should go. Anyway, it's just a point of feedback about the new format in the weekly email newsletter: I don't care for it much. I liked the previous format where there were a dozen (? I think?) featured projects, and the contests listed at the bottom. This new format with only three or four projects, with big photos, is disappointing. I don't come visit the site itself nearly as often now. I did go in and change my preferences for categories, but it seems the newsletter is locked onto certain categories regardless what I signed up for. I much prefer having more featured projects to peruse, and most weeks one or more of them would get me to the site, and I'd spend more time after viewing the one, viewing more.  Just my one opinion.  threeoutside

Topic by threeoutside   |  last reply


All instructables formatting codes

Does anybody know a place (or can list themselves) that lists all the codes used to format the text, post videos, links, et cetera? I just want to know as i'm making an offline editor for myself (mostly as a practice project) and don't know all the codes. It's a live editor so as you type you can see a preview of it to the right. At the moment i have to add "/" to end the command, but I will add an exporter to remove them automatically. Currently all i have implemented are the ones shown here;

Topic by inevitable_chaos   |  last reply