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Strikethrough text? Answered

Hello, Is there a way to use strike through text on my Instructable. I found this but it does not seem to work. Thank you

Question by FriendOfHumanity    |  last reply

Answers text.

Would it be possible to change the text that appears in the question box?If it was changed to something like "Can't find what you want with a search? Then don't be shy, ask your question here", then maybe we would have less of things like this.Just a thought.

Topic by Kiteman    |  last reply

Importing text? Answered

Can we import text from other sites such as wikipedia for our instructables?

Question by arv_christos    |  last reply

Text Pictures

This is a forum where you can poste any kind of picture you want, but only text pictures! The reason I created this forum is because I really think these text pictures are interesting. Anything is ok, nothing is bad, and throw everything you got at this forum. Thanks! :)

Topic by J Moneyman    |  last reply


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

Topic by gonzalorojoaguirre    |  last reply

Quotes in Text

Why do some quotation symbols in the text of an Instructable sometimes display as the "&quot" HTML tag? I'm using Mac OS X and the font is Arial.

Topic by dlfuller    |  last reply

Aging text.?

I am aging each page of a book for an art installment i am working.  Currently, i am putting masking tape on each page and then pealing it off so the text becomes fainter.  Is there another way to make the text fainter on a page besides peeling it off with tape?

Question by Herbal_T    |  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

Adding Text to an Image

I am going to be entering one of the competitions and would like to know how I add text to describe the image? I can see you can place a text box onto the image but will that be on the image once published? How do people get the text to read below the image? Thanks for the help.

Topic by FingerSweets    |  last reply

Lost text in instructable

I went back to an old instructable( ) to answer a question posted in a comment when I noticed that the text is missing from step 2.  I am pretty sure there was something written in step 2, but it seems to have disappeared.  I don't have a pdf copy of the instructable nor do I remember what was written there.  Is there any way to retrieve it, I tried using the history to revert to a previous version, but there was no previous version to revert to.  I have no idea when it had disappeared or why.

Topic by ChrysN    |  last reply

Wireless texting device

Hi everyone, I'm curious if anyone has ever seen or heard of a wireless texting device that would be suitable for older folks to use. Basically, I'm thinking a laptop-sized screen with a keyboard (basic functionality) that could stay on at home to receive/send texts for those folks (especially older folks) who cannot or will not use a smartphone or regular laptop.  Some sort of audible signal that as text has been received would be good too.  Thanks in advance for any and all help. ~J

Topic by poeticchampion    |  last reply

all the text is tiney!!

I am  noy hitting the tiny text button but all the text on the site everywhere,comments,headings Home,Explore,Answers,Community,Submit All tiny every piece of text everywhere is tiny!!!! I am using internet explorer(not sure what version),and Windows was all normal until about an hour ago.

Topic by Zaphod Beeblebrox    |  last reply

Little Text Art

I need to know a few little text images like the bunny: (\_/) (o.o) (> <) or the sword: C===[}:::::::::::::::::::::::::::/ Nothing big like this:                     $$$$`_____________________________,,,_ _______´$$$$$$$`_________________________´$$$` ________`$$$$$$$`______,,________,,_______´$$$$´ _________`$$$$$$$`____´$$`_____´$$`____´$$$$$´ __________`$$$$$$$`_´$$$$$`_´$$$$$`__´$$$$$$$´ ___________`$$$$$$$_$$$$$$$_$$$$$$$_´$$$$$$$´_ ____________`$$$$$$_$$$$$$$_$$$$$$$`´$$$$$$´_ ___,,,,,,______`$$$$$$_$$$$$$$_$$$$$$$_$$$$$$´_ _´$$$$$`____`$$$$$$_$$$$$$$_$$$$$$$_$$$$$$´_ ´$$$$$$$$$`´$$$$$$$_$$$$$$$_$$$$$$$_$$$$$´_ ´$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$_$$$$$$$_$$$$$$$_$$$$$´_ ___`$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$_$$$$$$$_$$$$$$_$$$$$$´_ ______`$$$$$$$$$$$$$_$$$$$__$$_$$$$$$_$$´_ _______`$$$$$$$$$$$$,___,$$$$,_____,$$$$$´_ _________`$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$´_ __________`$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$´_ ____________`$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$´_ _______________`$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$´_ I only want the small pictures. Thank you.

Topic by Steve-Rocks    |  last reply

Instructable text not appearing

I've just noticed - after someone commented - that bits of the text on my instructable aren't there any more. Steps 1 and 2 were pretty wordy but now nothing? Actually a number of other steps aren't appearing either... this is a big problem! It's still there clearly because if you hover over a step icon it appears - and it's visible from the edit panel.

Topic by Whiternoise    |  last reply

GSM Text messanger?

Question by sean11901    |  last reply

Lost Intro text

The Intro text for my instructable TRON inspired glow in the dark drinks has vanished. Did I accidentally delete the entire step or is this some sort of bug?

Topic by ModMischief    |  last reply

Able to color text?

For example your using a computer in the batch game and it prints out something normally the text is black, but is there a way for the computers msg to be yellow

Question by royalroachemail    |  last reply

intercepting text messages?

How do you do this without physical control of the target phone

Question by timwwood    |  last reply

Instructable text not saving

I have written text for my instructable a couple of times. Each time the autosave says it saved it just a minute ago or whatever. But I found out that you have to manually hit the "Save" button before the "Publish" button, or all my changes were lost. This happened to me a couple of times. What about adding an alert, if an author has added text, asking if they want to save first because text has been changed? The autosave is NOT adding the new text to the instructable, which breaks my heart after all the work I put into it.

Topic by susanrm  

Intro text not on PDF?

I just purchased a Pro account and noticed that generating a PDF leaves off the text in the 'Intro' section.  That does not happen on the 'View all steps on one page' option.  Is this a bug?  Is there a work around?  It certainly leaves out a lot of very valuable information in the Instructable. Thanks

Topic by hyperfocused72    |  last reply

Scrollbar text boxes

I have just started making a few Arduino Instructables and am wondering how I can put the scrollbar text boxes like at Step 15: Program of this Intructable I do not have Pro membership. Also is there any way to post formatted Arduino code within the Instructables. Hopefully someone might be able to help me with these questions, thanks Pedro.

Topic by pedro147  

Double Text "Technology"

I guess the picture shows the bug quiet good, cleared cache and user data, should not be client side. Anyway my favourite category doubled \o/

Topic by Jan_Henrik  

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

URLs are now text!!!

A couple of changes to the site. URLs are now human-readable. So you can go to and not it a lot easier, eh?Also, Not Liable is now Offbeat blog post

Topic by fungus amungus    |  last reply


Kasey and Vanessa from yourpsychogirlfriend are featured on BoingBoingTV! Watch as Xeni checks out some of the awesome stuff they've been working on: high-concept tutus (my favorite gets filled with hissing cockroaches), giant evil doll puppets, and best of all, the Text-O-Possum.I still owe Kasey a mouse mouse to go with her compubeaver. Clearly it's time to get to work before the mouse is permanently upstaged by next-gen Possum-tech.I definitely plan to keep an eye on these two.

Topic by canida    |  last reply

'Missing Comment Text'

This seems like it should be a very simple bug, but it's also very frustrating, as I currently can't post a comment anywhere. I type something into a comment box, hit the Post button, and it pops up with 'Missing Comment Text'. I first tried as a reply to a comment on my own Instructable, and I double checked with a comment on my own, a comment on someone else's, and reply to a comment on someone else's, and nothing worked. I cannot post comments or replies anywhere. I think I ran into this problem a few months ago but it didn't bother me as much back then.  I am running Safari v.7 on OSX v.10.9 Just checked with google chrome; and it worked. In light of that, I'm guessing it's just something in Safari's Preferences that I don't know about. Anyway, let me know, because I'm sure this has happened to someone else before. 

Topic by cart562    |  last reply

Bold text bold text not displaying in chrome and mozilla?

For some reason all "bolded" sub-headings in my articles are not displaying in bold highlight. The html code looks okay?I have tried two different browsers with same result. Changing the source code to bold text doesn't work either.Does anyone else have this problem?

Topic by lingib    |  last reply

Can't add text to slideshow / text gone after edit

So, I went to edit the accompanying text for a slideshow of mine, and, after submitting my changes, *all* of the text was gone. I figured that I'd just messed up somewhere in the process, so I went back and added all of the original text back again. Submit. No text with the entry. Ok, so maybe the problem was with my Linux/Firefox setup.  I switched over to Mac/Firefox. Entered in the text again. Submit. No text with the entry. Mac/Safari? Entered in the text again. Submit. No text with the entry. So... is there any way that I can add text to my slideshow again?  I would really like to do so. For reference, this is the slideshow in question: Thanks!

Topic by needlenoodles    |  last reply

Adding text after a picture? Answered

Is it possible to add more text above and below a picture  in an instructable. If so how?

Question by rickharris    |  last reply

In a step, Images are followed by text

There does not seem to be an option to put the text first followed by the images? I would like to have several lines of text in the introduction followed by the images. It would also be nice to put text before each image such as: text, image, text, image, etc. Is there a way to do this?

Topic by bennett2198    |  last reply

How to translate text to audio

Hi, am very new in mobile application, i would like your help, on how to convert the text to sound. Regard  George

Topic by kuki890    |  last reply

Text entered into Instructable DISAPPEARS

This is a problem I've been having for a while now.  When writing up an Instructable, I typically write all the text, then go back at a later date and add pictures.  Several times now, I've added pictures to a step, clicked to the next step, then THE ENTIRE BLOCK OF TEXT IN THE NEXT STEP DISAPPEARS.  I do not use all-caps lightly.  The text is irretrievable - I have to rewrite it from scratch.  Not only is that a huge waste of time for me (since I don't have any time to spare), it also results in an inferior duplicate of what I'd originally written.  Details are skipped, ideas forgotten, etc.  Chances are I originally wrote that text days or weeks ago, when the information was fresh.  Now it's stale. Please, please look into this.  I've taken to copying everything into Word as "safe keeping" until the Instructable is published. Computer details:  Mac OS X 10.5.9, running Firefox 3.6.12 (though it happened with previous versions of Firefox, too).

Topic by jeff-o    |  last reply

Text size in pdf download

How can I make the text in the pdf download larger? It is hard to read in the tiny size it is now.thanks,amy

Topic by amyoungs    |  last reply

What happened to &quot;BIG&quot; Text!!!

About a week or two ago, I notice that "BIG" text had been disabled...Every time I try make "BIG" texts, the equals just disappear without doing any effects to the text...Why has it been disabled!I am a bit upset over this, and so as other instructable users...

Topic by Plasmana    |  last reply

Text onto soda can

I'm trying to apply some text onto the material from a soda can, but I don't have the neatest handwriting and it's not even meant to be a normal font. What are some good ways to apply some guidance for me when I go to actually scribe onto the material? The end result I'm aiming for is a box similar to this one; but with the Sith Creed written in one of the Star Wars fonts, and most of the visible work being done by a dremel. I've thought about making a stencil, but I'm not sure I can reasonably cut some of those shapes at the necessary size. Toner transfer may be an option, but I am not too familiar with that process.

Topic by Bobmonkey07    |  last reply

Text display in Instructable PDFs

Why is the kerning (inter-character) spacing of the text in Instructables' PDFs so goofy? Not any of the heads, but all the text. I'm using Mac OS X 10.5 and the text font used is identified as Helvetica Condensed Bold Italic. Heads are Helvetica Bold (not Condensed) and they do display correctly. I do not have any problem on my system with Helvetica Condensed Bold Italic used in any other document and no problem with numerous PDFs from other sources. And, why not a simple Arial or Helvetica Regular or Plain for the text anyhow?

Topic by dlfuller    |  last reply

Photo Text Box Issues

Some of the text boxes on photos in my instructables have randomly either disappeared or have moved from the position they were originally placed.  This has occurred randomly over all my instructables.  On some of the steps there is nothing wrong.  Then on other steps the text boxes have disappeared altogether or have migrated to a bunch at the top of the picture.  Can this be corrected or do I have to edit all of my instructables?

Topic by diyoutdoorsman    |  last reply

Add text into a batch file

Hello Can somebody tell me if you can add text into a batch file at a specific point. When i add text (with another batch file) it always go's to the end of the text/batch file. That does not help having the text at the bottom like this :hello pause>nul exit echo hello for example when I want to add text like this :hello echo hello pause>nul exit at the moment I use this code to add text to a batch file pushd %CD% for %%j in (1.bat) do type "%%j" >> 2.bat popd Thanks in advance If you don't understand please comment and say what you don't understand :)

Topic by vorlock    |  last reply

Keyboard With On-Board Text Storage

Here's a thing I want, but have no idea how to build: THE INDEPENDENT KEYBOARD It doesn't care about computers! It save to itself! It's portable! There must be some way to build a keyboard that, once you turn it on, saves whatever inputs are typed to a plain text file on a thumb drive or SD card. Ideally, there'd be an on-off switch. When it's on, it's "recording" all inputs. Then you simply pull out the storage unit, plug that into a computer, and have your raw text. Any thoughts on how to pursue creating something like this?

Topic by TolkienCartographer    |  last reply

VB help, (text files)? Answered

Hi, so basically i need to create a .txt file when i press a button but it has to be named as what i entered into textbox1.text ANY HELP GUYSSS!!!!!!!!!

Question by wizzywoo    |  last reply

Problem with text notes for images

I have tried to include notes on the images for my instructable. However, every time I save or move to another step of the instructable, the notes disappear. They do not show up when I view the published instructable. Weirder yet, After I go back in to edit the instructable and try to add a note to the same image, all of my other notes in that image show up while editing! Then they disappear again after saving or viewing the instructable. I tested it on the image below. I get the same result here. Do you see a text note on the image below?  Ever run into this? Help! Update: - I am running Windows 7 Enterprise, SP1, 64 bit - Running IE 9.0.8112.16421 I tried viewing in Chrome, and now I see the text comment. I guess I'll be switching to Chrome... at least for the Instructables website.  Andrew (aka ignoblegnome)  

Topic by ignoblegnome    |  last reply

Text Message Controlled Devices

For my school science fair, I am designing a circuit that will turn appliances on/off through their power cord by a text message. I am thinking of using the vibrating motor leads of an old phone to control it. Anyone who knows of a source on the Wide Wide World o' Web about such a circuit, or would like to help me design it (collaborate on an i'ble?), PM me or email me at Yes, I use the same name and password for everything!

Topic by timwest95    |  last reply

Wearable that vibrates on text/sms

I am looking for a way to make a wearable (bracelet or hanger) that will vibrate when I send a signal (i.e. text message?). It's intended use is to alert players to certain pre arranged situations in a game. As coach I can not always reach my players across the field by voice so I want to send an alert signal. Also this is more discreet. A smart watch is to big and volnurable. Bluetooth does not have the range so I am thinking gsm. Any suggestions on how to build such a device?

Topic by Kakebeeke    |  last reply

Text based pokemon beta

This is a demo of a text based pokemon game i am working on. There may be some glitches or bugs. Save often in case of glitches and bugs. Do not move the .txt file that the game creates, as that is the save file. Click the file named textbasedpokemon.rar, to download the game. Use winrar to open up the file. Please comment if you like it or dislike it. Please comment if you have any suggestions or ideas. Please comment if you find any problems with the game. UPDATE! Beta V1.3: updates: 1.You can now get a potion (go find it). 2.You can now get PokeBalls (pr.oak gives you them). 3.Fixed major glitch that happens when your Pokemon faints in battle and you switch to your next Pokemon. 4.Cleaned up the Pokemon info screen. 5.General fixes and changes. Update History: Beta V1.2: updates: 1.Fixed an imbalance in the way leveling up Pokemon works. 2.Modified save and load function. 3.Fixed error in how pp is calculated. 4.Fixed error caused by being healed by your mom. Beta V1.1: updates: 1.Your Pokemon can now faint in battles. 2.Your mom will heal your Pokemon if you run out of Pokemon in battle. 3.Fixed problem with Pokemon not increasing in level. 4.Increasing in level now increases a Pokemon's max hp, its max pp, its max exp, and the max amount of damage a move does. 5.increased loading speed in battles! 6.General fixes and changes.

Topic by funlunde  

LED text matrix strip.

Hi, I am very intressed in making a LED text strip. Any ideas how? Please see attached photo.

Topic by Havin    |  last reply

intrudalert that sends text messages

I need a intrudealert that sends alarms to your cellphone

Topic by ryry637    |  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: The Long line after "The Code"

Topic by oomlout    |  last reply

Convert Audio file to Text

Affordable , Accurate, Time Bound and Quality Services.  If you are searching reliable companies for transcribe your audio and video files, then kindly visit at Outsourcing Transcription Services.

Topic by DavidRobinson    |  last reply

Punctuation marks, substitution in text

I've noticed that when I put something in quotes, in a step instruction for example, the previewed and published text will have substitution of nonsense characters. I've noticed this on other instructibles by other authors, so it's not just mine. But, is this my computer, the browser (Firefox), or the Instructibles website programming? Has anyone else noticed this? Hope this helps.

Topic by Creativeman    |  last reply

Help removing text in photoshop?

HI, I'm currently working on removing the text from a picture I have. Because one of my previous usernames is in it and I don't use that account anymore. I also want to use it for other accounts. And because someone else made it for me, I d not have the resources to make another without the username. I've tried using most tools I thought might work, i used content aware fill, i used clone stamp, i even used the healing tool. All to no avail. I'm still not fully aware of every tool for photoshop, so There may be another way to do it. Thanks, all help is greatly appreciated. The image is below.

Question by LoneWolf0    |  last reply