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Error message while publishing Instructable Answered

I was trying to publish an Instructable. The icon that says "Generating Image" was going, then this error message popped up:

"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."

So, being an obedient citizen of Instructables.com, here are a list of details of what I was doing:

-Publishing an Instructable into Outside, Camping, Creative Misuse Contest

-Windows 10 with Microsoft Edge

-The PC went to sleep sometime after all my photos finished importing, maybe severing a connection (I don't really know what I'm talking about, btw)

-I had perfect internet connection to my knowledge after I woke up the PC and started on my Instructable

Hope this helps, Auf Wedersehen!


I immediately went back to my draft and tried again, and successfully published my Instructable. It must have been a small glitch or something, thanks for the help you didn't have time to give! :)


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1 year ago


I am facing the same error. I had prepared the draft and had left it that way since it was not getting published loosing hopes of having any solution. I had prepared that in 2015. Still no lead. Can you please help me publish


2 years ago

So you need windows xp SP3 with microsoft office manager